SHORT FILM CHALLENGE
Now in its 3rd year, CaribbeanTales CineFAM Short Film Challenge was created to support bold, original film stories by women-of-colour creators. In partnership with Trinity Square Video, Telefilm Canada and Urban Post Production, two teams will be chosen to receive support to complete a 5-minute short film.
The two chosen teams will receive production support and in-kind funding up to $1500 through Trinity Square Video and CaribbeanTales as well as post-production support and mentorship through Urban Post Production.
The completed films will have their world premiere at CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2018, and receive distribution through CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution.
J.L. Whitecrow | 5 mins | Canada | 2018
Upon returning from a long trip, a young woman hopes to recover after leaving an abusive relationship, but as she lays down to rest, her dreams urge her to confront her deepest horror. Mare is a sleep paralysis demon that is as old as sleep, theorized to haunt individuals who’ve experienced traumatic events. As Mare comes to her bedside, she must choose save herself or to be eaten by fear.
Lu Asfasha | 5 mins | Canada | 2018
While reading comic books on the roof of her apartment building, a young woman’s psychosis causes visions of herself as the valiant superhero Paladin, saving citizens from the evil Iblis, who seeks to steal their fate, and ultimately their freedom. At great personal risk, she charges head first into battle, hoping to emerge victorious.