This afternoon the Barbados Film and Video Association (BFVA) released the schedule for the 6th Annual Barbados Visual Media Festival. The festival – which ran for the entire month of October up until 2016 – will run for four days, starting on Thursday, October 24th and ending on Sunday, October 27th.
On Saturday, October 19th, there will be a free pre-Festival “Talkback Session” with Andrea King, the former Director of the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority (CIDA) at Ten Habitat and a lime at Aeon Bar and Grill.
The festival will open on October 24th with a cocktail hour, opening ceremony and screening of the film Too Lickrish, which was directed by Olympian Tolga Akcayli and stars local comedian and social media personality Seth Bovell, at the Accra Beach Hotel. The following day, on the 25th, will be “Evening of Shorts” in the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) car park. On the 26th there will be a workshop with BFVA President Damien Pinder entitled “Creating Compelling Trailers” at Ten Habitat and the screenings and award ceremony of the BFVA’s 48 Hour Film Challenge at Olympus Theatres.
Finally, on October 27th the Visual Media Awards (VIMAS) will be held at Accra Beach Hotel.
For the full details of the festival schedule, see the image below. Visit the Barbados Visual Media Festival’s Facebook page here.