FilmTT, in partnership with Stage32, exporTT and TTT hosted an incubator capacity development and content creation programme which focused on the community of local filmmakers interested in continuing to improve their production skills as well as their ability to devise, create, deliver quality, international audience-pleasing screen content.
The BOF: Script to Screen programme positioned stakeholders at a greater advantage through access to business opportunities and professional growth. Local and international industry professionals facilitated the sessions which included practical components and funding incentives.
The programme was broken down into two stages. Stage one held workshops that aimed at bridging the gaps by providing filmmakers with the proper story/scriptwriting skills, production tools, marketing and distribution guidelines. The workshops took place virtually via the ZOOM platform.
The topics covered in the workshops were:
- Writing Your Short Story – It’s All About the Story
- Pre-Production – Getting Prepared
- Production – Executing Your Vision
- Post Production – Putting the Pieces Together
For stage 2, FilmTT hosted a Film Pitch whereby participants pitched their script before a panel of judges for the opportunity to win up to fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) in developmental funding.
The Short Film Pitch, the 2nd Phase of the Script to Screen Programme, provided working professionals with access to business opportunities and professional growth, by exposing them to a network of local and international professionals who exchanged vital industry knowledge and techniques.
It was an elimination competition where scripts were pitched in hopes of securing the top three developmental funding awards from FilmTT.
The Short Film Pitch was a collaboration of local and international agencies who support the development of local talent and the market potential of short films.