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One thing Guyanese people are known for, is their love for all things Amerindian and our vast, beautiful hinterland (not that there aren’t those who pillage and plunder our beautiful spaces).  One of our national dishes, Pepperpot, was taken from the Ameridians.  We also have the Benab, cassava bread, hammocks and many types of Amerindian inspired arts and crafts which we use in our daily lives.  So, it is not too shocking that one of the biggest film projects to come out of Guyana recently, is connected with the Ameridians.Read More
ChantiMedia, in partnership with the Caribbean Film Academy, and Caribbean Film Corner, will be hosting 3 days of contemporary Caribbean film screenings, at Gateways Beach Bar and Grill, in Nevis, this Easter.  The screenings will be held Apr 19 – 21, at 7:00 pm each evening, and admission is FREE. Check out the amazing lineup of films below: Vivre by Maharaki Narrative Short Guadeloupe/Martinique A teacher asks students what they want to do when they grow up. While his classmates answer with great fun, Tom a quiet boy slips away.Read More
Now in it’s 17th year, this year’s Festival was held Mar 21-27.  Besides showing films, the Festival included several other events: Dinner and Movie, Live talks with filmmakers and After Dark – an opportunity for filmmakers in a social setting. Caribbean Films at this year’s Festival: The Caribbean/Local films screened this year, were part of “From the Onion Patch” screenings and were all Bermudan films. An Ancient Window by Robert Zuill Bermuda, 2013 | 25 mins Greed, violence and ambition…an new look at early Bermuda. Almost 400 years ago aRead More
“Jeffrey’s Calypso” (2005) is a short film written and directed by Vashti Anderson (whose mother is Trinidadian), in fulfillment of her graduate film course requirements at New York University. It also enjoys the distinction of receiving a total of eight awards, including “Director’s Choice Award” at the Angelus Student Film Festival and the “Best Cinematography Award” at the Fusion Film Festival. This undoubtedly excellent film, which easily allows for interpretations at the personal and representative levels, explores the dynamics of a love between two young Trinidadians against the backdrops ofRead More
Now in its 11th year, the Festival will be held from April 2 to 6, 2014 in Toronto and from April 11 to 13, 2014 in Markham. The 2014 ReelWorld Film Festival is showcasing 70% Canadian content, and presenting films from Australia, China, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Grenada, Guadeloupe, India, Iraq, Jamaica, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, The United Kingdom, and the USA. In her opening remarks, Founder and Executive Director Actress Tonya Williams said: “We’re bringing 25 features to screens in Toronto and MarkhamRead More
As Women's History Month draws to a close, I went in search of Caribbean film projects featuring the "feminine gender," in the process of raising completion funds, to feature on our blog. Lo and behold, I stumbled upon, this project , "Girls! Girls? Girls." by Marjuan Canady, a filmmaker of Trinidadian heritage. With all the reality shows and music videos featuring women, the documentary is a humorous but sobering commentary by women, on the way women are portrayed in the media. As with many crowdfunding campaigns by Caribbean filmmakers, thisRead More
The third annual Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam, will be held this year in Curaçao, from Apr 2 -6.  In addition to the films being screened, the Festival will also feature the Yellow Robin Competition, Award Show and Surprise Movie, Phi Phenomenon: Vintage Film Cameras and Projectors Exhibit, the Curaçao IFFR Film Quiz, Movie in Concert and a Kids Only workshop. Yellow Robin Award: With this competition, Curaçao IFFR intends to offer a hospitable platform for new films and filmmakers. In cooperation with IFFR, the Netherlands, and in cooperation with several regional filmRead More
Friday, Mar 28, 2014 @ 7:30 pm Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for Students/Seniors Refreshments served. Come join us for a good lime an’ gyaff. Buy your tickets here! This month, in honor of it being Women’s History Month, we’re showcasing the work of 6 very talented, emerging filmmakers who are women and just so happen to be Caribbean women.  While women are still in the minority when it comes to making films, there has been a steadyRead More