Caribbean film showcase returns

The Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase is an annual film festival representing filmmakers from the Caribbean, Africa and its Diaspora. Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase is produced by the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase Office, a division of the Cuban Film Institute located in Havana. The Cayman National Cultural Foundation is the Organising Committee for the Cayman Islands.

The films cover a wide variety of subjects; Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase offers short, feature length and animated films for people of all ages. The showcase is a creative and effective way to share films not readily available online, in theatres or in stores. Organisations, businesses and schools are welcome to attend the festival as well as browse the film synopses from the various showcases and rent Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase films. All films are subtitled when not in English.

Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase seeks to encourage film and audiovisual co-productions among member states as well as promote the exchange of films and audiovisuals to be disseminated through the national broadcasting TV stations of the member states.

Harquail Theatre

The fourth Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase is in Cayman from 4-19 July in the Studio at the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre, featuring documentaries, features, short and animated films. Whatever your taste, the showcase offers 39 unique looks at the Caribbean and its Diaspora.

From award-winning films such as the Barbadian/UK documentary Catch A Fire directed by Menelik Shabazz to Eduardo Barberena’s socially conscious and controversial feature Cheila: A House for Maita, to fun animated films such as Jose Garcia’s The Mischievous Rabbit, the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase is sure to educate, inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.

Come out and have a taste of something different, gratis! Films begin at 1pm daily and a full list plus synopses is available on the cultural foundation’s website.

Films on TV

Additionally, three Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase films will be shown on Cayman27.

The dates and times are:

20 Years – a film by Cuban animator Bárbaro Joel Ortiz

4 July, 7.30pm; 11 July, 7.30pm

Free Swim – an award winning documentary film by Jennifer Galvin

1 July, 11am; 5 July, 8pm; 8 July, 11am

Baobab Tree – a film by Claire Ince

8 July, 1.30pm