CARIBBEAN FILM SCREENINGS FOR CARIFESTA XIII

The lights, camera work and action of Caribbean film will be showcased across the island during CARIFESTA XIII.

The event will run from Saturday, August 19 to Saturday, August 26, screening 60 shorts and full-length features from eleven countries across the region. These are: Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and the Virgin Islands.

Three two-hour screenings of films per day are scheduled during the week of the festival (six screenings per day). Shows start at 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm in the VIP cinemas of the Olympus Theatres. Genres range from documentary and narrative fiction, to experimental and animation.

(FILE IMAGECLICK FOR BIGGER) A nominal fee of $10 for adults and $5 for children will be charged for each screening in which patrons will be treated to an array of Caribbean film talent. A season pass, which allows for up to eight screenings, is also available for $50. Tickets are available online at www.carifesta.net, at TicketLinkz box offices, as well as at the door.

Those who are unable to have the indoor cinema experience will still have a chance to explore Caribbean film through three community screenings, slated from Monday August 21 to Wednesday August 23. The free showings will be held at the Checker Hall Playing Field in St. Lucy, the Glebe Playing Field in St. George and the Dover Playing Field in Christ Church respectively, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs and enjoy the films ‘under the stars’. Further information on the films to be screened can also be found on the Movie Guide at www.carifesta.net.

(FILE IMAGECLICK FOR BIGGER) Filmmakers will also have the opportunity to discuss how their work can be taken to screens across the world, as two international buyers will be attending the festival and will have meetings with the regional filmmakers and producers. Additionally, on Sunday August 27 — the day after the official end of the film festival — an industry workshop will be convened at the Olympus VIP Theatres. US-based television sales and marketing executive Mark Walton will lead an informative session on Effective Distribution Strategies.

Film Commissioner and CARIFESTA XIII Film Coordinator, Annette Nias, is pleased about the avenues that the festival can open up for aspiring and seasoned players in the local and regional film industry. “Film in the Caribbean is a young enterprise…so CARIFESTA XIII is raising the bar for film,” she said.

“…The film screenings utilise different platforms: the showcase of Caribbean films, as well as the networking of the people who work in film, so that those who come into Barbados get to know those who are here. People can get to know each other… and that hopefully will bring returns.”

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Comments

add a comment

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.