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Here Are the 15 Feature Film Projects Selected for the Inaugural Caribbean Film Mart

Here Are the 15 Feature Film Projects Selected for the Inaugural Caribbean Film Mart

Courtesy of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), here are the 15 feature-film projects, that were selected from 10 countries, that will participate in the festival’s inaugural Caribbean Film Mart (CFM), taking place at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) in September. This is an initiative I alerted readers of this blog to in March, when submissions were sort. Congratulations to all the selected participants – a few whose names you’d immediately recognize, given that we’ve featured their work on this blog in the past. And I look forward to eventually watching and writing about their completed works. I’ll profile each of these 15 films in later posts, to give you some idea of what to expect from each filmmaker.

The CFM will give the 15 selected filmmakers with Caribbean films in development and pre-production the opportunity to meet with 30 international film producers, sales agents and film funds, with the aim of creating professional relationships and partnerships that will enable the production and distribution of the participating projects.

Over 100 projects were submitted to the CFM, from which the participating 15 were chosen. Eleven are fiction projects, while four are documentaries.

“We are pleased that a number of the projects are from ttff alumni, some of whom have gone through our RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion, and others the EAVE Producers’ training initiative which took place at ttff/14,” said Emilie Upczak, ttff Creative Director.

The selected projects were adjudicated by the ttff, the Global Foundation of Democracy and Development from the Dominican Republic, the Association for the Development of Art Cinema and Practice from Guadeloupe, the Foundation of New Latin American Cinema in Cuba, and the Regional and International Festival of Cinema of Guadeloupe.

The project is co-financed by the ACP Cultures+ Programme (ACP Group of States), funded by the European Union (European Development Fund), and implemented by the ACP Group of States.

The CFM will be held from 24-27 September at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The ttff/15 takes place from 15-29 September.

The 15 selected CFM projects are:

“Beauty Kingdom” 
Country: Dominican Republic
Directors: Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
Producers: Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas, Mónica De Moya

“Cargo”
Country: Bahamas
Director: Kareem Mortimer
Producers: Trevite Willis, Alexander Younis

“Conch”
Country: Curaçao
Director: German Gruber
Producer: German Gruber

“Doubles with Slight Pepper”
Countries: Trinidad and Tobago, USA
Director: Ian Harnarine
Producer: Ryan Silbert

“The Dragon”
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Director: Asha Lovelace
Producer: Asha Lovelace

“The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia”
Country: Cuba
Director: Arturo Infante
Producers: Claudia Calviño, Alejandro Tovar

“The Fisherman’s Son”
Country: Puerto Rico, Colombia
Director: Edgar Deluque
Producer: Annabelle Mullen

“Green Days by the River”
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Director: Michael Mooleedhar
Producer: Christian James

“Hello Nicki”
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Director: Miquel Galofré
Producer: Jean-Michel Gibert

“Kidnapping Inc.”
Country: Haiti
Director: Bruno Mourral
Producers: Gaethan Chancy, Bruno Mourral, Raoul Peck

“Papa Machete”
Countries: Haiti, Barbados, USA
Director: Jonathan David Kane
Producers: Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, Keisha Rae Witherspoon

“Potomitans: Women Pillars in Revolt”
Country: Guadeloupe
Director: Bouchera Azzouz
Producers: Nina Vilus, Laurence Lascary

“Sprinter”
Country: Jamaica
Director: Storm Saulter
Producer: Donald Ranvaud

“The Seawall”
Countries: Guyana, USA
Director: Mason Richards
Producer: Sohini Sengupta

“Wind Rush”
Countries: Trinidad and Tobago, USA
Director: Vashti Harrison
Producer: Vashti Harrison

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