JAFTA Propella

New Shorts from Jamaica.


Director: Ina Sotirova
Disaster strikes when a young, Afro-Caribbean high Priestess goes against her intuition.

This unorthodox coming of age story explores Afro-Caribbean ancestry, history and spirituality.


Directors: Kia Moses + Adrian McDonald
From the little island of big dreams comes a little boy from an inner city community with the larger-than-life dream of becoming a Jamaican astronaut. On a deeper level, this film is also a story about space. A lack of space, a longing for space and what happens when various life paths, moving in different directions, interact in the same space.


Director: Mezan Akoya
When two couples are trapped in an elevator, being forced to examine themselves and their relationships may be the only way out.

Safe Harbour

Director: Kaiel Eytle
A girl is pulled from the brink of death by a mysterious young boy. Discovering his amazing abilities, the two form a bond that is tested as they uncover the dark secrets that dwell within.

JAFTA Propella (2018)










Fri 21 Sep 2018, 6.00pm, q+a | 'Agwe', 'Flight', 'Lovers', and 'Safe Harbour'

Fri 21 Sep 2018, 8.30pm, 'Agwe', 'Flight', 'Lovers', and 'Safe Harbour'

Sun 23 Sep 2018, 8.30pm, 'Agwe', 'Flight', 'Lovers', and 'Safe Harbour'

World Premiere


Ina Sotirova: Ina Sotirova is a storyteller and explorer with a passion for the world’s diverse cultures, their unique traditions and expressions. Her path of international journalism and photography led her to documentary filmmaking during her time in New York City.

Kia Moses: Kia Moses graduated with Honours, multiple awards in Advertising at The School Of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York.  After working at ad agencies in New York and London, plus interning for music video director ‘X’, she returned home with a passion to pour everything back into the Jamaican creative industry.  Flight is her first short film.

Adrian McDonald: Adrian McDonald is a fine arts photographer and film director . He currently has one award winning short film, Cozenage which won 4 of 5b eligible awards at the UWI GATFFEST in 2014. He has spent the past four years developing his photography brand whilst amassing the necessary tools to stimulate his film career. During that time he has released over three short films, Still Human, New Slaves and The Universe to his niche audience on various platforms.

Mezan Akoya: Mezan Ayoka is a writer and filmmaker.  She attended the Los Angeles Film School in 2008. On returning to Jamaica, Mezan co-directed the short film Grow Jamaica Grow that placed second in the RBC Make a film in 24 Hours Competition held at the 2012 Reggae Film Festival. She wrote and directed Ding, a short film that screened at the Kingston on the Edge Urban Art Festival (2013) and at GATFFEST in June (2017). Summer School, a TV pilot written by Mezan, was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the nationally recognized Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Creative Writing Competition.

Kaiel Eytle: Kaiel  Eytle has been involved in creative production for over 15 years.   He founded Reelvibez Studios alongside David Mullings, through which he has produced a variety of productions for the screen in his role as Chief Creative Officer. When not actively in production with Reelvibez, Kaiel also works as the Technical Manager at the UWI Community Film Project, where he also teaches filmmaking skills to people from at risk and underprivileged communities from across Jamaica. Safe Harbour marks Kaiel’s first steps into directing fictional narratives.

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