Award-winning film, Sprinter, premieres in cinemas across Jamaica today.
Film Commissioner Renee Robinson said the local opening of filmmaker Storm Saulter's second feature film, heralds a new era in Jamaican film.
Robinson said it shows that locally made content can be displayed on the island and appeal to Jamaican audiences.
Sprinter was executive produced by NBA veteran Richard Jefferson and actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith through their production company Overbrook Entertainment.
It has been screened in over 50 cities and 20 states across North America.
JAMPRO is working to create more jobs for Jamaicans working in the screen-based industries through films like Sprinter.
It also wants to develop routes to market commercially viable creative content, and promote formalisation of the film industry.