Cinematic & Entrepreneurship Motivation Awards (CEMA’s) for CARIBFilm DreamTeams

To help promote and stimulate creative industries in the Caribbean region, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has responded to initiatives by the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) to pilot a system of Cinematic & Entrepreneurship Motivation Awards (CEMA’s) to create CARIBFilm-DreamTeams.

The CEMA’s, comprising technical assistance and business linkage inputs, will be provided over the next 18 months to inter-country production teams with a regional outreach during a phased programme corresponding to the main stages of the filmmaking process.

The objective is to facilitate the development of CARIBFilm DreamTeams to whom direct help will be given in their collective work of transforming their creative ideas into finished products as benchmarks for meeting global standards. The film products of the teams will be presented for screening before a group of invited international film directors at a Caribbean film festival in 2010.

At that time, all the other film production teams that responded to the initial Call for Proposals will still be able to present their own finished products for screening and to compete for the Jury?s Special Prize, the Critics?Choice and the Public?s Choice. Along with the CEMA holders, the winners and their products will together form the CARIBFilm DreamTeams fllmpack. As an integral part of CEMAs, this collective output will then be promoted through the media and at regional and international film festivals as well as to potential distributors and producers for co-production ventures.

To apply interested parties should consult guidelines for the preparation and submission of Proposals which have been open and online since 7th April 2009 and close by midnight of 12th May 2009, Eastern Caribbean time.

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