Antigua Barbuda Film Festival

The Island of Antigua    born out of the sea by a volcano about 30 million years ago is surrounded by 365 lush beaches of white sand and caves. Barbuda is home to a diversity of native habitats, the largest breeding and pink sandy beaches, reefs, lagoons and abundant wildlife surround nesting colony of the Magnificent Frigate Bird in the world. Antigua has a population of mostly made up of people of West African, British, and Madeiran descent. The ethnic distribution consists of 91% Black & Mulatto, 4.4% mixed race, 1.7% White, and 2.9% other (primarily East Indian and other Asian). Most Whites are of British descent. Christian Levantine Arabs, and a small number of Asians and Sephardic Jews make up the remainder of the population.

Antigua and Barbuda lie in the eastern arc of the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea. Antigua is 650 km (400 mi) southeast of Puerto Rico; Barbuda lies 48 km (30 mi) due north of Antigua, and the uninhabited island of Redonda is 56 km (35 mi) southwest of Antigua.

All of which create a haven for filmmakers.



Madeline Blackman

  • Posted on: 30 September 2020
  • By: Antigua Barbuda...

Madeline Blackman joins the Antigua Barbuda Electoral Commission as its newest member.

The Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission welcomes a new member of the electoral management body in the person of Ms. Madeline Blackman. Ms Blackman, replaces Mrs. Paula C.M. Lee, whose seven-year tenure as a Member of the Commission came to an end on August 31st 2020. She was appointed by the Antigua and Barbuda Evangelical Association and the Antigua Christian Council.

Sir Keithlyn Smith

  • Posted on: 13 September 2020
  • By: Antigua Barbuda...
Sir Keithlyn Smith was a founding member of the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU) and a former member of the Antigua Trades and Labour Union. He is also the co-author of the famed novel "To Shoot Hard Labour" that recounts the story of Pappa Sammy Smith. He is the longest serving General Secretary of the ABWU and led the opposition in the Upper House for many years. Sir Keithlyn Smith passes away July 31 2020.

Joel Vincent Anthony

  • Posted on: 11 September 2020
  • By: Antigua Barbuda...

Joel Vincent Anthony

Joel Vincent Anthony (born August 9, 1982) a former member of the Canadian national basketball team is now a Canadian professional basketball executive consultant for the Hamilton Honey Badgers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL).