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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Demedrius Charles Productions in collaboration with Austrie Films are excited to announce this year’s most anticipated web series, Marcello, premiering July 20, 2014, 2 – 5 pm, at the Helen Mills Theater in New York City. “Marcello,” played by Emmanuel Rodriguez, tells the story of a young man who is a gun for hire. He is constantly struggling to deal with the effects of a complicated and possessive mother played by Justine Hall; a woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.  Emotionally, Marcello is so unreachable, that he turns to theRead More

Posted On July 8, 2014By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA, CaFA News, Screenings

CaFA Film Nights: New Jersey Edition

Sunday, July 27, 2014 @ 4:30 pm The Massay Residence, Monroe Township, NJ (contact us for the exact address) Donations Welcomed.  Refreshments served. Once again, we are bringing Caribbean films to the lovely folks in New Jersey.  This screening promises to be just as good as the last – we are showing 6 films altogether, all shorts, and this time, we have films for the kids as well.  So come out, bring the kids, and come spend the evening with us looking at films.  Check out the film lineup below:Read More

Posted On June 29, 2014By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA, CaFA News, Screenings

CaFA Film Nights: Docket 32357 Edition

Friday, July 11, 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. Buy your tickets here! This month is a first for CaFA Film Nights. We’ll be screening the entire first season of the webseries, Docket 32357. Along with the screening, we’ll host a Q&A session with the filmmakers, as well as the series’ stars, Tara Godomski and Ashley Denise Robinson. Docket 32357 Written by Eljon Wardally Directed by Randy Wilkins Webseries Aboout Docket 32357:Read More
Now in it’s 10th year, SASOD’s LGBT Film Festival, is the only film festival we know of in the Caribbean, to showcase LGBT films.  Over the years, the Festival has showcased LGBT films from all over the world, including the Caribbean.  This year is no different – held in Georgetown, Guyana, and running from June 1 – 29, the Festival will screen 4 Caribbean LGBT films, among films from Canada, the US, and other parts of the world. Here is a look at the Caribbean LGBT films being featured inRead More
The Belize International Film Festival is fast becoming the second largest film festival in the region, for Caribbean films.  It will be held this year, July 16-21.  Check out all the wonderful Caribbean films selected for the Festival.   FEATURES Betta Mus’ Come by Storm Saulter Jamaica, 2010 “You cannot fight the righteous battle with weapons of war, or else you will join the army of destruction” In Kingston, Jamaica, in the late 1970s, the two main political parties enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies and advance theirRead More
Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora Contact: Minna LaFortune                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel. 917-771-7935 Email:sacd@sac-diaspora.org Caribbean Film Academy Contact: Romola Lucas Tel: 877-978-4398 Email: info@caribbeanfilmacademy.org June 5, 2014 The Board of Directors and membership of Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora (SACD), and the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA), invite the public to join us on June 14, 2014, for our first Caribbean Leaders Film Series: Exploring the Caribbean Influence on the Global Socio-Political Landscape, in celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month.  To begin the series, we willRead More
This year’s Festival, hosted by Poets & Passion-A Caribbean Literary Lime, will beheld on June 8, 2014, at Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY, beginning at 2:00 pm.  Suggested donation – $10 Adults and $5 Children. Now in its third year, this afternoon-long program for readers of all ages highlights the range and diversity of work emanating from the Caribbean and its Diaspora in all the official languages of the region (Dutch, English, French; Spanish) and related native languages. “The 2nd staging of WORD! – A Caribbean Book Fest atRead More

Posted On June 3, 2014By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA, CaFA News, Screenings

CaFA Film Nights: June 2014 Edition

Friday, June 13, 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. Buy your tickets here! This month we are excited to share 3 films – each amazing in its own right.  Check them out below: A Story About Wendy by Sean Hodgkinson Dramatic Comedy Trinidad & Tobago | 2012 A Story About Wendy, a “dramedy,” tells the story of Wendy Phillips, a young lady whose life spirals out of control after she is jilted.Read More
This year’s DC Caribbean film festival in at the AFI in Silver Spring, will be held from June 13-15.  Now in its 14th year, the festival is held in recognition of Caribbean-American Heritage Month in June.  The Festival is being hosted by TransAfrica, Caribbean Association of World Bank and IMF Staff (CAWI), Caribbean Professional Network (CPN), Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) and AFI Silver.  This year, the Festival brings some of the best films to come out of the Caribbean in 2013 – check out the  lineup below. Poetry is an Island:Read More
Omari Jackson, the filmmaker behind “Between Friends,” is on a mission to have the film seen in movie theaters all across the US – the #BFTour.  There may have been other campaigns like this, but this is the first campaign we’ve seen by a Caribbean filmmaker, raising funds for a theatrical release in the US. Between Friends on Indiegogo: Omari is using Indiegogo’s platform to raise funds for theatrical screenings in NY, LA, Atlanta, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, and Philadelphia. Along with screenings, there will also be after-parties which will allow for a “platform forRead More