Third Horizon Film Festival
The third annual Third Horizon Film Festival (THFF) returns to Miami September 27-30, 2018, with a line-up of urgent new cinema from the Caribbean, its diaspora and beyond.
As we continue to find ourselves in an era where a hegemonic establishment seeks to shore itself up to the exclusion of minority communities worldwide, never has it been more necessary to foreground independent filmmaking voices that are unafraid to do what cinema, at its radical and resisting best, does so well: speak truth to power. And so in curating this year’s THFF, we have made a determined effort—more than is usual—to have the program reflect the idea of cinema as a socially and politically disruptive tool, both in terms of form and content.
The result is a compellingly diverse lineup of films—features, shorts and mid-length works; fiction, documentary and hybrids of both—by a variety of filmmakers unapologetically looking to, as the Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat put it, create dangerously. (Or as another Caribbean artist sang: “I want to disturb my neighbor.”) These are films unafraid to discommode and discomfit, to challenge and subvert, in often unusual and exciting ways. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable weekend of engagement with the best films by the Caribbean’s most cutting-edge moving-image artists.
Rodell Warner (b. 1986) is a Trinidadian artist, working primarily in new media and photography. His work has been exhibited at the Berlin Biennale as part of I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not #14 (2018), at The Whitney Museum of American Art in the 2016 Dreamlands exhibition as part of the collective video project Ways of Something, at The National Gallery of Jamaica in the 2016 exhibition Digital, and at Art Basel in Switzerland (2017). Rodell is a recipient of the 2011 Commonwealth Connections International Arts Residency and the 2014 summer residency at NLS Kingston, and was commissioned by Davidoff Art Initiative to create the Limited Art Edition for 2017.
The Third Horizon Film Festival is produced by:
Jason Fitzroy Jeffers
Director of Programming
Keisha Rae Witherspoon
Associate Director, Programs & Industry
Associate Director, Operations