Caribbean Tales Founder, Frances-Anne Solomon, earns 2018 Reelworld Film Festival Visionary Award

Frances-Anne Solomon

The Reelworld Visionary Award celebrates remarkable individuals whose passion and determination continue to make a significant contribution to Canadian film and television. Their lifelong dedication to the arts has opened doors for diverse artists and forever changed the Canadian entertainment landscape.

Frances-Anne Solomon will be presented with this award at the Closing Night Ceremony and Gala Screening of Reel World, Toronto, Canada October 9 -14, 2018  –

Past recipients of this award include Cameron Bailey, Claire Prieto, Helen Paul, Fil Fraser, Patricia and Moses Mawa, Alice Shih and Ana Serrano.

Reelworld recognizes Frances-Anne’s tremendous achievements as both a filmmaker and an advocate for artists of colour in the entertainment industry. For decades she has steadfastly helped young artists believe that they have the power to bring about social change within themselves. Her festival, CaribbeanTales has shone a spotlight on the diversity of the Caribbean diaspora and strengthened the Canadian media industry.

Her work as a director, writer, and producer has touched us all. Frances-Anne’s work is heartfelt and powerful. It has and continues to play a vital role in carving out a space for underrepresented voices and important conversations. Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer, curator, and entrepreneur in film, TV, radio, theatre, and new media.

She is Founder and CEO of the CaribbeanTales Media Group, a group of five innovative companies that create, produce, market, and monetize Caribbean-themed film and television content for global audiences. Frances-Anne is a graduate of the University of Toronto with postgraduate training at Bristol University, UK and the prestigious BBC Drama Directors Programme. She has lectured in film studies at the University of the West Indies: St Augustine Campus (Trinidad) and Cave Hill Campus (Barbados). Her directing credits include A Winter Tale (2007), Peggy Su! (BBC Films, 1997); What My Mother Told Me (Channel 4 1995), and Bideshi (British Film Institute 1994); and documentaries Literature Alive: Series 1 & 2 (Bravo!/OMNI, 2006), Reunion (BBC2,1993), and I Is A Long Memoried Woman (Arts Council of England 1991).

Marsha Greene Actor, Writer & Producer among 6 recipients of 2018 Reelworld TRAILBLAZERS award

Created in 2002, the Trailblazer Awards recognize outstanding achievements by racially diverse professionals in the Canadian entertainment industry. These 6 remarkable individuals inspire others and blaze a trail of excellence through their constant efforts to improve and diversify our vibrant film and television industry.

Marsha Greene has written for Global’s hit series Private Eyes, ABC’s Ten Days in the Valley and the critically acclaimed Global/Lifetime drama Mary Kills People, for which she earned a Canadian Screen Award nomination.  Marsha is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre Prime Time Television program, and has a post-graduate certificate from Humber College’s TV Writing and Producing program, where she was awarded the Brian Linehan Award for Outstanding Artistic Promise.

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