To promote people whose voices are usually vastly under-represented or marginalized
CineFAM launches the LIMITLESS Program created by award-winning filmmaker, Academy Director Member and CaribbeanTales Media Group founder, Frances-Anne Solomon. This unique program will develop and promote extraordinary, original works by women and non-binary people of colour whose voices are usually vastly under-represented or marginalized within the Canadian media landscape. In partnership with CaribbeanTales, the CineFAM LIMITLESS Program will help these creatives, guided by established industry mentors, and launch their careers.
This is a nine-month program that offers a safe, supportive digital space for its participants to showcase their work, engage in meaningful discussions, and build connections with like-minded individuals in their field. Thus, supported by the CaribbeanTales/CineFAM Team along with selected mentors, each one will package and present her project — either a feature film or a television series in development — along with a short proof of concept. LIMITLESS will fill a critical gap in the Canadian Film Industry by enabling access and integration of women and non-binary creators of Colour.
Caribbean Tales creator Soloman said, “Follow-through is important and access is necessary. The LIMITLESS program helps myself and the CaribbeanTales & CineFam Team to guide and support women and non-binary people of colour creators to see their projects come to fruition and be seen.”
CaribbeanTales Media Group (CTMG) produces, markets, and sells culturally diverse film and television content from the Caribbean and its wide Diaspora.
In 2014, Frances-Anne founded CineFAM, to amplify the voices of women of colour creators worldwide – this now includes an annual film festival, a film challenge, and an incubator program. 2020 saw the launch of the inaugural Windrush Caribbean Film Festival, a UK-based/community interest company, co-founded by CaribbeanTales-UK and several amazing local organizations.
Recent award-winning CTMG productions include: HERO – Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr Ulric Cross by Frances-Anne Solomon (Trinidad & Tobago/Canada 2019); Caribbean Girl NYC by Mariette Monpierre (Guadeloupe/Canada 2016); BattleDream Chronicles – A New Beginning by Alain Bidard (Martinique/Canada 2016); and Kingston Paradise by Mary Wells (Jamaica/Canada 2014).