CTFF2016 Opening Night GALA: Celebrating Women Creatives of Colour


CaribbeanTales International Film FestivalCelebrates

Women of Colour Creators

At Our 2016 Opening Gala

Opening Night Gala
Wednesday September 7th

The Royal Cinema

608 College St.

6PM: Caribbean Reception

With live performance by FREETOWN COLLECTIVE


Two short films, winners of the

Women of Colour Creators Short Film Challenge
(in association with Trinity Square Video)

And feature film:
Diary of a Badman
Diemiruaya Deniran, Jamaica/USA, 2016, 107 minutes, Canadian Premiere
Producer and Lead Actress 
Jacinth Sutphin

SYNOPSIS: She was hungry to rise in the ranks of the New York Police Department. He was an ambitious drug dealer. But even as Detective Simone Williams, finally gets her chance to go undercover to catch Winston Bailey aka Bucky, she finds herself drawn to the charismatic and educated man who is close to his community and family. As he reveals more of himself to her, she becomes a virtual diary that records his transformation from one dimensional to complex. Lines blur as Munchy, Williams’ undercover persona, grows more and more connected to the person behind the mask of Bucky and the suspense rises as she questions where her loyalties lie.

A talkback will follow the screening with director Diemiruaya Deniran, lead actress and producer Jacinth Sutphin, and actor/producer Richard Bird!
Check out our website: http://www.caribbeantales.ca/CTFF/product/gala-opening-night/



The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF), now in its 11th year, runsSeptember 7th-17th at the Royal Cinema, 608 College St., Toronto. The CTFF celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practice their art across the Caribbean Diaspora worldwide – including Canada and the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas, Africa, China, India and the Middle East. CTFF presents a multi-ethnic mix of exciting and dynamic films that showcase diverse shared stories and cultures.

CTFF is produced by CaribbeanTales Inc, a registered Canadian charity that aims to connect people through film. The company’s mandate is to foster and encourage intercultural understanding and racial equality, through the creation, marketing and distribution of film programs, events and projects that reflect the diversity and creativity of Caribbean heritage culture.

Gold Sponsor:

Co-Presenting Sponsors:

The Consulate General of Trinidad and Tobago




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