Since its launch in 2010, the CaribbeanTales Incubator Program has hosted over 80 filmmakers from around the region and the diaspora, including:

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • BITTER FRUIT
    A writer/director/producer for 12 years, Juliette McCawley’s...
  • BATTLEDREAM CHRONICLE
    Alain Bidard is an award-winning animation film...
  • BIG MAN DAN
    Kafi Kareem Farrell is a screenwriter and...
  • THE WEEKEND
    Sean Hodgkinson is a writer, director and...
  • BROOKLYNITES
    Esosa E. is an award winning Producer,...
  • MO’ LOVE
    Glace Lawrence is an independent producer/writer who...
  • LIL' ISLAND KIDZ
    Yolande Clarke was born and raised in...
  • WEST BAY
    Rachel Osbourne is the founder of talent...
  • HEAT
    Menelik Shabazz is a Barbados-born born multi-award...
  • MONEY MONEY MONEY
    Monique Dikmoet started working in the film...
  • Francisco Montas
    Francisco Montas (Dominican Republic) wrote, produced and...
  • Guetty Felin-Cohen
    Guetty Felin-Cohen (Haiti/US) is a Haitian-American filmmaker...
  • Alana Lowe
    Alana Lowe, (Toronto/Jamaica) was the Producer and...
  • Claire Hamel-Smith
    Claire Hamel-Smith, (Trinidad) Winner of the 2011...
  • Tanya Davies
    Tanya Davies, (Jamaica) is a writer and...
  • Penny Hynam
    Penny Hynam, (Barbados) began her career at...
  • Marsha A. Davis
    Marsha A. Davies, (Jamaica/US) is an award-winning...
  • Melissa Gomez
    Melissa Gomez (Antigua/Canada/US) is a New York...
  • Rodney V. Smith
    Rodney V. Smith (Barbados/Canada/US) began his ten...
  • Joleen Decle
    Joleen Decle (Trinidad/US) is a Trinbagonian actor...
  • Kalmplex
    Kalmplex,(Jamaica/Ghana/Canada) born and raised in Toronto, is...
  • Kareem Mortimer
    Kareem Mortimer (Bahamas) made his feature film...
  • Kimalee Phillip
    Kimalee Phillip, (Grenada/Canada) is a Toronto-based filmmaker...
  • Natalie Wei
    Natalie Wei, (Trinidad/Canada) is a Canadian-born artist,...

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.

KAFI KAREEM FARRELL – BIG MAN DAN

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.

ALAIN BIDARD – BATTLEDREAM CHRONICLES

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

JULIETTE MCCAWLEY – BITTER FRUIT