Chelsea Film Festival returns to New York

Chelsea Film Festival returns to New York

The four-day international Chelsea Film Festival is back for a 7th edition in New York, from October 17th to 20th 2019. The event showcases the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors from around the world with screenings of independent shorts, feature-length films and documentaries.

Founded by the talented Ingrid & Sonia Jean-Baptiste, both originally from Martinique, this film industry duo’s main goal is to discover new talents and broaden the reach of independent film makers around the world. The 7th annual Chelsea Film Festival proudly presents for the fourth year in a row the ‘FRENCH CARIBBEAN Program’ scheduled at AMC Loews at 34th Street in New York City on Friday, October 18th at 6:30 pm.

This French Caribbean Program includes:

From Shade To Light
by Jean-Michel Loutoby (WORLD PREMIERE) – Martinique

Fatso !
by Gautier Blazewicz (US PREMIERE) – Guadeloupe

American Dream
by Nicolas Polixene and Sylvain Loubet (WORLD PREMIERE) – Martinique

My Lady of The Camellia
by Edouard Montoute (NY PREMIERE) – Guyane

The French Caribbean Program will be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

This year, the festival will feature 100 films (short & feature films) from 21 countries including the U.S., UK, Germany, South Africa, Philippines, Israel, Turkey and India. Among the 3 directors from Martinique listed in the French Caribbean Program, Nicolas Polixene won the 2016 Chelsea Film Festival “Petit Prix” award with his moving short Papé.

“Martinique has everything to become the next film powerhouse on the international scene” said Muriel Wiltord, Director Americas of the Martinique Tourism Authority. The birthplace of Euzhan Palcy, the brilliant filmmaker who marked history, is blessed with a breathtaking natural environment, a top-notch infrastructure and high-tech equipment, well-trained technical crews and most importantly, a new generation of talented filmmakers with great stories to tell the world. A big “thumbs up” to the French Caribbean Program at Chelsea Film Festival.”