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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

Posted On March 23, 2014By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, Crowdfunding

Indiegogo Project: Girls! Girls? Girls.

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

Posted On March 11, 2014By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News

Metanoia Event Pics

[Show slideshow] We attended the art exhibition, Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion, hosted by ARC Magazine, featuring the work of performance and new media Caribbean artists.  Not only did we enjoy great art, but Justen, who is also our photographer, got some great shots. Check them out here. Bless!Read More

Posted On March 7, 2014By Romola LucasIn Art in NY, Blog, CaFA News, Events

Caribbean Art in NY – ARC

For those of us living in New York, comes a welcome and exciting treat – two days of Caribbean centered art, brought to us courtesy of the folks at ARC Magazine – “Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion.”  The event comes in two parts – first, the Artists’ Talk at Volta NY, in the City, then the Art Exhibition at Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn.  This two-day event was made possible through a programming partnership between ARC Magazine and VOLTA NY. Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion, will showcase how artists are reconsidering and re-evaluating evolvingRead More

Posted On March 6, 2014By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, Crowdfunding

Kickstarter Project: All Roads Lead

A new Kickstarter project, launched this week by Wayne Benjamin (Jamaica), looks to raise $7,000 by April 19, for the production of a TV series, based on the life of Juhst Enoch, a Hawaiian based Rastafarian and reggae artist and tells the story of how his faith and the choices he has made because of it, has impacted his life. We first learned of Juhst Enoch, when Wayne traveled to Hawaii to shoot a music video for Enoch’s song “New Life,” off of his debut album, 7th Seal. Through theRead More