Barbados is poised to become a regional centre of excellence for film, video production and other related audio-visual services. Government and relevant stakeholders visualize the film sector as becoming a major engine of growth for the local economy in the medium to long term. Indeed, stakeholders are committed to developing Barbados as the Caribbean hub and preferred location for international investments in the production and marketing of high quality films and other audio-visual related services.
The heartbeat of the film industry in Barbados will be our people, their creativity and unbridled passion for excellence in education, entertainment and business. This industry will truly unleash and export the creative talents of our people to a global community excited with the richness and warmth of our cultural experience.
Film Barbados Inc., Caribbean Film Production Company, The Film Group, Creative Junction and Blue Waters Productions Inc. are some of the firms providing content, products and services to the regional and international markets.
The Barbados Film and Video Association
The Barbados Film and Video Association was formed in 2008. The association aims to develop and promote the industry both in Barbados and abroad. Included in its objectives are:
• To be the primary advocate for the creation of an effective film and video policy and regulatory environment that promotes and supports the growth of professionals and businesses in the film and video industry;
• To establish and maintain continuing professional development and training programmes and;
• To foster and promote linkages with regional and international producers, film and video associations.
The association has approximately 50 members and to date, has organized workshops and seminars for its members and for the public, and has actively assisted in the growth of a new regional association.
The Barbados Film and Video Association is based at the offices of the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI).