9th Annual

In support of the Joy Town Community Development Foundation, a nonprofit organization incorporated to effect the Church's social and community development programmes in Trench Town and its environs.
Visit our 2018 Gallery to see Opening Night pictures

Saturday November 2 at 1pm

Presentation on “History of Film in Jamaica” by Dr. Emiel Martens,
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Assistant Professor – Media Studies
Renee Robinson
JAMPRO Film Commissioner

Kanopi House, Portland

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Saturday, November 2nd 2019, Goblin Hill Villas at San San, Port Antonio
Sunday, November 3rd 2019 at Great Huts Resort, Boston Bay

Tickets are available at

Announcing 3 exquisite days in celebration of Jamaica
Birthplace of Reggae and Land of Film

Friday November 1 to Sunday November 3, 2019

Afro-themed Features, Jamaican Shorts, Independent Stories and everything in between.

Cinema Paradise is a celebration of the human spirit.
Our Mission is to create one-of-a-kind cinematic experiences that bring relevant social, economic, political and humanistic topics to the forefront, while provoking thought, exploring ideas and encouraging attitudes that can foster positive change.

In support of the Portland Rehab
Management (PRM) Homeless Shelter

We are a charitable organization established by Dr Paul Rhodes and Vivene Levison with the added goal of providing sustainability for Portland Rehab Homeless Shelter.

Click HERE to find out about our Legacy Projects 2019-2020

2019 Host Venues
Portland Host Venues
Our Partners

9TH ANNUAL CP Festival
Watch 2018 4 Day Festival Highlights

" The beauty of Jamaica cannot be hidden and the fact that Cinema Paradise continues to choose the exquisite Portland is a grand way of showcasing all that the parish has to offer – from its historical legacy to its contemporary charm. Cinema Paradise’s continued thrust to celebrate the human spirit resonates with Jamaica and the indomitable spirit of our people."
- Renée Robinson, JAMPRO’s Film Commissioner

Watch Celebrity Tributes for Grand Finale Screening of “Cocktail”

“I loved filming in Jamaica. It was exciting because it was my first big movie. We had so much fun on the island, horseback riding in Long bay and drinking in the Blue Lagoon and oh yes, Reach Falls!!
- Elisabeth Shue
Cinema Paradise is proud to be the Jamaican Festival to feature winners of the JAFTA Propella Shorts Program funded by Chase. See last year's screenings with all Filmmakers in attendance for "Code, Agwe, Going Down and Flight"

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Cinema Paradise is a unique showcasing of afro-centric creative works with talks, panels and other educational programming ….and where else to do this but Port Antonio? Once referred to as the ‘Jamaican Riviera’ in the 1960s, Port Antonio boasts a film legacy and auspicious artistic history..”

– Renée Robinson, JAMPRO’s Film Commissioner