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CineFAM launches the LIMITLESS Program by award-winning filmmaker, & CaribbeanTales Media Group founder, Frances-Anne Solomon

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Toronto, ON – 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.

“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.”

Frances-Anne Soloman    

The Director’s Guild of Canada Ontario District Council is a proud partner of the Limitless Program. DGC Ontario is a provincial labour organization representing over 3000 key creative and operational specialists and their assistants working in the screen based industry.

 

Learn more about the Limitless participants https://cinefam.ca/limitless-program/ 

 

 

About CaribbeanTales 

CaribbeanTales Media Group (CTMG) produces, markets, and sells culturally diverse film and television content from the Caribbean and its wide Diaspora. The group has been founded by award-winning filmmaker and Academy member, Frances-Anne Solomon.  It includes CaribbeanTales Inc, a registered Canadian Charity; CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, a film distribution entity; CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, now celebrating 17 years; CaribbeanTales-TV , a VOD platform; the Creatives of Colour Incubator, a year-round development and production hub; and CaribbeanTalesFlix, our production arm. 

 

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).­ 

 

 

 

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Abel Mavura is a trained journalist, humanitarian worker, and academic researcher. He holds a BSc Degree, Diploma in Journalism & Communication, Diploma in English, Masters in International Affairs-Advanced Global Studies from Sciences Po, Paris, France. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Political Sciences & Migration, QMUL & Paris 8 Universities. He is a social entrepreneur and a development projects consultant who established a Non-Governmental Organisation in Zimbabwe. In 2015 and 2017, he was listed in the Top 40 Influential and Emerging Leaders in Zimbabwe. He is also a recipient of the 2021 Civic Leadership Award. In 2019, he was the UNESCO Africa week exhibiting author from Southern Africa. As a published author, under his belt, there are journals and two books to his name. The couch two books are The Art of Realising Your Dream and Never a Last Episode.

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