2016 Timehri Film Festival
Organized by: Alysia Christiani
EVENT DATE May 18, 2016
The Timehri Film Festival, is a Guyanese and Caribbean film festival, set to begin in May 2016 and will be held at the Moray House in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. The Festival was created by Romola Lucas and Justen Blaize of the Caribbean Film Academy, and Alysia S. Christiani, creator of the blog, Rewind and Come Again.
The 2016 Festival, showcasing the work of Guyanese and Caribbean filmmakers from the region and in Diaspora, is designed to pay homage to Guyana on the occasion of it’s 50th year of independence. Beyond 2016, the Festival will contribute to the continued growth of Guyana’s film industry, and provide opportunities for youth to interact with local and regional films, and be inspired to become filmmakers, themselves. Festival programming will include workshops on producing and directing, post-screening question and answer sessions, and screenings for children.
The road to the Timehri Film Festival really began with the strides Guyanese filmmakers have been making regionally and internationally. Kojo McPherson was the winner of the 2015 Caribbean Film Project, a script competition by the Caribbean Film Academy, and later won the pitch competition at the 2015 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival; Gavin Ramoutar’s thesis film at New York University, Antiman, has been a winner at several international film festivals, and Mason Richards’ film, The Seawall, was a Cannes 2011 selection.
Guyana has the talent and is poised to make a big impact in the filmmaking world. With your help, the Timehri Film Festival will become the premiere festival in Guyana, showcasing the work of Guyana’s best and brightest storytellers and bringing the best in Caribbean film to Guyana.