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Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019. 4:34 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: A Belizean filmmaker is among the 21 participants attending the 10th annual CaribbeanTales Market Incubator (CTI), a training program geared towards improving the quality of films produced in the region.

The program, done in partnership with The Caribbean Development Bank, Ontario Creates and Telefilm Canada, and with support from the National Film & Video Foundation of South Africa, involves three months of intense training culminating in the annual “Big Pitch” event, where film makers will compete for prizes that will include an award of $10,000 for the Best Caribbean Project.

This year’s pool of filmmakers come from Canada, Cuba, Trinidad, Jamaica, Belize, Haiti, and South Africa , with 60 percent of the selected filmmakers are female creators and all are producers of colour.

Frances-Anne Solomon, CaribbeanTales’ CEO said that the company is celebrating its 10th anniversary enabling filmmakers to find partners and funding, and to connect with, and be seen by, audiences worldwide.

“This year we are focused on forging international relationships and co-productions. I am looking forward to building on this important milestone in our growth, to create sustainable co-ventures between Canada the Caribbean, and the world,” Solomon said.

The CaribbeanTales Media Group produces, markets, and sells Caribbean-themed film and television content for global audiences.The company uses the CTI, a year-round development and production hub for Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Producers, to help create strong, compelling and sustainable content for the global market.

 

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