During Caribbean Week NY, award-winning film producer Patrick Baucelin from Martinique will be honored with the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 during its annual Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Luncheon. The Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Luncheon will take place Thursday, June 8 from noon – 2:00 p.m. at the Wyndham New Yorker (481 Eighth Avenue).
The CTO Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious distinction honoring long-serving, high-performance professionals whose careers have truly made a difference in the Caribbean. The award is for accomplishments over a period of several years rather than a single contribution. It acknowledges successes that distinguishes the individual’s work and provides both inspiration and a legacy for future generations.
“I am honoured to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Tourism Organization,” said Baucelin. “I hope that this achievement will help me in future productions to promote the knowledge, history, heritage and culture of the Caribbean, in the Caribbean and around the world.”
- In 2007, he received public and professional acknowledgment thanks to his movie ‘Martinique Churches: their story overtime’, a documentary telling the story of the island through its churches.
- In 2012, he produced ‘The Secrets of Caribbean Fortresses’ and was the only attendee to represent France (and the Caribbean) at New York international movie festival with this 50-minute documentary.
- In 2013, his movie ‘The Creole Costume: from slavery to Big Dress’ was critically-acclaimed, taking home seven industry awards worldwide.
- His latest production ‘Sugar Mills and Islands’ (2015) documents how to discover different types of mills, central element of all creole plantations through modern pictures and historical reconstructions.