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TIMEHRI FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 FESTIVAL PROGRAM

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.

For this year’s Festival, TFF is pleased to partner with Trinidad & Tobago’s Green Screen Environmental Film Festival and Iwokrama, to present a special screening of films highlighting environmental issues of particular significance to the Caribbean. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local environmental activists and media artists, as well as Carver Bacchus, founder and director of Green Screen.

As part of the Festival this year, screenings will also be held at different locations around the country – the Children’s Drop-In Center in Sophia, the Berbice Women’s Prison, the Lusignan Men’s Prison, St. Cuthbert’s Mission, the University of Guyana, and the Business School.  These screenings are designed to share the films with even wider audiences and provide opportunities for the use of film not only as a storytelling tool, but also as therapeutic tool.

The Festival will see the premiere of “Adero,” the short film shot on location in Guyana and directed by Kojo McPherson.  The film was made as a part of the Caribbean Film Project, and is the first of the initial 4 films to made, to be completed.  The Festival will also feature a collection of some of the best short and feature length films in and about the Caribbean.  In addition to “Adero,” the Guyana Shorts section, will feature films by Diaspora filmmakers of Guyanese heritage.

Screenings will take place at The Moray House Trust, Umana Yana and Dutch Bottle Café, and are free of charge and open to the public.

 TFF is proud to present the following feature and short films:

May 31, 2017 – Opening Night / Moray House / 7:00PM
Guyana Shorts Package
Adero, by Kojo McPherson / Guyana, 2017
See You Yesterday, by Stefon Bristol / USA, 2017
Ori Inu: In Search of Self, by Chelsea and Emann Odufu / USA, 2016
Walk Good, by Karen Chapman / Canada, 2016

June 1, 2017 / Moray House / 7:00PM
Art Connect, by Miquel Galofré / Trinidad & Tobago, 2012
Dreams in Transit, by Karen Martinez / Trinidad & Tobago/UK, 2015

June 2, 2017 / Moray House / 7:00PM
Denis, by Gabrielle Blackwood / Jamaica, 2015
Smallman: The World My Father Made / Mariel Brown / Trinidad & Tobago, 2013

June 3, 2017 / Umana Yana / 10:00AM-3PM
A Better Place, by Carver Bacchus and Miquel Galofré / Trinidad & Tobago, 2015
Films from the Cobra Project – Guyana
Panel Discussion

June 3, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 1:00PM
A Bitter Lime, by Max Orter / US/Guyana, 2016
10 Ave Maria, by Juan Francisco Pardo / Aruba, 2011

June 3, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 3:00PM
Dreadlocks Story, by Linda Ainouche / Jamaica, 2014
Sugar, by Michelle Serieux / Jamaica, 2017

June 3, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 6:00PM
The House on Coco Road, by Damani Baker / US/Grenada, 2016
Heart of a Monster, by Damian Marcano / Curaçao, 2016

June 4, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 12:00PM
Caribbean Shorts Package
Smallman: The World My Father Made, by Mariel Brown / Trinidad & Tobago, 2013
10 Ave Maria, by Juan Francisco Pardo / Aruba, 2011
Adero, by Kojo McPherson / Guyana, 2017
Sugar, by Michelle Serieux / Jamaica, 2017
Sunday, by Kyle Chin / Jamaica, 2013

June 4, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 2:00PM
Generation Revolution, by Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis / UK, 2016
Mommy Water, by Julien Silloray / Guadeloupe, 2015

June 4, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 4:00PM
Diablesse, by Howard and Mitzi Allen / Antigua & Barbuda, 2005
The Croft, by Wayne Benjamin / Jamaica, 2013

June 4, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 6:00PM
Timeless: A Caribbean Love Story, by Edward LaBorde / US Virgin Islands, 2016
Darkie, by Shea J. Best / Trinidad & Tobago, 2012

 For the full schedule of events, please visit TimehriFilmFestival.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter, @TimehriFF. Be sure to follow our activities on social media by using the hashtag #TimehriFF17.

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About the Timehri Film Festival (TFF)
TFF is an annual film festival with a mission of showcasing the work of Guyanese and Caribbean filmmakers in the Region and Diaspora. The Festival will contribute to the continued growth of Guyana’s film industry by working to encourage and inspire emerging Guyanese filmmakers.

About the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA)
Established in 2012, CaFA is a New York not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion and support of Caribbean filmmaking and filmmakers, in the region and the diaspora. CaFA’s work is focused on promoting and sharing the art of storytelling through film, from the unique perspective of the Caribbean.

About Rewind and Come Again (RACA)
Founded in 2008, RACA began as an online conversation about Caribbean-American life. The site has since grown to include content covering the expression of Caribbean culture throughout the diaspora. Dedicated to digging beneath stereotypical representations of the region, RACA works to shine a light on, and spark conversations about, the evolution of the Caribbean experience.

About Green Screen TT
Established in 2011, Green Screen brings environmental and sustainability issues to the public through the medium of film. The festival also engages communities in Trinidad and Tobago through seminars, workshops and panel discussions aimed at informing audiences about environmental issues that affect them and encourages lasting behavior change. Sustain T&T, producers of Green Screen, also produces documentary content addressing local issues and highlighting leaders in the sustainability sector.

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