Indie & student films celebrating Hero and Shero stories!
Indie & student films celebrating Hero and Shero stories!
Conch Shell International Film Fest (CSIFF) is a film festival which promotes short films online and recognizes screenplays written by artists from the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora. CSIFF is presented by New York City-based, Conch Shell Productions.
Conch Shell International Film Fest is an online festival that showcases the creative, bold voices of indie and student film artists of Caribbean ancestry living around the world, and artists living in the Caribbean.
Our theme this inaugural year is:
“The Hero & Shero.”
We are seeking 1 minute-30 minute inspiring indie & student shorts and full-length screenplays that feature one or more types of heroes and/or sheroes - classic, tragic, superhero, everyday, real-life hero, mythical, folkloric, anti-heroes, etc.
Short Film Categories include:
Narrative (all genres), documentary, animation, web series, and experimental films.
Short films that have screened in other festivals are eligible for Jury and/or Audience Choice Awards.
Full-length; any genre; 90-pages max
Conch Shell International Film Fest is partnering with Filmocracy to provide interactive experiences for artists and audiences.
Join us May 21-23, 2021 for our
3-day online event.
Conch Shell International Film Fest will feature film screenings, interactive Artist Q&As, panel discussions, seminars, and networking events.
The Conch Shell International Film Fest Jury Awards will be determined by BIPOC creatives working in the industry.
Our website will feature trailers of chosen submissions. So whether you are an award winner or not your will be showcased.
Winners will receive laurels and certificates.
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Winner will receive $200
ACTOR. WRITER. ARTIST. FILMMAKER.
As a writer, Anslem is a writer-producer on Amazon Prime’s series “The Boys'' and wrote on NBC’s “Timeless.” He is a Writers Fellow at HBO Access and a Screenwriting Fellow at Film Independent. His screenplay Bardos earned him the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award in Screenwriting. He also received the Independent Feature Project's (IFP) Gordon Parks Award for Screenwriting for his script The Subway Story
Broadway: Jitney; American Psycho; Fences; Come Back Little Sheba; King Hedley II; Salome; Piano Lesson
Off-Broadway: Paradise Blue; Lockdown; Tamburlaine the Great; Intimacy; First Breeze of Summer; Fabulation
TV & Film: The Good Fight; Law and Order; Malcolm
WRITER. PRODUCER. DIRECTOR.
Marquis' award-winning short films, web-series, and feature documentaries that have premiered on STARZ HBO, and Revolt TV networks. He has been recognized as a 2013 New York Foundation of the Arts Screenwriting fellow.
A native of Chicago, Martin Majeske is the Managing Director and Film Program Director at the Act Now Foundation, producer of the annual New Voices in Black Cinema Festival (NVIBC) in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to the annual festival, Martin and his team produce regular film screenings, workshops, readings, educational panels, and seminars for underserved artists committed to careers in film, TV, and theater arts. Martin is also a long-time arts lawyer who has represented various media companies in New York City such as Solve Innovation Group and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) since first arriving from Washington, DC in 1996.
Odley Jean was born, raised and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She attended Clara Barton High School and performed Off-Broadway with the non-profit theater program, Opening Act. Jean also studied and performed in the plays: A DAY IN THE LIFE, DEKA’S STORY UNCUT, DEAR JAHA and ONE CLICK written by Katie Cappiello. She has toured the country shedding light on social justice issues with theater company GoodCapp Arts. Her television debut is "Dominique" on GRAND ARMY.
ACTRESS. PLAYWRIGHT. DIRECTOR.
Regina Taylor is featured in Netflix’ All Day and a Night starring Jeffrey Wright, Ashton Saunders and directed/written by Joe Robert Cole (writer: Black Panther), guest stars on Council of Dads (NBC) and Love Craft Country (Jordan Peele, J J Abrams, Mischa Green) Red Line (Producer Ava DuVernay CBS) and The Good Fight (CBS). Ms. Taylor is the Andrew Mellon Grant Writer in Residence for Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Ms Taylor’s Oo-Bla-Dee is being presented for Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Theatre Three for 2020-‘21. She is writing a new play for Audible.
Taylor in her TV role as Lily Harper in "I'll Fly Away” received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress, 3
NAACP Image Awards and two Emmy Award nominations. Taylor was also the first Black woman to play Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" on Broadway.
SCREENWRITER. PRODUCER. ACTOR.
Sergei has been published by Indie Theater Now, NYTheaterNow, Parabasis, Howlround, fwriction:review, and Baseball Prospectus. He is literary manager for Conch Shell Productions, resident playwright with Quick Silver Theater Company, member of Actors’ Equity Association, and has an MFA in Playwriting from the Writer's Foundry at St. Joseph’s College.
Tanya Taylor is a multi-genre writer-director who has won awards for her commercial and narrative work. She creates nuanced multicultural content representing her world view. The New York based Jamaican also maintains a commitment to working with diverse crews, much like one of her heroes, Ava DuVernay.
STUDENTS & INDIE FILMMAKERS of Caribbean ancestry living around the world and those living in the Caribbean.
We are accepting narrative, animation, web series, documentaries, experimental shorts and screenplays.
This video gives you peek into how the Filmocracy.com streaming platform will make this film festival experience a fun film viewing and networking opportunity.
CONCH SHELL INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST is thrilled to be sponsored by Filmocracy .
FILMOCRACY is a film and festival streaming platform that rewards users for discovering amazing independent films.
Do you have questions about our Caribbean diaspora film festival ? Would you like to suggest an indy film expert for one of our panels? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon.