Guyana's Timehri Film Festival Celebrates Regional & Diaspora Filmmaking, May 31 to June 4
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Guyana's Timehri Film Festival Celebrates Regional & Diaspora Filmmaking, May 31 to June 4

"Ori Inu: In Search of Self" "Ori Inu: In Search of Self"

The 2nd annual Timehri Film Festival (TFF), showcasing cinema from Guyana and the Caribbean diaspora, begins this Wednesday May 31st in the South American country and runs through June 4th.  Over the five days of the Festival, TFF will screen over 26 feature and short films, representing 14 different countries.

See the full schedule below.

Presented by the Caribbean Film Academy and Rewind And Come Again, TFF’s annual celebration of regional storytellers and artists, brings together filmmakers, film lovers and artists in the beautiful city of Georgetown, Guyana, the country's capital.

For this year’s Festival, TFF is partnering with Trinidad & Tobago’s Green Screen Environmental Film Festival and Iwokrama, to present a special screening of films highlighting environmental issues of particular significance to the Caribbean. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local environmental activists and media artists, as well as Carver Bacchus, founder and director of Green Screen.

As part of the Festival this year, screenings will also be held at different locations around the country – the Children’s Drop-In Center in Sophia, the Berbice Women’s Prison, the Lusignan Men’s Prison, St. Cuthbert’s Mission, the University of Guyana, and the Business School.  These screenings are designed to share the films with even wider audiences and provide opportunities for the use of film not only as a storytelling tool, but also as therapeutic tool.

The Festival will see the premiere of “Adero,” the short film shot on location in Guyana and directed by Kojo McPherson.  The film was made as a part of the Caribbean Film Project, and is the first of the initial 4 films to made, to be completed.  The Festival will also feature a collection of some of the best short and feature length films in and about the Caribbean.  In addition to “Adero,” the Guyana Shorts section, will feature films by Diaspora filmmakers of Guyanese heritage including Stefon Bristol and Chelsea & Emann Odufu. 

Screenings will take place at The Moray House Trust, Umana Yana and Dutch Bottle Café, and are free of charge and open to the public.

May 31, 2017 – Opening Night / Moray House / 7:00PM

Guyana Shorts Package

Adero, by Kojo McPherson / Guyana, 2017

See You Yesterday, by Stefon Bristol / USA, 2017

Ori Inu: In Search of Self, by Chelsea and Emann Odufu / USA, 2016

Walk Good, by Karen Chapman / Canada, 2016

June 1, 2017 / Moray House / 7:00PM

Art Connect, by Miquel Galofré / Trinidad & Tobago, 2012

Dreams in Transit, by Karen Martinez / Trinidad & Tobago/UK, 2015

June 2, 2017 / Moray House / 7:00PM

Denis, by Gabrielle Blackwood / Jamaica, 2015

Smallman: The World My Father Made / Mariel Brown / Trinidad & Tobago, 2013

June 3, 2017 / Umana Yana / 10:00AM-3PM

A Better Place, by Carver Bacchus and Miquel Galofré / Trinidad & Tobago, 2015

Films from the Cobra Project – Guyana

Panel Discussion

June 3, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 1:00PM

A Bitter Lime, by Max Orter / US/Guyana, 2016

10 Ave Maria, by Juan Francisco Pardo / Aruba, 2011

June 3, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 3:00PM

Dreadlocks Story, by Linda Ainouche / Jamaica, 2014

Sugar, by Michelle Serieux / Jamaica, 2017

June 3, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 6:00PM

The House on Coco Road, by Damani Baker / US/Grenada, 2016

Heart of a Monster, by Damian Marcano / Curaçao, 2016

June 4, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 12:00PM

Caribbean Shorts Package

Smallman: The World My Father Made, by Mariel Brown / Trinidad & Tobago, 2013

10 Ave Maria, by Juan Francisco Pardo / Aruba, 2011

Adero, by Kojo McPherson / Guyana, 2017

Sugar, by Michelle Serieux / Jamaica, 2017

Sunday, by Kyle Chin / Jamaica, 2013

June 4, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 2:00PM

Generation Revolution, by Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis / UK, 2016

Mommy Water, by Julien Silloray / Guadeloupe, 2015

June 4, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 4:00PM

Diablesse, by Howard and Mitzi Allen / Antigua & Barbuda, 2005

The Croft, by Wayne Benjamin / Jamaica, 2013

June 4, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 6:00PM

Timeless: A Caribbean Love Story, by Edward LaBorde / US Virgin Islands, 2016

Darkie, by Shea J. Best / Trinidad & Tobago, 2012

 For the full schedule of events, please visit TimehriFilmFestival.com and follow their activities on social media by using the hashtag #TimehriFF17