CaribbeanTales Media Group (CTMG) produces, markets, and sells culturally diverse film and television content from the Caribbean and its wide Diaspora. Founded by award-winning filmmaker, and Academy member Frances-Anne Solomon, CTMG includes CaribbeanTales Inc a registered Canadian Charity, CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, a film distribution entity, CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, now celebrating 17 years; CaribbeanTales-TV, a VOD platform; the Creatives of Colour Incubator, a year-round development and production hub, and CaribbeanTalesFlix, our production arm.
In 2014, Frances-Anne founded CineFAM, to amplify the voices of women of colour creators worldwide – that now includes an annual film festival, a film challenge, and an incubator. 2020 saw the launch of the inaugural Windrush Caribbean Film Festival, a UK-based community interest company co-founded by CaribbeanTales-UK and many amazing local organizations.
Recent award-winning CTMG productions include HERO – Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr Ulric Cross by Solomon (Trinidad&Tobago/Canada 2019); Caribbean Girl NYC by Mariette Monpierre (Guadeloupe/Canada 2016); BattleDream Chronicles – A New Beginning, by Alain Bidard (Martinique/Canada 2016); and Kingston Paradise by Mary Wells (Jamaica/Canada 2014)
About The Festival
The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) aims to engage and educate audiences in cinemas and art venues across the UK about the contributions of the Windrush generation and its impact on the country through screenings, talkbacks and micro-cinema challenge that will take place in cinemas, schools and community centres across the country.
WCFF will include films whose themes are centred around the Black British experiences of racism, colonialism, immigration, and cultural contributions, with the goal of airing, discussing and celebrating this iconic generation.
Windrush Caribbean Film Festival – 75 Years of Black Cinema and beyond
The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival – 75 Years of Black Cinema and beyond, is supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.
Organisers of the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival have announced that the cities of Bristol, Birmingham, Newport, Southampton and London will co-host the summer event which opens on June 6 in Southampton with the closing awards ceremony in London on June 30
Film schedule, screenings and more information is at: www.windrushfilmfestival.com/schedule-2023/