12°N61°W Grenadian Film Festival (1261GFF), announces its programme for the most inclusive film festival in Grenada, one of the most anticipated events of the year!
The inaugural annual event takes place from Friday, 3 May to Sunday, 5 May at various locations in Grenada including Lavo Lanes, Movie Palace-Excel Plaza, Deluxe Cinema, Grenville and features a staggering line up of 47 films from around the world drawing attention to Black experiences and culture.
Of the 47 films screening at the 2019 programme, there are 8 features and 35 films which showcase a compilation of shorts, documentaries, and narratives. There will also be an extensive child and teen programme. Approximately 22 Grenadian content creators will be highlighted in this year’s presentation.
This year’s festival theme “Beyond Boundaries” focuses on cultural and societal impact stories, with diverse voices and perspectives. “As a black Grenadian-American female filmmaker, I am honoured to provide this platform for my fellow Grenadian creatives and diverse filmmakers from around the world who are investing so much to not only to document current issues affecting our black communities, but preserving black history and culture, which is invaluable now and will be for the coming years and decades,” said 1261GFF Director Meschida Philip. “Once again, we’re excited to present work by established and emerging filmmakers who are telling important stories about our blackness and culture.”
The other half of our festival is preceded by industry-focused workshops, featuring international producers and facilitators from around the Caribbean region and North America. There are also special events and programmes for everyone, including special screenings for children, talks and an afterparty.
Please see www.1261filmfestival.com full workshops and film schedule and details.