Who We Are
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 900 films from the English, Dutch, French and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. The project was initially supported by the ACP Cultures+ Programme, funded by the European Union and the website is updated and maintained by FILMCO.
Films listed on the Caribbean Film Database meet specific criteria: they are feature, mid-length and short documentaries and narrative films; 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 a number of seminal films from the region.
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. We’d love to hear from you!
The Caribbean Film Database was conceived and initially implemented by 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, and the Foundation of New Latin American Cinema.