GATFFEST ‘Jamaica Night’ comes to the Bob Marley Museum
The Greater August Town Film festival (GATFFEST), partners with the Bob Marley Foundation to screen the Jamaican Films included in this year’s Festival, at the Bob Marley Museum on Friday, June 23. Themed ‘Jamaican Film Night’, film lovers will be treated to films created by local film makers, at 6 and 7.30 p.m.
The Greater August Town Film Festival, originating as the Greater August Town Film Project is now rebranded as the UWI Community Film Project, through the Center of Tourism and Policy Research at the University of the West Indies. Now in its fourth staging, the initiative reaches out to youths from the August Town community, who benefit from training in video and film production, created for them, new opportunities for employment, earning and of course exploring their talents.
The Festival, offering a mix of short films and documentaries, creates an outlet for graduates of the UWI Community Film Project, to showcase films produced during their course. These include films from August Town community residents who graduated from the film project. The Festival also gives exposure to other local and international independent filmmakers and film making talents, such as directors, producers, casts and crews.
The Bob Marley Foundation, in supporting the development of Arts and Culture and the empowerment of the nation’s youths, is happy to be hosting GATFFEST ‘Jamaica Night that will showcase the talents and accomplishments of Jamaican youths, as they shine in the growing local film industry.