T+T and Barbados filmmakers for EFM Toolbox
—Published on 13th Jan, 2022.
We’re delighted to announce the selected filmmakers for the EFM Doc and Fiction Toolbox programmes: Vonley Smith (Barbados) with his film ‘Voice of the Ocean’ and Teneille Newallo (Trinidad and Tobago) with her film, ‘La Diablesse’. Both filmmakers will participate online in a series of development and mentorship sessions in preparation for the 2022 European Film Market. At FILMCO we hope that their participation in the market will bolster and help advance their film projects as well as grow their capacity towards operating within the international industry.
With close links to the Berlinale, the European Film Market is one of the top three meeting places of the international film and media industries. Over a period of eight days, around 10,000 representatives of the international film and media industries – primarily producers, buyers and sales agents, distributors and financiers – come together to network, exchange, inform themselves and do business.
FILMCO convened a small committee of Board members to review the applications and select the projects based a series of criteria. Marks were added to a score sheet, with the projects (which met the criteria) with the highest scores selected for participation.