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Timehri Film Festival announces 2018 film line-up

first_imgThe third annual Timehri Film Festival (TFF), which will commence later this month, has announced its 2018 line-up of films and activities which will be featured at the series of events to highlight local Guyanese filmmakers.The Festival, which is presented by the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA) and Rewind and Come Again (RACA), will be focusing this year on the celebration of regional Diaspora and storytelling and will be primarily hosted in the capital city, Georgetown. It is expected to last from May 30 to June 3.The festivities will comprise 40 feature-length and short films from 15 different countries around the world. Festival Director, Romola Lucas, explained that even more so than in the past two years, this year’s festival reflects on the maturation of the filmmaking talent in the Region.The activities will commence on May 30 with a cocktail party and musical performance by Gavin Mendonca, after which attendees will witness the screening of a slate of Guyanese films at Moray House. In celebration of Guyana’s Pride Week, TFF and the Guyana Rainbow Foundation (GuyBow) will co-present Pride Cinema Night, screening queer-themed films.For the second consecutive year, TFF will partner with Trinidad and Tobago’s Green Screen Environmental Film Festival to present the Environmental Film Festival, a special one-day screening of films highlighting environmental issues of particular concern to the Region.As part of TFF’s community outreach, it will be working with several local schools and prisons to present private screenings to their students and populations.The line-up that is scheduled for screening includes ‘Play the Devil’, ‘Brown Girl Begins’, ‘Bad Lucky Goat’, ‘Kafou’, and ‘Amsterdam: Traces of Sugar and many more’.The Timehri Film Festival is an annual festival with a mission of showcasing the work of Guyanese and Caribbean filmmakers. The films will be screened at various locations in Georgetown from May 30 to June 3.last_img read more