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
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.
There was a sense of camaraderie that we experienced near the end of the workshops when we really started to help each other out with tips and moral support before and after the Big Pitch.
The whole process made us also connect with old and new filmmakers and contacts back at home and revived a project we wanted to do for a long time.
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.