FILMCO PARTNERS WITH WE ARE PARABLE IN THE UK TO SHOWCASE SHORT FILMS IN OUR DISTRIBUTION CATALOGUE
—Published on 12th Dec, 2023.
The Filmmakers Collaborative of Trinidad and Tobago (FILMCO), is committed to promoting and supporting Caribbean affiliated filmmakers by distributing their work, that is within our catalogue, live film exhibition, in addition to providing networking and professional development opportunities for our members. We are proud to be a non-for profit distribution entity for professional and student filmmakers, seeking out meaningful opportunities for their work to be showcased.
We are thrilled to have partnered with We Are Parable, from June, 2023 to have three short films in our distribution catalogue showcased in the “We Reclaim, We Rebuild”, international touring programme, that has a compilation of films from the UK, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. The “We Reclaim, We Rebuild” touring programme was curated by We Are Parable, in partnership with the British Council. We Are Parable are award -winning film exhibition and distribution company that provides audiences opportunities to experience and respond to Black cinema in culturally revenant unique and memorable ways.
FILMCO member, Mr. Andrei Pierre’s My Maxi, and Mr. Ian Harnarine’s, Caroni, Doubles with Slight Pepper are being featured in this touring programme.
On Windrush Day, 22 June 2023, My Maxi was shown in the United Kingdom’s Houses of Commons, via a public screening. It was also shown at the Caribbean International Film Festival, in Birmingham (UK) and the Raindance Film Festival – Guest Programme, in London.
Caroni and Doubles with Slight Pepper has been shown at the Raindance Film Festival – Guest Programme, in London.
To both of these filmmakers, we thank you for giving FILMCO the opportunity to distribute your work and look forward to the future, where we are certain, you will continue to positively represent the stories of the Caribbean.