CTWD supports the creation of short Caribbean-themed films, through a range of themed short film Challenges held throughout the year. The program provides visibility and a platform for emerging and established producers to develop their voices and filmmaking skills. The SFC is open to people of Caribbean nationality or heritage throughout the Caribbean region and the Diaspora, and seek to spotlight the authentic stories of our communities and our lives.
Visibility opportunities through the SFC
Short-listed film may receive the following:
- Screening at the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival
- Broadcast on CaribbeanTales-TV, our online PPV platform
- Broadcasts on Flow TV and on the Flow OTT network.
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.
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.
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