The inaugural Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival will be held in Miami, bringing the best in film from the Caribbean and its diaspora to South Florida, from September 29 to October 2 at O Cinema Wynwood. Yesterday, July 14, was the opening date for submissions; the deadline is August 12, 2016. Make sure to check out the festival site, which includes video art by featured artist Nadia Huggins (St. Vincent). Also see links below for more information and to submit films.
Description: For centuries, the Caribbean has been a place where people from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia have converged, and its stories are far richer and more nuanced than the tourist brochures would have you believe. As film production becomes less prohibitive and more democratic, a new generation of Caribbean filmmakers are seizing the moment to bring these stories to the screen. And with the current drive for diversity in film, the time has never been more ripe to share these stories with the world. The Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival aims to celebrate and empower the filmmakers leading this charge.
The festival was founded by Third Horizon, a Miami-based collective of Caribbean creatives whose first short film, Papa Machete, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and had its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, before going on to screen at more than 30 film festivals worldwide. It is being staged in partnership with the Caribbean Film Academy, a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit organization whose core mission is to support and distribute the work of Caribbean filmmakers.
To submit films, go to https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ThirdHorizonCaribbeanFilmFestival
For more information, see http://thirdhorizonfilmfestival.com/