CARIBBEANLENS INTERNATIONAL FILM & ART FESTIVAL
Where Hollywood Celebrates the Caribbean™
with a special tribute to
Monday, June 10, 2019-
Friday, June 14, 2019
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.
This year we pay
SPECIAL TRIBUTE to Martinique’s
Born in Martinique, Euzhan Palcy is a film director, writer and producer. In 1983, she directed SUGAR CANE ALLEY (Rue Cases Negres) putting the French West Indies on the world cinema stage. This critically acclaimed movie went on to win the prestigious Cesar award (French Academy Award) for best first film making Euzhan Palcy the first black person (male or female) to be granted this prestigious award. SUGAR CANE ALLEY won more than 17 international awards including the Silver Lion and Best Actress awards at the Venice Film Festival.
Click below to read Euzhan Palcy’s full bio.
FIRST BLACK WOMAN to direct a film for a major motion picture studio
ONLY WOMAN to direct Marlon Brando
FIRST WOMAN director to win a Cèsar Award
FIRST BLACK director to win a Cèsar Award
In celebration of Hollywood’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the 30th anniversary of the release of A Dry White Season and the 35th anniversary of the release of Sugar Cane Alley, the Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) is pleased to pay a special tribute during the 2019 CaribbeanLens International Film Festival-Where Hollywood Celebrates the Caribbean™ and the Salute to Hollywood & Excellence awards gala to Martinique’s Euzhan Palcy, the director of these two ground-breaking films.
Visit the 2019 Schedule for the details our screenings and we look forward to you joining us as we celebrate Caribbean films and filmmakers and this trailblazing icon.
Win a 5-night dream vacay for 2 in Martinique. Air, first class hotel and airport transfers included.
Courtesy of Martinique Tourism Authority.
Offer valid from June 15 to November 15, 2019.
- Enter for FREE each day you attend the film festival.
- One (1) ticket per day.
- Chances increase with each day you attend.
- US departure and return only.
- Winner must be over 21.
- Trip must be completed by November 15, 2019.
- Winner selected on Friday, June 14, 2019.
- Winner need not be present.