RealVibez Sponsors Caribbean Film Festival To Support Film-Makers And Animators
There were a few things that were evident as I sat down to speak with Danielle Lee Zaide to talk about the upcoming Caribbean film festival. We both love Carnival. I was born in Trinidad and Tobago the birthplace of Carnival. Danielle is the daughter of Byron Lee one of the pioneers of Jamaica Carnival. We both enjoy laughing. And we both are passionate about making sure Caribbean creatives get tangible support to showcase their craft to the world. For Danielle, that support comes in the form of the work she does for RealVibez, the entertainment subsidiary of Blue Mahoe Capital.
A move that can be described as innovative in keeping with its parent company Blue Mahoe Capital; RealVibez in a pioneering move, will hand hold Caribbean filmmakers to create a series of sport/entertainment films geared at bringing additional global attention to the region.
The festival is slated for the last week in August to close with the Awards ceremony on Friday, August 27.
Early entries are set to be in by Friday, July 30. Application fees start at US$50. Films should not be more than 11 minutes or less than seven minutes. The storyline should be placed in the Caribbean in the areas of sport and/or entertainment to include music, dance, theatre, art or publishing.
Stories could be Fiction or Non-Fiction
Films must be produced, directed, edited, or written by a Caribbean national living on any of the islands/countries. The production teams may include ONLY one other Caribbean national based outside of the region. Films submitted, may only have been entered in one other film festival within no further back than August 31, 2019.
If there is a film in another language, they must have English subtitles or dubbed in English. At least one member of the team will be required to participate in an online Festival to be hosted by RealVibez.
More information to be gleaned at https://bluemahoecapital.com/realvibez2021/
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MISSION: To elevate the brand of Caribbean culture in the fields of MUSIC, BUSINESS and the ARTS by celebrating the work of cultural ambassadors while advocating for upcoming Caribbean talent1.