Island Inn, Barbados: A Smorgasbord of Workshops for Filmmakers #barbados #cinema #screenwriters #soundtrack #photography

The Caribbeantales 2012 Film Festival which runs from April 10 to 15 will offer a series of workshops for filmmakers and film fans that can best be described as a smorgasbord for filmmakers.

The Workshops are part of the CARIBBEANTALES INCUBATOR SERIES: Activities aimed to help film/television professionals develop world-class content by honing their skills in the continuum from script development to distribution.

This year’s incubator comprises 5 targetted Content Labs, among them…

An opportunity for teams of filmmakers from across the region to stretch their creativity and test their skills by creating exciting, imaginative, thought-provoking and engaging films, in just 48 hours!

The challenge is open to all – from the first time film maker or student to the veteran of 30 years.

#caribbeantales #islandinn #barbados #ncfbarbados #cinema

Workshop One : “48 HR FILM CHALLENGE” To register and for more information please contact, or be paid online at by April 5th 2012, or in person to Akley Irebel Olton

To prepare for the challenge, teams will participate in an intense 3-hour session on Wednesday, 11 April at Island Inn, Bridgetown. Led by Chris Cooke Johnson and Akley Irebel Olton, the workshop will cover: Screenwriting, Lighting and filming techniques, Managing workflow, Editing on a tight schedule, and music for your film. Filmmakers will then have 48 hours to script, shoot, edit and submit a film – starting from 8 p.m., Wednesday, 11 April until 8 p.m., Friday, 13 April.

The completed film(s) will be screened on Sunday, 15 April at the Festival’s Closing Ceremony.

Workshop Two: SCRIPT2SCREEN Screenwriting Clinic; Produced by Douglas Newton (Bridgetown Film Festival) in collaboration with the National Cultural Foundation.

Script2Screen 2012: Screenwriting Clinic” will take place on Friday 13 April 2012 at the Island Inn Hotel from 7:00pm. For more information please contact:

This program is aimed at improving the skills of screen writers. Three selected short scripts will receive staged readings, performed by local actors. These will be critiqued by a panel of experts, and benefit from constructive audience feedback.The aim is to help writers develop an understanding of writing skills, and to offer new insights into the craft of screenwriting. Attendees will be exposed to a more in-depth look at the art of writing for films.

Produced in association with National Cultural Foundation #barbados #canada #soundtrack

Workshop Three: FILMMAKER - COMPOSER COLLABORATION, Pre-registration is required. For further details, please contact Annette Nias, Cultural Officer (Film and Photography). Telephone: 417-6630. E-mail:

This innovative 3 day workshop explores the process of scoring (composing) for film by matching filmmakers with composers. The goal is to familiarize participants with what it takes to effectively compose music for motion pictures, and for those who already have some experience, it will be a chance to improve the skills they already have.

Led by renowned Canadian composer, producer, and arranger of music for film and television, John Welsman, assisted by local composer Andre Woodvine. The workshop co-ordinator is Annette Nias.

  • OTHER SEMINARS & EVENT DETAILS: CaribbeanTales 2012 @ Island Inn – Film Festival, Symposium, Incubator
  • Date: April 10 – 15, 2012
  • Venues around Barbados: Island Inn, Aquatic Gap; Frank Collymore Hall, Bridgetown; George Washington House; Olympus Cinemas, Sheraton Mall; etc.
  • Tickets:
  • Media and Information: Frances-Anne Solomon, Director 266-7779; Nancii Yearwood,




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