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Filmmakers from Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique and Trinidad and Jamaica make the cut for CTI 2016

Ten filmmakers Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad & Diaspora for CTI 2016

Ten budding filmmakers from Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago and the Diaspora have been named as participants in the 2016 Caribbean Tales Incubator project (CTI). The Incubator, now in its 7th year shifted focus toward creating long-running television series. 

Three filmmakers from Trinidad and Tobago made the cut. Juliette McCawley’s telenovela Bitter Fruit promises intrigue and betrayal while Kafi Kareem Farrell’s presents Big Man Dan, an off-beat animation series, and Sean Hodgkinson offers up the risqué melodrama The Weekend. All three participants from T&T were sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company.

Jamaica has two offerings in the form of Yolande Clarke’s educational animation Lil’ Island Kidz and Rachel Osbourne’s drama series West Bay. 

Menelik Shabazz of Barbados offers the soap opera Heat while Alain Bidard of Martinique presents Battledream Chronicles. The series will be an adaptation of the feature length film Battledream, which is set to premiere at the 2016 Caribbean Tales Film Festival. 

Three projects were selected from the Caribbean Diaspora. Two of the selected projects are comedies: Glace Lawrence’s Mo’ Love (Canada) and Monique Dikmoet’s (Holland) Money Money Money. The final selected project is Brooklynites by Esosa Edosomwan. 

The 2016 incubatees were recently announced at a media launch at the Royal Cinema in Toronto. The project takes place in partnership with Flow, which will air selected projects.