Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
"Your Legacy Is More Than a Name" - Watch Michael B. Jordan in First Trailer for 'Creed' "Your Legacy Is More Than a Name" - Watch Michael B. Jordan in First Trailer for 'Creed' Trailer: Hannibal Buress Asks Life's Biggest Questions in New Comedy Central Series Coming 7/8, After 'Key & Peele' Trailer: Hannibal Buress Asks Life's Biggest Questions in New Comedy Central Series Coming 7/8, After 'Key & Peele' 'Extant' Returns to CBS 7/1. Get Caught Up w/ This 1-Minute Recap + Read What Critics Are Saying 'Extant' Returns to CBS 7/1. Get Caught Up w/ This 1-Minute Recap + Read What Critics Are Saying Today, 26 Years Ago, 'Do The Right Thing' Opened in Theaters. Watch the Cast & Crew Reunite Today, 26 Years Ago, 'Do The Right Thing' Opened in Theaters. Watch the Cast & Crew Reunite Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman & Julia Roberts Seek Justice in First Trailer for 'Secret in Their Eyes' Remake Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman & Julia Roberts Seek Justice in First Trailer for 'Secret in Their Eyes' Remake Issa Rae's HBO-Bound 'Awkward Black Girl'-esque Comedy Gets a Director Issa Rae's HBO-Bound 'Awkward Black Girl'-esque Comedy Gets a Director Watch Trailer for Fascinating New Documentary About Black Men and Chess - ‘Sideline’ Watch Trailer for Fascinating New Documentary About Black Men and Chess - ‘Sideline’ The Irresponsibility of 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' The Irresponsibility of 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Full List of BET AWARDS Winners (Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard Take Actor Nods) Full List of BET AWARDS Winners (Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard Take Actor Nods) Zadie Smith Will Make Her Feature Screenwriting Debut, Teaming up w/ Claire Denis for Sci-Fi Project Zadie Smith Will Make Her Feature Screenwriting Debut, Teaming up w/ Claire Denis for Sci-Fi Project Haiti and the Dominican Republic - A Conflict Captured on Film Haiti and the Dominican Republic - A Conflict Captured on Film A Muscle-Bound Michael B. Jordan Hitting a Speed Bag w/ Stallone's Encouragement in Pic from 'Creed' A Muscle-Bound Michael B. Jordan Hitting a Speed Bag w/ Stallone's Encouragement in Pic from 'Creed' Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Aren’t We Talking About the Sexual Assault in 'Beyond the Lights'? Why Aren’t We Talking About the Sexual Assault in 'Beyond the Lights'? 'Supremacy' Director Deon Taylor Talks Race, Horror, and Working With Lela Rochon (LAFF Premiere) 'Supremacy' Director Deon Taylor Talks Race, Horror, and Working With Lela Rochon (LAFF Premiere) Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Caribbean Film Highlights At The 2013 Pan African Film Festival

Shadow and Act By Frances Anne Solomon | Shadow and Act February 13, 2013 at 10:10AM

We congratulate the Pan African Film Festival on its 21st Anniversary. And this year the festival is screening a record number of Caribbean and Caribbean-themed films, a testament to the growing importance of the Caribbean voice in cinema around the World.
2
Akwantu

We congratulate the Pan African Film Festival on its 21st Anniversary. And this year the festival is screening a record number of Caribbean and Caribbean-themed films, a testament to the growing importance of the Caribbean voice in cinema around the World.

Our Region is coming to voice in Film. A veritable explosion of talent in images and sound is taking place across the Region and the world. Hundreds of young filmmakers from the Caribbean and its Diaspora -- Europe, North America, Africa, India, Lebanon, and on -- are taking up the camera as powerful weapons for the expression of their unique voices, and many extraordinary film stories are being told.

Together we are defining the Caribbean in film.

These include established and emerging filmmakers - from the French, Dutch, Spanish and English territories; from every ethnic group and combination of ethnicities, driven by the force of our mixed heritages, fierce in the drive to tell the stories of our common experiences and ancestry, in our own words, images and languages, using any means available and necessary.

Maximum congrats to all the filmmakers at PAFF! Here is but a selection of some of the best films on show.

Fish: Sean Escayg's masterful short drama redefines the Trinidad landscape. See the Short film Fish at the bottom of this post.

Akwantu: The Journey - Filmmaker Roy Anderson's important personal tribute to his forefathers who were Maroons from Jamaica - runaway ex-slaves who lived and fought for their freedom in the hills of Jamaica.

Home Again - The husband and wife filmmaking team of Sudz Sutherland and Jen Holness wrote, directed and produced this deftly-crafted feature film, the second from their company Hungry Eyes Film and TV.

Songs of Redemtion - Trinidad-based, Spanish born filmmaker Miquel Galofre, who gave us Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast and Hit Me With Music, co-directs this compelling documentary set in Jamaica's prisons.

Toussaint L'Ouverture - The Epic story of our greatest hero told by French African filmmkaer Philippe Niang.

Stud Life - The lighter side of Queer cinema. This Quirky Lesbian romantic comedy is the feature debut of iconic British Trinidadian indie filmmaker Campbell X.

There are many more, including most notably Nurse Fighter Boy, the stunning 2008 classic feature from Charles Officer; Elza, the multi-award-winning feature debut from Guadeloupe filmmaker Mariette Monpierre; and Ring De Alarm, an anthology of seven short films by the New Caribbean Cinema filmmaking collective, that includes Storm Saulter (Better Mus Come).

Watch out also for Island Song, Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict, Born In Trench Town, and many more.

Find out more about PAFF...

Here's the complete short film, Fish, from Sean Escayg.


Shadow & ActNewsletter