Scholarship for Caribbean filmmakers

Filmmakers across the Caribbean region can apply for scholarships to attend the CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Toronto Film Showcase and Market Access Program in Toronto in September.

Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of the Distribution firm, said the new fund will allow filmmakers from the region and the Caribbean diaspora to attend the festival.

Scholarship winners will also have access to the Market Access Program, which teaches skills in the art of packaging and marketing films.

“The Fund supports the development of a vibrant world-class Caribbean film industry, by assisting filmmakers to create dynamic, distinctive and commercially viable films that will stand tall in the international marketplace,” says Solomon.

The sixth annual film showcase, from 7-17 September, runs alongside the Toronto International Film Festival. The programme includes workshops, screenings and networking sessions, among other activities.

The Toronto showcase, among other goals, aims to raise the profile of Caribbean filmmakers and their products and serve as a platform for promoting the Caribbean as a premier destination and location for film production.

Those interested parties may email [email protected] or visit www.caribbeantales-events.com

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