For the third year running, the New York based Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA), in partnership with the Caribbean-American culture blog Rewind And Come Again (RACA), will hold the Timehri Film Festival (TFF), a celebration of Guyanese & Caribbean film, in and around Guyana’s capital city of Georgetown from Wednesday, May 30 – Sunday, June 3, 2018.
Over the five days, TFF will hold daily film screenings & discussions at various locations in Georgetown, including the Moray House and the Dutch Bottle Café. Films by and about Guyanese will feature prominently. Additionally, both short and feature length films from around the Caribbean and the diaspora will be screened. Most screenings will be free and open to the public.
In an effort to reach audiences who don’t have access to the festival, TFF will once again hold a series of satellite screenings in and around the capital and neighboring villages. Films will be shown at select schools, prisons, and indigenous communities.
FILMMAKER EDUCATION FOR THE GUYANESE COMMUNITY For the first time TFF will offer a week-long filmmaking workshop, from Monday, May 28 –Saturday, June 2, 2018. Taught by an award-winning Caribbean director/producer, the workshop will focus on the nuts and bolts of documentary filmmaking. From production and aesthetics to interviewing styles and storytelling, this workshop will provide information on key production techniques and industry best practices. Visit our website TimehriFilmFestival.com for details and registration.
WANTED: GUYANESE FILMS. TFFS’ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
One of TFF’s primary missions is to support and celebrate the work of Guyanese filmmakers, as well as to shine a light on films that speak to the country’s history and culture. To that end, TFF announces the opening of their call for submissions for narratives, documentaries and animated short films made in / about Guyana or by filmmakers of Guyanese heritage. Submissions are open from January 2, - March 15, 2018.