UK Film Producers joined Media Execs and Ava DuVernay in Barbados for 5-Day Forum

Nadine Marsh-Edwards – Green Acre Films, UK

Acclaimed Hollywood actress CCH Pounder, celebrated film producer Paul Garnes, international media executives and twenty-six high-level producers from Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa and a number of Caribbean countries were in Barbados from April 15-19, 2024.

The British Film Institute (BFI) are among a stellar group of companies supporting the first Cross Continental International Co-production Forum. (CCF).

Agnieszka Moody, BFI Head of International Relations, said: “We are delighted to support the Cross Continental Forum in Barbados.  It is a great opportunity for the UK-based filmmakers to develop connections with filmmaking talent across the Caribbean region with rich cultural ties to the UK and Canada.  Through this initiative, we look forward to enabling compelling, diverse stories told collaboratively from a new contemporary perspective finding their way to screens around the world.”

The first of its kind, CCF stands as a dynamic co-producing and business development forum, convening industry leaders, producers, and innovators from the United Kingdom, Canada, Africa and the Caribbean, for a collaborative exchange of ideas and opportunities that will result in new co-productions.

Yvonne Ibazebo – Turnover Films, UK

Established by, CaribbeanTales Media Group, Imagine Media International, and The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the University of The West Indies the inaugural official lineup of participants taking part in Cross Continental International Co-production Forum, in Barbados from April 15th to April 19th, 2024 were announced.  Six people from the UK joined participants from around the world for this historic initiative.

”We are excited to bring together a diverse group of international  professionals to facilitate new  co-ventures  ” said Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO at CaribbeanTales Media Group.”As film storytellers of  the global south, with roots and connections around  the world, we have access to incredible unharnessed  stories that will resonate  with all our audiences:  Tall tales of struggle and overcoming adversity,  of laughter and freedom, and the healing power of  resilience and joy”.

Sharon King – Awesome Productions, UK

This year, the forum’s guiding focus centred on “Decolonizing the co-production process for the benefit of the Global South”.

“Our goal is to facilitate highly interactive networking opportunities resulting in successful long-term production partnerships.” said Lisa Wickham,  President & CEO at Imagine Media International Limited. “We expect the Cross Continental Forum to be a cornucopia of strong, untold, diverse stories.”

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