The CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI) is a year-round film development and production hub for
Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Producers that aims to create strong compelling and
sustainable content for the global market. The ultimate goal of the CTI is to increase the pool of
world-class indigenous film and television content, so as to build the region’s audio visual capacity.
This project is a fantastic example of our Creative Economies at work and is a first of its kind
outside of the region solely devoted to Caribbean film and television projects.
This year for the first time the CTI is sponsored by Flow, the Caribbean’s leading TV and
communications provider, as part of its commitment to the development of the Caribbean
The CTI’s flagship program is the Market Incubator Program (MIP), a marketing and packaging
forum for long-running series projects, that includes 5 weeks of online training, and 1 week of
intensive workshops in Toronto.
The MIP offers selected Caribbean and Diaspora film producers an opportunity to hone their
creative and business skills in the context of an international marketplace environment.
The program culminates in the Big Pitch that takes place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox during the
prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, bringing together international industry delegates to
vote on the best projects.
Winners of the Big Pitch, graduate to the 9-month CTI Production Support Program (PSP), that
takes projects from pitch to production.
And for the first time, selected PSP projects will receive Pilot funding from Flow.
The CTI-MIP is open to filmmakers, producers, writers, animators, and media practitioners from the
Caribbean and its Diaspora (including the US, UK, Canada, Africa, India, South and Central
The Program is specifically targeted towards the creation of original, long-running series content,
with a focus on market sustainability.
Up to 15 projects will be selected on a competitive basis based on a) the quality of the proposal
and b) participants’ previous work, and/or contributions to the Regional film industry.
To this end, producers interested in applying must meet the following criteria:
• The concept must have potential to be developed into a long-running series;
• The project can be either fiction, documentary or animation, and must fit into the format of
either episodic film, television, or web series;
• The project must be owned or co-owned by a Caribbean national, a person of Caribbean
heritage, or a person from diverse communities across the Caribbean diaspora including
Africa, India, Asia and the Global Indigenous population;
• The team must include at least 1 producer with a track record and significant production
experience in film and television;
• The project must have a clear audience in the Caribbean and/or its Caribbean (including
the USA, UK, Canada, Africa, India, South and Central America).
CaribbeanTales (CT) is a group of media companies that produces, markets, exhibits and
distributes Caribbean-themed films and television programs around the world, including:
CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), the first full-service film distribution company in
the English-speaking Caribbean; the Caribbean-Tales International Film Festival (CTFF) that
produces festivals and events; the CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI), a production hub creating
world-class and compelling original content ; and CaribbeanTales-TV (CT-TV), an online streaming