Friday April 13th, 9pm


Starting at 9 pm | Island Inn Hotel

Short Films (in competition)

  • A Day in a Bajan Life

    A Day in a Bajan Life

    is a series of 10 cinematic, short film portraits of everyday life and people in Barbados, directed and shot by acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Pelle Hybbinette, an adopted Bajan. It’s an attempt to show the beautiful variety and contrast of this “paradise” island, from black to white, rich to poor. Pelle brings his love for his adopted island and a discerning and unique eye to his subjects. Two keywords are the dreams and ambitions of the subjects. The series is produced by Sea Weaver Productions Inc., Producer Penelope Hynam.

    • Episode #9 “Chelsea”

      Episode #9 “Chelsea”

      Pelle Hybbinette | 13.5 minutes | Barbados | 2011

      A teenager with a big talent and a strong dream, to become a pro-surfer and a world champion,


      is now #1 in Girls Under 18 in Barbados and #9 in the world in her class.

Feature Films (in competition)

  • Fat, Bald, Short Man

    Fat, Bald, Short Man

    Carlos Osuna/The Global Film Initiative

    | 97 minutes | Colombia | 2011

    In this acclaimed full length animated feature from Colombia, lonesome, middle-aged virgin Antonio Farfán is picked on and ridiculed as a matter of course, whether by coworkers or his bullying mooch of a brother (who only calls when he needs money). An employee at a notary office, his status improves a bit when his new boss—and strangely affable doppelgänger—takes an interest in him. But Farfán’s deep-seated shyness and insecurity are only partly assuaged. And when he joins a self-improvement group, he slowly confirms what the undulating lines of this sly, involving rotoscope story suggest: everything is in motion, and change is inevitable. The question becomes what use one makes of it.

    Fat, Bald, Short Man

    is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2012 film series. For more information, visit


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