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Call for Submissions: Film Development and Production Incubator for Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Producers

Call for Submissions: Film Development and Production Incubator for Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Producers

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

filmmaking industry.

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.

ELIGIBILITY:

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

America).

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

video service.

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