CaribbeanTales New York Shorts Showcase
CaribbeanTales is delighted to present some the best new films from around the region during Caribbean Week, on June 5, at 8pm, at the Marriott Marquis
The Caribbean Diaspora’s most dynamic film festival group — with bases and events in Toronto, Barbados, and New York, and partnerships across the region and the globe — celebrates the unique voice of the Caribbean in all its shapes, incarnations and diversity, including culture, comedy, animation, sci-fi, diaspora stories, stories of cultural identity and multicultural relationships.
Christopher Guiness | 11 mins | T&T | 2011
Shortlisted for the international Vimeo Awards that will take place in New York June 7-11, this beautiful film follows the point of view of the protagonist Pothound (meaning street dog in T&T slang) as she goes on an adventure, runs into adversity, and it all culminates with an unexpected twist of events.
Red Amber Green
Christopher Byfield | 18 mins | 2011 | Jamaica
This charming first film – winner of the Best short film awards at the CaribbeanTales Film Festival, the Lignum Vitae Film Festival. and the Reggae Film Festival – depicts the lives of three Jamaican boys struggling to make ends meet by working as vehicle window washers and street vendors when cars stop for street lights on the difficult streets of Kingston.
It’s a Fact!
Liesje Cole Pragnell | 10 mins | 2011| Barbados
The first in a series of animation shorts that encourages young people to think critically. This informative show is packed full of creativity and down to earth practicality.
A Day in a Bajan Life – Ep 5 Izebo
Pelle Hibinette | 13.5 mins | 2011 | Barbados
Local hero, rastafarian, artist, philosopher, Izebo is a homeless artist whose commissioned murals are seen all over the walls of Barbados. A Day in a Bajan life is a series of vignettes of Bajans spanning all races, classes, professions and pastimes.
Doubles With Slight Pepper
Ian Harnarine | 2011 | 14 mins | T&T/Canada
This multi award-winning short film is the winner of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Best Short Film award and the Genie Award (Canada’s equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Live Action Short Film. It follows Dhani whose father left him with little more than a Doubles cart and broken promises for a better life in Canada. When the older man returns one Christmas with a request, old wounds linger.
CaribbeanTales is proud to partner with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU to host 3 short films by young people on Science and Agricultural themes. The films shown are winners of the CTA region-wide competition that included a year of training and mentorship for young filmmakers. Vincent Lewis of Trinidad & Tobago emerged the winner with his entry “Bee wise” while Jamaican Marlon Johnson’s “Trial and Error” took second place and Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe of Grenada copped third with “Food For Thought”.
CaribbeanTales is a group of companies that produces, markets and exhibits Caribbean-themed films for regional and international distribution, including: CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, that links producers and buyers of quality entertainment; the CaribbeanTales Film Festival Group that produces annual events in Toronto, Barbados and New York; the Caribbean Incubator Program for Audio Visual Entrepreneurs that delivers training for filmmakers, and CaribbeanTales.ca, a non profit based on Toronto, Canada, that promotes citizen participation through the medium of film.
For the 2nd consecutive year, the CaribbeanTales New York Showcase presents some of the year’s best films from around the regions during Caribbean Week.