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Caribbean Tales 2013 opens with Gems of the Caribbean

Christopher Laird's No Bois No Fraid opens 2013 Caribbean Tales Film Showcase

The Annual Caribbean Tales Film Showcase which stretches over a month, has added a new element to its roster of screenings, Gems of the Caribbean. Gems opens the 8th staging of Caribbean Tales, on August 17 with films from Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and St. Lucia.

Animation Overtakes Film as Priority Area

Animation has been deemed a priority area by the Film Commission of Jamaica

The death knell hasn’t quite tolled for filmmaking in Jamaica, but it is animation that has now become the favourite child of the creative industries, at least from the perspective of the government.

Anime Fest for Kingston and Montego Bay

Japanese Animation Festival slated for Kingston and Montego Bay

Animation will be among the events used to illustrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Jamaica and Japan as the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica stage their first Japanese Animation Film Festival Festival and manga poster competition.

Animators Try to "Toon-in' Local Industry

Kina Sky by Coretta Singer

Jamaica’s animation industry is still embryonic, so much so that to describe it as an “industry” seems a little grandiose. However, a growing number of Jamaican animators have enjoyed some success.

Kingstoon 2013 - Animating Jamaican Creativity

Kira Clayton accepts her prize from Terry-Ann Wilson of The Gleaner

The inaugural Kingstoon animation festival and conference ended on June 21 with the selection of eight winners in four categories Character Development, Storyboard or Script, Experimental Animation and Final Animation Product.

Kingston Gets 'Tooned' with Animation Festival

J. Lewis, I. Gonzalez Berenguer, L. Napier, K. Spence & A. Latchman

Jamaica is set to get a little more animated with the arrival of the Kingstoon Animation Festival, a strategy to position animation as one of the island’s growth areas in the hopes of stimulating the economy and job creation.

Iron Man 3

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) and his suit

The third film in the Iron Man franchise has slammed into movie theatres with all its expected laughs and thrills. Even though it is probably the weakest of the three films, it is far from being a dud.

Rwandan Footballers Kick Off World African Film Fest Jamaica

The Jamaican leg of the 2013 Africa World Documentary Film Festival got underway at the University of the West Indies, Mona, on Wednesday evening with Rwanda-17: The Healing of a Nation.

Songs of Redemption - Stumbles on Its Good Intentions

Fernando Garcia Guereta, Heather Grant (left) and members of the production team

Songs of Redemption is a telling name for a documentary exploring a music programme amongst prisoners.

Kingston Book Festival Encourages Synergies Between Books and Films

Parish Bull directed by Michael Tingling

Hollywood’s cinematic history is strewn with films born of adaptations from books, many of which have gone on to cop numerous Academy Awards and and even greater quantiy have been blockbusters.

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