So I got this in my inbox and thought I’d pass it on. It’s the same week as the Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project so for that and other reasons I probably won’t be there. But it doesn’t mean you can’t be.
The Antigua and Barbuda Lit Fest is hosting the Beyond the Screen event August 14 to 17. As part of that, there will be a Script to Screen workshop facilitated by award winning director Neema Barnette – this workshop will take place on Wednesday, August 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at City View – some spaces (if I’m understanding correctly) are sponsored by the Antigua and Barbuda Literary Fest – i.e. free. See flyer below for festival details.
A&B Literary Fest
Okay, I’m a little late with this one. But bear with me; a lot of artistic Antiguans out there doing their thing and I just trying to keep up. This time I turn the spotlight again on Melissa Gomez.
Her first feature length documentary Silent Music won the Audience Choice Award at the Toronto Deaf International Film & Arts Festival in May. It had its US debut shortly after, in fact earlier this month, with a screening at the DC Caribbean Film Festival in Maryland.
Go on, Melissa!
And you, reader, go here to read my October 2012 exclusive Wadadli Pen interview with Melissa. And here and here for my previous coverage of the film’s movements on the festival circuit.
Now for a little six-or-less degrees of separation trivia. Melissa’s partner in work and life is Christopher Hodge, the director of Dinner, written by Tameka Jarvis-George who is mentioned all over this site as songwriter, poet, screenplay writer, actress, model, novelist…and now we can add fashion designer after she debuted her GenX 724 line at Caribbean Fashion Week. What first time designer debuts at the biggest fashion showcase in the region? Tameka J that’s who.
Go on, Tameka!
Read about Tameka’s adventures in Jamaica and the dreaming and daring it took to get there on her blog.
Ent ah tell you artistic Antiguans out there doing their thing and ah jus’ tryin’ to keep up?
Hmm, I may dust off that screenplay and enter this one myself.
Got a film you’ve always wanted to see produced? Here’s your shot.
Commonwealth Foundation Call for Short Films
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011No Comments Categories: Call for Submissions, Film, Grants, Updates
The Commonwealth Foundation is inviting filmmakers from across the Commonwealth to submit an idea for a short film about relationships. Individual filmmakers or collectives should submit a proposal which explores the theme of love in its broadest sense, whether inter-racial, inter-generational or within and between the sexes. The theme should be relevant to the filmmaker and their community. The foundation is looking for original, bold and authentic films in any genre which entertain as well as stimulate and encourage debate both locally and globally. More here.
According to this site, not one but two Antiguan and Barbudan films will be screened at teh Jamaica Reggae Film Festival in May 2011.
Those films are the latest full length feature from HAMA, The Skin, and film short, Dinner, written and produced by Tameka Jarvis-George and directed by Chris Hodge of Cinque Productions. Check the link for details. And visit our Playwrights and Screenwriters page for more on these and other Antiguan and Barbudan writers in this medium.
Also visit here for more on Jarvis-George’s newest book and first novel Unexpected: described by the author as “easily identifiable to any woman who is West Indian or with West Indian or Caribbean heritage, but also by anyone who has stayed in a negative relations, one, two or three years past its expiration date”. Incidentally, this is a stark contrast to Dinner, based on a loving and sensual poem from one of Jarvis-George’s earlier collections.