DATE: Friday November 2nd 2018
TIME: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
WHERE: Kanopi House, Blue Lagoon, San San Port Antonio
KNIGHTS TO KINGS
Seeing yourself in a new perspective can change your world. Knights to Kings is an inspiring tale of two countries, two cultures, and the rebirth of one community. Using the game of Chess as a symbol of life teaches young men to think before they move.
This film documents a journey of self-discovery through the exposure to their heritage. These powerful bonds created a community that welcomed them back home and beckon us all to return.
Gaining a new perspective through experiences births confidence to step outside of their comfort zone. A deeper love of friendship and brotherhood bonds two worlds; creating a connection that inspired their growth from young boys, into young men. From Knights to Kings.
Moderated by: Dr. Carolyn Cooper, Author and Educator.
Discussion Panel with Producer and Director, Ms. Crystal Furlonge, Executive Producer Lemuel “Life” LaRoche and Cast Members Askia Hylton, Dailan Alston and Jamon Holt
Includes cocktails and sumptuous Ethiopian Dinner by Cafe Africa.
Ticket price: $4000 JMD or $30 U.S.D.
$1000 JMD per ticket sold goes directly to the Portland Rehab Homeless Shelter
DATE: Saturday, November 3rd 2018
TIME: Noon to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Alligator Head Foundation, Anchovy Port Antonio
The highlight will be a discussion with cast and crew members peppered with anecdotes and stories of behind the scenes humour.
Discussion Panel with Cast Members Carl Bradshaw, Dominic Ghisays (representing Bobby Ghisays) & Marguerite Gauron. Includes introspective discussions and special tributes to the late Robin Williams and the late Peter O’Toole from film personnel and celebs.
Includes Cocktails and Lunch by local caterer, Syd’s.
DATE: Saturday November 3rd 2018
TIME: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Port Antonio Craft Village
The Craft Market in Port Antonio will be host to a free screening of this year’s international block buster ‘Black Panther’ (2018) ‘spreading the love’ for the locals of Port Antonio andfor those at the festival who have not yet seen this now classic movie. The story tells of five African tribes warring over the meteorite vibranium, when one warrior who ingests the heart shaped mineral then gains super natural powers and unites all but the Jabari tribe to form the mystical nation of Wakanda
Donations accepted and encouraged to help support the Community Shelter’s “Healing with Arts Program” organized by Great Huts Resort Located at the Port Antonio Craft Village
DATE: Saturday, November 3rd 2018
TIME: 8:00 p.m. to Midnight
WHERE: Mandela Deck of Africana House, Great Huts Resort, Boston Bay Portland
Hosted by: Renee Robinson, JAMPRO Film Commissioner.
Opening Remarks – Analisa Chapman, President of JAFTA
JAFTA Propella 2018 Shorts is a celebration of diverse stories and talent, with an aim to showcase more local creative content and skill sets. With the financial support of the CHASE Fund and promotional support of JAMPRO, movies include an animated short film, “Agwe” about a young Afro-Caribbean woman stepping into her power; the development of a story about the dream of a young boy, through a first-time filmmaker, with “Flight;” the supernatural tale in “Safe Harbour” and gripping conflicts in “Going Down.”
Delicious Buffet Dinner prepared by Acclaimed Jamaican Chef Christian Sweeney with incredible sounds/beats and musical compilations by Teflon Zincfence providing dub entertainment.
Agwe by Ina Sotirova
Flight by Kia Moses and Adrian McDonald
Going Down by Mezan Ayoka
Safe Harbour by Kaiel Eytle
Ticket price: $3000 JMD or $23 USD
$700 JMD per ticket sold goes directly to the Portland Rehab Homeless Shelter
30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF “COCKTAIL” WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES
DATE: Sunday, November 4th 2018
TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Goblin Hill Villas, San San, Port Antonio
‘Cocktail’ starring Tom Cruise, Elizabeth Shue, Kelly Lynch and Bryan Brown – apart from creating a worldwide craze for bar juggling!…is now being celebrated by the ‘Portie Film Festival’ for its 30th year anniversary of its release. Filmed in Jamaica, especially the parish of Portland at its glorious and beautiful best – this Hollywood classic made headlines by exposing Dragon Bay, the Blue Lagoon, Reach Falls and Long Bay amongst others and placed the parish on the international tourism radar. A Grande Finale Celebration not to be forgotten.
Delish Cuisine by EITS Cafe including a Jamaican European Fusion of Farm to Table concept begins with
smashing signature cocktails. After the screening, patrons will enjoy lively discussions with special surprise appearances.
For your convenience Cinema Paradise will be providing free JUTA coaster transportation between Portland screenings on Saturday, November 3
11.30 am from Great Huts to Alligator Head for Club Paradise
3.30 from Alligator Head to Craft Village for Black Panther
7.00 from Craft Village to Great Huts for Propella JAFTA shorts and Dub Pool Party
In addition, JUTA taxi drivers will be on hand for attending patrons
Discounts for Festival Attendees – call 876-353-3388 for more information
Event Details and times subject to change.