Home News 6th annual Timehri Film Festival on next weekend
The Timehri Film Festival will be held virtually this year, and will showcase films from Guyana and the Caribbean to mostly Guyanese audiences around the world.
This year, the festival will focus on the Caribbean/South American cultures which make up the Guyanese cultural diversity.
In recognition of Indigenous Heritage Month in Guyana, being observed under the theme “Maintaining Our Traditional Integrity, Celebrating Our Cultural Identity,” a special series of videos created by Indigenous videographers in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) will be screened on the opening night, followed by a post-screening conversation moderated by Dr. Janette Bulkan.
Following those films, other films from various Indigenous communities in Colombia will be screened, and will be followed by a discussion moderated by Romario Hastings.
The rest of the opening night programme would feature fiction and experimental work from local and Guyanese diaspora filmmakers.
Other highlights of this year’s programme include the environmental program, presented in partnership with Green Screen Environmental Film Festival TT, featuring films made in Guyana and Jamaica collectively tackling climate change and extractive industry issues.
In acknowledgement of the challenges Haitian immigrants are facing here in Guyana, three critically acclaimed films on the issue will be showcased.
In addition, a Queer film programme is on the cards, featuring films by queer Guyanese Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora filmmakers, as well as a programme of films by some young and exciting filmmakers from the French Caribbean.
Guyana’s own “PARTY DONE”, a film detailing the work of Trinidadian TV personality Ian Alleyne, will be premiered. The four-day event will see several short films being featured.
Those interested in being a part of the festival can navigate to the film/film program’s page and click the RSVP button. This will take you to EventBrite, where you can register for the screening. You will receive a registration email from EventBrite with the zoom link to watch the film.
If you miss the screening, you can follow this process to receive a link via EventBrite to watch the film online up to 24hrs after the film/film program airs.
Visit the festival’s website: TIMEHRI FILM FESTIVAL, to see the full lineup of films.