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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 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
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,, to contribute. One Love!Read 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

Posted On December 28, 2016By Romola LucasIn CaFA News

Caribbean Filmmaker Interviews

Once or twice per month, we vibe with a Caribbean filmmaker, discussing topics ranging from their passion for filmmaking, to their favorite filmmakers, to their thoughts on Caribbean filmmaking. Check out our latest InterviewsRead More