Moviegoers will soon be able to enjoy a diverse array of films as the fifth Timehri Film Festival (TFF) is scheduled to be broadcast from June 4-7 2020. The festival is held by the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFa) in partnership with the Third Horizon.
This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic the films will be live-streamed on the Timehri Film Festival Facebook Page and the Timehri Film Festival YouTube Channel.
TFF’s Director Melissa Roberts told DPI that TFF will hold several private satellite screenings for audiences that do not have access to these social media platforms. Among these are select schools, community groups, prisons and Indigenous communities.
The festival will see over 26 films, including short features from the 592 48-hour film challenge, a collaborative effort between TFF and Bent Street Film LLC.
“This year’s (592) competition will be indoors and I do think that this will be a hard challenge because people will have to come up with ideas of how to create a movie indoors and do it within 48 hours. We want them to experiment and let their creative juices flow and see what they can come up with and of course Guyanese will get to see those films,” Roberts explained.
Roberts noted that over the years, the film festivals have been free however this year there will be “a suggested donation which is voluntary and any amount is welcomed.”
She also added, “We want persons to participate online. To share their views in the comments section of Facebook and Instagram so the filmmakers will know how their movies are received and if they are going in the right direction.”
The Timehri Film Festival began in 2015 as part of that year’s Independence celebrations and has been drawing positive reviews over the four years of its existence.