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Aspiring filmmakers have found a friend in Sheryl Lee Ralph. As the force behind her own Island Girl Productions, she has managed to grab international attention and a spot on E! Entertainment TV’s “Top Ten Film Festivals” list. Ralph’s International Jamerican Film Festival: Cinema Inna Yard! includes the digital world and pays homage to celluloid wizards of African descent.

Included in the 5-day family affair are workshops for actors lead by reknowned film industry representatives and celebrities. Various social and recreational events create networking opportunities for writers, actors, directors… anyone whose life revolves around film.

Each year’s festival will boast the prerequisite workshops for actors and professional panels, alongside a celebrity golf tournament and Discover Jamaica tours. The offerings will also include Digital Filmmakers’ Workshops. Work hard, play harder, make great contacts and even better friends… For a full schedule, accommodation information and travel help, visit the official Jamerican Film Fest: Cinema Inna Yard! website.