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“SHAN,” which premiered at the 2014 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, is now available on Studio Anansi Tv. Synopsis:  Shan is a portrait of a young Trinidadian dancer at the Universoul Circus, which tours the USA. This experimental work follows Shan backstage and on stage, moving between darkness and light, as she prepares to pass under the limbo stick, reflecting on her past, present and future. Watch the Film: About Maya Cozier Filmmaker Trinidad + Tobago Maya Cozier is a film student at the School of Visual Arts, NY. HerRead More
The crowdfunding campaign for “Unfinished Sentences,” the latest film project by Mariel Brown, was lauched this past week on Indiegogo.  Mariel, whose film credits include “Inward Hunger,” the award-winning,”Smallman,” and “The Solitary Alchemist,” is the writer, director and producer of the film. About “Unfinished Sentences:” This film is personal account of Mariel coping with the loss of her father, Wayne Brown, a well-regarded writer and poet, in 2009.  “… as an artist, I felt utterly compelled to make the film in order to make sense of a very difficult period inRead More
Feva Tv and CaFA have teamed up to bring Caribbean short films to television.  Curated by CaFA, Feva Flix is a short film package being offered to FEVA Tv’s viewers in Canada and the Caribbean.  If you are not in Canada or the Caribbean and would like to enjoy the broadcast experience, the films can also be viewed online on FEVA’s live streaming channel. The films being broadcast as part of the package, include: Egress by Sean M. Field Barbados/St. Lucia | 2014 Elliot Bishop, is homeless and searching forRead More
In rural Haiti, the Lakou communal living system embodies the intersection of land, family, and spirituality.  Lakou members develop reciprocal patterns of resource sharing and jointly work the land.  Lakou NOU (“Our Yard” in Haitian Creole), HCX’s newest program, is a creative adaption of this traditional model. This project will provide four artists of Haitian descent with the opportunity to create and present new work by connecting their skills and talents to four traditionally underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods, home to generations of Haitians and Haitian-Americans: Crown Heights, Canarsie, East Flatbush, andRead More

Posted On February 16, 2016By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, caribbean, caribbean film, Crowdfunding

#CrowdFundThis – Moving Parts

MEDIA RELEASE MOVING PARTS, A FILM ON HUMAN SMUGGLING IN THE CARIBBEAN LAUNCHES CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN February 16, Port-of-Spain – MOVING PARTS, a film by Trinidad-based, American director, Emilie Upczak launched its crowd funding campaign today. “Moving Parts takes a fictional look at a very real issue”, Upczak said. “The film’s protagonist Zhenzhen, is a Chinese immigrant who is smuggled into Trinidad to be with her brother Wei following the death of their father. A tragic event leaves Zhenzhen vulnerable and only through the help of a neighboring art galleristRead More
Newfound Creativity Transforms At-Risk Youth in “Art Connect” – Caribbean Film Series, March 15th at BAMcinématek Trinidad & Tobago teens use art to unlock their voices, and hearts, in inspiring documentary.  Director Miquel Galofré in attendance for post-screening Q&A. February 15, 2016/Brooklyn, NY – When learning how to survive and stay safe is not enough, a group of “at-risk” students in Laventille, the most notorious and violent neighborhood in Trinidad’s capital city Port-of-Spain, are selected for an urban art project that blossoms into a two-year process of these young peopleRead More
January 26, Port-of-Spain – Trafficked, a co-production between Eye On Dependency and Quirky Films has secured its much anticipated US debut at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) to be held in Los Angeles, California from February 4th -15th 2016. PAFF is the largest and most prestigious festival of its kind in the United States and screens over 150 films from across the globe. USA Today selected PAFF as #3 in their 2015 list of 10 Best Film Festivals in the U.S. Trafficked is a cautionary tale of three friends whoRead More
The Pan African Film Festival, may very well the largest film festival for Caribbean films in the United States.  Historically, the Festival has been a great place for Caribbean films and filmmakers, and this year is no different.  The Festival will be running from Feb 4-15,  in Los Angeles.  Let’s take a look at the Caribbean films screening there this year. DUBOIS Kaz Ové Narrative Short Trinidad & Tobago (2014) Screening Times: Fri, Feb 5 @ 2:10p; Fri, Feb 12 @ 10:35p A woman recovering from the grief of herRead More
For this edition of the CaFA Filmmaker Interviews, we sat down with Ryan Latchmansingh, while at the 2015 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. Ryan, a writer, producer and director, wrote and produced his thesis film, “Where the Sun Sets.”  He is currently developing his first feature length film. We are happy to present our interview of Ryan, one of the important voices in film, coming out of the Trinidad & Tobago. MORE ABOUT RYAN: Ryan Latchmansingh is a Trinbagonian filmmaker based in California. He received his BA in Film and TelevisionRead More
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 6:30PM Made in NY Media Center 30 John St, Brooklyn Buy your tickets here! This year, we’re kicking off our community night film screening season, at a new spot in Brooklyn – the Made in NY Media Center, Dumbo.  We’ll be bringing you an intimate look at the making of a vintage Jamaican dancehall album by a pair of DJs from Israel. CONGO BEAT THE DRUM Kalbata & MixMonster | Israel Filmed in Jamaica (2015) Documentary Feature Two musicians from Tel Aviv travel to Jamaica toRead More