BEST Feature – Unfinished Sentences directed by Mariel Brown, BEST Documentary – Incursion directed by Sasha-Gay Lewis.
After seven nights of screening, 30+ films, the 13th year of celebrating Caribbean films and filmmakers ended on a joyous note with the announcement of the 2018 Caribbean Tales Film Festival Award winners.
“I am really thrilled and delighted and thankful to Caribbean Tales Film Festival for both having the film and this wonderful award,” exclaimed Mariel Brown on learning of her Best Feature win.
“Not your conventional Caribbean film, UNFINISHED SENTENCES is a moving journey in which mundane family issues: divorce, child support, even anger over a child’s radical haircut, meets head-on with larger social issues: racial strife as Mariel’s mom and dad is in an interracial marriage, patriarchy as evidenced by her dad’s need to hide his contributions to domestic life once they back living in T&T, and even the effects of a certain level of poverty as the financial reality of being a writer in the Caribbean soon sets in.” Read more here http://caribbeantalesblog.com/unfinished-sentences-a-raca-review/
The Incursion directed by Sasha-Gay Lewis a Jamaican storyteller first and foremost, documentary filmmaker, producer, editor, and writer who enjoy the process of discovery that is filmmaking.
“On May 23, 2010, a joint police/military operation famously known as “The Incursion” was launched in the innercity community of Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica to capture the notorious drug lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. This search climaxed in a deadly clash between the security forces, residents and supporters of Coke. Told from the perspective of the residents, “The Incursion” is an immersive experience that chronicles the events of that day, the emotional and personal trauma the residents’ endured and its lingering effects on their lives today.” Read more here https://caribbeantalesfestival.com/project/the-incursion/
Other winners were also announced for the following categories
- Best Short Film: Kinto directed by Joshua Paul
- Intersect Award: Passing directed by Lucah Rosenberg-Lee and J. Mitchel Reed
- Caribbean Spirit: Hearts of Steel directed by Gayle Wilmot
- CineFam Award: Sin Ayo directed by Elizabeth Francisco
“As the 13th annual Caribbean Tales International Film Festival comes to a successful close, I am proud to be a part of the continued celebration of our Caribbean filmmakers and our stories. This year’s theme ‘Light it up’ was a call to change for the darkness we may witness or experience, and the mix of exciting and dynamic films this season did just that; showcasing diverse shared stories and cultures,” says Associate Festival Director Diana Webley, “The winners of this year’s awards encompass everything that our theme calls for by leading the way, spreading their message and focusing their light on change.”
About CaribbeanTales Media Group
CaribbeanTales Film Festival (CTFF) celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practice their art across the Caribbean Diaspora and worldwide. CTFF presents a multi-ethnic mix of exciting and dynamic films that showcase diverse and shared stories and cultures.
CTFF is produced by Caribbean Tales Inc., a registered Canadian charity. The company’s mandate is to foster and encourage intercultural understanding and racial equality, through the creation, marketing and distribution of film, programs, events, and projects that reflect the diversity and creativity of Caribbean heritage and culture.
Learn more here: https://caribbeantalesfestival.com/