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Lights, Camera, Lift Off - JAFTA Propella 2017 Has Short Films With a Big Bang

City of Mine by Danielle Russell on fo the five 2017 JAFTA Propella films

One of the main criticisms levelled at the Jamaican film industry has been the repetitive storylines/themes.

Caribbean Tales Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Over 30 Films

Caribbean Tales 2015

Caribbean Tales Film Festival has unveiled the schedule for its 10th anniversary edition which is set to open with a celebration of the steel pan at the opening night gala dubbed ‘Trini to the Bone’.

Better Mus Come: Storm Saulter Calls For a Caribbean Film Aesthetic

Storm Saulter current filmmaker in residence at the UWI, Mona

Director Storm Saulter (Better Mus Come), the 2015 Filmmaker in Residence at the University of the West Indies, Mona is calling for the creation of a Caribbean film aesthetic and the strengthening of the writing undergirding Caribbean films, in order to create a more buoyant industry.

Caribbean Tales Film Fest Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Caribbean Tales Film Fest Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Caribbean Tales International Film Festival is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary, with the 2015 edition of the film fest which will take place in Toronto, starting September 9, 2015. The festival returns under the theme ‘Caribbean Spirit’.

Storm Saulter - Filmmaker in Residence at UWI, Mona

Storm Saulter is filmmaker in residence at UWI, 2015

Filmmaker Storm Saulter is the 2015 Writer/Filmmaker in Residence at The Department in Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona.

Songs of Redemption and Kingston Paradise Score Big at Caribbean Tales 2013

Kingston Paradise written and directed by Mary Wells earned the Audience Award

When the 8th installment of the Caribbean Tales film showcase in Toronto ended recently, 7 winners were declared from the 10 feature-length and 35 short films entered into competition.

Art, Film, Peace: NLS Joins World Peace Day films4peace Initiative

A still from Rob Carter's animation around the Nazi labour camp at Ebensee

The films4peace project is making a landing in Kingston for Peace Day 2013 (September 21) in Art: Films: Peace, a collaboration between the New Local Space (NLS) and Creative Sounds.

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.

Better Mus Come Snags US Distribution

Sheldon Shepherd as Ricky in Better Mus Come

Storm Saulter’s Better Mus Come has been slowly and steadily making in-roads into the international film circuit, winning itself fans one festival at a time.

Toussaint L’Ouverture Rises to Cop Top Prizes at Trinidad and Tobago Film Fest 2012

Jimmy Jean-Louis as the titular character in Toussaint L'Ouverture

Port of Spain, Trinidad: The historical epic Toussaint L’Ouverture, directed by Philippe Niang snagged two of the top awards at the recently concluded Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) 2012.  The film earned the People’s Choice award for Bes

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