1ST ANNUAL 12°N61°W Grenadian Film Festival

The inaugural annual event takes place from Friday, May 3rd  to Sunday, May 5th at various locations in Grenada

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1ST ANNUAL 12°N61°W Grenadian Film Festival, ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL PROGRAM

GEORGE’S, Grenada – 12°N61°W GRENADIAN FILM FESTIVAL(1261GFF), announces its’ program for the most inclusive film festival in Grenada, one of the most anticipated events of the year!

The inaugural annual event takes place from Friday, May 3rd  to Sunday, May 5th at various locations in Grenada including Lavo Lanes, Movie Palace-Excel Plaza, and Delexus Cinema Grenville and features a staggering lineup of 47 films from around the world drawing attention to Black experiences and culture.

Of the 47 films screening at the 2019 program, there are 8 features and 35 films which showcases a compilation of shorts, documentaries, and narratives. There will also be an extensive child and teen program. Approximately 22 Grenadian content creators will be highlighted in this year’s presentation.

This year’s festival theme “Beyond Boundaries” focuses on cultural and societal impact stories, with diverse voices and perspectives.  “As a black Grenadian-American female filmmaker, I am honored to provide this platform for my fellow Grenadian creatives and diverse filmmakers from around the world who’s investing so much to not only to document current issues affecting our black communities, but preserving black history and culture, which is invaluable now and will be for the coming years and decades”, said 1261GFF Director Meschida Philip.  “Once again, we’re excited to present work by established and emerging filmmakers who are telling important stories about our blackness and culture.”

The other half of our festival is preceded by industry-focused workshops, featuring international producers and facilitators from around the Caribbean region and North America.   There are also special events and programs for everyone, including special screenings for children, talks and an afterparty.

Tickets for events are available for purchase online at www.Go2fete.com starting on Sunday, March 31.

Individual children tickets will be $13.00 EC, General admission tickets will be  $25 EC, film passes are available for advanced purchase now, with student/group discounts available.

Please see www.1261filmfestival.com full workshops and film schedule and details.

About the 12°N61°W GRENADIAN FILM FESTIVAL:

Learn more here

The 12°N61°W GRENADIAN FILM FESTIVAL (1261GFF), presented by Mprojekts Creative Group, brings filmmakers and diverse audiences together to celebrate black voices in cinema. Rooted in independent film, 1261GFF is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. The Festival champions emerging and established award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces exhibitions, workshops, talks, and live performances.

The Festival was founded by Grenadian-American filmmaker, Meschida Philip in 2018 as a destination to spur cinematic experiences in Grenada. The inaugural annual edition will take place May 3 – May 5, 2019.

About 2019, 12°N61°W Grenadian Film Festival Partners:

As Presenting Sponsor of the 12°N61°W GRENADIAN FILM FESTIVAL, Mprojekts Creative Group is committed to supporting an inclusive film program and the art of filmmaking through access and innovation, while expanding opportunities to diverse creators in Grenada. This year, Mprojekts Creative Group and 1261GFF will collaborate to give the Grenadian audience access to stories from underrepresented filmmakers that deserve to be seen.

The 12°N61°W GRENADIAN FILM FESTIVAL is pleased to announce its 2019 Partners: Lavo Lanes Grenada, Deluxe Cinema Grenville- Ramdhanny, Movie Palace- Excel Plaza, Seed&Spark, FilmFreeway, Paradise Glass Gallery, Amalgama Studio, Map Media International, Vida Local Grenada, Paracademia Center Inc, La Boucan Creative Center, FIXERfilm Studios, Beautiful Events Gnd, Nice Auto Services Inc, Ridealonglive, StonesCustoms, Elan Makeup, Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA).

Press Contacts:

Filmmakers, creators, and companies interested in finding out more about The 12°N61°W Grenadian Film Festival, please email info.1261ff@gmail.com or contact Eva Minemar, International Programmer at 917-513-8497 or Leslie Ann Caton, Operations Manager 868-770-6979 (WhatsApp).

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Meschida Philip
12ºN 61ºW Grenadian Film Festival
Filmmaker | Festival Founder
www.1261filmfestival.com
914.258.6711
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