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Roll Out the Red Carpet: The Barbados Independent Film Festival 2019

by Karen Rollins Jan 7, 2019

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Barbados’ independent filmmakers and producers will showcase their work to the public when the island hosts the third edition of its Independent Film Festival from 11th-20th January 2019.

The much-anticipated nine-day event will feature panel discussions with directors, writers and producers; masterclasses on film editing; Q&As with filmmakers; and of course, various screenings of local, regional and international films.

The opening gala and reception will take place at 7pm on Friday 11th January at one of the island’s newest venues ‘The Walled Garden Theatre’ at the Barbados Museum.

Tickets for the opening night cost $150 (BBD) and include a red-carpet entrance, performances by special musical guests and the showing of ‘Satan & Adam’ by director and musician V. Scott Balcerek.

Some of the other highlights of the festival will include:

A screening of ‘The Land We Call Home’ by local filmmaker Stockton Miller who will take questions from the audience afterwards.

The Barbados premiere of Bahamian drama ‘Cargo’ followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Kareem Mortimer.

The showing of ‘Back To Natural’ by clinical psychologist and first-time documentary-maker Dr Gillian Scott-Ward, who will also answer questions from the audience afterwards.

The festival will also screen National Geographic’s Documentary ‘Into the Okavango’ followed by a Q&A with National Geographic filmmaker Neil Gelinas and National Geographic’s Vice President of Live Programming Greg McGruder.

Click here for the full film screening schedule.

Tickets for most of the viewings during the Barbados Independent Film Festival range from $20 to $25 (BBD) – book yours and support the island’s burgeoning film industry.

For all the details on the festival visit the official website.