Asha Lovelace is poised to be one of the Caribbean's most significant voices in the development of film production in the region.
Asha, a graduate of Rutgers University, USA holds a B.A in Communications and Cinema Studies, and La Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television, Cuba, where she earned a Graduate Diploma with a specialty in Directing.
She made her debut with the short George and the Bicycle Pump at Toronto Film Festival, an official selection for Planet Africa. This short won Best Short Film at the Decibel Short Film competition Trinidad 2002.
Asha co-wrote, produced and directed her first feature film Joebell and America which has been screened at several film festivals internationally. This film copped the award for Best International Narrative Feature Film at the Women's International Film Festival, Miami, 2008 and continues to gain worldwide acclaim.
Part of Asha's focus has been on education and to encourage a broader and more Caribbean vision and aesthetic. She has been lecturing in Film Production and Film Studies at the University of the West Indies for the past three years and is also the founder of The Young Cinema Society (YCS), a film club engaging and exposing global cinema to primary school children.
In 2013, she was a member of the Jury for Diaspora Films at the 23rd Edition of the renowned FESPACO film festival in Burkina Faso. Asha also attended the 9th Congress of Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) in South Africa, where she currently holds the position of Secretary General for the Caribbean Diaspora for FEPACI.
Also in 2013, Asha was a panelist with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) – at the 25th session of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore – Geneva, Switzerland
Her upcoming film project is The Dragon based on the Caribbean classic The Dragon Can't Dance.