The OPENING NIGHT GALA of the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2017 is a red-carpet reception with food, music, drink and love followed by:
The World Premiere Screening of:
Battledream Chronicles: Pilot Episode
(Alain Bidard, Martinique, 2017); 23
Synopsis: Pilot for a TV series based on award winning animation film Battledream Chronicles. Set in Martinique, the animation film Battledream Chronicle tells about the story of Syanna and her classmates, who struggle to succeed at school during a futuristic age where everyone is a slave and must bring 1000 experience points every month to their master in exchange for their life. Those experience points can only be collected in Battledream, a dangerous video game where players die for real.
The Canadian Premiere of:
Machel Montano: Journey of a Soca King
(Bart Phillips, Trinidad and Tobago, 2017); 77 mins
Synopsis: With a lifelong mission to put soca music on the international map, Trinidad and Tobago’s Machel Montano has pioneered the evolution of the genre throughout his 34-year career. The film utilizes never before seen vintage footage along with insight from band members, peers, and family to tell the phenomenal story of the “Michael Jackson of the Caribbean”, while giving viewers a backstage pass to his 15 high-energy, non-stop, live performances during the last 5 days before Carnival Monday 2015 in Trinidad.