The candidates for the second annual Caribbean Film Mart have been selected, and eight out of the ten candidates are from Trinidad and Tobago.
The Caribbean Film Mart, which will be held from 24 – 25 September, during the trinidad+tobago film festival, seeks to foster relationships between Caribbean filmmakers and the international film industry, by stimulating and facilitating viable cinematic productions and co-productions.
The selected filmmakers will meet one-on-one with, and pitch their projects to, international film professionals specialising in production and distribution. The participating facilitators were recently announced. The Mart will include presentations on international appeal and viability of local films, co-productions, strategies for marketing films in different territories, distribution and the role of sales agents.
Applications were invited from the the English-speaking Caribbean, the Netherlands Antilles, and Haiti, and selected on the strength of their feature film projects in development or pre-production.
The 10 successful applicants and their projects are:
Nicholas Clarke, Trinidad and Tobago
The Misadventures of Brian and Sachin Part II
Lynda d’Alexis, Guadeloupe
Christopher Din Chong, Trinidad and Tobago
Sonja Dumas, Trinidad and Tobago
Angels Live in Tunapuna
Jean Michel Gibert, Trinidad and Tobago
Jakatan the Earthman
Jian Hennings, Trinidad and Tobago
Grace and Saleem
Omari Jackson, Trinidad and Tobago
Karen Martinez, Trinidad and Tobago
Rhamat Pierre, Barbados
Island Dancer: The Broken Tridents
Jared Prima, Trinidad and Tobago
The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) celebrates films from and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as from world cinema, through an annual festival and year-round screenings. In addition, the ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-ranging industry programme and networking opportunities. The ttff is presented by Flow, given leading sponsorship by Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Ltd (FilmTT), and supporting sponsorship by RBC Royal Bank, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, Embassy of the United States of America and the Tourism Development Company.
Christopher Din Chong