Caribbean Film Mart

Saturday 24 September and Sunday 25 September 9.00am – 4.00pm


Caribbean Film Mart

Following on from the successful Caribbean Film Mart launched at ttff/15, ttff will host a second Caribbean Film Mart during this year’s festival. Ten feature film projects will be selected and successful participants will have the opportunity to attend presentations by industry professionals on:


  • International Appeal and Viability of Local Films

    Presenter: Sydney Levine of INDIEWIRE
    Presentation on the current state of affairs for Caribbean films and how to get them into the festival/ market circuit.

  • Producing a Film from Concept to Pre-production

    Presenters: Ari Maniel Cruz director of Ante que Cante el Callo/Before the Rooster Crows – nominated for Best Film ttff/16 and Kisha Tikina Burgos, writer and producer of the same film.

  • Panel: Co-Productions/Marketing/Distribution with Africa and Europe

    Steven Markovitz,Yared Zeleké, Catherine Buresi
    Moderator: Perrine Ledan, Audiovisual and cinema expert, ACPCultures+ Programme.

This panel is presented in cooperation with the ACPCultures+ Programme, implemented by the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States and financed by the European Union.

  • One on One Sessions

    Each participant will get the opportunity to spend time with the professionals individually.

  • CFM Pitch Panel

    All ten participants will pitch their project to a judging panel: Steven Markowitz, Sydney Levine and Rodrigo Pla.

Producer’s Lab

An open forum for young filmmakers to hear from the experts on a wide range of topics:


  • Raising Finance/Crowdfunding/Creating Visibility and Financial Success for your next film

    Joanne Butcher

  • Breakdown of the Production Process

    Lorraine O ’Connor: (BAZODEE)
    – Casting
    – Location scouting
    – Breaking down a script
    – Scheduling

As there are limited places this workshop requires registration in advance. Please call 621.0709.


Sunday 25 September 1.00pm – 1.30pm

Presentation on VOD by FLOW

As Flow’s territories have increased there is a greater opportunity for filmmakers to have their films seen around the region. FLOW will explain how Video On Demand- VOD can work to the filmmakers’ benefit.

Date: Wed 15 Mar, 2017
Category: industry

Caribbean Film Mart

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