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 regional and expatriated 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.

2023 Film Festival

Film Screenings
(Subject to Change)
Serving light refreshments.

Wednesday, June 7
5:00pm - 9:00pm

5:50PM
Through the Baracade

6:15PM
HappySAD in Trinidad – FEATURE

7:30PM
Tabanca

7:45PM
GetAway

8:15PM
So in Love – Jay Q Music Video

8:18PM
Dolla Van

8:30PM
Black People Surf?

Film Screenings
(Subject to Change)
Thursday, June 8
5:00pm - 9:00pm

4:15PM
The Incident

4:25PM
The Caribbean in Me

5:00PM
She Playing With Fire

5:30PM
Catapum: Nowhere to Fall

6:30PM
Afro Unidad: Roots & Rebellion

7:30PM
Daughter of the Sea

8:30PM
Ibanka

2024 Salute to Hollywood & Excellence Awards Gala

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Dress: Black-tie Optional/Cocktail

Venue:
Historic Smashbox Studios,
8549 Higuera St.
Culver City, CA 90232


Parking: Provided

ABSOLUTELY NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR
Seating is limited.
Please feel free to bring your flag
Saturday, June 22
6:30pm - 10:30pm

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Blue Carpet Arrivals/Cocktail Reception

7:30pm - 9:45pm: Dinner & Award Presentations

9:45pm - 10:30pm: Dancing

ATTIRE
Cocktail


LOCATION
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90007


PARKING
Complimentary. We encourage ride sharing.


Absolutely NO tickets will be sold at the door.

Confirmed 2024
Gala Honorees

  • Hulu’s Black Cake Series Tribute

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  • Carl Lumbly
  • Actor
  • Legend Award
Bio
  • Special Tribute: TBA

  • Marissa J. Cerar
  • Filmmaker
  • Special Recognition
    for the “Black Cake” Series
Bio
  • Carl Lumbly
  • Actor
  • Legend Award
Bio
  • Nicole Commissiong
  • Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Dynamic Service Solutions
  • Robert Nesta Marley Humanitarian Award

Bio

  • Dr. Jatali Bellanton
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Founder, Kids Who Bank
  • Changemaker Award
Bio
  • Paul Beckles
  • Director of Global
    Athlete Marketing, Nike Inc.
  • Visionary Award

Bio

  • Nicole Commissiong
  • Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Dynamic Service Solutions
  • Robert Nesta Marley Humanitarian Award

Bio

Tickets: $10.00/night
**SEATING IS LIMITED**

**SEATING IS LIMITED**

Black Cake Tribute

In 2023, the Caribbean Heritage Organization honored five illustrious and progressive women

Our 2023
Honorees

In 2023, the Caribbean Heritage Organization honored five illustrious and progressive women

Our 2022 / Fashion Designer

Tamara Leacock

Our 2022 / Artist

Dinner Time by Greg Palacio

Our 2022

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