Hosted by Bent Street Films, and in partnership with Timehri Film Festival, and Cineffx, Guyana saw its first 48hr film challenge. 

The Challenge, sponsored by KFC Guyana and 97.5 MAAD.FM, ran over 2 days, June 8 and 9, and received 8 submissions.  Prizes were awarded for the best film, with 2 runners up, and certificates were awarded in the Best Director, Writer, Cinematography, Editor, Sound, and Actor categories.

Winners:

Gypsy
Directed by Keon Hector and Dwayne Jordan
Best Film, Best Sound, Best Edit, Best Cinematography

Apan Jaat: Seriously?
Directed by Jamal La Rose
Best Film – 2nd Place, Best Writer

The Darkness
Directed by Andrea Bryan-Garner
Best Film – 3rd Place

The Cut
Directed Cordell McClure
Best Director

Other films submitted as part of the Challenge were:

The First Date, Directed by Russell Lancaster
The Enemy, Directed by Grace Hutson
Homeless, Directed by Michael McGarrell
Creator’s Block, Directed by Dandre Kirton

All of the films are currently available on Studio Anansi Tv for viewing online, and will be broadcast on NCN in Guyana, soon.

You can watch all of the films HERE.


About Bent Street Films:  Founded by Yaphet Jackman, Bent Street Films, is a film and media production company and consultancy service geared towards creating creative projects independently and collaboratively in the US and abroad.

About Timehri Film Festival: Founded in 2015, by the Caribbean Film Academy, in partnership with Rewind and Come Again Blog, the Timehri Film Festival is a Guyanese and Caribbean film festival held in Georgetown, Guyana, each year.  The Festival includes an LGBTQI mini film festival, as well as a mini Environmental film festival in partnership with Green Screen TT, and screens films at several prisons, and detention centers, as well as schools.

About Cineffx Photo and Film Expo: The Cineffx Photo and Film EXPO is an event created to provide a platform for Photographers and Filmmakers in efforts to showcase their talent to a wider Audience locally and Internationally while giving them the opportunity to learn from the very best in the industry. It is also a means for professionals in the industry to interact with enthusiasts and amateurs looking to develop a career in the field.