• 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 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


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.


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.

Francisco Montas – Writer/Director