Each year, participants of the Incubator have the chance to pitch to working entertainment professionals. These include acquisition and distribution executives, producers and directors who are all actively looking for new content.
A sumptuous Caribbean Breakfast at the TIFF Bell Lightbox greets invited industry delegates to the CTI Big Pitch, an event that is growing in size every year and is becoming one of the must-attend events during TIFF.
Each year, participants of the MIP have the chance to pitch to working entertainment professionals. These include acquisition and distribution executives, producers and directors who are all actively looking for new content. This unique opportunity, designed exclusively for CTI participants, gives them a chance to pitch and present their projects a in a friendly, supportive and receptive environment.
In addition to the exposure given to the participants to pitch to industry professionals, the participants have an opportunity to win the following:
- CTi Incubator Jury 1st Prize
- CTi Incubator Jury 2nd Prize
- CTi Incubator Jury 3rd Prize
- + The Alex Tapscott and Amy Welsman Audience Award
Participating in the 2016 CaribbeanTales Incubator was an overwhelmingly positive experience. The combined feedback from incubator mentors help me hone in on the need to figure out my character’s “want,” which drastically improved my project’s story potential as well as my pitch. My biggest takeaway from the program is a heightened sense of responsibility in light of viewing my career goals within the larger context of building the Caribbean’s film and television industry.
The feedback given has been extremely helpful but as also been motivation to keep moving forward in my career. The excellent choice of helpful mentors and the feedback from the professionals after my pitch was much needed. I was especially grateful for the feedback given on my script by the story editor- script writing can be such a solitary process – her professional feedback was a gift. I hope the program continues to move forward from strength to strength
I can say that the CaribbeanTales Incubator program has elevated my status in the Dominican film community. The things I learned in the program, like preparing for a professional pitch, definitely aided in securing the funds for my first feature film, which I’ll be producing next month.