Haiti Cultural Exchange | Haiti Film Fest 2013; May 9-12, will include the opening night celebration, an emerging filmmakers event and two full days of free films from contemporary Haitian filmmakers, films about Haiti’s Diaspora, as well as films from the beginning of Haiti’s presence on-screen. Ranging from seasoned directors to emerging student filmmakers, this film festival will present the diverse points of view that encompass the Haitian identity.
Thursday, May 9th: HCX| Haiti Film Fest Opening Night @DROM, 85 Avenue A, East Village, NY Join us Thursday, May 9th for the kick off of the 2nd international HCX | Haiti Film Fest!
Support Haitian Cinema, and rub shoulders with award-winning filmmakers and actors. Enjoy screenings of the festival’s best short films and a live performance by the legendary Emeline Michel. Purchase tickets at http://haiticulturalx.org/program-06.
Friday, May 10th: Emerging Filmmakers Panel @FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY
FREE screening of select short films and an industry professional mixer.
Select short film screenings:
Viter Juste, The Father of Little Haiti (2012, 6 Minutes, English) by Rachelle Salnave
Known as Pere Juste (Father Juste), Viter Juste was a pillar in the Haitian community in South Florida. Father Juste named Little Haiti, a well known neighborhood in Miami, Florida recognized for its enclave of Haitian culture and people. He was instrumental in fighting for the civil rights of Haitian immigrants and contributed to a cultural safe haven for many Haitians who risked their lives to come to America to find freedom.
Night Driver (2011, 20 Minutes, English) by Fritz Celestin
A young man with a dirty job struggles to validate his dreams of becoming a musician. His growing emotions for a beautiful young prostitute drive him into a dangerous situation where he must make some serious decisions.
Saturday & Sunday, May 11th-12th: Free HCX|Haiti Film Fest Screenings @St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY
The HCX | Haiti Film Fest Schedule is now up! To view he schedule, visit: http://haiticulturalx.org/hcx-haiti-film-fest-2013-schedule
For more information visit: www.HaitiCulturalX.org or call (347) 565-4429