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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

Posted On May 19, 2014By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News

A Story About Wendy 2 to Debut in Zanzibar

For More Information Sean Hodgkinson (868) 728 0392 WENDY 2 TO DEBUT IN ZANZIBAR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Port of Spain, Trinidad] – Director Sean Hodgkinson’s, A Story About Wendy 2, the sequel to 2012’s dramedy, A Story About Wendy, starring Heidi Walcott, begins its international roll out with a World Premiere at the prestigious Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). The festival will be held in Stone Town, Zanzibar from June 14th to June 22nd, 2014. ZIFF, currently in its 17th year is the largest film festival in Eastern Africa andRead More

Posted On April 20, 2014By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, Events

Eljon Wardally: Docket 32357 and Bishop

Eljon Wardally, a playwright and web series author hailing from the Spice Isles, is busy at work bringing her two latest projects to the people.  Already a popular blogger on surviving strokes, “IMakeTheStrokeUnitSexy.com,” Eljon, a young stroke survivor herself, is on the verge of a breakthrough year, with the release of “Docket 32357,” and “Bishop,” the web series and play, she penned. Docket 32357: Now a web series, premiering online on April 28, 2013 at 7:30pm, Docket 32357 began as a full-length play.  The first act of the play becameRead More
Friday, April 25, 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!   Bad Influence Reinardo “Mental” Chung Animated Short Jamaica, 2011 Bad Influence is an animated short film by Mental Chung Creative Labs. The film tells a tale of a young man (Lance), who is convinced by his friends (Jeff , Grains, and Cronic), to assist them in pulling off a Heist. A beautiful plan was orchestrated but noneRead More
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

Posted On April 4, 2014By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA, CaFA News, Screenings

Easter Screenings on The Deck – Nevis

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

Posted On April 3, 2014By Romola LucasIn BIFF, Blog, CaFA News

2014 Bermuda International Film Festival

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

Posted On March 31, 2014By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News

2014 Reel World Film Festival

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