CaribbeanTales 2011 and U.S. Embassy, Barbados Host Week of Free Film Screenings for Secondary School Children

CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD) will partner with the U.S. Embassy for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and the National Library Service to host a week of free film screenings for Secondary School students across Barbados.

The screenings will be the first of a dynamic series of film-related events that will take place during February and March under the banner of “CaribbeaTales 2011”.

A Call for Partnerships to Boost Film Industry Export Potential

Bridgetown, Barbados.
January 27th, 2011
For Immediate Release

The film industry of the Caribbean has major export potential and with strong ties and partnerships, the stories of the Caribbean can be exported to the world while making a viable living for regional film makers. This is the view of acclaimed economist and businessman Dr Terrence Farrell, a Director of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Inc, in his remarks at the launch of the CaribbeanTales Film Festival 2011 @ Island Inn, Barbados on January 17.

Barbados film will open CT2011

The Barbados premiere of A Hand Full of Dirt, the acclaimed debut feature of Barbadian filmmaker and visual artist Russell Watson, will kick off the CaribbeanTales Film Festival, Symposium & Marketplace on March 14, 2011, at the New Island Inn. This was disclosed at the official launch today, which was attended by media, sponsors and a cross-section of people from the film and cultural industries sector as well as the wider business community.

Call for Submissions: CT 2011 Content Incubator

March 14 – 20, 2011 at the new Island Inn, Barbados
DEADLINE: January 31st, 2011

CaribbeanTales is delighted to announce this exciting opportunity for filmmakers!
The opportunity:
Eight (8) to 10 projects in development will be selected for inclusion in our 5-day intensive Content Incubator aimed at developing market-driven content. We are looking for projects that are both distinctive and commercially viable. Our focus for 2011 is on the exploration of popular indigenous stories and characters that will attract large audiences and funders, and contribute to a sustainable regional industry.

Our New Releases Explore Calypso’s Golden Age and a Young Woman’s Search for Family

December 2010:
New Releases
Trinidad and Tobago | 2004 | Doc | 85 mins | Eng. | PG
Film Trailer | Film Web Site | About the Filmmakers

Trinidad and Tobago | 2005 | Doc | 85 mins | Eng. | PG
Film Trailer | Film Web Site | About the Filmmaker

Bahamas | 2008 | Drama | 93 mins | Eng. | 14A
Film Trailer | Film Web Site | About the Filmmaker

CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution and New York’s Autonomous Entertainment sign partnership deal

CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, the first film distribution company in the English-speaking Caribbean, and New York-based boutique marketing and distribution consultancy firm Autonomous Entertainment Inc. have entered into a long-term partnership to promote and sell Caribbean films and television programs worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Autonomous Entertainment will handle CTWD’s acquisitions and help with sales, marketing and outreach of CTWD’s catalogue in the US and around the world. In addition, CTWD and AEI will collaborate on a number of planned special releases and events featuring Caribbean filmed content in the near future.

Call For Submissions: CaribbeanTales 2011 Film Marketplace

“Vision, Momentum, Action!”
Barbados: February 22nd – March 2nd, 2011
Symposium, Film Showcase, Workshops, Market
DEADLINE: 15 December 2010

Acclaimed director Julie Dash leads the Directing Masterclass before a packed audience at CT 2010
CaribbeanTales has had an amazing year! Following the success of our 2010 Symposium and Marketplace that attracted not only regional film professonals and audiences, but buyers and executives from South Africa, the USA and Canada, CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Inc. was launched in Barbados in May, aimed at creating money-making opportunities for producers of Caribbean content. In September 2010, CTWD hosted the first CaribbeanTales Market Development Program for a contingent of 40 filmmakers and industry stakeholders during the Toronto International Film Festival.
Building on this momentum, CaribbeanTales is delighted to announce the following opportunities for filmmakers:

CaribbeanTales gets off to a flying start at TIFF

Caribbean filmmakers descended on Toronto in numbers for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) held at various venues around Toronto from September 9th to 19th. These filmmakers, some new to the craft and others experienced hands, were assembled by the energetic filmmaker and producer Frances-Anne Solomon and her colleagues from Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution Inc., a newly-formed distribution company whose mission is to bring Caribbean films to the world.

CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Takes Outstanding Filmmakers to the International Marketplace

CTWD Celebrates its International Launch by bringing 25 Top Producers to the Toronto International Film Festival.
CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Inc, the first ever film distribution company of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean, will bring twenty-five (25) top Caribbean producers and filmmakers to Toronto this fall, to take part in its unique Market Development Program and participate in the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival 2010.

Launched regionally in Barbados in May 2010 with the Vision Statement “Taking Caribbean Films to the World”, CTWD aims to be the “go to” solution for Caribbean filmmakers seeking to penetrate the international marketplace, and international buyers looking for quality Caribbean-themed content.

“There is an explosion of content coming out of the Caribbean and a need for a focused distribution strategy to ensure that this gets the best deals on the international market.” said CEO and accomplshed award-winning Canadian-Trinidadian filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon.

Call For Proposals – CTWD Market Development Program

Dear Filmmakers,

CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Inc, in partnership with Caribbean Export, UNIDO, and with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts will facilitate a Market Development Program for selected Caribbean, Caribbean-Diasporic and Caribbean-Canadian independent filmmakers.

If you have a project in development that is market ready, and can benefit from the support of this program, then you are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is July 19th 2010.