FILM SHOWCASE FOCUSES ON TORONTO’S YOUTH – CaribbeanTales introduces “48HR FILM CHALLENGE”
In its 8th consecutive year, the CaribbeanTales Film Showcase introduces a dynamic new segment whereby teams of young people will have 48hrs to script, shoot, edit and submit a 5 minute film. The goal is to engage youth and community through creativity, while encouraging and inspiring them to tell innovative personal stories through film.
“We want to encourage youth within the community, especially those that may not normally have access to resources to participate in a competition such as this, to develop skills in areas like production, directing and writing, and to express themselves by telling stories from their own experiences and perspectives. I think this segment of the festival will grow to be one of our most important segments.”
Michael Miller, Film Challenge Co-ordinator
The Challenge will start with a 2 part story telling and skills workshop on September 6th and 7th led by Canadian actor Michael Miller and filmmaker Rodney Smith. Teams will receive their instructions on September 8th at 5pm, and deliver their completed films by no later than 5pm on September 10tFilms completed during the Challenge will be screened at the Caribbean Tales film Showcase that takes place between Sept 9 – 14th at Harbourfront Centre, and an Audience Award will go to the winner at the festival’s closing ceremony on September 14th at 9pm.
-Resources (cast, crew, equipment & locations) can be sourced before the Challenge, but all writing and production must take place during the 48hrs of the competition
-Teams must sign up for the Challenge, and receive their registration packets at the Caribbean Tales Opening GALA that takes place at Harbourfront Centre on Wednesday, Sept 4, 2013
-Secret instructions will be given out on Friday, Sept 6th 2013 at 7pm including: a randomly selected prop, and one line of dialogue.
-Completed films must be submitted on DVD format to the Harbourfront Centre, by Sunday, Sept 8th at 7pm.
-Film Length: 5 minutes (maximum)
-A maximum number of 10 individuals per team (including actors & crew)
-Festival Dates: Wednesday, Sept 4th 2012 to Saturday, Sept 14th 2013
-Registration Dates: Friday, Sept 6th 2013 (10:00pm)
-Submission Date: Tuesday Sept 10th 2013
For more information contact Joan Pierre at: email@example.com or 905-201-2836.