Sunday, April 15th | Starting at 7:30 pm | Olympus Theatres
Closing Reception and Awards Presentation for the 48Hr. Film Challenge, followed by the screening of two wonderful films.
Short Films (in competition)
Doubles with Slight Pepper
Ian Harnarine | 15 minutes | Canada/Trinidad & Tobago | 2011
Winner: Best Canadian Short Film, Toronto Interntional Film Festival 2011
Winner: Best Live Action Short, Genie Awards 2012
Dhani’s father left him with little more than a street-food cart in Trinidad and a broken promise for a better life in Canada. When the older man returns one Christmas with a request, old wounds linger — keeping Dhani’s focus on providing for himself and his mother. Poetic dialogue and compelling characters shape this story of the contemporary immigrant experience.
Feature Films (in competition)
Better Mus’ Come
Storm Saulter | 93 minutes | Jamaica | 2011 (BARBADOS PREMIERE)
Winner: Best Film, Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2011
WInner: Audience Award, Bermuda International Film Festival 2011
In Kingston, Jamaica, in the late 1970s, the two main political parties, the People’s National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies and advance their political agenda. Young Ricky is a single father and a community leader whose gang is aligned to one party. One day he meets Kemala, who belongs to a community controlled by the other party: enemy territory, and the two instantly connect. Kemala encourages Ricky to adopt a more passive approach as Ricky tries to navigate his way through the constant social upheaval that seems ubiquitous in his community. Will their love triumph, or will bigger forces win the day? Based on true events.
Storm Saulter is a writer, cinematographer, visual artist, and film director. Born in Negril, Jamaica, he received formal film training at The Los Angeles Film School. Storm has exhibited his experimental films at The Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, Art Basel, The Caribbean Biennial, National Biennial of Jamaica, Berlin Art Fair, ARCO, and LOOP Barcelona. Storm wrote, directed, edited, and was Cinematographer for his first feature film
Better Mus’ Come. He was awarded “Best Director First Feature” at the 2012 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film was awarded the “Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature” and “Honorable Mention in the Spirit of Freedom Category” at the 2011 Bahamas International Film Festival, as well as the “Viewer’s Choice Award Best Feature Film” at the 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. Saulter is the co-founder of New Caribbean Cinema. Saulter received the 2011 Jamaica Gleaner Honour Award for his work in developing Jamaica’s Film Industry.