about – Caribbean Film Database

We are Caribbean Film

Welcome to the Caribbean Film Database (CFDb) – the largest single source of information on films produced in and about the Caribbean, defined here as the insular Caribbean plus Belize, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. As of its launch in September 2015, the CFDb houses information on more than 600 films from the English, Dutch, French and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. The project is supported by the ACP Cultures+ Programme, funded by the European Union (European Development Fund) and implemented by the ACP Group of States.

How were the films chosen?

Films listed on the Caribbean Film Database meet specific criteria: they are feature films (defined here as 52 minutes and over), they are non-studio films, and they are made in/about the Caribbean. The focus of this database is contemporary, so most of the films listed here were made after 2000. As a nod to the history of filmmaking in the Caribbean, however, we have included a Classics section that comprises of a number of seminal films from the region.

It starts here.

Although we have made what we hope you’d agree is a good start, this is just the beginning. The CFDb is not complete, nor can it ever be – we will continue to add to it as Caribbean films are made. If, however, you can think of a film that has been made that fits the criteria that we’ve missed, we invite you to submit it for consideration. Additionally, on each film page you can suggest an edit, or you can leave us feedback. We’d love to hear from you!

About the team

The Caribbean Film Database was conceived and is being implemented by the trinidad+tobago film festival in association with the Fundación Global Democracia y Dessarollo from the Dominican Republic, the Association for the Development of Art Cinema and Practice in Guadeloupe, the Foundation of New Latin American Cinema in Cuba and the Festival Régional et International du Cinéma de Guadeloupe. All of these entities nominated content for the database.