CARIBBEANLENS INTERNATIONAL FILM & ART FESTIVAL

Salute to Hollywood & Excellence Awards Gala

Thursday, June 16, 2022 –

Saturday, June 18, 2022

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Los Angeles, California

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In celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage month and due to popular demand, the Caribbean Heritage Organization is pleased to produce CaribbeanLens™, the Los Angeles/Hollywood Caribbean International Entertainment Conference & Film Festival.

The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the blending of the Caribbean and American cultures and talent to create unique and outstanding work and to raise global awareness of the new renaissance of film-making and music production that the Caribbean region is currently experiencing.

To accommodate the challenges of the Covid-19 virus, the Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO)
is pleased to partner with a ground-breaking film director, Euzhan Palcy’s Jump and Fly Foundation (www.JumpAndFly.org)
to screen three powerful films in 2 evenings. Seating is limited and will allow for social distancing.

SCREENINGS

Thursday, June 16

Very special “thank you” to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for their grant that helped to make this night possible.

SCREENINGS

Due to a surge in Covid cases, the reception is cancelled

from writer/director 
Sipho Nuse

U.S. Premiere

Title: Inkaba
Country of Origin: South Africa
Time: 5:00 – 5:30 pm PT

Venue:
Garry Marshall Theatre
4252 West Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505

Directed by:
Sipho Nuse
Executive Producer:
Clinton H. Wallace

**MASKS ARE REQUIRED**
**SEATING IS LIMITED**

 

Synopsis:

In a Shantytown in Capetown, South Africa, Vusi and his younger sister Mbali cope with their mother’s untimely death. The siblings are forced to face the gripping realities of life on their own accord. To fight poverty and societal pity, they decide to make use of their small inheritance by opening a makeshift neighborhood car wash. 

The car wash quickly becomes a popular hangout and is frequented by a variety of colorful individuals including a few small-time criminals with big aspirations. All goes well until one day, the entrepreneurial siblings are visited by local thugs who claim to have missed their point of transition, because of the mishap the thugs demand to use the carwash as their alternate delivery location. 

The criminal group entrust a briefcase to Vusi and Mbali with strict orders that the briefcase is kept in their possession until a mystery man named “John” arrives to collect it.

Mbali predicts danger yet her brother Vusi sees opportunity and envisions wealth and grandeur. Can these two make an informed decision and overcome their dangerous dilemma?

Set in the spectacular township, Kayamandi in Cape Town – South Africa

About Sipho Nuse

Sipho Nuse, was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and educated at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Film School Africa College.

Sipho’s love of the performing arts started in high school after joining an afterschool drama program, and was kickstarted while attending the prestigious Walker Teka Primary School.

Sipho is an active filmmaker with two short films which has been screen both local and internationally, his debut film “JABU” was screened internationally at the Côte d’Azur Webfest in Cannes, France. “JABU” holds three awards for Best Film, Best Young Filmmaker and Best Action Film.

Sipho’s newest project, “INKABA,” has been making the rounds on the global film festival circuit.

Sipho’s dream is to open a no-fee film school in Capetown and present storytelling opportunities to young filmmakers through the art of cinema.

About Clinton H. Wallace

Acclaimed celebrity photojournalist, media consultant and indie filmmaker extraordinaire, Clinton H. Wallace has over two decades experience working in the entertainment industry. Wallace has produced and executive produced numerous award-winning independent feature films. After spending five years consulting with Louisiana International Film Festival, Wallace joined with indie distributor Cinema Epoch as a full-time director of marketing and promotions in which he had the responsibility of marketing films for its banner CineRidge Entertainment and Photomundo International Entertainment. Wallace is the founder of Côte d’Azur Webfest Cannes  (cotedazurwebfest.com) a streaming platform dedicated to showcasing independent content creators from around the world. Wallace holds a B.S. in Communication Studies from New York University.

Iyanola Pictures
Directed by Mathurine Emmanuel

U.S. Premiere

Title: SHANTAYE’S WORLD
Country of Origin: St. Lucia
Time: 5:45 – 7:45 pm PT

Venue:
Garry Marshall Theatre
4252 West Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505

Directed by:
Mathurine Emmanuel

**MASKS ARE REQUIRED**
**SEATING IS LIMITED**

 

Synopsis:

Shantaye Anderson is bold, black, beautiful, intelligent, and passionate about love.

Born in rural St. Lucia during post-colonial times, she struggles to process the loss of a mother who passed away hours after bringing her into the world. She finds consolation in her loving paternal grandmother, Mam Lucess, who tries to equip her for the world.

Her father, Edson Anderson, does his best to care for Shantaye after the passing of his wife. However, when he remarries, the young girl is suddenly exposed to the jealous wrath of an unreasonable stepmother.

Her life changes forever when she falls in love with Jean Claude Le Marche. He is the handsome son of the community’s white doctor, a charismatic young man who promises to love her until death.

All hell breaks loose when Shantaye’s family and the community folk realize the pair are in love. To save Shantaye from making what he believes to be a grave mistake, Edson sends her to war-ravaged England, still reeling from World War II.

About Mathurine Emmanuel

CEO and founder of Iyanola Pictures, Mathurine Emmanuel, was born and raised on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Her parents produced twelve children: six boys and six girls from their marital union. Mathurine, the sixth child, began her acting career when she was only eight years old. She would write short scripts and perform in the yards of the sick and aged to entertain them. Her hilarious performances were always rewarded with coins which she would take home to her hardworking mother. When she turned sixteen, she started her teaching career in her hometown and began exploring the possibility of using drama as a tool for teaching kids who were afraid of certain subject areas (such as Mathematics). After teaching in the public school system for several years, she decided to take her gift of acting and screenwriting to a new level.

She was asked to produce a short film in collaboration with the Substance Abuse Secretariat in St. Lucia as part of an HIV prevention program. The St. Lucian audience was thrilled and proud that history had been made with the production of the first feature-length film from the island. Mathurine Emmanuel’s films have received wide acclaim within the Caribbean region, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Friday, June 17

Title: FREDA
Country of Origin: Haiti
Time: 7:15 – 8:45 PT
Venue: TBD
Synopsis: Coming soon

 

ShopTalk

Thursday, June 16

Topic: Multiculturalism in Storytelling
Panelists: TBD
Time: 11:00 – 12:30 PT
Venue: TBD

 

Friday, June 17 (Invited Guest Only)

Topic: Film Tourism
Panelists: TBD
Time: 11:00 – 12:30 PT
Venue: TBD
Meet/Greet Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30

 

 

Salute to Hollywood 2022 Honorees

Danielle Pinnock

Danielle Pinnock

Rising Sun Award

April King

April King

Luminary Award

Elon D. Johnson

Elon D. Johnson

Legacy Award

Karen S. Grant-Selma

Karen S. Grant-Selma

Excellence in Entertainment Law

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