Chewstick crew: From left, Haile Maryam, executive director Gavin Smith, Diedra Lee Bean and Najob Chentouf. <em>*Photo supplied</em><br />
Chewstick crew: From left, Haile Maryam, executive director Gavin Smith, Diedra Lee Bean and Najob Chentouf. *Photo supplied

FRIDAY, JAN. 27: The Bakatown Short Film Festival organized by The Chewstick Foundation runs tonight and Saturday, not Sunday as reported in this week’s Bermuda Sun.

The rest of the schedule is as follows:

 

Day 2: Friday, January 27 from 9pm until 1am

Day two is a free celebration of local artists and music video filmmakers. A video DJ will entertain guests with local music videos projected on to a 12ft by 8ft screen at The Chewstick Lounge.

The Music Video Launch party will feature music videos from artists such as: Twanee' Butterfield, Prof-A-C, Kombat, Propa, Jelani, Fiyah Marshall, Mz Malz and Haz... all the way up to international local artists like Heather Nova, Collie Buddz, Mishka and more.

Snacks and refreshments will be available with donations accepted to support The Chewstick Foundation. Call 292-2439, email info@chewstick.org or visit www.chewstick.org for more details.

 

Day 3: Saturday, January 28 from 6pm to 9pm

The main event for the Bakatown Short Film Festival will begin with an opening reception which will take place from 6pm in the Liberty Theatre lobby and will feature a selection of local performers, cocktails and refreshments for sale and a chance to mingle with fellow film enthusiasts.

At 7pm the Future Shorts (www.futureshorts.com) will start in the main theatre.

The collection is a series of six films which range from 6-20 minutes and display genres from real life dramas to stop-motion and animation.

Each film has received industry awards and the collection boasts winners from The Oscars, SXSW, BAFTA and the Sundance Film Festival, to name a few.

The screening will end at about 9pm and will be followed by a wrap party at The Chewstick Lounge.

For more information on the programming for the BSFF visit http://www.futureshorts.com/calendar-city-screenings.php, call 292-2439 or email info@chewstick.org.