Jamaica to Celebrate Reggae Film Festival

Jamaica to Celebrate Reggae Film FestivalKingston, Jan. 8. -The Jamaica Film Academy said it plans to hold the 4th Reggae Film Festival in February.

The festival is scheduled for Feb. 22 -26, in Whitter Villa, located in the Montego Bay tourist beach resort.

The organizers of the event said cartoons and documentaries from Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, the United Kingdom and the United States will be shown at the festival on its opening day.

The festival will premiere films by director Denise Campbell (Jamaica), Tameka Jarvis-george (Antigua and Barbuda), and Jovel Johnson (United States).

The festival will also feature a children's film series, a seminar on filmography, and the contest: Shooting a Film in 24 Hours.

The Reggae festival was founded four years ago to spread the music and culture of reggae, a music created in this Caribbean country and popularized internationally by the late Bob Marley. (Prensa Latina)