2nd annual Timehri Film Festival 2017 opens

The Timehri Film Festival (TFF) which showcases Guyanese and Caribbean films, and is produced by the Caribbean Film Academy and Rewind and Come Again, will host the second edition of the Festival.
TFF’s annual celebration of regional storytellers and artistes, brings together filmmakers, film lovers and artistes in the beautiful city of Georgetown, Guyana from May 31 through June 4.
Over the five days of the Festival, TFF will screen over 26 feature and short films, representing 14 different countries.
For this year’s Festival, TFF is pleased to partner with Trinidad and Tobago’s Green Screen Environmental Film Festival and Iwokrama, to present a special screening of films highlighting environmental issues of particular significance to the Caribbean.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local environmental activists and media artists, as well as Carver Bacchus, Founder and Director of Green Screen.
As part of the Festival this year, screenings will also be held at different locations around the country – the Children’s Drop-In Center in Sophia, the Berbice Women’s Prison, New Amsterdam; the Lusignan Men’s Prison, East Coast Demerara (ECD); St Cuthbert’s Mission, Mahaica, ECD; the University of Guyana, and the Business School, Georgetown.
These screenings are designed to share the films with even wider audiences and provide opportunities for the use of film not only as a storytelling tool, but also as a therapeutic tool.
The Festival will see the premiere of “Adero,” the short film shot on location in Guyana and directed by Kojo McPherson.
The film was made as a part of the Caribbean Film Project, and is the first of the initial four films made, to be completed.
The Festival will also feature a collection of some of the best short and feature length films in and around the Caribbean.  In addition to “Adero,” the Guyana Shorts section will feature films by Diaspora filmmakers of Guyanese heritage.
Screenings will take place at The Moray House Trust and Dutch Bottle Café, and are free of charge and open to the public.  The Festival opened on May 31 at Moray House Trust where “Adero” was screened.
The following are the films to be viewed.

June 1, 2017/Moray House/19:00h
“Art Connect” by Miquel Galofré /Trinidad and Tobago, 2012
“Dreams in Transit” by Karen Martinez /Trinidad and Tobago/UK, 2015
June 2, 2017/Moray House/19:00h
“Denis” by Gabrielle Blackwood /Jamaica, 2015
“Sugar” by Michelle Serieux/Jamaica, 2017

June 3, 2017/Umana Yana/10:00h-15:00h
“A Better Place” by Carver Bacchus and Miquel Galofré/Trinidad and Tobago, 2015
Films from the Cobra Project – Guyana
Panel discussion

June 3, 2017/Dutch Bottle Café/13:00h
“A Bitter Lime” by Max Orter/US/Guyana, 2016
“10 Ave Maria” by Juan Francisco Pardo/Aruba, 2011
June 3, 2017/Dutch Bottle Café/15:00h
“Dreadlocks Story” by Linda Ainouche/Jamaica, 2014
“Sugar” by Michelle Serieux/Jamaica, 2017

June 3, 2017/Dutch Bottle Café/18:00h
“The House on Coco Road” by Damani Baker/US/Grenada, 2016
“Heart of a Monster” by Damian Marcano/Curaçao, 2016

June 4, 2017 / Dutch Bottle Café / 12:00h
“Smallman: The World My Father Made” by Mariel Brown/Trinidad and Tobago, 2013
“10 Ave Maria” by Juan Francisco Pardo/Aruba, 2011
“Adero” by Kojo McPherson/Guyana, 2017
“Sugar” by Michelle Serieux/Jamaica, 2017
“Sunday” by Kyle Chin/Jamaica, 2013

June 4, 2017/Dutch Bottle Café/14:00h
“Generation Revolution” by Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis/UK, 2016
“Mommy Water” by Julien Silloray/Guadeloupe, 2015

June 4, 2017/Dutch Bottle Café/16:00h
“Diablesse” by Howard and Mitzi Allen/Antigua and Barbuda, 2005
“The Croft” by Wayne Benjamin/Jamaica, 2013

June 4, 2017/Dutch Bottle Café/18:00h
“Timeless: A Caribbean Love Story” by Edward LaBorde/US Virgin Islands, 2016
“Darkie” by Shea J Best/Trinidad and Tobago, 2012