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CaFA Cinema Nights May 5, 2017 // 6:30PM IFP Media Center // 30 John St, Brooklyn Purchase Tickets here On March 17, Derek Walcott, St. Lucia’s and the Caribbean’s Nobel Prize Laureate, passed away.  In honor of his memory, and for those who missed the film the last time it was screened in Newy York, we are hosting a special screening of “Poetry is an Island,” the documentary on his life.  The film will be preceded by the screening of the short film, The Coming of Org, by St. Lucian filmmaker, DavinaRead More
Released in 2015, “DREAMS IN TRANSIT,” was the winner of the Caribbean Spirit Award, at the 2016 Caribbean Tales Film Festival. The film was shot in both Trinidad & Tobago and London, UK, with an evocative musical score by renowned composer Dominique Le Gendre and the narration voiced by London-based Trinidadian actor, Martina Laird. The film was produced by Riposte Pictures. SYNOPSIS: Dreams in Transit is a poetic, cine-essay style documentary reflecting on the theme of identity and belonging for contemporary migrants. The narrator, a London-based Trinidadian, returns to the Caribbean toRead More

Posted On March 27, 2017By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, caribbean, caribbean film, Interviews

CaFA Q+A with Kareem Mortimer

As first published in BassCulture Islands Magazine. Kareem Mortimer, is a Bahamian filmmaker, who has made several feature length films, including The Eleuthran Adventure (2006), Children of God (2010), Windjammers (2011), and his latest, Cargo (2017), which premiered at this year’s Miami International Film Festival. How did you know being a writer/director was meant for you? I’ve always loved movies.  I grew up exceptionally close with my paternal grandmother and she had a neverending supply of videotapes ranging from “Imitation of Life to Tango and Cash.” We would watch moviesRead More
Released in 2011, “10 AVE MARIA,” won the jury award for best short film at the 2011 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, and is one of series of shorts by Juan Francisco Pardo, being made available to the public, through Studio Anansi Tv.  “Awa Brak,” is also available on the site. SYNOPSIS:  No man is an island, it is said. In this beautifully observed film, we follow Mark, a lonely young man in search of happiness. Through his daily encounters he struggles with his desires and his fears, until atRead More
“The House on Coco Road,” Highlights the Roles of Black Women in the Fight for Justice Amidst The Grenada Revolution – The Caribbean Film Series, April 11th at BAMcinématek Damani Baker’s intimate family portrait of his stalwart mother who moves her family to Grenada to fight for social justice and Black life, and encounters an invasion by the United States.  Q&A with the Director following the film. March 13, 2017/Brooklyn, NY – Filmmaker Damani Baker has amassed a career that spans documentaries, most notably as one-half of the directing teamRead More
CaFA Cinema Nights April 1, 2017 // 7:00PM Brooklyn Studios for Dance // 210 Lafayette St, Brooklyn Purchase Tickets here This season of the CaFA Cinema Nights, will see the return of “Julia and Joyce,” to the screen in Brooklyn.  We will be presenting the film in collaboration with Brooklyn’s own, Dance Caribbean Collective.  In this, the first collaboration between the two organizations, the film, which features the work of two pioneering Caribbean dancers, is a logical connection – promoting both dance and film, in the Caribbean context. JULIA andRead 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