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CaribbeanTales: Filmmaker Opportunities

June 20, 2013

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The 8th Annual CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase that takes place from Sept 4th-14th is now accepting film submissions.  Caribbean Tales is a Toronto-based not-for-profit production company. Founded in 2001, it is Canada’s premier multimedia company that produces exhibits and distributes educational videos, radio programs, audio books, theatre plays, and websites drawn from stories of the Caribbean Diaspora. It promotes citizen participation through the medium of film, contributing to an inclusive Canadian society. The CaribbeanTales Incubator Program provides training for filmmakers and audio visual entrepreneurs. Participants hone their business and creative skills through workshops and one-on-one mentoring by world class specialists. The 5 days incubator program takes place during the Showcase with the aim of bringing together filmmakers from the Caribbean & its Diaspora. It is also accepting applications from filmmakers.

 
Deadlines

Film Submissions for Showcase June 30th 2013

Applications for the Incubator July 15th 2013

 

Submission Rules for Showcase

  • All lengths and genres accepted.
  • CT seeks works made by filmmakers from Caribbean backgrounds and/or that celebrate and explore Caribbean themes, and themes of interest and relevance to people from the Caribbean Diaspora.
  • Preview copy must be sent through secure online storage for example a password protected Video account. Submission should be sent via email to: Programming Director, CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase, caribbeantales@gmail.com.  Please also address any questions or concerns here.
  • Label previews with director’s name, film title, length, country, contact info, genre and year of completion, as well as 150-word Synopsis.
  • Films in foreign languages must be subtitled in English.
  • The participant must pay print shipping costs to Toronto. The festival will pay the cost of shipping exhibition prints back to the participant.
  • Please do not send preview or screening copies by courier, as these may incur customs and duties charges. CT will not cover these charges, and will refuse the package.
  • All preview tapes will be added to CT’s archives for consideration to our year-round international programming, unless filmmaker indicates in writing that they do not wish it so.

 
For further information

Please visit www.caribbeantales-events.com for details.
 

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RealGroundationLogo_TransparentGroundation Grenada is a youth led social action collective, founded in 2009, which focuses on the use of creative media to assess the community’s needs, raise consciousness and act to create positive radical growth.  We pursue our mission online, through Groundationgrenada.com, and this year began expanding to live events and special projects in collaboration with local, regional and international artists and activists. Groundation Grenada’s website supports both local and diasporic voices, acting as an interface to connect youth who are hungry for innovative change.

 

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