PR – The Grenada National Commission for UNESCO announces an exciting partnership with Mprojekts Creative Group, hosting its first film industry-focused business seminar, during the upcoming virtual International 1261 Film Festival from November 2 to 7, 2021.
The two-day seminar, to be held under the theme, “The Impact of Film/Television Production on Local Market | A Creative Feature for Grenada,” will take place on November 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The aim of the event is to strengthen collaboration and cooperation by empowering young people as agents for sustainable development, through capacity building in the cultural and creative industries, seeking to boost entrepreneurship and innovation, fostering integration in the creative sector and creating exchanges and networks to enhance knowledge sharing.
We invite young artists (filmmakers), cultural professionals, policymakers and other stakeholders related to the culture and creative sector to attend.
This two-day event will feature local and international creative and film experts, who will explore and discuss ways to move the creative sector forward in Grenada and find sustainable opportunities such as capacity building, funding and policy-changes.
The complete lineup of presenters for the seminar:
- Mr. Yuri Peshkov, Programme Specialist for Culture, UNESCO Cluster Office, Jamaica
- Chike C. Nwoffiah, Director of Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) Topic: Storytelling as a Foundation for National Economy
- Reene Robinson, Jamaica Film Commissioner
Topic: National Film Commission – Catalyst for Sustainable Film Industry
Development & Economic Growth!
- Meschida Philip, Director of 1261 Film Festival | Mprojekts Creative Group Topic: Production Advantages Grenada Has to Offer to a Global Market and the Need for Capital Investments and Regulations
- Karine Barclais, Founder of Pavillion Afrique
Topic: Film Festivals & Film Markets: Globalisation of Cultural Trade, a Shift
- Andrea Livingston-Prince, MBA, Private Sector Development Specialist, Business Works Limited
Topic: Creatives Need Funding Now
- Mark Walton, President One Caribbean TV Station
Topic: Unpacking the Value of the Media & Entertainment Sector (i.e., film industry) for Various Branches of Government in Attendance
Panelists featured will include Founder, Co-Owner and Executive Producer, BrainStorm Productions, Amanda R. John; Executive Producer of the Jambalasee Grenada, Ian Charles; VP of the Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) [a Strategic Business Unit within Grenada Investment Development Corporation (GIDC)], Royston Cumberbatch; Senior Specialist (IPA), Cathyann Alexander-Pierre, and Chief Cultural Officer, Ministry of Culture, Grenada, Thomas Matthew.
The event will be streamed on the 1261 Film Festival Online Network Platform (cinema.1261 filmfestival.com). We invite you to register on the link above to get the necessary credentials to participate in the seminar.