THE 3rd ANNUAL TIMEHRI FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO GUYANA WITH A FRESH
NEW SLATE OF CARIBBEAN FILMS
BROOKLYN, NY – January 18, 2018 – For the third year running, the New York based Caribbean
Film Academy (CaFA), in partnership with the Caribbean-American culture blog Rewind And Come
Again (RACA), will hold the Timehri Film Festival (TFF), a celebration of Guyanese & Caribbean
film, in and around Guyana’s capital city of Georgetown from Wednesday, May 30 – Sunday, June 3,
Over the five days, TFF will hold daily film screenings & discussions at various locations in
Georgetown, including the Moray House and the Dutch Bottle Café. Films by and about Guyanese
will feature prominently. Additionally, both short and feature length films from around the Caribbean
and the diaspora will be screened. Most screenings will be free and open to the public.
In an effort to reach audiences who don’t have access to the festival, TFF will once again hold a
series of satellite screenings in and around the capital and neighboring villages. Films will be shown
at select schools, prisons, and indigenous communities.
FILMMAKER EDUCATION FOR THE GUYANESE COMMUNITY
For the first time TFF will offer a week-long filmmaking workshop, from Monday, May 28 –
Saturday, June 2, 2018. Taught by an award-winning Caribbean director/producer, the workshop will
focus on the nuts and bolts of documentary filmmaking. From production and aesthetics to
interviewing styles and storytelling, this workshop will provide information on key production
techniques and industry best practices. Visit our website TimehriFilmFestival.com for details and
WANTED: GUYANESE FILMS. TFFS’ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
One of TFF’s primary missions is to support and celebrate the work of Guyanese filmmakers, as well
as to shine a light on films that speak to the country’s history and culture. To that end, TFF announces
the opening of their call for submissions for narratives, documentaries and animated short films made
in / about Guyana or by filmmakers of Guyanese heritage. Submissions are open from January 2, –
March 15, 2018.
To submit your film, please visit FilmFreeway.com/TimehriFilmFestival. Questions not answered
by the site may be directed to Info@TimehriFilmFestival.com.
Stay up to date with TFF by visiting us online at TimehriFilmFestival.com, liking us on Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram under the handle @TimehriFF, and following the hashtag #TimehriFF18
About the Timehri Film Festival (TFF)
TFF is an annual film festival with a mission of showcasing the work of Guyanese and Caribbean
filmmakers in the Region and Diaspora. The Festival will contribute to the continued growth of
Guyana’s film industry by working to encourage and inspire emerging Guyanese filmmakers.
About the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA)
Established in 2012, CaFA is a New York not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion and
support of Caribbean filmmaking and filmmakers, in the region and the diaspora. CaFA’s work is
focused on promoting and sharing the art of storytelling through film, from the unique perspective of
About Rewind and Come Again (RACA)
RACA started as an online conversation about Caribbean-American life. The site has since grown to
include content covering the expression of Caribbean culture throughout the diaspora. Dedicated to
digging beneath stereotypical representations of the region, RACA works to shine a light on, and
spark conversations about, the evolution of the Caribbean experience.