The Folk Research Centre (FRC) said the event, the Creole Film Symposium, is being organized by its Kwéyòl Language Committee and Alliance Française de Ste. Lucie, and is aimed at promoting the Creole language “in an innovative and exciting way which will create public awareness of and appreciation for our national language”.
The symposium is one of the events being held in celebration of Creole Heritage Month in St. Lucia.
Comedy, advertisement, promotional video clips, documentaries and short fiction will be featured at the symposium which is open to all film media artistes. Persons who are interested in featuring their work were asked by the FRC to contact them before Oct. 17, 2012.
“Among other things, the symposium highlights the use of the French Creole language and focuses on Creole cultural themes. It will feature a panel discussion around the challenges of film creation using the Kwéyòl language and the prospects for film in the Kwéyòl language,” the FRC said.
Specially invited film directors from Martinique are expected to participate in the symposium and to showcase their work.
“The symposium will also be featuring projections of selected pieces in the various film categories and will invite feedback from the spectators who will have a chance to interact with the film directors,” the FRC said.