Saturday night, August 8, 2015 Jamaica was treated to a broadcast screening on TVJ of short films by local filmmakers. The four films screened were recently entered in the concluded GATFFEST and JAMPRO Jamaica Film Festival.
Heart Shaped Box - Kevin Jackson (GATFFEST Viewer's Choice Award)
Trapped in the Mirror - Mark Smith (GATFFEST Viewer's Choice Award)
Jessie's Baby - Audrey Williams
Proscenium - Allison Harrison (JaFF Best Short Film Award)
I’ve been meaning to talk about Heart Shaped Box’s win at GATFFEST as well as review GATFFEST and JAMPRO’s Jamaica Film Festival in separate blog posts. I didn’t get around to it, even though separate posts would have given me more views and improved my posting consistency. The truth is I was waiting on a few things to happen that would have made the article stronger. I thought those things would have happened sooner than later, but some of those things still haven’t happened yet and well the festivals are long behind us.
So why am I writing now? Well, I am still benefiting from entering these festivals and people are still asking me about it and I think it is important to share that there is much more to get out of screening your work than winning awards. So let me begin.
I am a Filmmaker, Animator and Writer. I love telling stories and making them come true. You will see me on the big screen soon enough.