The Motion Picture Association of Antigua and Barbuda is set to host a major film event as the association seeks to boost efforts to revitalize indigenous film making.
On December 1, 2018, World AIDS Day, the Antigua and Barbuda Film Academy, an arm of the Motion Picture Association, will stage the first in a series of events dubbed “Red Wine and a Movie”. This event takes place at the Caribbean Cinemas at 6pm. World renowned AIDS activist and treatment specialist Dr. Sir Prince Ramsey will be the guest of honour.
This red carpet event will premiere the Film Academy’s latest production titled ‘The Lil Rude Bowys /Girls’. The feature length film, which is based on a book of the same title was written, produced and directed by students of the Antigua Film Academy. Earlier this year ‘The Lil Rude Bowys/Girls’ made its premiere in Canada where it was well received.
The event aims to raise funds to offset expenses for the 2019 hosting of the Antigua & Barbuda Film Academy, which is a summer film school in which interested persons are taught the essentials of digital filmmaking.
Tickets for the “Red Wine and a Movie” event are available at a cost of $50.00EC. Pledges and sponsorships can also be made to the association.
Meanwhile, the Motion Picture Association of Antigua and Barbuda recently elected a new executive. The executive members are as follows:
Dr. Alvin G Edwards President
Francine Carby Vice President
Anderson Edghill Treasurer
Guy Yearwood Jr. Secretary
Dr. Noel Howell Film Ambassador
Willis Roberts Trustee
Lyndon Gore Trustee
Kevroy Graham Trustee
Zeinab Ex Officio member
The new executive is anticipating a productive year ahead in which it will host several movie premieres, fund raisers and educational workshops. Additionally, the executive is currently undertaking a recruitment drive for individuals interested in any area of film production.