The CaribbeanTales Black Incubator and Studio Access Project (CTBISAP) is a business and production hub for emerging black filmmakers designed to build capacity in the Black Canadian Film Industry.
"We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario."

Supporting Black Filmmakers

●Training in Marketing and Branding

●Business Production Resources

●Delivery of Proof of Concept

●Build International Contacts and Reach Mentors

Increases the potential for emerging Black Canadian filmmakers to monetize their intellectual property.
Lays the groundwork for products of Black Canadian media entrepreneurs to become viable and sustainable within the mainstream Canadian media industry.
Supports existing Black Canadian entrepreneurs, and provides opportunities for emerging Black Canadian media entrepreneurs to acquire new skills.

CTBISAP Program Overview

The CaribbeanTales Black Incubator and Studio Access Project is a program consisting of 3 cohorts. Black filmmakers will attend lectures for skill development, and practical deliverables while collaborating with mentors for guidance and support.

Cohort 1

Development

Over the two-day incubator, participants will acquire the basics regarding conceptualizing their idea and developing a strong proof of concept for market submission.

Cohort 2

Market Access

Over the span of the 6 week module, participants will go through themed weeks obtaining knowledge and experience in different areas of development and marketing within the industry. By the end of the 6 weeks, they will walk away with a 3 minute pitch video as well as full knowledge of marketing and development practices needed for the film and television industry.

Cohort 3

Production

This final two-day incubator is focused on the stage of development and puts more emphasis on production.

Eligibility

CTBSIAP is focused on Canadian Black Filmmakers. ONLY Black Canadian citizens and permanent residents can apply. We welcome projects that have more than one writer or producer, have a team of two producers or a team of one writer and one producer to apply as a team or individually. In order to qualify for a team of more than one applicant, it must be ensured that all members applying with the project should be Black. This incubator will be offered virtually.

Submission checklist for all applicants:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent – one page of why you are interested in taking part in this program and goals for your project.
  • Project Title and Synopsis of story you would like to develop.
  • Sample of work (script, showreel, writing sample)

Please complete the application form to apply to the CTBSIAP today!

Eligibility

CTBSIAP is focused on Canadian Black Filmmakers. ONLY Black Canadian citizens and permanent residents can apply. Each project team will have a maximum of 3 participants and each incubator will hold a maximum of 15 participants. This incubator will be offered virtually.

Submission checklist for all applicants:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent – one page of why you are interested in taking part in this program and goals for your project. 
  • Project Title and Synopsis of story you would like to develop. 
  • Sample of work (script, showreel, writing sample)

Please complete the application form to apply to the CTBSIAP today!

Program Sponsors

Program Sponsors

CTBISAP CaribbeanTales Sponsor
CTBISAP CaribbeanTales Sponsor
CTBISAP CaribbeanTales Sponsor
CTBISAP CaribbeanTales Sponsor