Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase



The Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS) is an annual film festival representing filmmakers from the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and its diasporas.

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is proud to be the Organising Committee for the Cayman Islands for the 8th Edition of the TCFS. 

CNCF will be accepting film submissions until December 14th 2016 (see poster details above).



TCFS is produced by the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase Office, a division of the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) located in Havana, Cuba. CNCF is the Organising Committee for the Cayman Islands. 

The films cover a wide variety of subjects; TCFS offers short, feature length and animated films for people of all ages. The Showcase is a creative and effective way to share films not readily available online, in theatres or in stores. Organisations, businesses and schools are welcome to attend the Festival as well as browse the film synopses from the various Showcases and rent TCFS films. All films are subtitled when not in English.

TCFS is supported by ICAIC, UNICEF, UNESCO and MINCULT, and seeks to encourage film and audiovisual co-productions among Member States as well as promote the exchange of films and audiovisuals to be disseminated through the national broadcasting TV stations of the Member States.

Where traditional education sometimes leaves gaps, TCFS movies often fills them in.  And just when you think you have a grasp on the history of the region, a film appears that inspires the viewer to dig deeper.  TCFS films from previous showcases have also aired on Cayman 27.  Selections included the Cuban masterpiece 20 Years by Bárbaro Joel Ortiz, Jennifer Galvin’s poignant documentary Free Swim, set in the Bahamas, and the wonderful children’s film, The Baobab Tree by Claire Ince, which was also a selection for the Chicago International Children’s Festival. 

Once you’ve been to a TCFS screening, you return to your daily activities more aware of the Caribbean’s myriad stories.  Stephanie and Steve James, Lester Hamlet, Gerardo Chijona, Maria Govan, Catherine Murphy, Frankie Flowers, Rigoberto López, Francis Anne Solomon, Ernesto Padrón....these are just a few of the names to keep in mind when it comes to film in the Caribbean....and the list goes on.  Get in touch with CNCF to learn more about this unique festival.



Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase

Are you a Caymanian filmmaker interested in submitting to the TCFS? Please contact us at [email protected] for more information or send films on DVD by mail (contact Post Office for pricing) directly to:

Oficina de la Muestra Itinerante de Cine del Caribe. Calle 12, No. 555 entre 21 y 23, Vedado. Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba. CP. 10500
ATTENTION: Jessica Flores or Rigoberto Lopez

For me, cinema is the most effective means to build bridges above the water, over the seas, to unite our lands." - George Lamming,
Barbadian novelist, essayist and poet


Click on the links below to download the synopses from the various showcases:

For information on how to view films from past TCFS showcases please contact CNCF during office hours

Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase
Summer Arts Camp