Silent Music Participates in Market Incubator @ CaribbeanTales 2012

Last week was a busy one for Silent Music at CaribbeanTales in Toronto! The week began with an introduction to the CaribbeanTales Maket Incubator program with a focus on the importance of telling Caribbean stories and on perfecting the art of “TIFF’ing” (who knew “to TIFF” was a verb??) at the Toronto International Film Festival, which is taking place concurrently with the CaribbeanTales Film Festival. Then followed three intense days of the CaribbeanTales Market Incubator where I honed the “perfect pitch” for the film, pairing up with mentors in the film industry and finessing the business plan for marketing and distribution. Wednesday’s highlights included the opening launch gala of the 2012 CaribbeanTales Film Festival with the screening of the British-Barbadian documentary, “The Story of Lovers Rock”. Next up were two intense days of TIFF’ing with Sales & Industry pass in hand, while the culmination of the incubator happened on Sunday: the ultimate pitch to a panel of industry professionals at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The guest list included representatives from Berlinale, NFB (National Film Board of Canada), Telefilm Canada, CBC, and Ventana Sur – no pressure there!

To put the icing on the cake, in the midst of the incubator and TIFF networking awesomeness, and in anticipation of the September 15th World Premiere, Silent Music was featured in an interview on CHYR (Toronto) radio and in this week’s edition of “Share”, a local Toronto newspaper aimed at the Caribbean Diaspora (yep – that’s me on the front cover!):

All in all – many new friends and several amazing films and experiences later – I can’t think of a better way to have kicked off the countdown to the World Premiere of Silent Music: just 4 days left!

CaribbeanTales is just starting to heat up, so be sure to check out the full calendar of CaribbeanTales 2012 events at:

Tickets to the World Premiere of Silent Music are available (but not for long!) at:

6:00PM on Saturday 15th September 2012 (Q&A with Director to follow)
Harbourfront Center Toronto, Ontario


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