NY Schedule

Saturday, June 11th | 12:00 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. | Spike Lee Screening Room, LIU, Brooklyn Campus | Free (Donations are accepted)

CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution presents its New York Film Showcase, a special festival of film screenings, panel discussions and networking.The inaugural one-day event, will bring the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Week to a close on Saturday, June 11.

PROGRAM | To RSVP for this event please Email Us.

12pm: Filmmakers Brunch :  

Opening Keynote : Mark Walton, EVP Corporate Affairs, The Africa Channel.

1.15pm: Filmmakers Panel Discussion 1 :  

New Caribbean Filmmakers – Case Studies : Featuring presentations by a diverse group of talented U.S-based and regional producers, whose work draws on the Caribbean.

Moderator: Grace Blake, Producer (Trinidad & Tobago / US)

Panellists:  Vashti Anderson (Trinidad/US),  Melissa Gomes (Antigua/ US), Eion Saunders (Jamaica/ US),
Candice Lela-Rolingson (Trinidad & Tobago),  Rodney Smith / Sean Michael Field (Barbados /US),  Ian Harnarine (Trinidad & Tobago / US),  Sam Stewart (Jamaica / US),  Aldain Reid (Jamaica).

2.30pm: Special Screening – A Co-Presentation with Third World Newsreel:  Screenings of award-winning feature films and shorts from the Region and the Diaspora, that deal with Caribbean music. 

The Other Side of the Water by Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas
The journey of a Haitian ra-ra band in Brooklyn

Calypso  Dreams by Geoffrey Dunn and Michael Horne
“…far and away the best film ever made about calypso.”

Filmmakers Panel Discussion 2 :

Diasporic Synergies : A cross section of media producers working across the Diaspora reflect on the synergies and co-ventures possible with the Caribbean.

Moderator: Professor Michelle Materre. Presented by “Creatively Speaking”.

Panellists : Karen Williams – Producer , Grace Blake – Producer  , Leslie Fields-Cruz  – National Black Programming Consortium, Tambay Obenson – Shadow and Act , Dr Keith Nurse – Chair, CTWD,  Andrea Bullens – Caribbean Lifestyle TV,  Roselly Torres Rojas – Third World Newsreel.

4.45pm: “In conversation with the Mighty Sparrow”  

The incomparable and iconic calypsonian is interviewed by Elizabeth Nunez, award-winning author and Distinguished Professor at Hunter College.

5.30pm: “Rum and Fishcakes”  VIP Reception 

Hosted by the Consul General for Barbados in New York, Mr. Lennox Price.

7pm: Gala Screening : 

Jerk Chicken

Dominion Web Series

Fire in Babylon

“…not just for cricket fans, this is an outstanding piece of work!”

Dominion, a new Bajan-American web series is one of the films that will be profiled ar CaribbeanTales NY Showcase on June 11th

For information contact:

Bevan Springer : + 1 201 861-2056

CaribbeanTales NY Film Showcase is sponsored by: