Starting at 9 pm | Island Inn Hotel
Short Films (in competition)
10 Ave Maria/The City I Grew Up In
Juan Francisco Pardo & Ryan Oduber | 2 minutes/12 minutes | Aruba
No man is an island, it is said. In this beautifully observed film, we follow Mark, a lonely young man in search of happiness. Through his daily encounters he struggles with his desires and his fears, until at last he is forced to come face to face with himself.
Feature Films (in competition)
Christopher Browne | 100 minutes | Jamaica | 2011
is an “against the odds” action drama set in a politically turbulent inner city community of Kingston. Derrick, a determined inner city teenager struggles to realize his dream of becoming a champion boxer, despite a country, community and family conflicted by a divisive political system.
Born in a rural area of Jamaica, Christopher Browne grew up living the simple life; no telephones, no electricity, and no television until he was twelve. He was schooled in Jamaica and later in England.
Browne directed his first feature film, THIRD WORLD COP, in 1999 which he also co-wrote for Palm Pictures. It had its world premier in September at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival. The film was released on October 6, 1999 in Jamaica by Palace Amusement. THIRD WORLD COP broke box office records in Jamaica, running for an unprecedented four months. THIRD WORLD COP made more money than THE PHANTOM MENACE and TITANIC in the Caribbean – over 21 million Jamaican dollars. It was distributed internationally by Palm Pictures in Toronto, New York, Miami, and London. (THIRD WORLD COP ran for two months at the Ritzi cinema in Brixton, London.)