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How to Start a Film Festival

April 9, 2013

• Shelley Worrell

I started caribBEING + The Flatbush Film Festival in 2010 after 10+ years of desiring more representation for NYC’s Caribbean & Caribbean-American population in the media. An old friend, who was running the Caribbean Literary & Cultural Center at the Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, called me and asked if we could produce a film series.  She reminded me of my idea to start a Caribbean Film Festival in 1999 when we were undergraduate Anthropology & Caribbean Studies Students at CUNY.  I agreed, not knowing a thing about festivals and the next thing I knew, we were programming a monthly series. 
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