Co-sponsored by Telefilm Canada, the CTI BIG PITCH is one of the most attended events held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox during the Toronto International Film Festival.
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
Regardless of your level of expertise, the workshops are an excellent venue to hone your craft. The mentors really push you to go further so to get those pitches as concise and catchy as possible. It helps to get ideas and comments from other people which serve as a springboard to actual pitches.
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.
It was a life-changing experience for me. I think differently, I understand the industry and I am not lost anymore. I feel like the hero with a thousand faces of the Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth. Through the CaribbeanTales Incubator, I descended into Hell and I am now a reborn creator with a clear vision and the right tools for success.