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 Africa – presented 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.
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.
The privilege one gains as a valued member of the Incubator is priceless. And when it’s over, you certainly knew why you were chosen in the first place, and how your life in film will change.