FilmTT is taking part in Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2021. GEW is hosted by Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago from November 8-14, 2021, under the theme “Reboot, Rethink, Regenerate and Rise.” FilmTT will host two virtual capacity development sessions on November 9th and 11th focused on Business of Film concepts. The featured speakers will shed light on their entrepreneurial journey and creative processes, as well as provide resources and tools to help their fellow professionals.
This year, FilmTT once again joins GEW to support entrepreneurs creating content for the audio-visual sector in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean region. On November 9th, the “Entrepreneurship in Animation” session will feature Kafi Kareem of Story Play, LLC. Kafi will share her experiences on navigating the local animation sector and provide insight on monetization, distribution and funding of projects.
The “Film, Music Video & Commercial Content” session on November 11th will feature Steven M. Taylor, Producer/Director of music videos and international commercial content. Steven will offer a step-by-step guide on how to direct and share why it is important to apply feature film production techniques to a music video or commercial content. Both sessions will be broadcasted on FilmTT’s Facebook page at 12pm.
Leslie-Ann Wills-Caton, General Manager of FilmTT, stated, “We are thrilled to, once again, take part in this capacity building initiative to share the tools, experience and knowledge that FilmTT and its stakeholders possess with the wider world. We hope that everyone takes advantage of the content available from the “Entrepreneurship in Animation” and “Film, Music Video & Commercial Content” sessions, as well as any other session offered during the Global Entrepreneurship Week.”
Every November, GEW celebrates and empowers millions of entrepreneurs around the world – especially individuals who face barriers or who have never considered the idea of launching a start-up. Globally, more than 10 million people take part in thousands of activities, competitions and events that inspire them to act and give them the knowledge, experience and connections they need to succeed. A record 180 countries will take part in GEW 2021.
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Tuesday 9 Nov | Entrepreneurship in Animation
Event Description: Featuring Kafi Kareem of Story Play Media Ltd. Kafi will engage attendees on her latest ventures and how she navigates through the local Animation sector in order to bring her projects one step closer to the screen: Monetizing, Distribution & Funding and how she chooses and works with clients.
Thursday 11 Nov | Film, Music Video & Commercial Content
Event Description: Featuring Steven M. Talyor, Director/Producer of films, music videos and commercial content. From the perspective of a director, Steven will break down the cinematic elements and creative collaborations that work in tandem to produce a music video.