Forum and Caribbean Film Market in Cuba

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Barbadian film lovers will get the opportunity to view the work of other Caribbean film producers during the International Forum and Caribbean Film Market in Cuba.

The event, slated for June 13 to 15, in the Convention Place of Havana, is being organised by the Travelling Caribbean Film Festival, to give greater visibility to the films produced by Caribbean film makers.

The forum, which is a parallel event to the fifth edition of the Travelling Caribbean Film Festival, provides a unique opportunity for dialogue, knowledge exchange between film makers in the region and distribution, exhibition and film programming professionals from various countries around the world.

It will also provide the platform for distributors, broadcasters, television executives and film festival directors, to access and purchase film productions, feature films, documentaries and animation films created by Caribbean film makers from 2000 to 2012.

The Travelling Caribbean Film Festival is recognised by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation as "an initiative of immense value in the fortification of the Caribbean cultural diversity".?? Similarly, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has praised the Festival for its contribution to the formation of ethical values and identity formation in childhood and adolescents.

The sixth edition of the Travelling Caribbean Film Festival will be held next year.

Further information on the Festival may be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade at 431-2200 or via e-mail at http://www.caribefilm.cult.cu/.

julie.carrington@barbados.gov.bb

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