Haitian American Film Festival Founders Join Forces to Increase Visibility of Caribbean Heritage Filmmakers

CSP Artist Chat May 2024 Collaborations Between Caribbean Arts Organizations

New York City, New York May 14, 2024 (Issuewire.com) - Conch Shell International Film Fest 2024 announces a new cross-promotional partnership with Haiti International Film Festival during the upcoming online streaming of CSP Artist Chat on May 16th, 2024 at 7 pm on Youtube.

On Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 7 pm CSP Artist Chat will feature three Haitian American film artists -  guest moderator Nadhege Ptah, Conch Shell International Film Fests (CSIFF)  founder/director Magaly Colimon-Christopher, and Haiti International Film Festivals (HIFF) founder/director Jacquil Constant.  They will be discussing the positive impact of collaborations between Caribbean arts organizations on creating sustainable networks in order to apply the voices of Caribbean filmmakers.  The founders will also be discussing their organizations 2024 cross-promotional partnership plans. The chat will be live streamed on Youtube @conchshelliff

About Panelists and Moderator:

Magaly Colimon is a first-generation Haitian American actress/playwright/ director/producer. Her acting credits include television, film, and theater credits.  She founded Conch Shell Productions Inc to develop, present, and produce new plays and films by Caribbean Diaspora & Caribbean writers who have a passion for innovative storytelling that inspires social change.  Magaly received a B.A. from Columbia University, an MBA from Binghamton University, and an MFA in Acting from the Geffen School of Drama at Yale. www.magalycolimon.com @magaly_colimon1

Jacquil Constant is a Haitian American independent filmmaker with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studieswith an emphasis on Pan-African Studies and Cinema Television and Arts from California State University Northridge (CSUN). In 2006, Jacquil established his own production company, Constant Production, which has various music videos, short films, and commercial productions to its credit. He is also the founder of the first-ever Haiti International Film Festival in Southern California in 2015. @jacquilconstant

Guest moderator Nadhege Ptah is an award-winning actor/filmmaker. Her production company, MAAT Films, is working on numerous projects, many of which have been distributed on major networks like CBS, PBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX IG @NADHEGEPTAH  YT  @NadhegePtah  

About Conch Shell International Film Fest 

Presented by New York City-Based 501(c)(3), Conch Shell Productions, Inc., Conch Shell International Film Fest is dedicated to championing talented emerging and established filmmakers from the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora. The goal of the festival is to infuse unique Caribbean Diaspora and Caribbean filmmaker voices into the American film industry. CSIFF2024 will take place October 10-October 13, 2024  at Regal UA Midway Cinema in Forest Hills, New York (108-22 Queens Blvd, NY 11375).  Regal Cinema is a CSIFF Industry Sponsor. To learn more about Conch Shell International Film Fest and to submit your film for consideration go to Filmfreeway.

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About Haiti International Film Festival

The Haiti International Film Festival is the premiere platform that showcases quality films in Hollywood, California. We are a niche film festival that specializes in portraying the humanity of Haitian culture by curating notable films from the Haitian Diaspora, such as short films, documentaries, and feature films.  Festival events take place in Hollywood, California August 17-August 18. To learn more about Haiti International Film Fest and to submit your film for consideration go to Filmfreeway.

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