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.
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.
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.