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.
In 2016, CaribbeanTales launched the CaribbeanTales Accelerator Program ~ Cuba which specifically targets underrepresented producers with film and television projects that raise awareness about contemporary social issues facing marginalized Cuban communities; promote civic activism; and challenge traditionally distorted narratives about Cuban life. This program allows Cuban filmmakers from marginalized communities and access their needs to create content that gives voice to their issues and realities.
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.
CTI and The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) partnered in 2016 creating an exclusive opportunity for a minimum of three participants in Belize to participate in a unique competitive online accelerator program in the form of an intensive ‘bootcamp’ to prepare them for the intensive CTI Program application process which takes place in Toronto, Canada, in September yearly.
In 2017 CaribbeanTales Media Group and the Durban Film Mart joined forces in a new partnership to support the development of original serialized television content created by women from Africa and the African Diaspora.
CineFAM is an initiative of CaribbeanTales to support bold original films by women of colour worldwide. CineFAM in the Haitian-Creole language means films by women. This Accelerator aims to build capacity and creative leadership among women of colour who are under-represented in leadership roles.