antigua showcase2

road to redonda    umoja    trust

TICKETS $20.00

The Antigua & Barbuda showcase began in 2017  to create an international
cross cultural space that brings together the Antiguan & Barbuda Diaspora to exhibit their global experiences through media arts. 

Antigua 3.30pm showcase is a program of short  indie films written and directed by emerging  filmmakers.

Director  Lawson Lewis Redonda the Road To Recovery 29m

In 2017 The Environmental Awareness Group a local non-governmental organization led the ecological restoration of Redonda, sister island to Antigua and Barbuda, and one of the largest unpeopled islands in the Eastern Caribbean. A home to wildlife and critically endangered species that can be found nowhere else in the world, Redonda’s conservation story embodies the true essence of biodiversity resilience and speaks to the power of locally-led conservation through collaborative action.

Christal Clashing O'Reilly   'Yemoja's Anansi,' 13m
A filmed dance interpretation short story about an Afro-Caribbean water goddess with elements of 3D motion capture effects.

Christal Clashing is part of the Team Antigua, becoming the first All-Black Women’s Rowing Team to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Christal will be at the event taking Q&A on her film


Bridget Hanniford – Joseph “Trust” 21m   A short drama about Firendship Love and betrayal.

 Book Launch of Love Freindship and Betrayal


In the year 2020, a group of six remarkable Antiguan born teenagers - Delicia Howell, Noah Yeboah, Joel Lewis, Sheneilla Sommerset, Destiny Simon, and Shenika Bentick - embarked on a literary journey, capturing the essence of their adolescent lives. Through the poignant narratives presented by these gifted authors, their shared experiences revolve around the intricate tapestry of Love, Friendship, and the deeply resonating facets of Betrayal, which often leave an indelible mark on the lives of young individuals.

The anthology they crafted comprises a compilation of tales that delve into the authentic trials and tribulations encountered by contemporary teenagers. With uncanny insight, these authors eloquently encapsulate the challenges and joys that form the crux of teenage existence. Rooted in relatability, each story mirrors the universal struggles that define adolescence in the modern era.

In a remarkable progression, the year 2022 witnessed the unfolding of their collective endeavor as they embarked on a transformative journey. The six authors embarked on an ambitious book tour across Canada, an expedition not merely focused on literary exploration but also an initiative to extend the horizon of their stories to the global stage. Through engaging interactions, they shared their narratives, fostering empathy and understanding among diverse audiences.

“Love, Friendship & Betrayal" stands as a testament to the power of youthful voices, as it offers an insightful exploration of the human experience during the formative years. With their evocative storytelling and unwavering dedication, Delicia Howell, Noah Yeboah, Joel Lewis, Sheneilla Sommerset, Destiny Simon, and Shenika Bentick have created an opus that resonates with both the young and the young-at-heart, leaving an enduring impact on literature and the hearts of readers worldwide.

Tickets $20.00

The Showcase continues with  Canadian premiere "Deep Blue" 730pm  tickets


Deep Blue September 16th 7.30pm 

deep blue

The Canadian  premiere  takes place at the  Tickets   
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts 
27 Front St East  September 16th  7:30pm
(Antigua & Barbuda Showcase)

"Deep Blue” unravels the heart-wrenching tale of a love-struck architect, embattled with a determined Canadian marine biologist. As climate change intensifies its assault on a picturesque Caribbean island, both find themselves on opposing sides of a critical environmental issue that threatens a close-knit fishing community's way of life.

Deep Blue has received critical acclaim for its music by grammy-award winning artist Maurice Gregory formerly of Third World.  Gregory wrote and sang “Beautiful ” the theme song for the film. He also collaborated with Causion, Antigua & Barbuda’s Reggae Ambassador on the song "Thank You” which they will be performing during the Antigua & Barbuda Showcase.

Deep Blue has been screened in Antigua & Barbuda and New York and will have its Canadian premiere at COMMFFEST at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on September 16th, 7:30 pm. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the writer/director Howard Allen and  executive producer Mitzi Allen. 


St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts 27 Front St. East Toronto

Please note that you have to sign up first with STLC ticketing to access and purchase tickets. (using your email address)

Also note to all ticket holders. The doors for performances close 7 minutes after scheduled performances  to give those already seated the comfort of enjoying the show. Please be on time. We sincerely thank you for your patronage and wish you a beautiful experience. Commffest Producers.


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  ALL DAY PASS $25.00 SEPTEMBER 17TH 12.00-10PM   single tickets $15.00 

screenings at the Imagine Cinema 80 Front st East Toronto


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