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As first published in BassCulture Islands Magazine. Kareem Mortimer, is a Bahamian filmmaker, who has made several feature length films, including The Eleuthran Adventure (2006), Children of God (2010), Windjammers (2011), and his latest, Cargo (2017), which premiered at this year’s Miami International Film Festival. How did you know being a writer/director was meant for you? I’ve always loved movies.  I grew up exceptionally close with my paternal grandmother and she had a neverending supply of videotapes ranging from “Imitation of Life to Tango and Cash.” We would watch moviesRead More
Released in 2011, “10 AVE MARIA,” won the jury award for best short film at the 2011 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, and is one of series of shorts by Juan Francisco Pardo, being made available to the public, through Studio Anansi Tv.  “Awa Brak,” is also available on the site. SYNOPSIS:  No man is an island, it is said. In this beautifully observed film, we follow Mark, a lonely young man in search of happiness. Through his daily encounters he struggles with his desires and his fears, until atRead More
“The House on Coco Road,” Highlights the Roles of Black Women in the Fight for Justice Amidst The Grenada Revolution – The Caribbean Film Series, April 11th at BAMcinématek Damani Baker’s intimate family portrait of his stalwart mother who moves her family to Grenada to fight for social justice and Black life, and encounters an invasion by the United States.  Q&A with the Director following the film. March 13, 2017/Brooklyn, NY – Filmmaker Damani Baker has amassed a career that spans documentaries, most notably as one-half of the directing teamRead More
CaFA Cinema Nights April 1, 2017 // 7:00PM Brooklyn Studios for Dance // 210 Lafayette St, Brooklyn Purchase Tickets here This season of the CaFA Cinema Nights, will see the return of “Julia and Joyce,” to the screen in Brooklyn.  We will be presenting the film in collaboration with Brooklyn’s own, Dance Caribbean Collective.  In this, the first collaboration between the two organizations, the film, which features the work of two pioneering Caribbean dancers, is a logical connection – promoting both dance and film, in the Caribbean context. JULIA andRead More
The Caribbean Film Academy and Third Horizon Media, as producers of Miami’s Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival, are proud to co-present the world premiere of Kareem Mortimer’s latest film, “CARGO,” at the 2017 Miami International Film Festival. Written and directed by Kareem, “CARGO,” examines the world’s refugee crisis from a Bahamian perspective. SYNOPSIS:  When his income as a fisherman proves woefully insufficient to cover his son’s school fees, Kevin turns to human smuggling in order to raise desperately needed funds. Kevin finds that he’s good at this dangerous yet profitableRead More
“ESTA ISLA,” by Cristian Carretero, was released on Studio Anansi Tv today.  The film was an official selection of the 2014 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, and won Best Short Film by a unanimous decision at the 5to Festival de Cine Europeo (2014, PR). SYNOPSIS: After a surprising turn of events, two young lovers escape off into the innermost part of Puerto Rico, finding freedom within.   CRISTIAN CARRETERO Writer/Director/Producer Puerto Rico Cristian Carretero is originally from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He graduated with his bachelors degree from Sarah Lawrence College.Read More
The 25th Annual Pan-African Film Festival, will be held this year, from Feb 9-20, in Los Angeles.  Let’s take a look at the Caribbean films and films by Caribbean filmmakers, selected as part of the Festival. ELZA by Mariette Monpierre Narrative Feature Guadeloupe/France Showtimes: Sat, Feb11@7:00p; Mon, Feb13@6:10p A young Parisian woman of Caribbean descent returns to her native island of Guadeloupe looking for the father she has never known. Stunning visuals and an incredible soundtrack makes this a beauty, not to be missed! ESTEBAN by Jonal Cosculluela Narrative Feature Cuba Showtimes: Sat,Read More
HUMANIST SHORT FILMs FESTIVAL – Call for entries Montréal February 04, 2017 – The MUP is presenting the first edition of the International Humanist Festival of short and very short films, which will take place at the Bain Mathieu, April 28 to 30, 2017, in Montreal, Canada. Tehir call for entries is now open, until March 1s,t 2017, via FilmFreeway. The MUP, is a non-profit organization, whose objective is to promote the short film industry. They want to develop a creative and artistic community, open to the world, which identifiesRead More