An opportunity to gain training, international market-place experience, and to compete for funding for your pilot episode, and potential distribution and funding your entire series has been extended to 29 May 2016.
The CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI), a year-round development and production hub for Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora producers, has partnered up with FLOW, a Caribbean TV and communications provider, to create strong compelling and sustainable content for the global market. Applicants who are accepted to the CTI have the opportunity to develop their series and pitch for the opportunity to win funding for their pilot through the sponsor FLOW.
The ultimate goal of the CTI is to increase the pool of world-class, indigenous film and television content, so as to build the region’s audio visual capacity.
To submit your original TV or web-series concept to the CTI’s flagship programme, the Market Incubator Programme (MIP), a marketing and packaging forum for long-running series projects, that includes five weeks of online training, and one week of intensive workshops in Toronto, as well as the chance to pitch to FLOW, and international delegates at the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
The MIP offers selected Caribbean and diaspora producers an opportunity to hone their creative and business skills in the context of an international marketplace environment.
The programme culminates in the Big Pitch that takes place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox during the Toronto International Film Festival, bringing together international industry delegates to vote on the best projects.
Winners of the Big Pitch graduate to the nine-month CTI Production Support Programme (PSP) that takes projects from pitch to production, and for the first time, selected PSP projects will receive Pilot funding from Flow.
The CTI-MIP is open to filmmakers, producers, writers, animators, and media practitioners from the Caribbean and its diaspora (including the US, UK, Canada, Africa, India, South and Central America).
The programme is specifically targeted towards the creation of original, long-running series content, with a focus on market sustainability. Up to 15 projects will be selected on a competitive basis based on a) the quality of the proposal and b) participants’ previous work, and/or contributions to the regional film industry.
Producers interested in applying must meet the following criteria:
• The concept must have potential to be developed into a long-running series;
• The project can be either fiction, documentary or animation, and must fit into the format of either episodic film, television, or web series;
• The project must be owned or co-owned by a Caribbean national, a person of Caribbean heritage, or a person from diverse communities across the Caribbean diaspora including Africa, India, Asia and the global indigenous population;
• The team must include at least one producer with a track record and significant production experience in film and television;
• The project must have a clear audience in the Caribbean and/or its diaspora (including the USA, UK, Canada, Africa, India, South and Central America).
Apply online at the CaribbeanTales website.