Festivals Category

Urbanworld is the premiere Afrocentric film festival in the New York City area.  This year, it is poised to bring the New York premiere of 4 Caribbean films.  Let’s check them out. Double Play 2 Directed by Ernest Dickerson Narrative Feature Curaçao, 2017 | 130 mins Set in Curaçao, Double Play, is the story of Dr. Ostrik Fiel’s return to his childhood home, and the haunting memory of fateful events from when he was a young boy. Forty years earlier, over a long standing game of dominoes, the destinies ofRead More
The Timehri Film Festival, is a Guyanese and Caribbean film festival we, i.e., CaFA, started in 2016, in partnership with Rewind and Come Again (Blog).  Now in its second year, the Festival is slowly but surely growing into what we envisioned for it. Our very first year coincided with Guyana’s 50th Independence celebrations.  All of the 30+ films were screened at the Moray House Trust, over a period of 4 days.  Although not the first film festival in Guyana – SASOD, a local organization has been hosting a queer filmRead More
BROOKLYN, NY – May 12, 2017 – The Timehri Film Festival (TFF), showcasing Guyanese and Caribbean film, and presented by the Caribbean Film Academy and Rewind And Come Again, today announced its official film selections for the 2nd edition of the Festival. TFF’s annual celebration of regional storytellers and artists, brings together filmmakers, film lovers and artists in the beautiful city of Georgetown, Guyana from May 31st through June 4th.  Over the 5 days of the Festival, TFF will screen over 26 feature and short films, representing 14 different countries.Read More
The 4th biennial Haiti Film Fest, hosted by the Haiti Cultural Exchange, will be taking place this year, from May 11 – 14.  The Festival, which is a celebration of leaders and trailblazers in Haitian film. Taking place during Haitian Heritage Month in venues throughout Brooklyn, the Festival – featuring over 25 movies, along with panel discussions and networking receptions – will showcase the authentic soul of Haiti and its Diaspora. Haiti Film Fest Schedule Opening Night Fundraiser Thursday, May 11 | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Opening Night will celebrate diverse depictions of Haiti on the silverRead More
The 25th Annual Pan-African Film Festival, will be held this year, from Feb 9-20, in Los Angeles.  Let’s take a look at the Caribbean films and films by Caribbean filmmakers, selected as part of the Festival. ELZA by Mariette Monpierre Narrative Feature Guadeloupe/France Showtimes: Sat, Feb11@7:00p; Mon, Feb13@6:10p A young Parisian woman of Caribbean descent returns to her native island of Guadeloupe looking for the father she has never known. Stunning visuals and an incredible soundtrack makes this a beauty, not to be missed! ESTEBAN by Jonal Cosculluela Narrative Feature Cuba Showtimes: Sat,Read 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

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
In our continuing effort to scour the globe for film festivals showing Caribbean films, we are highlighting the Caribbean films screening at this year’s Chelsea Film Festival, being held from Oct 13-16. LA VIE PURE by Jérémy Banster France/French Guiana| 2015 93 min | Drama SYNOPSIS:  1949, a French explorer, Raymond Maufrais, goes on a solitary expedition in the Amazon forest. He leaves behind him a diary that reflects the meaning of Pure Life and his encounters but leaves the mystery of his own disappearance unsolved. FOREVER YOURS by PatrickRead More
Contact: Donnamarie Baptiste FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 305-904-8393 donnamarie@thirdhorizonfilmfestival.com Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival Announces Exciting Line-Up of the Best in Caribbean Film MIAMI — Sept 6, 2016 — A slate of groundbreaking Caribbean films along with a line-up of adventurous musicians, artists and DJs will introduce Miami audiences to the cutting edge of the Caribbean at the inaugural Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival, taking place from Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 2. Today the festival announced its full line-up of films, presented below. Tickets are now onRead More