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Participating projects announced for first Caribbean Film Mart

Fifteen feature-film projects from ten countries will participate in the inaugural Caribbean Film Mart (CFM), taking place at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) in September, it was announced today.

The CFM will give the 15 selected filmmakers with Caribbean films in development and pre-production the opportunity to meet with 30 international film producers, sales agents and film funds, with the aim of creating professional relationships and partnerships that will enable the production and distribution of the participating projects.

Over 100 projects were submitted to the CFM, from which the participating 15 were chosen. Eleven are fiction projects, while four are documentaries.

“We are pleased that a number of the projects are from ttff alumni, some of whom have gone through our RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion, and others the EAVE Producers’ training initiative which took place at ttff/14,” said Emilie Upczak, ttff Creative Director.

The selected projects were adjudicated by the ttff, the Global Foundation of Democracy and Development from the Dominican Republic, the Association for the Development of Art Cinema and Practice from Guadeloupe, the Foundation of New Latin American Cinema in Cuba, and the Regional and International Festival of Cinema of Guadeloupe.

The project is co-financed by the ACP Cultures+ Programme (ACP Group of States), funded by the European Union (European Development Fund), and implemented by the ACP Group of States.

The CFM will be held from 24-27 September at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The ttff/15 takes place from 15-29 September.

The 15 selected CFM projects are:

Beauty Kingdom
Country: Dominican Republic
Directors: Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
Producers: Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas, Mónica De Moya

Cargo
Country: Bahamas
Director: Kareem Mortimer
Producers: Trevite Willis, Alexander Younis

Conch
Country: Curaçao
Director: German Gruber
Producer: German Gruber

Doubles with Slight Pepper
Countries: Trinidad and Tobago, USA
Director: Ian Harnarine
Producer: Ryan Silbert

The Dragon
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Director: Asha Lovelace
Producer: Asha Lovelace

The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia
Country: Cuba
Director: Arturo Infante
Producers: Claudia Calviño, Alejandro Tovar

The Fisherman’s Son
Country: Puerto Rico, Colombia
Director: Edgar Deluque
Producer: Annabelle Mullen

Green Days by the River
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Director: Michael Mooleedhar
Producer: Christian James

Hello Nicki
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Director: Miquel Galofré
Producer: Jean-Michel Gibert

Kidnapping Inc.
Country: Haiti
Director: Bruno Mourral
Producers: Gaethan Chancy, Bruno Mourral, Raoul Peck

Papa Machete
Countries: Haiti, Barbados, USA
Director: Jonathan David Kane
Producers: Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, Keisha Rae Witherspoon

Potomitans: Women Pillars in Revolt
Country: Guadeloupe
Director: Bouchera Azzouz
Producers: Nina Vilus, Laurence Lascary

Sprinter
Country: Jamaica
Director: Storm Saulter
Producer: Donald Ranvaud

The Seawall
Countries: Guyana, USA
Director: Mason Richards
Producer: Sohini Sengupta

Wind Rush
Countries: Trinidad and Tobago, USA
Director: Vashti Harrison
Producer: Vashti Harrison

Date: Fri 10 Jul, 2015
Category: ttff news and features

Participating projects announced for first Caribbean Film Mart

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