“CineFAM” is a Haitian-Creole word meaning films by women. We seeks to provide platforms for women of colour filmmakers through short film challenges in partnership with synergistic organisations around the world.  

CineFAM Caribbean –  Supported by Flow.  Female filmmakers across the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora will be able to submit films five-minutes or less. Winners have the opportunity to win a cash prize for best film, as well as get their films distributed through Flow’s Caribbean-wide Video-on-Demand Platform. In partnership with the Belize International Film Festival and the Chicago Caribbean Film Festival.

CineFAM Canada – in partnership with Trinity Suare video. designed for Canadian women of colour creators through an open call for 5-minute screenplays. Two teams will be chosen to receive production support and in-kind funding through Trinity Square Video and CaribbeanTales. These films will World Premiere Screening at CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) 2017, and receive distribution through CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD)!

CineFAM Africa – in partnership with the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), Durban Film Mart, and Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT).   Supporting the development and production of original short films by African female filmmakers.

The challenge will take place on the second week of the Durban International Film Festival 2017, where SWIFT and CaribbeanTales will offer a no-budget filmmaking workshop. A theme will be announced and filmmakers will have five days to write, shoot, edit and upload their films.