The Barbadian-UK co-produced film A Caribbean Dream, an adaptation of the Shakespeare play, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, won Best International Film at this year’s Charlotte Black Film Festival. The announcement was made yesterday on the film’s Facebook Page.
As stated on the film festival’s website:
“The Mission of the Charlotte Black Film Festival is to create economic empowerment for, heighten awareness of, promote the significance and need for African American cinema as an art form, and to be a voice for independent filmmakers of color.”
This year marked the film festival’s seventh year and it is held annually in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A Caribbean Dream has also been selected in the London Independent Film Festival, which will take place on April 21st. It premiered on February 28th at Limegrove Cinemas and was screened for two weeks starting on March 1st there and at Olympus Theatres. It also had a preview screening at the first Barbados Independent Film Festival on January 14th.