The Creators of Colour Incubator (CCI) is a year-round development and production hub for Canadian women of colour producers that aims to create strong, compelling and sustainable content for the global market.

The ultimate goal of the CCI is to increase the pool of world-class indigenous film and television content so as to build the region’s audiovisual capacity.

Creating Compelling World Class Content

The Creators of Colour Incubator Program has hosted over 80 producers from around the region and the diaspora. The Program has evolved and in 2014 for the first time, we have re-designed it to encourage, and facilitate the creation of long running series content. Our reasons for this are primarily market-driven, in terms of what will be sustainable and popular in the current global economic climate.

In our inaugural year, we had a staggering 25 filmmakers across the region participate in the launch of our incubator.

Since then, we have tailored our programming to a specific selection process to include only a maximum of 15 participants a year to accommodate the intensive nature of the program to ensure adequate training both in group and one-one sessions for the participants.

Experienced Mentors

Our mentors work in film and television and are commited to helping the next generation of filmmakers.

Pitch Training

Intensive pitch workshops that produce some of the most solid pitches.

Festival Passes Included

Be special guests of the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

World Class Training

Intensive Workshops with the top filmmakers from Canada and the Caribbean

Breakfast at TIFF

Pitch to a room of industry professionals at the TIFF-Bell Lightbox opening weekend of TIFF

Digital, Domestic Diaspora Distribution


January - Call for Proposals


2-day bootcamps in diferent territories, led by CCI Faculty, support the work of the CCI. The winners of each have an opportunity to come to Toronto.

May - June: Regional Accelerators

A team of international industry experts meet to interview shortlisted participants. Final selection takes place in June.

July - August: 6 Week Online Program

Through group online sessions, and one-on-one Skype sessions with Mentors, participants prepare their project for participation in the Incubator.

September: 5-Day Workshop in Toronto, Canada

Participants meet in Toronto for 5 days of intensive training in all aspects of the business of Series. They also have an opportunity to participate in the Toronto International Film festival at special CCI rates.


Laying the Groundwork

The Creators of Colour Incubator program is designed to find, nurture, and produce compelling, long-running series content for television and the web, from the Caribbean and its Diaspora (including North America, Europe and Africa) for international distribution. The aim is to increase the monetization potential of intellectual property of indigenous audio-visual content, and thus lay the groundwork for our industry’s viability and sustainability over the longer term. We know that this begins with content creators and producers.

Personal Consultations

Our goal is to hone strong story-telling skills; set and develop high technical audiovisual standards; increase the professionalization of the industry; enhance stakeholder relations and ‘spike’ the growth of audiences and markets, thereby resulting in a socio-economic impact in terms of sustainable exports and employment, especially of the youth; and the growth of creative entrepreneurship in the Caribbean and its Diaspora.

International Market

There exists a strong need for leading companies and film commissioners such as yourself to work with us to bring our regional film and TV producers to a broader international market.


Register your participation for Creators of Colour Incubator today!

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