February 8, 2023

WORLD OCEANS DAY… is June 8th

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HEADER_-World_Ocean_Day_BasicOn June 8th, in commemoration of World Oceans Day, ICS will launch the “Life Needs the Caribbean Sea” public awareness program of the plight of the Caribbean Sea; as a key element of Caribbean Sea Futures 2030 Initiative.

The World Oceans Day event will consist of an Online “Caribbean SeaFan Film Festival” & Telethon from 10 am to 6 pm.

ABOUT THE CARIBBEAN SEAFAN FILM FESTIVAL

1-220px-great_blue_holeThe Caribbean SeaFan Film Festival is founded to showcase films and videos that tell the important environmental, economic, cultural and social role that the Caribbean Sea plays in the life of the Caribbean peoples.

An online event, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., each June 8th, on World Oceans Day, the Festival will present a diverse selection of high quality environmental films and videos. Documentaries, narratives, animations and shorts will be shown, as well as archival, experimental and children’s films.

The Films will be broadcast online through a partnership with COMESEETV headquartered in the nature isle of Dominica, in the Caribbean.

1-220px-reef_247Founded in 1993, the Institute of Caribbean Studies in the Nation’s Capital has become the most influential Caribbean American advocacy organization.   The ICS is the founder of the DC Caribbean Film Festival now in its 14th year.   The Festival’s Web site will serve as a global resource for film about the Caribbean Sea throughout the year.

The Institute of Caribbean Studies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN TO ALL TYPES OF FILMS ABOUT THE CARIBBEAN SEA & LIFE THEREIN.

SUBMISSION DATE:

Early:         MAY 1st

Regular:     MAY 7th

1-240px-caribbean_general_mapDropDead: MAY 15th

DECISIONS by: MAY 22nd

 

WHY AN ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL ABOUT THE CARIBBEAN SEA?

• To curate, provide awareness and thus help re-shape culture pertaining to the care for the Sea;

1-isla_providencia_colombia_by_luis_barreto• To create access to independent voices and new stories by and about underserved issues and communities;

• To educate filmmakers about the making films about the Sea;

• To grow independent film communities and foster creative collaboration;

• To help create de facto releases for filmmakers through festival-run programs and partnerships above and beyond the event itself;

• To assist with DIY distribution by offering access to distribution tools through festival-run partnerships with emerging content platforms

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HOSTS

IAN EDWARDS of CARIBBEANA WPFW 89.3 FM

CLAUDETTE HABERMANN of CARIBBEAN EXCHANGE WEAA 88.9 FM

YAA GYASI ‘PEPPY’ PARKS of PEPTALK TV

For more on this story go to:

1-starfish2http://www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org/world_oceans_day

 

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