The University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ) will host its first virtual film festival – the 2022 Caribbean Cinematic and Arts Festival (CCAF) – this Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, via zoom.   

The CCAF, primarily produced by UVI Communication students, was created to encourage students and community members to showcase their creative cinematic and audio works to inspire and to entertain. Members of the local community, the wider Caribbean, students, faculty, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as others interested in learning about any aspect of cinema and the arts, are invited to attend this two-day event.  

“UVIABJ students have accomplished a lot in less than two years as the first and only media chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in the Caribbean,” said UVIABJ Secretary and University Communication Major George Francis. “Students at UVI's school of communication will put on a spectacular show in less than 36 hours, spread out over two days.” A preview of the upcoming fun-filled weekend is available by visiting  

Presentations by guest speakers, as well as a ceremony honoring the Spring semester Communication graduates, are all part of the festival, which also features a showcasing works submitted by students, local filmmakers, and enthusiasts amongst the 14 film and audio categories.  

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct link