• Accelerator Programs
  • 2017 Animation Accelerator
  • CineFAM Africa

The CTI Accelerator Program (CAP) is a specialized Business and Creative Film Intensive specifically designed to ‘accelerate’ emerging filmmakers by helping them to prepare and pitch their projects to prospective funders in a short period of time. We hold accelerators in collaboration with different organisations and companies around the world, where participants are exposed to CaribbeanTales’ unique process.

Under the guiding hand of experienced industry professionals, the CTI Accelerator offers participants a great overview and guide on how to create the basis of story, marketing, pitching and financing.The winner of each CTI Accelerator Program will automatically be shortlisted and will have an opportunity to compete for a place on The Market Incubator Program.Our inaugural year launches this program in the following countries:

  • CineFAM Accelerator – Africa (May 2017)
  • Animation Accelerator ~ Canada (January 2017)
  • CTI Accelerator ~ Cuba (May 2016)
  • CTI Accelerator ~ Belize (March 2016)

Deadline:  April 30, 2017

The Digital Animation Accelerator is a unique two-day intensive pitch workshop that will help up to 10 selected Canadian creators of colour to develop their  animated digital short projects.

On completion of the workshop, three (3) final projects will be selected to receive a commission of $1000.00 each to produce a “proof of concept”. The three finalists will go on to participate in the CaribbeanTales Market Incubator Program in September 2017.

From this development process, 1 project will be selected for production.


CineFAM Africapresented with the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), Durban Film Mart, and Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT).  The challenge will take place on the second week of the Durban International Film Festival 2017, where SWIFT and CaribbeanTales will offer a no-budget filmmaking workshop. A theme will be announced and filmmakers will have five days to write, shoot, edit and upload their films.

The CTi Market Incubator Program was a great step for me in developing my skills as a producer. The intensity of going through all the steps of development that are easy to bypass to get to the creative elements of production was time well spent. The in-person mentorship we received was simply invaluable.


The Incubator programme took me out of my comfort zone  to face the challenge of self and then to embrace the journey with other talented individuals.  In addition  the Mentors gave their time and wisdom to challenge and enhance us all which combined to make this an unforgettable moment in time.


It was a life-changing experience for me. I think differently, I understand the industry and I am not lost anymore. I feel like the hero with a thousand faces of the Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth. Through the CaribbeanTales Incubator, I descended into Hell and I am now a reborn creator with a clear vision and the right tools for success.