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The inaugural Hampton Roads Caribbean Film Festival, has launched its call for submissions.  The Festival, making its debut in Hampton Roads, Virginia, will be held in June, during Caribbean American Heritage Month, and is currently accepting submissions for feature films, documentaries, animated films, and shorts. Stories must be themed around a Caribbean subject (cultural, historical, etc.), characters must be Caribbean or of Caribbean descent, and films that must have been shot in locations where significant Caribbean communities reside (NYC, Miami, Boston, Washington D.C., London, Toronto, etc.). This is a global call,Read More
Caribbean Film Project on Indiegogo – Contribute Now! Make your contribution to Caribbean films TODAY!   The Caribbean Film Academy, teamed up with filmmakers across the Region to bring some new stories to screen. As part of CaFA’s Caribbean Film Project, 4 writers were chosen to have their scripts developed and their stories produced as short films.  Over the past 2 years, the writers have worked with their writing coaches to make their scripts production ready.  Now, we are ready to shoot the films, and are reaching out to you,Read More
“A STORY ABOUT WENDY 2,” by Sean Hodgkinson, was released on Studio Anansi Tv today.  Following on the heels of “A Story About Wendy,” Part 2 sees Wendy pursuing her dream of working for tv personality, Simone Davies. SYNOPSIS: Following on from A Story about Wendy (2012), when she was dumped by her fiancé and sought to get her life back together, Wendy Phillips returns in the second chapter of her adventures. Excited to start work at Quirky TV as Simone Davies’ personal assistant, Wendy proves she is dedicated andRead More
The Personal and Political Awakenings of New Black Activists Converge in ‘Generation Revolution’ – The Caribbean Film Series, February 22nd at BAMcinématek Black and brown youth in Britain fighting for racial, social, and economic justice, inspired by the USA’s #BlackLivesMatter movement, explore the messy world of activism in Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis’ gripping documentary. Q&A panel with the directors and special guests from activist community will follow the film. January 18, 2017/Brooklyn, NY – If you asked older generations, just a few years ago whether young people, millennials ifRead More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Alysia S. Christiani alysia@timehrifilmfestival.com 718.938.5896   2nd ANNUAL TIMEHRI FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 DATES AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS  BROOKLYN, NY – January 17, 2017 – Returning for its second year, the Timehri Film Festival (TFF), presented by the Caribbean Film Academy (CAFA), Rewind and Come Again (RACA) and Studio Anansi (SA), will be held from May 31 to June 4, 2017 in Georgetown, Guyana.  In an effort to ensure that there are many other opportunities for the films in the Festival to be viewed, TFFRead More

Posted On January 10, 2017By Romola LucasIn Blog, caribbean, caribbean film, Festivals

Barbados Independent Film Festival 2017

Organized by Dr. Trevor Michael, and Jennifer Smith, the first Barbados Independent Film Festival, will be held from Jan 11-15, 2017, in Bridgetown, Barbados. Slated to be held at several venues in Bridgetown, the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, Limegrove Cinemas, the Barbados Museum, and Dover Beach, the Festival will bring about 20 films to screen in, and will honor the work of Machel Montano. Let’s take a look at the Caribbean films being screened as part of the Festival. ART CONNECT by Miquel Galofre Documentary Feature Trinidad & TobagoRead More
The crowdfunding campaign for “1804: The Hidden History of Haiti,” was recently lauched on Indiegogo.  The film is written and being produced by Tariq Nasheed, the creator of the critically acclaimed Hidden Colors documentary series. The film promises go in depth into the history of Haiti, and will also explore the real reasons for the current state of Haiti. Watch Tariq’s Pitch: Visit the film’s crowdunding page, on Indiegogo, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/1804-the-hidden-history-of-haiti/x/624260#/, to contribute. One Love!Read More

Posted On January 2, 2017By Romola LucasIn Blog, caribbean, caribbean film, Festivals

The 2016 Island House Film Festival

The Island House Film Festival, will be held this year, from January 12-15.  Films will be screened at the Island House Cinema, one of the more modern, luxury cinema venues in Nassau, Bahamas, and will feature a number of Caribbean Films.  In addition to screening films, there will 3 industry workshops and 2 filmmaker talks. PLAY THE DEVIL by Maria Govan Narrative Feature Trinidad & Tobago | 2016 Opening Night Film Set against the backdrop of Trinidad and Tobago’s mystical Carnival, a gifted and struggling young man becomes the object ofRead More

Posted On January 2, 2017By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, caribbean, caribbean film

CaFA 2016 Highlights

We experienced another incredible year supporting the work of Caribbean filmmakers and sharing Caribbean films with the world.  Check out some of what made the year so special: We launched 2 new Film Festivals: Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival:  This year, in partnership with Third Horizon Media, producers of the acclaimed short, Papa Machete, we launched the Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival.  With the help of our sponsors, the Knight Foundation, Flow, Time Warner, and the Greene Family Foundation, we brought 4 days of Caribbean film, music and art toRead More
“AVOCADO and ZABOCA,” by Sonja Dumas, was released on Studio Anansi Tv today.  Geared for a very young audience, the film tells the story of two warring pears who discover their similarities, and also discover friendship. SYNOPSIS: Set in the clearing of a Caribbean rain forest full of lively characters and quirky songs, two pears called Avocado and Zaboca respectively, battle for alphabet supremacy. The film uses live action and two types of animation to explore the themes of conflict resolution, tolerance and friendship, all while teaching very young children theirRead More