Founded by Haitian American actress/writer/director/producer Magaly Colimon-Christopher, the 2nd annual Conch Shell International Film Festival (CSIFF) is a film festival that showcases the creative voices of indie and student film directors and writers of the Caribbean Diaspora and the Caribbean whose work inspires social change.
Presented by New York City-Based, Conch Shell Productions, CSIFF's goal is to infuse unique Caribbean Diaspora and Caribbean filmmaker voices into the American film industry. To do so we create a space to bring together diverse film lovers, industry experts and artists to enjoy days of dialoguing, learning about the current industry trends, and celebrating films that inspire social change and challenge preconceptions about diverse multicultural people. Our aim is to create a space for open, empowering, positive and inspirational exchange about the craft, and the power of film to create room for people of diverse cultures and ethnicities to share new thoughts.
CSIFF celebrates work produced by our community of artists with screenings, informative panels, artist chats and masterclasses that broaden the perspectives of all who attend.
Each event day concludes with afterparties where diverse filmmakers, media and industry experts may interact.