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Thursday, June 18
 

6:30pm CDT

Gala Opening Cocktail Party & The Film "Serena" by Magnolia Pictures
Limited Capacity seats available

Dress code is Island Dressy. Food and drinks will be provided and celebrity appearances.

Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence Film to Make Caribbean Premiere at CayFilm International Film Festival

 

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – “Serena”, a gripping, entertaining drama starring Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence and Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper, will make its Caribbean debut at the CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival on Thursday, 18 June during an exclusive movie premiere event at Regal Cinemas, and a star-studded VIP after party hosted by Camana Bay and Grey Goose.  

 

The Magnolia Pictures release – which premiered at the London Film Festival in October and in the US at select theatres in March – is set in the North Carolina Mountains at the end of the 1920s.  Cooper, who is best known for his breakout role in Virgin Produced's film "Limitless” plays George Pemberton and Lawrence of “Hunger Games” fame plays his wife Serena.  The two love-struck newly-weds build a timber empire, and with power and influence in their hands, refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, it all begins to unravel, leading toward a dramatic reckoning once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own.  

 

“The movie “Serena” has been described by critics as delightful, fascinating, courageous, absorbing, and we are so excited to be able to bring it to Cayman’s big screen for the official opening of the CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival,” said Festival Director Tony Mark.  “This is just one of the amazing films that will be screened over the Festival weekend. There are another 200 from 50-plus countries and a variety of genres.  This is every film lover’s dream and we hope the public will take advantage of this unique opportunity.” 


 


Thursday June 18, 2015 6:30pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hollywood Regal Theater 1 Camana Bay, Market Street, Cayman Islands
 
Friday, June 19
 

10:00am CDT

Documentary Short Films
Limited Capacity seats available

Against the Grain: A Filmmaker's Lament 5 Min US
At first glance this short documentary, Against the Grain, may appear to be a narrative short film, though this is Patrick Shanahan speaking from his own real life experiences. Cinematographer Beau Vorous and director Patrick Shanahan wanted to create a film with poetic, short film aesthetics and at the same time, tell a true story of one struggling film maker’s opinion on filmstock and the encroachment of digital media. 
In 2001 Bill Nichols derived that there are six forms of documentary film making. Against the Grain is hybrid in that it crosses paths of three of the modes Nichols described. This film is Poetic in its structure and form. Reflexive in that the director is calling attention to the fact they are making a film by literally showing the camera and lights being set up, as well as allowing the viewer to see microphones and other set pieces. The third mode that can describe Against the Grain is Performative. 
Performative Documentaries stress subjective experience and emotional response to the world. They are strongly personal, unconventional, perhaps poetic and/or experimental. They might include hypothetical enactments of events designed to make us experience what it might be like for us to possess a certain specific perspective on the world that is not our own. This subgenre might also lend itself to film makers to 'speak about themselves.' Often, a variety of techniques, many borrowed from fiction or avant-garde films, are used. Performative documentaries often link up personal accounts or experiences with larger political or historical realities. 
This Hybrid-Performative documentary engages Shanahan to the story, but constructs subjective truths that are significant to the filmmaker himself. This is non-fiction. Paying tribute to the past and tipping hats to the future, this documentary was shot on both digital media and 16mm film. 


The Match 15 min Canada
The Match follows two performers in a struggling independent wrestling promotion, the Prairie Wrestling Alliance. It explores the impact that their vocation has on their personal lives, and the psychology behind why audiences are drawn to this pseudo-blood sport. 

The characters are iconic, yet real: Nizar Watfa aka. Sheikh Abdul Shibaz, is a Muslim immigrant that wants to integrate. He's from the small town of Lamont, Alberta , famous for its Ukrainian heritage. And then there's Dustin Meyer, aka. Hollywood Dustin Adonis. He's a rural redneck from Eston, Saskatchewan, that wants to cut loose. And they are going to fight for the championship belt. 

However, Nizar’s father must overcome his distaste for what he sees as an embarrassing and racist portrayal of his culture.

Will Nizar's dad finally attend a match? Will he disown his son? Will the beloved Hollywood beat The Evil Sheikh? 

Find out in The Match.


Friday June 19, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

10:00am CDT

Old Dogs Never Die
Limited Capacity seats available

For his 71st birthday, Harry Dunn decides he wants to ride a bike across the country. The only problem is, Harry has never learned to ride a bike.


Friday June 19, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

10:00am CDT

Youth Oriented Films
Limited Capacity seats available

That Bites 44 min US

A documentary made by a 12 year old boy about the fears and frustrations of food allergies from the perspective of kids.

Metropolis II: Highway to Heaven 13 Min US

A young boy learns that death is not always the end of the road... 

Voyage 5 Min Canada 

A family relaxes along a secluded beach. All but their youngest son, who has been secretly planning a raft in order to sail off in search of adventure. But when his family shows little interest in his plans, he begins building the raft himself... but this proves to be much harder than he initially thought. 

Adoration: A Natural History 22 min

ADORATION, a wildlife docudrama by lifelong naturalist Ian Woodward, FZS, is a portrait of the countryside seen through the seasons, its fauna and flora, and through the eyes of Nature Woman. It is accompanied by beautiful, inspiring music and the filmmaker’s screenplay-in-verse. Nature Woman, played by London-based actress Kim May, is the physical embodiment of the film’s imagery and sentiments. (FZS = Fellow of the Zoological Society of London.) 

And a selection of animation
  1. Cuerdas 11min
  2. Broken Wand 3 min
  3. Thundercluck: Chicken of Thor 3 min
  4. Monster 2 min
  5. Nexus 2 min
  6. Weeping Willow 5 min
  7. Foundations 2 min

 

Friday June 19, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

10:00am CDT

Traveling Caribbean Film Festival Selections
Limited Capacity seats available

10am Fly by Ermitis Blanco/Yolanda Durán (Animated short - 12 mins) Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Aj5bWauiQwFly is a girl who lives in an unreal world.  Wants to fly but space has become smaller.  

10:15amTengo Talento 'El Niño Jesus' by Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi (Documentary - 13 mins) Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAz2EyAbIpcJulito Padrón is an excellent Cuban musician; a trumpet player teaches us trough Jesus Anduz, a 14 year old boy that Cuban musical richness, as heritage is kept by the new generations.  

10:30amDudamel by Alberto Arvelo (Documentary - 84 mins) http://www.dudamel.net/Children's and youth orchestras are emerging in many countries of the world, inspired by the Venezuelan musical and educational program "El Sistema", which immerses children in the world of music, art, team work, discipline, cooperation, fun, learning, creativity, and high values.  Gustavo Dudamel, the amazingly gifted Venezuelan conductor, entirely educated in "El Sistema",  leads this journey through the stories of some of the young people who are experiencing the joy of music in the most diverse and contrasting corners of the world. These children are bringing a simple message to all of us: art is a universal right. Filmed in seven different countries, "DUDAMEL: Let the Children Play" is an opportunity to glimpse the world of orchestras, conducting, and the importance of art as a hopeful path to face the educational crisis worldwide. "DUDAMEL: Let the Children Play" is a story of hope for the future unfolding right now.

12noonYoung Explorers Caribbean: Point Fortin by Lorraine O'Connor (Documentary - 18 mins)
'Young  Explorers  of  the  Caribbean'    is  a  television  series  in  which  a  group  of young people  makes  a  great  discovery  in  Trinidad  and  Tobago  to  learn  about  the culture,  beauty  and  the  characteristics  of  each  community  they  visit  through  theeyes  of  children  in  the  area.  The  programs  appeal  to  young  and  not  so  young  as they are  full  of  fun,  educational  brushstrokes  and  beautiful  landscapes.  The children  are  accompanied  in  his  adventures  from  2  animated  characters;  SuniCaracol  and  Fredo  Frog.  Point  Fortin  is  one  of  the  oldest  cities  in  the  country.  Is located on  the  southwest  coast  of  Trinidad.  On  the  way  to  Point  Fortin,  passed  by the  famous  Pitch  Lake  in  La  Brea,  the  largest  of  the  three  natural  asphalt  lakes  inthe  world.  In  Point  Fortin,  the  Young  Explorers  meet  some  very  talented  children and  learn  to  play  the  steelpan,  sing  in  a  choir  and   visit the city.

12:20pmAtiba Williams, Pan Prodigy by Christopher Laird/Bruce Paddington (Documentary - 7 mins)
Trailer: http://caribbeantales-worldwide.com/catalogue/documentaries/atiba-williams/Nine-year-old Atiba Williams is the youngest person to arrange for a steelband during the Panorama competition. This film looks at a day in his life, from home, to school, to rehearsal to performance. - See more at: http://caribbeantales-worldwide.com/catalogue/documentaries/atiba-williams/#sthash.hVpAV6E3.dpuf

12:30pmEyerí, Un Músico Con Magia by Frank Elías (Documentary – 12 mins)
 It is the history of  a  4-year-old boy with a great talent  for  the  music.  The documentary contrasts the boy's  innocence with the mother's concerns about a future in the music industry for him.     

12:45pmHerby, Jazz and Haitian Music by Arnold Antonin (88 mins)
Through the story of Herby Widmaier who recorded musicians and orchestras for nearly 40 years in Haiti and who played with many national and international groups, we discover the popular urban dance music of Haiti and its relationship with Latin music and jazz. All the major figures and all the controversies that agitated them appear in this fascinating film that will leave no one indifferent.

2:15pmThe Creole Kings of Champeta by Lucas Silva/Sergio Arria (Documentary - 30 mins) 
Trailer: http://palenquerecords.blogspot.com/2012/02/la-huit-production-palenque-records.htmlThis documentary tells the story of the CHAMPETA or CREOLE TERAPIA, one of the most innovative, ignored and marginalized musical kinds of Colombia and perhaps of Latin America. This musical movement, which mixes African rhythms like Soukouss from Congo (ex-Zaire), Mbaqanga from South Africa and Highlife from Ghana-Nigeria, with rhythms of the French and English Speaking West Indies (Haïtian "Compass ", Socca, Calypso, and Reggae), runs as a Master on dancers 'feet all along the Colombian Atlantic Coast, from Turbo to Riohacha.  Born in the black districts from Carthagena at the end of the Seventies, and in villages like Palenque de San Basilio, this Afro-Colombian rhythm, made popular by some fish salesmen, shoeshiners and self-educated musicians of popular origin, is going to extent and to conquer all the country thanks to its West-Indian and Colombian rhythms.  The documentary is a portrait of CHAMPETA's most famous artists and discjockeys, as well as the story of the birth of this music, which looks like the one of Reggae and Rap in Jamaica and in the United States.  One of its goals is to make known the talent of these artists, humble people who built alone and without any help all the necessary structure for the production and the distribution of this music:  independent labels, recording studios, disc stores... and a public which shows its support at every new production. African rhythms of the whole world, mixed with the rhythms of our Colombian Caraibes, meet in Carthagena to mix with the new vacile efectivo of Creole Terapia.


6th TCFS in CAYMAN : Dedicated to Music of the Caribbean

The 6th TCFS features more than 25 films, many of which will be screened during CayFilm (June 19th & 20th).  All of the films will then travel through Cayman Islands' districts (June 22nd-27th 2015). Click here to download the full 6th TCFS programme (a complete listing of films and venues for the districts will be available on www.artscayman.org/tcfs as of May 15th).  

ABOUT TCFS 

The Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS) is an annual film festival representing filmmakers from the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and its diasporas. The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is proud to be the Organising Committee for the Cayman Islands. TCFS is produced by the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase Office, a division of the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) located in Havana, Cuba. CNCF is the Organising Committee for the Cayman Islands. 

The films cover a wide variety of subjects; TCFS offers short, feature length and animated films for people of all ages. The Showcase is a creative and effective way to share films not readily available online, in theatres or in stores. Organisations, businesses and schools are welcome to attend the Festival as well as browse the film synopses from the various Showcases and rent TCFS films. All films are subtitled when not in English.

TCFS is supported by ICAIC, UNICEF, UNESCO and MINCULT, and seeks to encourage film and audiovisual co-productions among Member States as well as promote the exchange of films and audiovisuals to be disseminated through the national broadcasting TV stations of the Member States.  The TCFS office http://www.caribefilm.cult.cu/en/contact also organizes annual film conferences in the Caribbean which are open to filmmakers, film authorities, exhibitors, cultural promoters and representatives of academic institutions in the wider Caribbean. Join the forums to discuss the most sensitive issues of the cinematographic and audiovisual realities in our countries, build bridges of cooperation and conclude initiatives that contribute to the consolidation, development and visibility of Caribbean filmmakers' work in the region and in other venues in the world. Click here cayfest@candw.ky for more.

Where traditional education sometimes leaves gaps, TCFS movies often fills them in.  And just when you think you have a grasp on the history of the region, a film appears that inspires the viewer to dig deeper.  TCFS films from previous showcases have also aired on Cayman 27.  Selections included the Cuban masterpiece 20 Years by Bárbaro Joel Ortiz, Jennifer Galvin’s poignant documentary Free Swim, set in the Bahamas, and the wonderful children’s film, The Baobab Tree by Claire Ince, which was also a selection for the Chicago International Children’s Festival. 

Once you’ve been to a TCFS screening, you return to your daily activities more aware of the Caribbean’s myriad stories.  Stephanie and Steve James, Lester Hamlet, Gerardo Chijona, Maria Govan, Catherine Murphy, Frankie Flowers, Rigoberto López, Francis Anne Solomon, Ernesto Padrón....these are just a few of the names to keep in mind when it comes to film in the Caribbean....and the list goes on.  Get in touch with CNCF to learn more about this unique festival: cayfest@candw.ky.  

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Friday June 19, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Main Stage

10:30am CDT

Pawa Meri : Lapan
Limited Capacity seats available

Pawa Meri is a documentary about women leaders in PNG. Pawa Meri portrays strong female role models in PNG society and aims to challenge existing stereotypes about women and inspire young women to become leaders themselves.

The woman selected as the subject represent diversity in terms of their province of origin, educational background, whether they live in a town or a village and their area of contribution and expertise.

Each film tells the story of one woman. As a collection of six, the filmic biographies are an important record of women’s lives in contemporary PNG.

The project aims to strengthen the PNG film industry by working with six Papua New Guinean women that each directed one of the Pawa Meri films. These emerging documentary directors were mentored and given support to realise their vision.

The project is supported by the Gender Division of the Australian Aid Program and represents a collaboration between Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia and the CSCM at University of Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province, of PNG.

Film 1: Lapan (Manus)

“God I wokim yumi na graun istap blo yu mas hat wok, kaikai na lukautim ol pikinini blo yu. Sapos yu les, pikinini i hangere na ino nap sindaun gut na fail lo skul.” - Miriam Potope

Lapan is a film about Miriam Potopi, one of the first female village magistrates in PNG. Village courts began operating in Papua New Guinea in 1975 and they now serve two thirds of the population. The role of village courts is to ensure peace and harmony in the area for which it is established by mediating in, and endeavouring to obtain just and amicable settlement of disputes. Traditionally, village courts have been male-dominated and virtually all the magistrates are men.

Miriam Potope was born on the island of Manus in 1945. Married at the age of 13, she became a single mother shortly afterwards when her husband left her for another woman. Despite Miriam’s personal difficulties and her limited formal education, she volunteered to become a magistrate in the Buloso Village Court in 1985. This made her the first female magistrate in PNG. At the age of 66, Miriam is a strong-willed, outspoken and fearless woman of spirit – who places great value in her traditional customs, culture and her religion. She inspires other women in her village to be strong and follow their hearts.

Miriam’s charismatic personality, her understanding of cultural laws and protocols as well as the challenges she confronts as a female village magistrate is captured in Lapan. It provides the audience with an understanding of the village court system unique to Papua New Guinea and the role Miriam plays as a leader in her community and beyond.



Friday June 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

10:30am CDT

Photo Safari for Kids & Family
Limited Capacity seats available


Friday June 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
National Gallery Outdoors

10:30am CDT

Catalyst
Limited Capacity seats available

"Catalyst" follows two brothers searching for closure while coping with their parent's divorce. The younger brother, Terrence (Justice Rieth) looks above, to God and the church. The older brother, Keeran (Nick Kavanaugh) hopes a friendship he has with a talented classmate (Erika Sorenson) can turn into more, proving to himself that he will not take the same road as his parents. "Catalyst" blends neo-realism and religious metaphor to dive deep into a family living with echoes of a harmful past.

  Project FacebookDirector: Kyle Arpke

Kyle Arpke is a Wisconsin native and 2013 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Bachelor Film program. Throughout his time in Milwaukee, Mr. Arpke has assisted on film & video productions ranging from locally made shorts, features & commercials, wrestling shows, concerts, and television programs. He was also an officer of the university's Production Club at UW-Milwaukee. Kyle is an avid fan of soccer, wrestling, Christian theology, and realist cinema. Kyle is currently the owner of Silver City Productions LLC, a freelance videography and social media company.



Friday June 19, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

11:00am CDT

The Blue Sound of New York
Limited Capacity seats available

Andy and Dana run a musical instrument repair business in New York City. They have to deal with each other almost every day. 
It's hard to get along, especially for who had been married for years and had gone through a lot of suffering.


Friday June 19, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 3

11:00am CDT

Natsanat - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

Natsanat tells the story of a courageous group of women who fought against the oppressive regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam during the decades long struggle for the freedom of the Ethiopian people. Their willingness to sacrifice all that they had to stand up against injustice sparked social and political change that resonates in the country to this day.

Friday June 19, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 2

11:00am CDT

The Courier- Short Film with Reno Wilson and the Director and Producer for Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

A futuristic sci-fi short film

When an eager young scientist finds a cure to the deadliest virus in history, she has to enter the help on an unsuspecting courier to deliver the cure to the right hands... but whose hands are the right ones.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Berlin

Matt Berlin

Producer, Pod Intermedia
Matt BerlinChief Strategy Officer & Producer, Pod IntermediaMatt’s background includes operations management and creative production for companies such as Sony, NBC-Interactive, IDG World Media, and Anschutz Entertainment. His production and acting credits include the award-winning... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Jones

Courtney Jones

Director/Producer, Pod Intermedia
Courtney JonesChief Executive Officer & Producer, Pod IntermediaMr. Jonesʼ 20 years of experience in the movie industry includes producing and directing feature films, national TV commercials, and hundreds of hours of TV shows, such as the MTV hybrid reality series Home, James! and Blowin... Read More →
avatar for Reno Wilson

Reno Wilson

Biography Reno Wilson Reno Wilson currently stars as Officer Carl McMillan on the hit CBS series “Mike and Molly,” alongside Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell. Reno made his television debut as Theo's best friend, Howard, on the legendary television series, "The Cosby Show... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 1

11:00am CDT

Face To Face
Limited Capacity seats available

It’s a film about a group of life losers. They achieved nothing in reality, but life needs to go on. So they picked a road to the stage of performing wrestling, they played roles that are dangerous to others In the world of wresting ring, they tortured themselves to become the villains on the stage, and they seek the last bit of dignity among the whispering and clapping from audiences.

Friday June 19, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

11:00am CDT

Photography Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday June 19, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
National Gallery Work Space Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

11:30am CDT

Alegria - A Humanitarian Expedition
Limited Capacity seats available

Alegria - A Humanitarian Expedition tells the story of an epic solo expedition across the Himalaya that changed the life of hundreds of people in need and reached millions around the world. In 2010, Christoph von Toggenburg cycled alone 3200km along the world’s highest tracks pulling a 30kg trailer packed with survival gear in support of leprosy patients and mentally destitute women in India, 
With little air to breathe and temperatures between minus15 to plus 45 degrees Celcius he crossed mountain passes higher than 5500m mastering a total of 50’000m. 
Crossing Nepal during the Maoist unrests, conflict stricken Kashmir, he encountered wonderful hospitality, found new friends, and saw some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes of this planet.  
He became film-maker, actor, fund- and awareness-raiser in one person filming and editing this touching adventure entirely by himself making this a zero-budget production.


Friday June 19, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 3

11:45am CDT

Globe Trot and La Loteria short films
Globe Trot 5min US
An international crowd-sourced dance-film project, as 50 filmmakers on all seven continents each shoot two seconds of dance by choreographer Bebe Miller.

La Loteria 9min US
While waiting for his plane to board so he can immigrate to America, Augusto Ramirez recalls the three biggest regrets of his life.

Friday June 19, 2015 11:45am - 12:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 1

11:45am CDT

On the Road, Somewhere
Limited Capacity seats available

After finishing high school teenagers Oliver, Moises, and Hemingway go on an emotive journey through the Dominican Republic in search of their life calling. What begins as a celebration of their friendship ends as a final farewell.


Friday June 19, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 2

12:00pm CDT

The Tunes Behind The Toons - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

A veritable who's who of award-winning composers (among them Alan Menken, Randy Newman, Richard Sherman) and other experts share their insights into the role of music in adding character into animation over the decades, beginning with the work of Walt Disney and Carl Stalling to today's CGI wonders.

Friday June 19, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

12:00pm CDT

Extreme Waste - Community Enterprise - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

Written off as a bunch of dreamers before they even started, six friends from Raglan, New Zealand were determined to do something good for their town, no matter what it took.

The community was so inspired when they volunteered to collect Raglan's recycling for two years with no pay, that they threw their full support behind them - and watched, as they turned an under-funded and ill-equipped organisation into a world leader.

What no one expected was that they could do a better job than the big corporate waste companies while also acheiving social, environmental and economic goals for the community.

Inspired by the story he was filming, unknown filmmaker Aaron Mooar followed the same trajectory as Xtreme Waste, starting off with only a burning desire to get the job done.

Like them he had minimal experience, inadequate equipment and only a small appreciation for the enormity of the task. Despite this he went on to create a film that is already inspiring other communities into action.



Friday June 19, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

12:00pm CDT

AirVu Drone Video Demonstration
AirVu is the first and only CAA licensed SUA Operator in the Cayman Islands.  AirVu’s focus is to obtain an aerial prospective coupled with creative cinematography production, to provide outstanding quality, and a unique visual presentation that is unobtainable by conventional methods.

We can fly between 0 – 400ft which gives us a range of altitude that no one else until now has been able utlilise for photography or video purposes.

Our clients tend to be developers, architects, high value home owners, tourism officials, and TV, Movie and Music Video professionals who require a new, exciting and visually stunning way to present and showcase their subject.



Friday June 19, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
National Gallery Outdoors

12:00pm CDT

Forward Ever - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

The 1983 US-led invasion Grenada was criticised widely. The United Nations (UN) called for a cessation of the ‘armed intervention’. While, the UN Security Council stated that it ‘deeply deplores the armed intervention in Grenada, which statutes a flagrant violation of international law.’ 

The invasion echoed around the world and ended a unique experiment in Caribbean politics. What were the circumstances that led to this extraordinary chain of events? This comprehensive, gripping and revealing documentary tells the story of the Grenada revolution as never before. The film features extensive, previously unseen file footage, as well as old and new interviews with many of the key players of the time.

The film’s director, Bruce Paddington will be present to discuss aspects of his film with the audience and believes that the “country still suffers from painful memories of this period but the healing has begun as all the prisoners have now been released from captivity. It would educate people who were very young at the time...because a lot of the material that we used in the film have never been seen before. It is going to be a major education tool and will help in bringing some form of reconciliation.”

Paddington is an award winning filmmaker, having made over 500 films and television programmes. This latest film 'Forward Ever: The Killing of A Revolution', highlights the revolutionary government of Grenada, that came to power by a coup in 1979, and its demise with the bloody killings of 1983.

This comprehensive, gripping and revealing documentary features extensive, previously unseen file footage and tells the story of the Grenada revolution as never before.



Friday June 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 3

12:00pm CDT

Hamlet's Ghost - Feature Film
Limited Capacity seats available

A modern Shakespearean actor must travel back in time to confront enigmatic forces from the past and future.


Friday June 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 1

12:00pm CDT

Friends of Film and Video host a local filmmaker panel
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel of local fillmkaers whose films are in CayFilm, sit down and discuss making movies in Cayman.

Speakers
avatar for Mari Abe

Mari Abe

The Cayman Story Company Ltd.
Like many Cinematographers, Mari Abe started her career as a photographer in 1988 and only officially entered the filmmaking world in 2009. In 2010 Mari joined Beneficial Entertainment Ltd. as a Cinematographer under the mentorship of Elifer Santos and Ben Hud. Since then she has... Read More →
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Sean Bodden

Creative Director, Whirlybird Productions
Raised in Grand Cayman, Sean Bodden is an award winning commercial & television director with close to 8 years of experience in the film industry.  In 2007, Sean graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Integrated Media studies from the Ontario College of Art & Design.  He moved home... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Small Stage

12:00pm CDT

Short Films from Asia, Africa, Australia and The Middle East
Limited Capacity seats available

Includes films:

Eight More Months 13min Philippines
A boy braves the floods to celebrate an important occasion.

One to Nil 1min Iran
A boy is watching a soccer game on TV and gets so excited he forgets he’s in the middle of a haircut. Oops!

Fixed 7min Australia
Jemimah wants Tilly to have puppies. At any cost.

Capture 14 min Isreal 
After discovering her portrait placed in a new exhibition downtown, Nofar begins her pursuit after the elusive image of herself.

The Amusing Life of Unknown Individuals 13min Russia
The housekeeper finds that her new iron transmits the telephone conversations of strangers. Her fear turns into curiosity,and later wish to know further of the strangers’ life...

Gulabee 26min India
While coping with unprecedented life choices as a prostitute, the will and courage of this woman are challenged in pursuit to escape her past.But will she be able to escape ?

Central Market 11min Bahrain
A boy works his afternoons at the local fruit and vegetable market carrying groceries & delivering produce. He’s always searching for a quick buck to be made. An 
opportunity arises to make some ‘serious cash’ by trying to milk a small goat at a nearby pen.

Save 6min Eritrea
The story follows a young girl, passionate about football, and a shopkeeper living in remote village in the desert of Eritrea, on the east coast of Africa. It's a film about harsh reality, dreams and the blurred line between the two seen thru the eyes of a 6 year old.

My Dog Wish 8min China
Ming turns into a Labrador after making a wish at the wrong time. His girlfriend Hong has to figure out how to change him back.

Date Night 8min Australia
Two couples venture out on a regular date night when things take a slightly interesting turn.

Friday June 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

12:30pm CDT

Vision Within
Limited Capacity seats available

'The Vision Within' tells the story of a group of college students who travel deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest to meet an ancient ‘dream culture’ living today in much the same way that they have lived for thousands of years. As they return home from their journey they must find ways to integrate their profound experiences into meaningful, engaged lives in service of their own inner visions and the future of our planet. The film is an exploration of the critical role that our inner visions can play in our lives, in education, and in awakening a socially just, environmentally sustainable future.


Friday June 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

12:30pm CDT

Cathy Church Photography Workshop "How to improve almost any photo"
Limited Capacity seats available

How to improve almost any photo

 

In this fun presentation, Cathy Church will show you ways to improve your photos with many ways from simple changes in camera angle and cropping to more complex ways with camera controls and photo shop. You are welcome to send her up to two photos in advance of the talk to see how she might make them better. Send photos at least 1080 pixel wide or 768 pixels high and not more than 2 MB each to chchurch@icloud.com.



Speakers
avatar for Cathy Church

Cathy Church

Cathy Church has been pioneering underwater photography since 1966. She has written five books and taught thousands of people how to get better and better photos. She started teaching week-long photo courses in Grand Cayman in 1972. She opened Cathy Church’s Photo Centre at Sunset... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Rembro Room

1:00pm CDT

A Trek to the River’s Edge - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

a Trek to the River's Edge" is a documentary about the Atlanta Student Movement and the actions of the students enrolled in the schools that encompass the Atlanta University Center, which changed the course of history. Their strategic perseverance validated the prevailing mindset that Atlanta was the pinnacle of the segregated south. As far as the KKK was concerned, “if Atlanta falls, so goes the south!” Strengthened by faith and unabashed courage the students of the Atlanta University Center colleges took on all of the counter-forces that were “steeped in their (own) superiority,” to win the battle and desegregate the City of Atlanta. That, like the course of a river, set into motion the continuum of rippling effects across the country and throughout the world.

Friday June 19, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

1:00pm CDT

Sand Wars
Limited Capacity seats available

Sand Wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet’s reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world’s beaches are in decline and bound to disappear as victims of erosion, or of sand smuggling. Triggered by building construction, smuggling bands, or “sand mafias,” plunder beaches and rivers for this highly prized commodity. Sand Wars will take us around the world to witness this new gold rush firsthand.

Friday June 19, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 2

1:00pm CDT

Merging Photos in Photoshop the Magic behind Now and Then
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Platt

Courtney Platt

An eclectic photographer living in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands since 1983 and creating pictures since 1976, I truly “specialize in everything”. The wide ranging skills and tools accumulated over the years to effectively capture light under any circumstances make me an excellent... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
National Gallery Work Space Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

1:15pm CDT

Speechless: The Polar Realm -Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

Beautifully filmed over a decade in the Arctic, Antarctic and subpolar regions by Nature Photographer Richard Sidey, The Polar Realm is a visual meditation of light, life, loss and wonder at the ends of the globe.

Friday June 19, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

1:30pm CDT

A Life Out There
Limited Capacity seats available

Teva, a young Tahitian with a passion for filmmaking, was compelled to leave his homeland to fulfill his ambitions. Having become a director, he returns to Tahiti and is once again confronted with the same painful choice that he had to make ten years before; should he stay or go? Did he make the right choice the last time?

Friday June 19, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

2:00pm CDT

Short Films Selection
Limited Capacity seats available

Films Include:

Surreal Estate 13 min US
“SURREAL ESTATE” is a dark comedy short about a man, Mr. Smith, who attempts to rent a house and everything that can go wrong…does. It’s for anyone who has ever been to the DMV, changed checkout lines in a supermarket, or tried to navigate an automated telephone menu. It's the absurd chaos that develops in our minds as fantasy, but for Mr. Smith, it's all too real.

Summer Daze 5 min US
In 1961, a young man remembers what a great time he had with his girlfriend. However, she is not what she appears to be.

A Passion of Gold and Fire 6 min Belguim
A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. A passion of gold and fire which definitely helps our environment to keep on living.

Outlier 15 min Germany
Successful novelist and misanthrope LILITH WINTERBOTTOM (80) and chatty, religious ODAMEE MARSHALL (64) couldn’t be more different – and yet, they are united by the same lethal diagnosis – and the same hospital room. What starts as a power struggle about the TV remote control ends up in a deeply touching and heart-warming story about finding new hope.

Now You See Her 14 min Australia 
A short film that looks at the issue of older women’s invisibility in modern society through a fairytale lens.

Dreamers 7 min UK 

A haunting, claustrophobic vision of a future where alternate realities have become the battlegrounds for a war waged by psychotropic induced human soldiers, against an alien threat that they do not fully understand.
A short film that experiments with characters and concepts for a far greater world yet to be created.

My Sanctuary 5 min US
Diving to me is more than just a recreational sport, it has a much deeper meaning. To me its about adventure, exploring the unknown, and that sense of freedom I feel every time I sink below the surface. For that brief hour underwater, I'm just lost in the moment... 
Trying to share those feelings and moments with others is often difficult to put into words. This short film was created to help share those experiences, express my passion for the underwater world, and why I love it so deeply. The filming took place over the past year at several locations including the Bay Islands of Honduras, Palau in Micronesia, and right here at home in South Florida.

Take a Stand 5 min US
One of the biggest issues affecting children and teens worldwide is bullying, and it's continuing to grow and spread to new mediums. The result is harmful, and sometimes fatal. People need to take a stand and put and end to bullying.

The Art of Being Unseen 5 min Canada 

The Art of Being Unseen focuses on three technical theatre students of Capilano University during the set build leading up to opening night of The Good Person of Setzuan. The film explores what goes on behind the curtain and attempts to understand why these three have chosen their path. The Art of Being Unseen is shot with a mix of interview based footage and cinéma vérité. The film is centred around the pursuit of unconventional passions and the challenges that technical theatre students face on a daily basis.

Sunday Routine 3 Min Cayman
A perspective of a Caymanian Sunday with the teenager showing you a little Cayman.



Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

2:00pm CDT

Go Far: The Christopher Rush Story - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

At the age of seven months, Christopher Rush was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, and his parents were told he would be 'no more than a dishrag, and dead by two.' Christopher lived to 30, and in that time he achieved more than most able-bodied people do in a lifetime, including becoming the first quadriplegic licensed as a scuba diver. Shortly before his death, Chris developed a motivational program called GO FAR. This film is his life story and a continuation of his work; it will inspire not only those with disabilities, but everyone, to follow their dreams, no matter the obstacles. (The film is narrated by Mark Hamill)

Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 3

2:00pm CDT

Winter Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Winter Project is a true story snowmobile documentary about extreme backcountry snowmobiling in Alaska, telling the story of the pioneers of the sport and its evolution into a global phenomenon of todays extreme back country free riding scene - all the way to ESPN's Winter X Games. This film is a mind blowing emotional roller rollercoaster ride into the world of snowmobiling like it has never been seen before. The team behind this film includes multiple NW Emmy® Award winners - Kyle Aramburo & Richard Cooper. Winter Project is to–date the most successful action sports crowdfunding campaign in the world.


Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Small Stage

2:00pm CDT

Frame By Frame - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape  – reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.



Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 2

2:00pm CDT

Honest Liar - Documentary Feature Film
Limited Capacity seats available

AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the 

Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 1

2:00pm CDT

James V Hart Screen Writing Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

CayFilm is proud to announce screenwriter and filmmaker James V Hart is attending CayFilm and will be doing a panel on writing.

JAMES V. HART (J.V.) was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Ft. Worth Texas on Drive-In Movies and Saturday Matinees.
His writing/producing credits include; HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg based on an idea by Hart’s then 6 year old Son, Jake, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND, directed by Brian Henson, and CONTACT, directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Other writing/producing credits include: MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENTSEIN, TUCK EVERLASTING, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: THE REAL STORY. SAHARA, LARA CROFT: TOMBRAIDER – THE CRADLE OF LIFE, AUGUST RUSH, and EPIC.
Hart is Executive Producer and co-writer on the animated feature, EPIC, with children’s book illustrator and home town friend, SMU graduate, William Joyce, and director-animator Chris Wedge, who created ICE AGE and ROBOTS with Joyce released in 2013.
TV projects include THE REPUBLIC OF PIRATES, AKA CROSSBONES, for NBC with Texas born writing partner, Amanda Welles, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. series projects, SIRENS OF TITAN, PLAYER PIANO, and 2BR02B, with his son, Jake Hart.
STEELSKIN is his new project in development at Fox for Actor/Director, Andy Serkis, and August Rush producer, Richard Lewis.
“Go with Gravity” is Hart’s primary mantra for the writing life.
Never Grow Up! Never Give Up!


Speakers
avatar for James V Hart

James V Hart

JAMES V. HART (J.V.) was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Ft. Worth Texas on Drive-In Movies and Saturday Matinees.  His writing/producing credits include; HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg based on an idea by Hart’s then 6 year old Son, Jake, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Rembro Room

2:00pm CDT

A Short Film Selection from the US
Limited Capacity seats available

Films Include:

The Stowaway 14min US    
 
A stowaway is discovered on an emergency dispatch ship and must come to terms with the consequence of her action.

Helio 20min US
One worker sparks an uprising when he attempts to break free of his dystopian underworld.

Shotgun 13min US
Three girls burn rubber and leave no survivors on an inexplicably wild ride.

The Looking Planet 17min US Animated
During the construction of the universe, a young member of the Cosmos Corps of Engineers decides to break some fundamental laws in the name of self-expression.

Genesis 4min US
From the death of stars came the creation of the universe.

Ticketed  16min US
J
ackie, a small-town beat cop, longs for a life of action and excitement. When an old man, a stolen lotto ticket, and a group of thieves finally provide the opportunity, she questions just what it is she wants.

Rosie 16min US
An overworked lawyer is given a tragic case that changes him.

Youtupolis 20min US
YouTupolis is a sci-fi short about a dystopian future where people live in a city owned by YouTube. People of YouTupolis make a living by making videos and posting them online. They never leave their homes. The film is a result of a collaboration between YouTube vloggers who never met in real life and who never had to leave their homes to make this film a reality. Welcome to YouTupolis!



Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

2:30pm CDT

Born To Be Mild
Limited Capacity seats available

The modern world is constantly speeding up. But not for the Dull Men's Club, a group of men quite content with not setting the world on fire.

Friday June 19, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

3:00pm CDT

Beyond the Horizon
Limited Capacity seats available

"Three days and three nights. No house and no food. By oneself in nature." Beyond the Horizon accompanies five young people who spend three days and three nights by themselves in plain nature. 
Initiation rites as a passage from adolescence into adulthood are probably as old as humanity itself and are still practised today. Beyond the Horizon invites the viewer to take part in this time-out in nature and to confront their own feelings and boundaries.

Friday June 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

3:15pm CDT

Memory of Forgotten War - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

Memory of Forgotten War conveys the human costs of military conflict through deeply personal accounts of the Korean War (1950-53) by four Korean-American survivors. Their stories take audiences through the trajectory of the war, from extensive bombing campaigns, to day-to-day struggle for survival and separation from family members across the DMZ. Decades later, each person reunites with relatives in North Korea, conveying beyond words the meaning of family loss. These stories belie the notion that war ends when the guns are silenced and foreshadow the future of countless others displaced by ongoing military conflict today. 

The film's personal accounts are interwoven with thoughtful analysis and interpretation of events by historians Bruce Cumings and Ji-Yeon Yuh who situate these stories in a broader historical context. Additional visual materials, including newsreels, U.S. military footage, and archival photographs bring to life the political, social and historical forces that set in motion the tumultuous events of the War and its aftermath.



Friday June 19, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

3:30pm CDT

Short Film Selection
Limited Capacity seats available

Max 6 Min
Some decisions are tough. A very hard day in the life of Annette Davis.


A Selection of Films from Rob Whitworth
3 time lapse movis of different cities. 

The OceanMaker -Animated
After the seas have disappeared a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds




Friday June 19, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 3

3:30pm CDT

One In A Million: A CJD Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

My personal journey of discovery about the worldwide tragedy that is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.

Friday June 19, 2015 3:30pm - 5:15pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Small Stage

4:00pm CDT

Cayman Warriors - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

The Cayman Islands Amateur Boxing Association are training two talented Caymanians to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics. We talk to both the fighters and find out what the people supporting them through both good times and bad to get to the worlds ultimate sports event.

Friday June 19, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

4:00pm CDT

From Short Films to Comedy Viral Hits, featuring YouTube star Greg Benson
Limited Capacity seats available

With Millions of views and followers, Greg Benson takes his short films and pranks to the highest level. Come see the YouTube wonder and some of his greatest hits.


Friday June 19, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 2

4:00pm CDT

Music for Film & TV
Limited Capacity seats available

Music producers David Shaw and Marc Dandrea of BPM music are coming to the festival to do a panel on writing music for film and TV. Here is their bio:

Best Placed Music (BPM) was founded back in 1999 by TV/Film composer Dave Shaw and Multi-Platinum music producer Marc D’Andrea under the name Phat Planet Music, Inc. Over the last 15 years Phat Planet Music, Inc. (PPM, Inc.) has built a formidable music production empire consisting of top tier musical placements in Film, Television and Informercials all over the globe. Best known for their high quality work, rapid turn around times and unparalleled customer service, PPM, Inc. has continued to grow rapidly year over year. From Film to Informercials, Websites to TV Series, and everything in between PPM, Inc. guarantee they will make your project sound as good as it looks. In honor of this rapid growth and proven track record of success a new name was born: Best Placed Music (BPM). BPM is the reflection of what we do at our core: Provide the best, highest quality, perfectly placed music to match your project and fit your production budget. Just pick up the phone or shoot us an email, BPM is here to assist you no matter the size, scale or time constraints of your project.

http://bestplacedmusic.com


Speakers
avatar for Marc D'Andrea

Marc D'Andrea

Best Placed Music (BPM) was founded back in 1999 by TV/Film composer Dave Shaw and Multi-Platinum music producer Marc D’Andrea under the name Phat Planet Music, Inc. Over the last 15 years Phat Planet Music, Inc. (PPM, Inc.) has built a formidable music production empire consisting... Read More →
avatar for David Shaw

David Shaw

Best Placed Music
Best Placed Music (BPM) was founded back in 1999 by TV/Film composer Dave Shaw and Multi-Platinum music producer Marc D’Andrea under the name Phat Planet Music, Inc. Over the last 15 years Phat Planet Music, Inc. (PPM, Inc.) has built a formidable music production empire consisting... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Rembro Room

4:00pm CDT

Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood
Limited Capacity seats available

Gone South:  How Canada Invented Hollywood is a funny and investigative look at the long history and major influence Canadians have had on the development of American pop culture. It features exclusive celebrity interviews and classic archival images from the very beginnings of Hollywood right through to the present day.  It presents an historical overview of the influence of Canadians in Los Angeles as well as thematically linked interviews with current Canadians working in Hollywood. The documentary presents the argument that without the slow and subversive influence of Canada, Hollywood as it is known would not and could not exist. Canadian celebrities interviewed include Howie Mandel, David Foster, Alan Thicke, Alex Trebek, Shannon Tweed, Monty Hall, Arthur Hiller, Ted Kotcheff, Neve Campbell, Tommy Chong, Dave Thomas, Will Sasso, Harland Williams, and David Shore.
Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/101695053
Website:
www.gonesouthdoc.com

Friday June 19, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 1

4:00pm CDT

MLE - Feature Film
Limited Capacity seats available

Julie Robert is an actor. No, not that one. When her dream role falls through she's on the verge of giving up when a mysterious couple hire her to spy on their daughter. But what seems like a perfect acting opportunity turns sinister when she discovers a dangerous secret. A deftly plotted comedy thriller from a refreshing new talent.

MLE
 premiered at the BFI Southbank in January 2015, as part of the official selection of the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, where it won the Special Commendation Discovery Award. Most recently, MLE won an Excellence Award at the RINCON International Film Festival (Puerto Rico). MLE has also been accepted to the East End Film Festival (UK), Flickerama (UK), and Action On Film Festival (USA) although the official line-up for these festivals have not been publicly announced yet.  MLE is still waiting to hear from numerous film festivals. 

"MLE works where other comedies don't, because the lead character is so likeable ... In the style of a Lena Dunham comedy, but funnier." - (Neil White, EveryFilm) 

Official Trailer for MLE:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjs225X61zw

Synopsis 

Canada / UK 2014. Director: Sarah Warren.

Starring Sarah Warren, Deidre Garcia, Jo Price, Paul Haggis, Orion Lee, 

Ryan Mercier, Mitchell Mullen, & Mike Figgis. 98 min.

Deidre Garcia, a Caymanian, both costars and co-prodcued the movie.



Friday June 19, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 3

4:15pm CDT

The Hero - Feature
Limited Capacity seats available

The Hero

The main character is a man of principles and virtues who becomes prey to a human drama imposed by social, political and economic circumstances.He does everything to stay loyal to his ideals, to live an honorable life hoping life is going to be better. His pride, his ethics, his dignity raise against him when society doesn't need him anymore.He continues to live in a tent, a charity by humanitarian organizations, under difficult living conditions. He becomes disillusioned with the way a small group of political and business careerists have used his ideals and victory to gain power, money and control over the population.Although he tries to survive the reality created after the war, he remains a loner with his ideals and dreams.



Friday June 19, 2015 4:15pm - 6:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

4:45pm CDT

Beware Caveman : David Rickels - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

Coming off a devastating loss at Bellator 113, David “Caveman” Rickels is out for redemption. Knowing that a significant change must happen in order to impress his home crowd at the Kansas Star Arena, Caveman also knows this change has to happen if he wants to have a long career on top of the Mixed Martial Arts ranking. In this two-part documentary short series, follow the Caveman 2.0 evolution in training and unprecedented access behind the scenes from the weigh-ins, fight night, and aftermath.


Friday June 19, 2015 4:45pm - 5:15pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

5:15pm CDT

The Urban World - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

The Urban World is a 41 minute documentary set in India’s fifth largest city where a major development project is displacing tens of thousands of slum dwellers who have lived all their lives on the banks of the Sabarmati River. The film looks at the move in human terms by following the experiences of one particular family.


Friday June 19, 2015 5:15pm - 6:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

5:30pm CDT

O-Star - Short Film
Limited Capacity seats available

Rudy & Ava have 4 days to make sense of their broken relationship before the end of the world in this rock music video adventure told through 7 original songs.

Friday June 19, 2015 5:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 2

5:30pm CDT

The Magic of Live Action Special Effects with Academy Award winning Special Effects Coordinator Dieter Sturm
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about some of the secrets behind the magic of movie making with an Academy Award winning special effects coordinator. 

Speakers
avatar for Dieter Sturm

Dieter Sturm

Dieter Sturm is a "live-action" Special Effects Coordinator and Designer for motion pictures, film and video for 30 years, and currently has worked on over 86 motion pictures, hundreds of TV commercials, and dozens of still photography, marketing, and special events projects. Sturm's... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Rembro Room

6:00pm CDT

Beverly - Short Film - Mature
Limited Capacity seats available

Beverley follows a mixed race girl's struggle to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape - 1980 Leicester. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safety of white suburbia does not provide the hope and opportunities Bev may have wished for. A familiar enemy is ever present - a threat that extends beyond her own safety, as she must also protect her brother and sister. By asserting her will and using her guile Bev tries to shape her new environment into something palatable, but the result is the opposite of what she is trying to achieve.


Friday June 19, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

6:00pm CDT

Madina’s Dream - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

An unflinching and poetic glimpse into a forgotten war, Madina’s Dream
tells the story of refugees and rebels fighting to survive in Sudan’s Nuba
Mountains.

After decades of civil war, South Sudan achieved its independence. But
north of the border, the conflict continues with aerial bombardment,
ground-fighting and starvation warfare. Hundreds of thousands of civilians
have fled to refugee camps or remain trapped in the warzone.

While raising awareness of the ongoing conflict in the Nuba Mountains,
Madina’s Dream highlights the universal and tragic futility of war.



Friday June 19, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

6:00pm CDT

Animated Films
Limited Capacity seats available


This will include the following Films:

Cuerdas 11min
María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.

Oceanmaker 10 Min
After the seas have disappeared a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds

Max 6 Min
Some decisions are tough.

We can't live without cosmos 15 min
Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream.

Broken Wand 3 min
"Broken Wand" is the story of a washed-up magician trying to reconnect with his preteen grandson who used to love magic. 

An Ode to Love 7 min
A lonely man on a desert island explores the highs and lows of romantic love when a mysterious companion is washed ashore. Nothing will ever be the same. Or will it?

Birthday 3 min
An alien bug is born into a dangerous jungle. As it begins this strangle new world, he soon realizes that things aren't what they appear.

Thundercluck: Chicken of Thor 3 min
This film chronicles the birth, life, and legacy of Thundercluck, the viking chicken with the power of thunder. Half mortal. Half god. All natural chicken.

Monster 2 min
Monster is about a boy who gets chased down by a monster. Throughout the chase, fear takes hold and sends the boy on a journey.

T.P. 10 min
A naive roll of toilet paper awakens in a disgusting gas station bathroom, and is horrified to discover what fate has in store for his kind. Inspired by his traumatized but well intentioned companion, he resolves to escape captivity and determine for himself how his destiny will unravel.

Kiko’s Paradise 9 min
Kiko is a “magician” who, with a pencil, brings his creations to life: beautiful teddy bear dolls. While in a world tour with his dolls Kiko is in an airplane crash and remains trapped for twenty years on an island with only one surviving doll: Boro the teddy bear. During that time, the old man forces the little teddy bear to look for his lost magic pencil, with which he intends to draw his wife into life. When finally the little bear finds the pencil and gives it to Kiko, the old man realizes the loneliness of Boro and with his last breath draws a couple for the doll.

Nexus 2 min
Nexus artistically explores the world of connections linking creatures in the animal kingdom. It is about the most basic, primal form of these connections - predator and prey.

Princess Danya 5 min
Princess Danya is adapted from an ancient legend which is based on Hainan Li of China. Hainan is an island at the south of China and Li is a minority on Hainan Island. Li is a nation which has women as the main labor force and productivity, many of the cultural traditions being created by women. Princess of Danya with the two-dimensional hand-drawn animation depicts Li's unique culture.

This story tells of a pregnant Princess Danya who misunderstood by her people as a monster and banished to a small island named Hainan Island. On this island, she used the boat for housing(Boat-Shape House), farming, raising her child. After her boy grows up, one day he heard a beautiful song. He followed the song and found a girl, and then they fell in love. Suddenly a monster who transformed from the wall forbids them to be together. It beat that girl (left tattoo on girl's face) and chased them to their living place. Danya draws a face pattern as the girl’s face tattoo and confused the monster. Finally, Danya used the bamboo to eliminate the monster. The monster cracked and his parts transformed to plants, animals, mountains, rivers (totem forms of Li minority). This place is said to be the cradle of Li nation, which still performs a special dance called Bamboo dance today at festivals.

Weeping Willow 5 min
There was a man; who fought through his entire life. He rode from one attack to another, marched on his horse. He was a brave soldier, fought with his pride. But maybe, it was time to watch the soldiers going along the setting sun under the shade of Weeping Willow. This short-animated film is a free adaptation of Nazım Hikmet Ran’s poem; “Weeping Willow”

Foundations 2 min
If you try to build a sandcastle below the tideline, we all know it will never be stable... no matter how hard you work at it. And if you try to make a family home below the poverty line, a little hand up from the community goes a long way in stabilizing the children for a future of thriving... Every family needs a safe, decent, affordable home in order to thrive--this is what Habitat for Humanity does, and Team Generous made this film to support them. This by-donation benefit animation production was completed in 2 weeks by 10 artists volunteering their time. It released for UN World Habitat Day, October 6, 2014.

Seed 3 min
Saerom Seong is an aspiring Producer from South Korea. In addition to creating beautiful, poetic imagery, she is a detail-oriented, organized individual with a passion for film and its industry. Her inspiration for her work comes from traditional fine art, film, and literature, which is prevalent in her family. In the near future, she thrives to work for a visual effects studio as a producer.

The Ballad of Holland Island House 5 min
Animated clay paintings tell the true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay. In an Old-Time Music ballad, the house sings of its life and the creatures it has sheltered during its journey from tree, to timber, to home, to its ultimate return to nature. It contemplates time, environmental change, and the rise of the seas.

Coral Sands 5 min
Journey to the Cayman Islands with two adventurous fellows as they explore the colorful Caribbean nation and its history. Sit back and relax while discovering the charms and quirks of island life. Employing a combination of 2D and 3D animation with live action and stop motion, this film uses the natural beauty of Cayman as the back drop for a whimsical look at this tropical paradise.

Deep Dance 7 min
A world without light, a world dominated by darkness and threatening silence. The deep sea. Driven by their instincts, we pursue two contradictory characters and witness a struggle for life and death. We become victims of the illusion of light.

Friday June 19, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 2

6:00pm CDT

Unexpected -Feature Film Starring Cobie Smulders and Anders Holm
Limited Capacity seats available

A pregnant high school teacher develops an unlikely bond with one of her students, after learning that the student is also expecting.

Friday June 19, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 3

6:00pm CDT

Young Image Maker Red Carpet Premiere
Limited Capacity seats available

Young Image Makers Competition 2015

What do zombies on the Brac, a Post It obsession, the life of a plastic bag, a crazy substitute teacher and a little boy and the sea have in common?  Y-I-M! The Young Image Makers (YIM) Short Film Competition is back, and students across the Cayman Islands are invited to submit their funniest, scariest and most thought-provoking short films and music videos for a chance to work with local film professionals and win a trip to the Big Apple! If you’re working on a brilliant idea for a short film or perhaps have already started working on your masterpiece, you've come to the right place.  



Friday June 19, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Main Stage

6:00pm CDT

Cayman Local Filmmakers Short Films
Limited Capacity seats available

Films Include:

Caymanian Art - A New Frontier 19 min
Spectacular footage of Grand Cayman includes crystal clear turquoise waters at Stingray City, Rum Point and Seven Mile beach. Director Ernest Jacob Olde is seen in the water holding a Stingray whilst his voice is heard in voice over explaining that the island was not always this idyllic. “It’s through the arts that we can explore the story of Cayman.”The history of early art in Cayman is introduced through the story of the islands seafaring heritage. Interviews with artists are accompanied by footage of works of art from each decade from the 1960s through the millennium. Jacob’s voice over narration introduces the key shifts in artistic trends as we move through the islands development. B-roll footage and still images include relevant island locations, flora, fauna and pertinent happenings including the building of the new National Gallery on Grand Cayman and the devastation caused by hurricane Ivan in 2004. We see the national gallery as so much more than just a gallery. We see footage of children in both the gallery and the education centre. Interview footage includes the gallery director and the government minister for culture. The closing montage of comments from artists reinforces the importance of the gallery and its permanent collection. Jacob concludes on how Caymanian art “provides us with confidence as a people, and a springboard on which to launch our future.” A final screen explains the delicate balance of government and private funding sources and provides contact details for the gallery. 

Momentum 6 min
"Momentum” is a film that takes you into the mind set, dedication, and passion required to witness an event as rare as the Coral Spawn. Learn what drives two individuals who literally spend everyday on the water to push forward with their exploration of an ecosystem that they have been diving for over 10 years. An event that can only be described as rare and spectacular, the broadcast Coral Spawn occurs for a mere 3 nights a year with a window of 20-60 minutes.

Imaginary Friend 4 min
Remember that imaginary friend you had when you were young? Did it stay with you when you grew up?

The Head Teacher of a boarding school is going to teach a young girl that when you blame such an imaginary friend for your mistakes the punishment must fit the crime. 



Coral Sand 5 min
Journey to the Cayman Islands with two adventurous fellows as they explore the colorful Caribbean nation and its history. Sit back and relax while discovering the charms and quirks of island life. Employing a combination of 2D and 3D animation with live action and stop motion, this film uses the natural beauty of Cayman as the back drop for a whimsical look at this tropical paradise.

A Savside Story 29 min
October 2013, I reached a point in my life where I wanted something bigger for myself! Something that could not have been more understood until I had a dream about it. Taking a step back, I started to feel like a child with no care; no care about what people would think of my imagination, and much less to their expectations of me. In this new freedom of self I began writing a story; a story so vivid, so real to me that I couldn't just tell it in a song. I am an artist, I am music, and I've written, directed and edited this short film. Peeled from a chapter of my life, I give to you..... "A Savside Story".


Bright Spot- The Documentary  22 Min

Filmmaker Rob Tyler and Holistic Nutritionist Tamer Soliman are inspired by “Bright Spots,” Jerry Sternin's idea that when we re-embrace successful, traditional practices that have fallen by the wayside, our communities and lives can change for the better. 

The Bright Spot of the Cayman Islands is Coconut Oil, a food that modern research claims is one of the healthiest on the planet. Join Rob and Tamer as they interview experts and the people of the Cayman Islands to discover why coconut oil has lost its place in many Island homes, and how a modern population can be inspired to overcome the hurdles of the past and return this healthy, traditional oil to its kitchens.


Influenced 22 Min 
Remy, a popular Caymanian party girl, secretly struggles to overcome alcohol and drug addiction to get back the love of her life; Cynthia, a secret child she had at college who now lives with her ex-boyfriend and his rude mother in New York City.

When her ex-boyfriend goes to jail and his mother succumbs to heart failure leaving the child all alone in a dingy NYC apartment, Remy, who has hidden Cynthia for 5 years from her family and friends on island will have to conquer her demons, shape up and convince visiting officials from the USA that she is fit to be Cynthia's primary caretaker.

But Remy is sinking faster and faster into alcoholism and drug abuse. Will she loose her daughter to the American foster care system forever? Find out this Fall.

A Ride to Paradise 3 Min 
One local's view of Grand Cayman  

Island Girl 7min 
In 1941 in the Cayman Islands, a poor, young, fisherman that falls in love with a wealthy girl named Peggy. Due to huge differences in social status, class & race, Anthony is warned to keep his distance. However, throughout the video we see that these obstacles prove to be unimportant in the grand scheme of things & in the end we are left with a story that reminds us that nothing is as strong as true love.

 

Friday June 19, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 1

6:30pm CDT

Invisible
Limited Capacity seats available

90-year-old Krystyna, lives in the tiny apartment surrounded by books and writing pads. That’s remarkable in itself since Krystyna is almost blind, but that doesn’t stop this still vital woman from writing passionate and eloquent poetry that celebrates life. She scrawls her poems herself, but this turns out to be an unreliable method because one of her pens doesn’t work, meaning a recent poem is almost illegible. “My poems are vanishing into the void!” she cries out, writing yet another beautiful poem on this very subject. In the meantime, she is preparing for an important journey to a declamation contest where she hopes to share her poems with the audience.

Friday June 19, 2015 6:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

6:30pm CDT

Underwater Film Festival
Limited Capacity seats available

CayFilm is proud to hold CITA's long running Underwater Film Festival as part of CayFilm's events. 10 years running, the Underwater Film Festival has been an amazing avenue for underwater filmmakers and we hope to conintue the tradition.

The Films Include:

Coral Spawn Momentum 5 Min
“Momentum” is a film that takes you into the mind set, dedication, and passion required to witness an event as rare as the Coral Spawn. Learn what drives two individuals who literally spend everyday on the water to push forward with their exploration of an ecosystem that they have been diving for over 10 years. An event that can only be described as rare and spectacular, the broadcast Coral Spawn occurs for a mere 3 nights a year with a window of 20-60 minutes.

"Oceanics" A Film By Guy Harvey 22 Min

Expedition Mediterraneum: The last of their Species 45 Min
The Mediterranean Region is still a paradise regarding biodiversity. More 
than 16,000 endemic species live in this geographic area. 
But there is strong pressure and more and more species are threatened by extinction, not only on land but especially in the sea. 
Giants like the up to 6-metres-long sawfish are gone forever. Seals, Whales and Dolphins are truggeling to survive. In the Ionian Sea, between Italy and Greece our team around the director Florian Guthknecht is looking for the last of their kind. With their research ship they pass patches of floating plastic debris and beaches full of junk. Nevertheless, on the Island of Zakynthos the team succeeds in observing sea turtles laying their eggs on crowded beaches - amidst drunken party people. But the search for sperm whales becomes a dramatic disaster. So the team gives up and tries to find out more about the rarest mammal in the Mediterranean Sea, the Monk Seal. After weeks of search the filmmakers find a hitherto unknown seal colony on a desolate prison island- with nearly 40 animals the biggest ever found. A happy end or just a breather? After two years of filming there is still no answer to this question.

Light Screen 20 Min
David a Spanish uw photographer is in Mexico, on a mission for several magazines: to report on the diving in the Yucatan cenotes and about the world’s largest fish: the whale shark. Carlos, his friend, from Barcelona too, is an uw film maker, and he´s doing a film about David’s job. But inside the last cenote, Carlos has a dangerous incident…

Tales of the Sand 20 Min
The Sand ... we look at it without paying any attention. Yet it is an amazing world of life of adaptations and behaviors as unique as they are varied! Burying, hiding, digging, covering, crisscrossing, and resting: an apparently ordinary world inhabited by extraordinary animals.

Grouper Kills 5 Min 
On location with Lionfish University in Little Cayman. Feb 1, 2015, Black Hole, Preston Bay Marine park, the remarkable video was shot by screenwriter/Producer James V. Hart [Hook, Dracula, Contact, Tombraider, August Rush, Epic] on his GoPro. The video is uninterrupted, continuous coverage of an encounter between a Nassau Grouper and a Lionfish with no human interference, other than a diver with a camera, and may be the first photo documentation of a Group making an open water kill of an invasive Lionfish by a Grouper without encouragement of any kind by a diver. Hart has many film and TV credits to his name. but he considers this unique video his most significant production. With 250,000 views on Youtube this video is now the subject of a NatGeo TV program. Come watch a Super Grouper take a Lionfish to lunch and eat it
 


Friday June 19, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

6:30pm CDT

Underwater Film Festival
Limited Capacity seats available

CayFilm is proud to hold CITA's long running Underwater Film Festival as part of CayFilm's events. 10 years running, the Underwater Film Festival has been an amazing avenue for underwater filmmakers and we hope to conintue the tradition.

The Films include:

Expedition Mediterraneum: The last of their Species 45 min
The Mediterranean Region is still a paradise regarding biodiversity. More 
than 16,000 endemic species live in this geographic area. 
But there is strong pressure and more and more species are threatened by extinction, not only on land but especially in the sea. 
Giants like the up to 6-metres-long sawfish are gone forever. Seals, Whales and Dolphins are truggeling to survive. In the Ionian Sea, between Italy and Greece our team around the director Florian Guthknecht is looking for the last of their kind. With their research ship they pass patches of floating plastic debris and beaches full of junk. Nevertheless, on the Island of Zakynthos the team succeeds in observing sea turtles laying their eggs on crowded beaches - amidst drunken party people. But the search for sperm whales becomes a dramatic disaster. So the team gives up and tries to find out more about the rarest mammal in the 
Mediterranean Sea, the Monk Seal. After weeks of search the filmmakers find a hitherto unknown seal colony on a desolate prison island- with 
nearly 40 animals the biggest ever found. A happy end or just a breather? After two years of filming there is still no answer to this question.

Light Screen 20 Min
David a Spanish uw photographer is in Mexico, on a mission for several magazines: to report on the diving in the Yucatan cenotes and about the world’s largest fish: the whale shark. Carlos, his friend, from Barcelona too, is an uw film maker, and he´s doing a film about David’s job. 
But inside the last cenote, Carlos has a dangerous incident…

Tales of the Sand 20 Min
The Sand ... we look at it without paying any attention. Yet it is an amazing world of life of adaptations and behaviors as unique as they are varied! Burying, hiding, digging, covering, crisscrossing, and resting: an apparently ordinary world inhabited by extraordinary animals.

"Oceanics" A Film By Guy Harvey 22 Min

Coral Spawn Momentum 5 Min
“Momentum” is a film that takes you into the mind set, dedication, and passion required to witness an event as rare as the Coral Spawn. Learn what drives two individuals who literally spend everyday on the water to push forward with their exploration of an ecosystem that they have been diving for over 10 years. An event that can only be described as rare and spectacular, the broadcast Coral Spawn occurs for a mere 3 nights a year with a window of 20-60 minutes.

Super Grouper Lionfish kill
On location with Lionfish University in Little Cayman. Feb 1, 2015, Black Hole, Preston Bay Marine park, the remarkable video was shot by screenwriter/Producer James V. Hart [Hook, Dracula, Contact, Tombraider, August Rush, Epic] on his GoPro. The video is uninterrupted, continuous coverage of an encounter between a Nassau Grouper and a Lionfish with no human interference, other than a diver with a camera, and may be the first photo documentation of a Group making an open water kill of an invasive Lionfish by a Grouper without encouragement of any kind by a diver. Hart has many film and TV credits to his name. but he considers this unique video his most significant production. With 250,000 views on Youtube this video is now the subject of a NatGeo TV program. Come watch a Super Grouper take a Lionfish to lunch and eat it

 


Friday June 19, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm CDT
National Gallery Outdoors

7:00pm CDT

The End of Days Inc. - Feature
Limited Capacity seats available

A darkly comic feature film with a supernatural spin about a group of laid-off workers at a mysterious company that are bribed into working one last night, only to discover that processing the last of their ‘inventory’ will lead to cataclysmic consequences.


Friday June 19, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

7:00pm CDT

Can't Stand Losing You - Surviving the Police Plus Special treat at end of film!- Mature
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on the acclaimed memoir by renowned guitarist Andy Summers, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police follows Summers’ journey from his early days in the psychedelic ‘60s music scene, when he played with The Animals, to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting, which led to the formation of a punk trio, The Police.

During the band’s phenomenal rise and its dissolution at the height of their popularity in the early ’80s, Summers captured history with his candid photographs.

Utilizing rare archival footage and insights from the guitarist’s side of the stage, Can’t Stand Losing You brings together past and present as the band members reunite, two decades later, for a global reunion tour in 2007.




Friday June 19, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Hollywood Regal Theater 2 Camana Bay, Market Street, Cayman Islands

7:00pm CDT

The Week - Feature Film and meet the star Rick Gomez and the production team! - Mature
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see the movie and stay after to meet the Star Rick Gomez and the production team that made it happen!

"The Week"
Dick Romans is a washed up TV host whose wife walks out on him the day before their ten year anniversary celebration. Alone with his thoughts, his dog, and a ton of booze, Dick decides to go through with the week-long party - by himself. The seven event-filled days become Dick's reluctant vision quest, filled with odd characters, awkward romance, and some long-overdue self examination.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Gomez

Rick Gomez

RICK GOMEZ Rick has been acting in film and television for the last 22 years. His television credits begin with the Cable Ace award winning, Nickelodeon cult classic, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, where he played high school bully “Endless” Mike Hellstrom, followed by his... Read More →
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Reno Wilson

Biography Reno Wilson Reno Wilson currently stars as Officer Carl McMillan on the hit CBS series “Mike and Molly,” alongside Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell. Reno made his television debut as Theo's best friend, Howard, on the legendary television series, "The Cosby Show... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Hollywood Regal Theater 1 Camana Bay, Market Street, Cayman Islands

7:30pm CDT

Short Films - Mature Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Films Include

I don't want us to part now 13min France
Paul and Léa have diner for their first date. They try to look cool although both of them are very shy. They really don’t know what to say nor what to do till a couple of strangers having diner next to them start to involve in this date.

Isaac and Quincy 14min US
Fast-paced action-packed comedy cartoon starring Reno Wilson (Mike and Molly, Transformers) and Alex Désert (The Avengers, The LeBrons) as two badass cop's with oversized afro's shooting their way to justice… one innocent bystander at a time.

You'll Always Be (Siempre Seras) 12min US
Alejandro and Ana are the love and the breath of each others lives. Over the past 20 years, they have created a beautifully imperfect relationship, enjoying each other physically and emotionally. Victims of life's vicissitudes, they ended up married to other people but the depth of their union never diminished. On the night of Siempre Sears, Alejandro proclaims his commitment to Ana, ready to move forward as life long partners. But is Ana ready?

Lure 4min US
A determined man must get his girlfriends purse back from the unseen perils of the night.

Texting: a Love Story 8min US
A short, awkward romantic comedy about love, intimacy, and connection in the digital age.

Homebreaker 19 min Finland
Eelis is skipping classes, mom and dad are on the verge of divorce, sister has yet another boyfriend. The life of a little boy is in its turning point.

Janne of Love 26 min Bulgaria
Janne of love” is a humorous investigation of the communicational problems, cultural differences and prejudices of contemporary Europeans. Bulgarian, Finnish and English language “get along, hide real intentions and clash” just like the characters, pointing out the invisible borders in a globalized world.

The wild journey starts in Bulgaria, where Millitsa and Anni meet two Finnish boys – Timo and Ilkka. Beer is flowing, the temperatures are getting high, so as the passions. After getting intoxicated and recklessly breaking the law, the feelings of the main characters evolve and culminate in a shameless love confession on the dance floor.  Finland, Timo and Millitsa are already married. When alone they are the perfect match, but in public the joyful and noisy Millitsa gives Timo a hard time. Soon the stereotypical views cause their love language to fall apart. They start speaking their native tongues and their mind. Clichés and the bias that Eastern and Western Europeans have against each other burst out in a hilarious argument. Will there be a solution in this never-ending conflict? And who, for God’s sake, is Janne!?

Lashes 20 min UK
Lashes,' adapted from the short story 'Feathers and Cigarettes,' by Andrew Lloyd-Jones follows 16 year old Ashley this one day where her true authentic self collides with whom she's been trying to be. A cheating boyfriend and a deceiving new friend makes her realise the world she has been trying to fit into isn’t everything she had hoped and lashes out.

Friday June 19, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

8:00pm CDT

The Beautiful Ones - Film Premiere - Mature
Limited Capacity seats available

The son of a powerful criminal family falls for the daughter of the rival criminal family - but these two are definitely not Romeo and Juliet.

Friday June 19, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 1

8:00pm CDT

The Alley Cat - Feature
Limited Capacity seats available

The Alley Cat

A road movie on a bike that takes place over one night, Jasper leaves an underground bike messenger race and goes on a physical and spiritual journey, through Chicago’s nighttime streets, to an emotion-filled destination.



Friday June 19, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 2

8:00pm CDT

Agnus Dei - Feature - Mature
Limited Capacity seats available

A young man Peter, who is around thirties, lives a desperate life with his mother Maria and her husband Stojan in one village of Serbia. Peter is born in Kosova from a forbidden love between his mother Maria and the young Albanian man, but for this he is not aware Is the period of time when the relations between Serbs and Albanians are inimical, exactly is the time of the beginning of war. Peter is forced by his mother and the others to go to the war. He intends to escape the war and goes to the West. He is mobilized forcefully in one paramilitary unit in Kosova’s war. In one action prepared as a revenge, he kills his father Dini whom he never had the chance to meet. Being not able to bear the arbitrary crimes, Peter, deserts from the army. He takes Dini’s daughter Maria and together they escape to the mountains. During their dangerous trip they are followed from both sides of enemies, Serbs and Albanians. Peter and Maria fell in love. They reach to come back in Peter’s home in Serbia. As soon as they returnee home, Peter realizes that he had killed his biologic father and he had fall in love with his sister. Not being able to stand this spiritual condition he commits a suicide.


Friday June 19, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 3

8:00pm CDT

Kids Glow Party
Friday June 19, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Harquail Outdoors

8:00pm CDT

Outdoor Party
Limited Capacity seats available


Friday June 19, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
National Gallery Outdoors

8:30pm CDT

Nerdgasm- Mature
Limited Capacity seats available

Actor/comedian Tom Lenk has been a nerd all his life; on stage, on screen, and in reality. Known for his comedic roles in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Cabin in the Woods," "Transformers," and "Much Ado About Nothing," Tom attempts to fulfill a lifelong "drama geek" dream to perform his live solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the largest and most famous theater festival in the world.

Part "dorkumentary," part concert film, NERDGASM takes us behind the scenes of Tom's unusual, exciting and sometimes lazy approach to creating a non-traditional "one man show" - from practice shows in L.A.'s low-rent Theater Row to grandiose and historic British venues. Throughout the trip Tom tries to satisfy his own personal Scotland-centric geeky cravings for Harry Potter, underground cities, Loch Ness Mythology and delicious sausage rolls. Tom's fun-loving and neurotic persona is put to the test on stage, in the Scottish Highland wilderness and in the "Buffy" themed memorabilia room at the home of his biggest local Edinburgh fan.


Friday June 19, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

9:30pm CDT

Keep in Touch - Feature- Mature
Limited Capacity seats available

Keep In Touch

After a major crisis, a man attempts to track down his “first love,” only to discover she was killed many years ago in a car accident. Stumbling upon her younger sister online, a musician who bares a striking resemblance, he obsesses and begins a relationship without disclosing his true identity. 

Keep in touch is the directorial debut of Sam Kretchmar who co-wrote, directed and shot the film. It features original music and performances by singer-songwriter Gabbi McPhee. It’s a film about love, family and finding self worth.


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

10:00pm CDT

Short Films Selection - Mature
Limited Capacity seats available

Selection of Short Fioms including:

Hyena´s Blood 29 min Spain

We are in 1973. A corrupt cop helps the new born DEA to burn down the poppy fields in Mexico. 

Pardon The Intrusion 19 min UK

Accepted by Palm Springs and Fort Myer International Film festivals 2015, Pardon the Intrusion is a film exploring age, personal courage and interconnection.

Housebound Betty Wallis receives her basic needs through carers, who visit briefly each morning and night. Soon however, Betty finds she is not alone, as an intruder inhabits her home.

Betty, unable to speak due to a stroke, finds herself stuck in a frightening situation when a mysterious figure begins living in her home. After sleepless nights, she is finally confronted. A teenage runaway, Grace, has become brazen enough to move in permanently, avoiding the carers detection. Unable to explain the intrusion, Betty launches her offensive as best she can.

Grace discovers the fight in this elderly woman may just be the role model she has been searching for, and Grace, the company Betty so desperately desires. Their relationship grows to one of mutual respect and finally into friendship.

Quality Time 4 min US 

Max and Harper would love to spend a bit of quality together, but technology keeps getting in the way. Max capitalizes on the situation.

 

 

Friday June 19, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 1
 
Saturday, June 20
 

9:00am CDT

Nature Prints for Kids & Family
Limited Capacity seats available


Saturday June 20, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
National Gallery Outdoors

10:00am CDT

The Assassination of a Mathematician
Limited Capacity seats available

Though weary from decades under Mao Zedong's Communist rule and the conformist pressure of the Cultural Revolution; the blind, brilliant, retired mathematician SHEN is tasked by his former student to crack a Russian code which could thwart a deadly conspiracy aimed at derailing President Richard Nixon's historic 1972 visit to China.


Saturday June 20, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

10:00am CDT

Acting Workshop with Gavin McDougall for ages 14-17
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Gavin McDougall

Gavin McDougall

Gavin has worked extensively as an actor and director. He has performed for numerous television productions in the UK as well as in Radio Drama for the BBC. He trained in Theatre Arts at Bretton Hall College and Leeds University. He has performed in numerous national touring... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am CDT
Harquail Theatre Small Stage

10:00am CDT

A Sort of Homecoming - Feature
Limited Capacity seats available

A coming of age drama set against the pursuit of a national championship in high school debate.

A Sort of Homecoming tells the story of Amy (Michelle Clunie), a New York news producer who thought she left her high school experiences long in the past. She unexpectedly returns to Louisiana at the request of her high school debate coach (Kathleen Wilhoite). Their strained reunion brings back memories of her tumultuous senior year of high school.

Through a series of flashbacks, we follow young Amy (Laura Marano) and her debate partner Nick (Parker Mack) on the highly competitive national debate circuit as they meet compatriots (Katherine McNamara) and competitors from top high schools around the country and the college coaches who control access to valuable scholarships.

Nick and Amy’s national championship experience in New York reveals circumstances from Amy's past that brings the partners closer together personally, but the outcome of the tournament places Nick in an untenable position.

As Amy recalls the losses of the past, she is forced to reconsider her dreams and desires — ultimately putting the past to rest, turning a fresh page, and writing the next chapter of her story.



Saturday June 20, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 2

10:00am CDT

Escapes
Limited Capacity seats available

After China's father's death, China gets involved in a trip which will help her to find the human being's essence. A travel in which she will discover that running away is not the way

Saturday June 20, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 3

10:00am CDT

Highway To Dhampus
Limited Capacity seats available

Set in the Annapurna Mountains of Nepal, a spoiled British heiress (Rachel Hurd-Wood) visits the headmistress of a small orphanage (Suesha Rana) in an attempt to fix her image through charitable acts. The western-savvy bush pilot (Raj Ballav Koirala), and American photojournalist/chaperone (Gunner Wright) discover they too have reasons to change. Amidst both hope and tragedy, this story explores the difficult yet promising path we take in order to live better, give more fully, and to love.


Saturday June 20, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 1

10:30am CDT

Yolanda's Got Talent
Limited Capacity seats available

I made a decision to travel to the Philippines to shoot a film about talented survivors who were influenced by the Typhoon Yolanda.

Saturday June 20, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

10:30am CDT

From Grain to Painting
Limited Capacity seats available

A documentary about a neglected, marginalized minority in Serbia, forgotten by their country. The “straw girls” are anonymous Croatian artists of Bunjevci ethnicity who live in the north of the independent province of Vojvodina. They found straw to be the “green” medium of choice for creating paintings, sculptures and applied art objects as an antidote to their difficult life on the vast Pannonian plain. With commentary by artists Ana Milodanovic and Jozefa Skenderovic, art historian Bela Duranci, priest Andrija Kopilovic and writer Naco Zelic, the film encourages the revival of an endangered art form.

Saturday June 20, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

10:30am CDT

Special Effects Makeup with Jimmie DeLoach
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Jimmie DeLoach

Special Effects Makeup, Moulage Makeup, Craft Makeup and Hair Department
Ever wondered "how do they do that? Special effects makeup is one of those specialties that can make you say "Wow". Join special effects make up technician, designer and artist, Jimmie DeLoach, as he creates a custom mould for a one of a kind mask, demonstrates his technique for... Read More →



Saturday June 20, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Rembro Room

11:00am CDT

Ask Keinwunder
Limited Capacity seats available

The film tells the tale of the incredible and mysterious life of Hermann Keinwunder, a great but forgotten climber. A historic reconstruction in documentary style, including interviews with famous climbers and specialists, it brings to light the astonishing feats of the Trentino climber, certainly one of the lost fathers of modern climbing, also thanks to the discovery of new archive material. It is a journey exploring the enigma of the man, a journey that also offers the spectator a new and fascinating perspective on modern climbing history.


Saturday June 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Main Stage

11:00am CDT

City Under the Sea
Limited Capacity seats available

It is the busiest, most densely populated city on earth. Real estate is scarce. Predators roam. Impostors lurk around every corner. Con Artists rule the streets. There is a complete lack of law and order. 

Families cohabit, living in colonies, packed tightly together. Squatters and Poachers are commonplace. The battle for food is a fact of daily life. This city should be in chaos. 

Yet, a surreal harmony reigns this lawless land.

From the acclaimed, award-winning Producers of 'The Reef' and 'Water Colours', comes another sensational story. An epic exploration of an underwater city. A story of love, honour, dedication and defeat. Of team efforts, unwritten codes of conduct and a communal commitment to co-exist.

Using highly specialised macro-cinematography and rebreather equipment, the Filmmakers capture extraordinary relationships of such minute creatures, they are lost and overlooked. From the sharks in the ‘penthouse’ to microscopic seahorses in the ‘basement’, landlord to tenant, architect to street cleaner, every resident has a significance, and a role in holding up the city’s core.

Filmed over 3 years on remote location, this spectacular one-off special is an eye opener, and a quest for the secret of peace and harmony, in a city where there should be chaos.



Saturday June 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

11:00am CDT

Ensoulment
Limited Capacity seats available

Ensoulment is a documentary film that explores the Jungian feminine principle in contemporary Western culture. Renowned academics from diverse backgrounds shape filmmaker Lorís Simón's animated journey into her inner life. Award-winning animator Patrick Smith sheds light on the importance of human understanding as he illustrates each step of Lorís’s path through the media, the body, men, relationships, the workforce and religion.

Saturday June 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

11:30am CDT

Acting Workshop with Gavin McDougall for ages 18+
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Gavin McDougall

Gavin has worked extensively as an actor and director. He has performed for numerous television productions in the UK as well as in Radio Drama for the BBC. He trained in Theatre Arts at Bretton Hall College and Leeds University. He has performed in numerous national touring... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Small Stage

12:00pm CDT

OME: Tales From a Vanishing Homeland
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmed in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, "OME: Tales From a Vanishing Homeland" follows the indigenous Huaorani on a journey through their pristine ancestral homeland where their traditional way of life is challenged as oil companies loom on the horizon.


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

12:00pm CDT

Congo Beat The Drum
Limited Capacity seats available

Two musicians from Tel Aviv travel to Jamaica to record an album with forgotten reggae artists from the past. The film follows Ariel Tagar (Kalbata) and Uri Wertheim (Mixmonster), from their basement studio in Tel Aviv, all the way to the Kingston ghettos, looking for their favourite singers of days gone by. In Jamaica, they encounter a strange, often challenging culture while trying to achieve their goal. A unique musical journey into the forgotten corners of reggae of the seventies and eighties, and a rare glimpse into the smoky, dusty world of Rub-a-Dub and its past champions.


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Main Stage

12:00pm CDT

Guy Harvey Film "Panama Paradise"
Limited Capacity seats available

Guy Harvey Artist

Widely recognized today as the world’s finest marine wildlife artist, Guy Harvey combines his unique artistic talents with his background as a marine biologist, diver, photographer and angler, to create marine wildlife art with an unmatched authenticity and visual appeal. Self-taught, Guy’s artistic roots can be traced back to his childhood on the Caribbean isle of Jamaica, where he spent many hours fishing and diving with his father along the island’s south coast. Guy’s obsession with the creatures of the sea inspired early drawings of the many different fish he observed. While attending a boarding school in England at an early age, Guy became entranced by Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” — and began developing a series of sketches that years later would prove instrumental in helping launch his career as an artist.

Though Guy was interested in pursuing his love of marine art, he opted for scientific training and worked hard in pursuit of an education — both in Scotland and back in Jamaica — and a career in marine biology. Along the way, Guy was able to supplement his income by selling his art, and a loyal following led to his first exhibition in 1985 — a one-man art show at a Kingston gallery of his 44 pen-and-ink drawings inspired by “The Old Man and the Sea.” The success of the exhibition encouraged Guy to spend more time painting, and by 1986 his work had spread to Florida through a series of showings at boat shows and fishing tournaments. By 1988, Guy Harvey had become identified as one of the world’s top saltwater gamefish artists, and was experiencing so much success that he gave up his career in marine biology to pursue his hobby full-time.

Though recognized most recently for his floor-to-ceiling murals at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport and at Nova Southeastern University in Florida — Guy is known best for his dynamic gamefish T-shirt designs. His original paintings have sold for tens of thousands of dollars, and today, reproductions of his art — often seen on magazine and catalog covers — are offered as limited edition prints, and can be found on a wide variety of clothing and gift items. Guy maintains his art studio in Grand Cayman, where he lives with wife Gillian and their two children, Jessica and Alex.




Saturday June 20, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 3

12:00pm CDT

Paul Schrader Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Paul Schrader, legendary screenwriter and filmmaker is coming to CayFilm this year!

Paul Joseph Schrader is an American screenwriter, film director, and film critic. Schrader wrote or cowrote screenplays for the Martin Scorsese classics Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Last Temptation of Christ and has directed 18 feature films, including his 1982 remake of the horror classic Cat People, and critically acclaimed dramas American Gigolo (1980), Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985), Affliction (1997) and Auto Focus (2002), as well as The Canyons (2013).

On July 2, 2009, Schrader was awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Screenwriting award at the ScreenLit Festival in Nottingham, England. Several of his films were shown at the festival, including Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, which followed the presentation of the award by director Shane Meadows.
Schrader most recent film is The Dying of the Light, an espionage thriller starring Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin and Irène Jacob. He is currently in production on several films for 2015.


Moderators
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Greg Benson

Mediocre Films
With more than 500 million video views and 1.7 million subscribers across his channels, Greg Benson of MediocreFilms is one of YouTube's most popular comedians.  He's known worldwide as "the guy who likes to have fun" and has scored numerous viral video hits with his outrageous pranks... Read More →

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Paul Schrader

Paul Schrader, legendary screenwriter and filmmaker is coming to CayFilm this year! Paul Joseph Schrader is an American screenwriter, film director, and film critic. Schrader wrote or cowrote screenplays for the Martin Scorsese classics Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Last Temptation... Read More →



Saturday June 20, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 1

12:00pm CDT

"Unspeakable" documentary with a panel by the filmmakers afterwards.
Limited Capacity seats available

Films  to be announced

Speakers
avatar for Mari Abe

Mari Abe

The Cayman Story Company Ltd.
Like many Cinematographers, Mari Abe started her career as a photographer in 1988 and only officially entered the filmmaking world in 2009. In 2010 Mari joined Beneficial Entertainment Ltd. as a Cinematographer under the mentorship of Elifer Santos and Ben Hud. Since then she has... Read More →
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Sophia Chandler Alleyne

Child Psychologist, Health Services Authority
Sophia Chandler Alleyne is a Barbadian national who has been living and working in the Cayman Islands for the last 8 years. She is currently employed at the George Town Hospital, with the support of Hedge Funds Care Cayman, as a Child Psychologist with special responsibilities for... Read More →
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Nancy Davey

Children & Youth Programme Case Manager, Cayman Islands Crisis Centre
As the Children and  Youth Programme Case Manager for the CI Crisis Centre, Nancy Davey works with children who have witnessed family violence and/or may be victims of  physical/emotional/sexual abuse.  Nancy is a trainer in Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behavior (UMAB... Read More →
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Carolina M. Ferreira

Deputy Director, Cayman Islands Red Cross
Carolina has long been an advocate and activist in the fields of humanitarian work, children’s rights, gender equality, sex and sexuality education and most recently violence prevention.  A graduate of Haverford College, she joined the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty... Read More →
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Miriam Foster

Programme Coordinator, Family Resource Centre
Miriam Foster is part of a dynamic team that works to bring awareness of social issues and fosters skills needed to live healthier lifestyles. Most issues that negatively impact society are rooted in a dysfunctional home life. Her team is passionate about creating an empathic culture... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 2

12:00pm CDT

Grandes Alpes - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

Andreas and Jörn share a fascination for cycling. Together they plan to travel the historic Route des Grandes Alpes. Corinna and Jörn share love, for each other and cycling. All three of them set out in summer 2013 at Kilometer Zero in France at Lake Geneva to overcome 1,000 kilometer and 23,000 metres in height. A camera crew accompanies them on their journey and does not only capture the beauty of the French Alps, but also the changes that take place inside of the cyclist. The physical strain turns into an emotional challenge. It tells of ambition, overcoming and pride, but also of boundless joy and friendship. Traveling by bike has an impact. What started at zero ends at zero. After ten days all arrive at sea level in Nice. In between lie 26 mountain passes and encounters that show how cycling is lived in France. A declaration of love to bike traveling.


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

12:00pm CDT

Animated Films Replay
Limited Capacity seats available

This will include the following Films:

Cuerdas 11min
María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.

Oceanmaker 10 Min
After the seas have disappeared a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds

Max 6 Min
Some decisions are tough.

We can't live without cosmos 15 min
Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream.

Broken Wand 3 min
"Broken Wand" is the story of a washed-up magician trying to reconnect with his preteen grandson who used to love magic. 

An Ode to Love 7 min
A lonely man on a desert island explores the highs and lows of romantic love when a mysterious companion is washed ashore. Nothing will ever be the same. Or will it?

Birthday 3 min
An alien bug is born into a dangerous jungle. As it begins this strangle new world, he soon realizes that things aren't what they appear.

Thundercluck: Chicken of Thor 3 min
This film chronicles the birth, life, and legacy of Thundercluck, the viking chicken with the power of thunder. Half mortal. Half god. All natural chicken.

Monster 2 min
Monster is about a boy who gets chased down by a monster. Throughout the chase, fear takes hold and sends the boy on a journey.

T.P. 10 min
A naive roll of toilet paper awakens in a disgusting gas station bathroom, and is horrified to discover what fate has in store for his kind. Inspired by his traumatized but well intentioned companion, he resolves to escape captivity and determine for himself how his destiny will unravel.

Kiko’s Paradise 9 min
Kiko is a “magician” who, with a pencil, brings his creations to life: beautiful teddy bear dolls. While in a world tour with his dolls Kiko is in an airplane crash and remains trapped for twenty years on an island with only one surviving doll: Boro the teddy bear. During that time, the old man forces the little teddy bear to look for his lost magic pencil, with which he intends to draw his wife into life. When finally the little bear finds the pencil and gives it to Kiko, the old man realizes the loneliness of Boro and with his last breath draws a couple for the doll.

Nexus 2 min
Nexus artistically explores the world of connections linking creatures in the animal kingdom. It is about the most basic, primal form of these connections - predator and prey.

Princess Danya 5 min
Princess Danya is adapted from an ancient legend which is based on Hainan Li of China. Hainan is an island at the south of China and Li is a minority on Hainan Island. Li is a nation which has women as the main labor force and productivity, many of the cultural traditions being created by women. Princess of Danya with the two-dimensional hand-drawn animation depicts Li's unique culture.

This story tells of a pregnant Princess Danya who misunderstood by her people as a monster and banished to a small island named Hainan Island. On this island, she used the boat for housing(Boat-Shape House), farming, raising her child. After her boy grows up, one day he heard a beautiful song. He followed the song and found a girl, and then they fell in love. Suddenly a monster who transformed from the wall forbids them to be together. It beat that girl (left tattoo on girl's face) and chased them to their living place. Danya draws a face pattern as the girl’s face tattoo and confused the monster. Finally, Danya used the bamboo to eliminate the monster. The monster cracked and his parts transformed to plants, animals, mountains, rivers (totem forms of Li minority). This place is said to be the cradle of Li nation, which still performs a special dance called Bamboo dance today at festivals.

Weeping Willow 5 min
There was a man; who fought through his entire life. He rode from one attack to another, marched on his horse. He was a brave soldier, fought with his pride. But maybe, it was time to watch the soldiers going along the setting sun under the shade of Weeping Willow. This short-animated film is a free adaptation of Nazım Hikmet Ran’s poem; “Weeping Willow”

Foundations 2 min
If you try to build a sandcastle below the tideline, we all know it will never be stable... no matter how hard you work at it. And if you try to make a family home below the poverty line, a little hand up from the community goes a long way in stabilizing the children for a future of thriving... Every family needs a safe, decent, affordable home in order to thrive--this is what Habitat for Humanity does, and Team Generous made this film to support them. This by-donation benefit animation production was completed in 2 weeks by 10 artists volunteering their time. It released for UN World Habitat Day, October 6, 2014.

Seed 3 min
Saerom Seong is an aspiring Producer from South Korea. In addition to creating beautiful, poetic imagery, she is a detail-oriented, organized individual with a passion for film and its industry. Her inspiration for her work comes from traditional fine art, film, and literature, which is prevalent in her family. In the near future, she thrives to work for a visual effects studio as a producer.

The Ballad of Holland Island House 5 min
Animated clay paintings tell the true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay. In an Old-Time Music ballad, the house sings of its life and the creatures it has sheltered during its journey from tree, to timber, to home, to its ultimate return to nature. It contemplates time, environmental change, and the rise of the seas.

Coral Sands 5 min
Journey to the Cayman Islands with two adventurous fellows as they explore the colorful Caribbean nation and its history. Sit back and relax while discovering the charms and quirks of island life. Employing a combination of 2D and 3D animation with live action and stop motion, this film uses the natural beauty of Cayman as the back drop for a whimsical look at this tropical paradise.

Deep Dance 7 min
A world without light, a world dominated by darkness and threatening silence. The deep sea. Driven by their instincts, we pursue two contradictory characters and witness a struggle for life and death. We become victims of the illusion of light.

Saturday June 20, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

12:00pm CDT

Red Carpet Makeup with Penha
Limited Capacity seats available

Penha is synonymous with quality and top brands. One of the oldest and most renowned beauty product retailers in the Caribbean, the company is helmed by a board of young and visionary directors who have made the business of beauty their business. With stores in Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, Cayman Islands and St. Thomas it’s clear that Penha has evolved into an important and reliable player in the market. You can find brands such as Estee Lauder, Clinique, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Lancôme, Chanel, Dior, Shiseido, La Prairie, Montblanc and Victoria’s Secret all under one roof. In addition, you will also receive assistance by a knowledgeable staff.


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Fifth Floor Studio

12:30pm CDT

Forget Film: Digital Movie Making from Acquisition to Distribution and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

Like they say, show business is 10% SHOW and 90% BUSINESS. This workshop takes an integrated, holistic approach to the business of making and monetizing movies in the expanding digital industry. 

Movie making is becoming more and more democratized as time goes by. In the last couple of years in particular, we’ve seen the proliferation of digital formats across acquisition and distribution outlets. This workshop will take budding and professional filmmakers through the finer points, tips, techniques, and interesting developments in the filmmaking, marketing, and selling processes. 

Presenters:
Director/Producer Courtney G. Jones (CEO of Pod Intermedia) will lead the workshop with a walk through of current and emerging digital pre-production, production, and post production processes. Also, Mr. Jones will run through some of the latest equipment and software that every filmmaker has access to. He’ll show you how to get it in the can and make it good enough to sell. 

Producer Matt Berlin will present how to navigate through the ofttimes rough waters of dealing with contracts, financing and selling the product you create.
Luisa Huang and John Attanasio of Felspar Ventures will talk about monetization, commercialization, and marketing in the digital age. These are high-level concepts that EVERY filmmaker must take in account these days if they are to make a living so that they can continue to make their art.

Courtney Jones: Mr. Jones directed the hybrid reality series titled "Home, James!" for MTV/VH1. Also for MTV, Courtney worked on "Blowin' Up with Jamie Kennedy." Courtney went on to direct an independent pilot called "The Unromantic Comedy", as well as a series of promos for American Idol Gives Back (FOX). 

Matt Berlin: In addition to his acting credits in film & TV including the landmark series "Breaking Bad," Matt has extensive experience as a creative and technical producer for companies such as Sony, NBC-Interactive, IDG World Media, and Anschutz Entertainment.

Feldspar Ventures is an intellectual property (IP) incubator focused on working with creators to develop and commercialize early stage media properties. We operate as three development platforms:  Incubator, Accelerator and Media Lab. Each leverages lean production, innovative audience development and a 360 commercialization process to help our partners build enduring multi-platform franchises.




Speakers
avatar for Matt Berlin

Matt Berlin

Producer, Pod Intermedia
Matt BerlinChief Strategy Officer & Producer, Pod IntermediaMatt’s background includes operations management and creative production for companies such as Sony, NBC-Interactive, IDG World Media, and Anschutz Entertainment. His production and acting credits include the award-winning... Read More →
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Courtney Jones

Director/Producer, Pod Intermedia
Courtney JonesChief Executive Officer & Producer, Pod IntermediaMr. Jonesʼ 20 years of experience in the movie industry includes producing and directing feature films, national TV commercials, and hundreds of hours of TV shows, such as the MTV hybrid reality series Home, James! and Blowin... Read More →



Saturday June 20, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Rembro Room

12:45pm CDT

Under the Lights in Thailand
Limited Capacity seats available

Every year in Thailand, the WMF (World MuayThai Federation) holds the World MuayThai Championship. National teams from all around the globe battle for a chance at a medal or a coveted championship belt. We follow Team USA, a small underdog team that is representing a country that not-yet recognizes Muay Thai as an official sport and therefor does not offer any funding. Watch as Team USA battles their way through adversary under the lights in Thailand!

Saturday June 20, 2015 12:45pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

1:00pm CDT

Director Jon Chu's First Films with a live Skype with Jon from the editing bay of his latest movie
Limited Capacity seats available

Director Jon Chu will be showing some of his student and first films that helped get him discovered at a film festival that launced a career in directing. His film include GI Joe 2, Step Up and his new film Now You See Me: The Second Act

Speakers
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Jon Chu

JON M. CHU writer I director I producer   Jon M. Chu is known for his visually stunning blockbuster films as well as his works across various genres from groundbreaking digital series to commercials and even live concerts. His next film, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, is set for release... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 3

1:00pm CDT

Buskin' Blues - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

Oral historian Erin Derham discovers a subculture of artists sharing select spaces in downtown Asheville, North Carolina to awaken passersby to musical traditions across space and time. On one corner, a stride pianist bangs a chord out with his elbow to deliver the sounds of Prohibition-Era jazz. On another, a lady runs a pair of antique spoons down her fingers in a centuries-old fashion kept alive almost exclusively by her, setting the rhythm for an Irish Folk Quartet. Across the street, the sounds of ancient India are heard from a man hypnotizing crowds with a didgeridoo, hang drum, and throat singing. Buskers come from as far as Europe and Asia to play, learn, and receive the famous hospitality of the American South. Staying true to that reputation, these exceptional talents whose music is never ignored but whose faces are often forgotten, allow Derham a rare and intimate glimpse into their lives which will confront everything you've ever thought about the people who bring music to our streets. Filled with passionate live performances, arresting personal insights, hilarious stories from the street, and tender moments between total strangers, Derham illuminates the culture and personalities that dare to destroy the invisible barriers we set between ourselves and our streets: “Buskin’ Blues.”doc


Saturday June 20, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Main Stage

1:15pm CDT

Clay of Indigo
Limited Capacity seats available

In a remote town of Southern China, a young local ceramic artist accidentally falls into a dilemma between the strange affection for an American Journalist and the cultural discrimination from his grandmother and other elders who live in this town.


Saturday June 20, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Small Stage

1:45pm CDT

I love Art
Limited Capacity seats available

During an impromptu visit to the local museum with his girlfriend, Carl finds himself attracted to a piece... in a very different way.

Saturday June 20, 2015 1:45pm - 2:00pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

2:00pm CDT

And Then We Swam - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

In August 2011, James Adair and Ben Stenning hit the news when they became the first ever pair to row across the Indian Ocean without a support boat. But a few miles from the finish line in Mauritius, their boat capsized - and they had to swim for their lives.

Far from being extreme athletes, neither had actually ever rowed before in their lives. But four months earlier, determined to prove their doubters wrong, they got their secondhand boat to the start line on the west coast of Australia, and set off.

Some adventures are so well planned that nothing is left to chance. But as they lost sight of land, James and Ben took a step into the unknown. Rowing in shifts, around the clock, they learned to cope with solitude, pain and fear on a stuttering voyage of 3,500 miles, until - agonisingly close to land - disaster struck.


Saturday June 20, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

2:00pm CDT

Acting talk with the one and only Wes Studi
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and work with famed actor Wes Studi as he gives you some training and experiences he has had as an actor.

Moderators
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Alexa Pagonas

Michael Black Management
Alexa Pagonas   Alexa has represented and advised A-list, award-winning talent, top filmmakers and corporations for over 18 years. She began her career in 1995 with one of the world’s top talent agencies ICM (International Creative Management).  Later she joined iconic agent-turned-manager... Read More →

Speakers
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Wes Studi

From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Drawing from his rich life experience, Wes moved audiences... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Rembro Room

2:00pm CDT

N’kisi Concorde - Documentary Feature
Limited Capacity seats available

N’kisi Concorde, a documentary feature, investigates the lives and work of two Detroit-area outsider artists and visual storytellers, Olayami Dabls and Dmytro Szylak, whose extraordinary installations reflect the power of the imagination unbound by artistic conventions or popular tastes. Though unrelated by work or acquaintance, these artists are united by the power of their singular visions to stimulate lively public engagement and to color the cultural landscapes of their communities.


Saturday June 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

2:00pm CDT

A Selection of Short Films
Limited Capacity seats available

A selection of films including:

The Sons of Mapes 15 min Aruba
In The Sons of Mapes, the filmmaker creates an intimate portrait of his Afro-Caribbean father, following his youth on the island of Curaçao and rise to international success as a professional tennis player in the 1960s and 70s. The film also chronicles his father's 40-year reunion with his all-Latin American collegiate tennis team and their 86 year-old coach from Texas. This is a story about love, faith, perseverance, and the unbreakable bonds between family and old friends.

Hello Tom Sullivan 18 Min Australia
Hello Tom Sullivan' is about a 14 year old musician, Tom, who is going through some personal issues, being bullied and living with an abusive stepfather. By chance a 14 year old girl comes across three boys beating Tom and steps in to stop the violence. This meeting changes both their lives forever.

Alight 15 min US
A couple arrives home in the midst of a blackout and, without distractions, learn some new things about each other.

Innovators 13 min UK
By the fourth millennium the Earth has become a scorched desert. Humankind's only hope lies in the hands of three scientists. Their mission: to build a time machine, return to the past and save Earth's ecosystem.

Loss 3 Min Cayman
Loss through the eyes of a teenager.

Sunday Routine 3 Min Cayman
A perspective of a Caymanian Sunday with the teenager showing you a little Cayman.



Saturday June 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Small Stage

2:00pm CDT

Short Film Selection from Europe
Limited Capacity seats available

Including the Films

The Cutting Room 13min From France
François Gauthier is hired by the great film director Angel Rizzoli to edit his upcoming film noir. He becomes completely obsessed with Isabel , the lead actress and star of the film and buries himself in this editorial madness, performing horrific acts in the name of his obsession.

Follies of Youth 8 Min from Ireland
An office worker blows off his female co-worker's invitation to lunch, but his arrogant attitude is tested when he runs into a group of kids in the park.

Shopping for One 11min from  Denmark
The young woman, Rebekka, has murdered her boyfreind and is now in a hardware store to buy supplies to get rid of the body. She is interrupted by the very forthcoming service imployee, Søren, who is clearly interested in Rebekka. At first Rebekka tries to get rid of Søren, trying to get as little attention as possible, but she soon realizes that she actually needs his expertise.

The Clowning 20m from Sweden 
A class in clown-technique goes awry.

The Experiment 5 Min from Italy
A young boy in a commercial centre is focusing intensely on an unknown subject. A bodyguard with old fashioned mentality who is getting bored and is waiting for the time to pass observes the boy, but only when several hours pass and the boy is in the same place staring at the same thing almost without breathing, the bodyguard's ego and curiosity pushes him to get bossy about it and try to find out what the boy is doing.

I know You 9min from Italy
This short film does not push the envelope of cult personality and distortion of media; neither does it break the bonds of false exaggeration. Rather it enfolds it. It's a game of confidence. What if you couldn't tell the difference between what was real and what was not? What if you could get away with something and everyone seemingly believed you?Sometimes it doesn't matter who you are, it's who they think you are.

Rohan 10min UK
Rohan, a south London haulage porter, struggles to confront his mother’s impending death risking the final precious moments he has left with her.

Horla 11min from France
In the end of the 19th century, an isolated aristocrat becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Give Me Back My Shine 3 Min from UK
A man discovers that he has no money to pay for his shoe shine...

Scrabble 12 Min from Switzerland
“Scrabble” addresses the secret desire to break out of the routine of a loveless relationship and illuminates with irony the depths of humanity behind a traditional façade – using a simple board game.

The Man Who Fed His Shadow 18min from Greece
A man intrudes into rich people’s dinners claiming that he can collect the food from their table and feed his shadow, which, curiously enough, is a female figure.

Outlier 18min Germany
Successful novelist and misanthrope LILITH WINTERBOTTOM (80) and chatty, religious ODAMEE MARSHALL (64) couldn’t be more different – and yet, they are united by the same lethal diagnosis – and the same hospital room. What starts as a power struggle about the TV remote control ends up in a deeply touching and heart-warming story about finding new hope.
 

Saturday June 20, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

2:00pm CDT

Art Class with Ren Seffer
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Ren Seffer

Ren Seffer

www.whitedogart.com
Ren Seffer is a prolific artist who has captured the imaginations of many with her bold color and vivid imagery depicting life in  its many shapes and forms.    Known for her whimsical stylized figures and humourous portrayals of life, Ren uses the canvas as an opportunity to... Read More →




Saturday June 20, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
National Gallery Work Space Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

2:45pm CDT

Bolero for Surfing in Moravia
Limited Capacity seats available

A trip to give a serenade: What begins as a memorable gathering of old friends among music and beautiful landscapes, leads into a crossroad where paths can only be taken alone, without any company. 
Bolero for Surfing in Moravia is a bitter comedy in which the spirit of the Caribbean permeates the membranes of Czech culture, while the characters of the story make a trip across the consequences of such process. 

Saturday June 20, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

3:00pm CDT

Q&A With Loren Carpenter - Co Founder of Pixar
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear Loren Carpenter talk about the early days of Pixar and some of his amazing adventures in computer animation.

Moderators
avatar for Kim Evey

Kim Evey

Kim Evey is a producer, writer and actor who began her new media career creating and starring in Japanese talk show parody “Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show” for Sony’s Crackle.com. She brought Felicia Day’s groundbreaking series “The Guild” to the web, working as President of Production for Day’s company during the show’s six-season run.  “The Guild” has garnered numerous awards and spawned three hit music videos as well as a comic book serie... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Loren Carpenter

Loren Carpenter

Loren revolutionized the entire film industry through inventing rendering and modeling algorithms for image synthesis and visual effects. In 2001 he and 2 colleagues were awarded the only Oscar statuettes ever given for computer science. He recently transitioned from his position... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Rembro Room

3:15pm CDT

Scenes from the show "RunDown"
Limited Capacity seats available

A good rundown, or stew, has a little bit of everything in it.  And like its namesake, RUNDOWN, is a smorgasbord of nationalities, headlines, catchy tunes and hot topics that have kept Cayman’s audiences coming back for second and third helpings for more than 20 years! This annual comedy revue was the brainchild of Dave Martins, and over the decades, it has been one of the most popular stage productions in the Cayman Islands.  In every pot, there’s a serving for everyone --- politicians, media, the man on the street, expatriates and even our (in)famous chickens and ‘greenies’.  RUNDOWN is not to be missed, especially if you are new to Cayman and really want to embrace the multicultural society that is Cayman.  RUNDOWN is written, designed and directed by Henry Muttoo and features a star studded cast of local actors and musicians.  For CayFilm, the RUNDOWN actors will present some of the most popular songs and scenes from this year's show.  Not to be missed!
For more on Rundown, visit:http://www.artscayman.org/rundown
Or email: cayfest@candw.ky


Saturday June 20, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Small Stage

3:30pm CDT

Pie Lady of Pie Town
Limited Capacity seats available

In the middle of the New Mexico desert, pie equals love. Kathy Knapp left her charmed, privileged life in Dallas to bake pie in dusty Pie Town, New Mexico, a once forgotten corner of the world with no traffic light, gas station, grocery store or motel. Why? To find her center and give the world pie.

“Pie Lady of Pie Town,” chronicles Knapp’s physical and emotional journey, illustrating Kathy's resolve, heartache, healing, and how pie is a vehicle for love and peace. Narrated by American Indian Actor and New Mexico Resident Wes Studi, this truly heartwarming story shares the history of a ghost town brought back to life by pie and Kathy’s love.



Saturday June 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

3:30pm CDT

Tony Windberg. A Painter in the Woods
Limited Capacity seats available

In the midst of a vast Eucalyptus forest that lies deep in the heart of the great southern region of Western Australia, sits a cottage filled with test tubes, material samples, drafts, notes, indexed color samples and canvasses reflecting their surroundings: the trees. 
Simply calling Tony Windberg a Landscape Artist falls short of the true essence of his work. Charcoals of burnt trees, the bark and resin of various Eucalyptus trees and the soil in which they grow and die are all transformed into materials for his works of art in long, well documented procesess of experimentation. 
In addition to natural materials, Windberg utilises vinyl flooring, its varnish mimicking wood, onto which he applies a unique method of engraving complex patterns of lines to represent the impact of the timber industry on old growth forrests and the trail left behind by logging.

Windberg‘s artwork, just as the materials that his art is made of and with, swings between untouched nature and human altered landscapes. At the center of his work is the tree, which is depicted in a way that represents the unease of the altered Australian landscape yet is delivered in a highly aesthetic manner that seduces the beholder at first glance with all of nature’s beauty. 
Windberg’s vast application of styles and multi-award winning artwork is displayed widely across numerous corporate, public and private collections within Australia. He lives and works in Northcliffe, Western Australia



Saturday June 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

4:00pm CDT

Spy Sisters -Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

The true story of two sisters who were active Confederate spies during the American Civil War. The film tells their extraordinary life stories including being engaged to a dozen men at the same time, leaving men standing at the alter, riding with Lincoln while carrying treasonous documents, hiding medicine and mail in their petticoats, writing award winning novels, and acting in a silent movie. An amazing tale of amazing women of their time.

Saturday June 20, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

4:00pm CDT

Bringing Hollywood to Cayman. A Panel about moviemaking here in Grand Cayman
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Kim Evey

Kim Evey

Kim Evey is a producer, writer and actor who began her new media career creating and starring in Japanese talk show parody “Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show” for Sony’s Crackle.com. She brought Felicia Day’s groundbreaking series “The Guild” to the web, working as President of Production for Day’s company during the show’s six-season run.  “The Guild” has garnered numerous awards and spawned three hit music videos as well as a comic book serie... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sean Bodden

Sean Bodden

Creative Director, Whirlybird Productions
Raised in Grand Cayman, Sean Bodden is an award winning commercial & television director with close to 8 years of experience in the film industry.  In 2007, Sean graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Integrated Media studies from the Ontario College of Art & Design.  He moved home... Read More →
avatar for Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk

Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk

Award-Winning Producer, Event and Production Manager, Performer and Speaker Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk is the founder and President of Caliativity Communications and a partner at Sandbox Creative, LLP.   Calia has three Daytime Emmy nominations and one win and has been nominated three... Read More →
avatar for Jason Felts

Jason Felts

CEO, Virgin Produced
Jason Felts co-founded and currently serves as Chairman & CEO of Virgin Produced, the film and television development, packaging and production arm of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Felts also sits on Virgin Group’s Global Brand Council Board supporting the brand’s marketing... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Jones

Courtney Jones

Director/Producer, Pod Intermedia
Courtney JonesChief Executive Officer & Producer, Pod IntermediaMr. Jonesʼ 20 years of experience in the movie industry includes producing and directing feature films, national TV commercials, and hundreds of hours of TV shows, such as the MTV hybrid reality series Home, James! and Blowin... Read More →
avatar for Alexa Pagonas

Alexa Pagonas

Michael Black Management
Alexa Pagonas   Alexa has represented and advised A-list, award-winning talent, top filmmakers and corporations for over 18 years. She began her career in 1995 with one of the world’s top talent agencies ICM (International Creative Management).  Later she joined iconic agent-turned-manager... Read More →
avatar for Wes Studi

Wes Studi

From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Drawing from his rich life experience, Wes moved audiences... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Sturm

Dieter Sturm

Dieter Sturm is a "live-action" Special Effects Coordinator and Designer for motion pictures, film and video for 30 years, and currently has worked on over 86 motion pictures, hundreds of TV commercials, and dozens of still photography, marketing, and special events projects. Sturm's... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Rembro Room

4:00pm CDT

12 Months - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

"12 Months" is a documentary about a Los Angeles man (Tony) who rented his home for the entire year of 2013 for $1 per month to help a family in transitional housing. He never met the family, but offered his 3-bedroom home to give the family a chance to get on their feet. The story follows Felicia Dukes and her four children as they are in Tony's home, as well as explores the impact that generosity has on the community.

Saturday June 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Small Stage

4:00pm CDT

Poetry is an island, Derek Walcott - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

Derek Walcott, Literature Nobel Laureate has traveled the world while remaining closely connected to his beloved island St. Lucia. As a poet, playwright, painter and even filmmaker, Derek Walcott has been hymning the Caribbean for over 60 years. This documentary presents an intimate portrait of him, set in his beloved native island St. Lucia. The place he always longs for, when he is taken to far away places by his universally acclaimed work. What moves and inspires this great poet? Who are the people whose lives became poetry through his writings? And how do they experience the gift of language of their friend, their mentor, and their father? This film explores the poetry of Derek Walcott, the landscapes and people that inspire it. The film observes Walcott in places essential to his work and life, and gathers the thoughts of some of his closest childhood friends. Most importantly, this documentary is a celebration of the greatest gift Walcott has given the world: his poetry.

Saturday June 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

4:00pm CDT

Selection of Short Films From The UK
Limited Capacity seats available

Films Include: 

Beneath Water 15 Min
On the first anniversary of a traumatic life changing event, 16 year old Daisy attempts to get through to her increasingly withdrawn mother. Is her only solace beneath water?

Corinthian 6 min
In the world of bare knuckle boxing two people fight for more than victory.

Flowers 9 min
A boy falls in love with a deaf and mute girl and has to find a way to communicate his feelings for her.

Crude 19 min
An oil boss and a journalist are held hostage with bombs set for mass extraction unless they agree to an oil clean up via a critical phone call.

The Question 3 min

Life is so much better when you have something that is close to your heart to strive for. And along the way you might just answer the ultimate question. In all infinity and space, is this really how we should spend our single shot at life?


Harriet and the Matches 5min
"It almost makes me cry to tell what foolish Harriet befell...." 
Adapted from a traditional German fairy tale 'Harriet and the Matches' is a dark cautionary tale about a lonely little girl. 
Featuring the vocal talents of CILLIAN MURPHY (The Dark Knight, Inception) and BERNICE STEGERS (Tipping the Velvet) as well as starring emerging talent HELENA BARLOW (Great Expectations, Harry Potter) 'Harriet and the Matches' mixes live action with puppetry and stop motion to create a visually stunning and atmospheric short film.

The Secret Eye 2Min 
An experimental psychological drama which explores the possible effects of a big brother society, focussing on the paranoia and insecurity of the modern culture due to the constant surveillance and scrutiny.

Rememebring Yesterday 10mIn 
Thomas suffers with dementia, while his wife and carer Jane, struggles to cope each day.

A Short Film About Fear 10min
A meditation on the nature of fear, cause and effect as seen through the eyes of a child.

Williton's Way 15min
Dan awakes in his car with a foggy head, cuts on his hands and his wife Bee missing. While searching for his wife he meets farmer Virgil who agrees to help him. While at first seeming genuine Dan grows weary of Virgil's intentions as his search grows more frantic. 

Saturday June 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

4:00pm CDT

New Art Forms: Film, Video and Time Based Media
Limited Capacity seats available

New Art Forms: Film, Video and Time Based Media

The lecture will explore how the new art forms in time-based media intersect with culture. In an image saturated society with speed and feedback from electronic media a seeming necessity, how do we communicate ideas in new ways? How can time be used as a formal element in art? A brief history of film as cinema will be compared to the development of structural and experimental filmmakers. How has this history contributed to video art? We’ll look at how this has affected our expectations of the moving image.


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hahn

Jamie Hahn

Jamie Hahn, an interdisciplinary artist working in video, artist books and prints, lectured in Photography and Digital Media Arts at Eastern Washington University before relocating to Cayman in 2015. She received an undergraduate degree in art history and studio art from Anderson... Read More →



Saturday June 20, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
National Gallery Work Space Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

4:30pm CDT

Where is Elle-Kari and what happened to Noriko-san?
Limited Capacity seats available

A nostalgic, fascinating and heart-breaking journey into the core of the series books, "children of the world", a very popular photographed children books in black & white from the mid of the 20th century. The books, which are still printed in Israel were created by the Jewish-Swedish photographer, Anna Riwkin-Brick (1908-1970). Nine of them were written by Asrtid Lindgren.

This is a twisted unbelievable detective story, which follows the missing heroes of the books: Elle-Kari the girl from Lapland, Noriko-San the girl from Japan, Dirk the boy from Holland, and some Israeli heroes. Were there real children? Where are they now?



Saturday June 20, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

5:00pm CDT

Through My Eyes Contest
Limited Capacity seats available

CAYMAN THROUGH MY EYES - COMPETITION DESCRIPTION2015 Theme: "Concatenation: interconnected things or events"

In 2010, the Department of Tourism unveiled a campaign called 'Caymankind' to showcase the true spirit of the Cayman Islands. The campaign describes Cayman as 'more than a destination: it is a people, a place and an approach to life that are as unique as they are universal.' Students of the Cayman Islands are invited to submit a short film that tells an inspirational story based on the theme Concatenation: interconnected things or events. The video can be based on history, music, people or a story about an experience in Cayman. Videos must be filmed in and relate to the Cayman Islands. If highlighting an issue, film maker must present ways to address in a positive light. 

THE COMPETITION:
Three categories: Ages 11-13; 14-16 and 17-19. Only the top 5 from each category will be selected to move on to the finals. 

To be become a finalist in the competition, a student must first submit a 1 - 3 minute video. All eligible students should submit their entry form and work on DVD or MEMORY STICK to the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDoT), Government Administration Building, (www.caymanislands.ky).

To be eligible, you MUST register online by Tuesday 31 March 2015.  

Once all entries are reviewed, a maximum of 15 students (5 from each age group) will be selected, based on their creativity and aptitude. The 15 students selected will attend a workshop on editing and script development workshops.

Upon completion of the workshop participants will be allotted two weeks to complete their final, edited film, which should be between 1 and 3 minutes. Students can either redo their initial submissions or develop a new piece to submit as their final submission. If necessary, assistance can be given in securing and scheduling editing time. Only completed (edited) videos will be eligible for entry. 

The 15 students will have their videos online for public voting which will determine the People’s Choice during the online voting period. 

The winner will be announced at the screening of the final films.  
PRIZESPrizes will be awarded to each age group: Age 11 – 13 (Junior Division), Ages 14 – 16 (Middle Division) and 17 – 19 (Senior Division)
  • Winner: Plaque, One week scholarship to a New York Film Academy Summer Camp and a Digital Video Camera
  • 2nd Place:Plaque, Weekend Stayation at a local Condominium and a Digital Video Camera
  • 3rd Place: : Plaque, DoT Prize Pack, Dinner for family of four at a local restaurant
  • People’s Choice:Plaque, DoT Prize Pack


Saturday June 20, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Main Stage

5:30pm CDT

Caymanian Art - A New Frontier
Limited Capacity seats available

Spectacular footage of Grand Cayman includes crystal clear turquoise waters at Stingray City, Rum Point and Seven Mile beach. Director Ernest Jacob Olde is seen in the water holding a Stingray whilst his voice is heard in voice over explaining that the island was not always this idyllic. “It’s through the arts that we can explore the story of Cayman.”

The history of early art in Cayman is introduced through the story of the islands seafaring heritage. Interviews with artists are accompanied by footage of works of art from each decade from the 1960s through the millennium. Jacob’s voice over narration introduces the key shifts in artistic trends as we move through the islands development. B-roll footage and still images include relevant island locations, flora, fauna and pertinent happenings including the building of the new National Gallery on Grand Cayman and the devastation caused by hurricane Ivan in 2004.

We see the national gallery as so much more than just a gallery. We see footage of children in both the gallery and the education centre. Interview footage includes the gallery director and the government minister for culture. The closing montage of comments from artists reinforces the importance of the gallery and its permanent collection. Jacob concludes on how Caymanian art “provides us with confidence as a people, and a springboard on which to launch our future.” 

A final screen explains the delicate balance of government and private funding sources and provides contact details for the gallery.


Saturday June 20, 2015 5:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

5:30pm CDT

Cayman Drama Society Presents a Theater Performance
Limited Capacity seats available

Cayman Drama Society:
- 'Seasons of Love' from Rent 
Director: Sophie GoughProducer: Sheree Ebanks
- 'In his eyes' from Jekyll & Hyde  
Director: Teri QuappeProducer: Sheree Ebanks
- 'Day by Day' from Godspell Director: Teri QuappeProducer: Phil Pace
- 'Dentist!' from Little Shop of HorrorsDirector: Sheree EbanksProducer: Mary-Anne Kosa
- 'Drive a person crazy' from The Company 
- 'Dangerous Game' from Jekyll & Hyde Director: Teri QuappeProducer: Sheree Ebanks
- 'Bring on the men' from Jekyll & Hyde 
Director: Teri QuappeChoreographer: Sophie GoughProducer: Sheree Ebanks
Centre Pointe Dance Studio:

Various dance numbers - various genres - with various dancers.
Choreographed by Sophie Gough



Saturday June 20, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Small Stage

6:00pm CDT

Tashi and The Monk
Limited Capacity seats available

On a remote mountaintop a brave social experiment is taking place.

Former Buddhist monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama but 8 years ago left a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children.

5 year-old Tashi is the newest arrival. Her mother recently passed away and she’s been abandoned by her alcoholic father. Wild and troubled, Tashi is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings.

Can the community’s love and compassion transform Tashi’s alienation and tantrums into a capacity to make her first real friend?



Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

6:00pm CDT

Vegas Vikings - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

A group of fearless, compassionate individuals with Viking spirit, who against all odds set out to save 100 children in the most dangerous neighborhood in Las Vegas. This is an inspirational story of courage about Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), local community leaders, residents and volunteers saying; "we had enough", joining forces to do the right thing. With a whole uniting, they succeed with not only helping the 100+ children, but also creating a safer environment by reducing crime by a record 75% as well as creating a blueprint for how to also fix the other struggling neighbourhoods in Nevada and the rest of America.


Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm - 7:15pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

6:00pm CDT

Short Film Selection From The US
Limited Capacity seats available

Here are the Films:

The Walk 15min
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Soon after the death of his father, Danny, a young Jewish boy growing up in late 1980s Brooklyn, meets an older Jewish man, Alfred, outside the local synagogue. The two quickly strike up a friendship as Alfred imparts life lessons during their walks through the neighborhood, to and from Temple.   Over twenty years later, Danny will learn a whole new lesson he never saw coming.

Superior 16 min
A stranger passing through town sparks a teenage girl's desire to distinguish herself from her identical twin sister 

Tom in America 17min
For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael's long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along. With long-held mysteries thrust into the open, the foundation of their marriage and the path of their golden years is suddenly rocked. Now, they must redefine their future, and decide if it is one their love can survive.


Mary and Louise 17min
Mary and Louise is short narrative film, (RT:16:44), based on the fictional friendship of silent film goddesses, Mary Pickford, (Americas Sweetheart) and Louise Brooks (The Iconic Vamp). After the Talkie World explodes on the Hollywood scene, Mary and Louise find themselves suddenly out of work when they have a disastrous experience on the set of their first Talkie. With no job prospects in sight they decide to move in together to an apartment in Brooklyn. Seemingly stuck in her role as America’s sweetheart, and still living as though in a silent film, Mary’s resentment of Louise’s provocative antics goes politely unspoken until threatened with the loss of her one true love. Mary must face her fears and expose the unused voice inside her if she is ever to get what she wants. A comedy with a twist, Mary and Louise explores the ups and downs of sisterhood and the challenge two women face finding their voices within the din of great personal and technological change.

Void 25 min
After an astronaut escapes a catastrophic accident in deep space, he uses the memories of his wife on Earth to guide his crippled spaceship home. But as he moves further into the dark, his reality becomes blurred and madness takes hold.

Death to Cupid 19min
A lifetime of failed relationships leads one man down a dark path of revenge as he hunts down the person he blames for his misfortune. 
Death to Cupid tackles the darker side of love and what it can lead the broken hearted to do.

Need For Speed (Dating) 7min
Polly and Nate have the perfect relationship - except she's packed up and moved to London and yearns for something (or someone) new. In this modern twist on a romantic comedy, Polly learns that what she's searching for may not be so easy to find.

Minutes 17min 
A cocky, hot-shot realtor passes judgment on a stranger afflicted with AIDS. His apathy leads to redemption, when he finds himself in the same position.

Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:15pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

6:30pm CDT

Gala Closing Party and Awards Ceremony
Limited Capacity seats available

Dress code is Island Dressy. Food and drinks will be provided and celebrity appearances.

Moderators
avatar for Greg Benson

Greg Benson

Mediocre Films
With more than 500 million video views and 1.7 million subscribers across his channels, Greg Benson of MediocreFilms is one of YouTube's most popular comedians.  He's known worldwide as "the guy who likes to have fun" and has scored numerous viral video hits with his outrageous pranks... Read More →

Saturday June 20, 2015 6:30pm - 11:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom 1

7:00pm CDT

MasMan - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

It is about a man from a tiny Caribbean island who reached 80 percent of the planet in a single night. MasMan explores Peter Minshall's leap from designer in the Trinidad Carnival to an artistic director of the Opening Ceremonies for three Olympic Games, based on his knack for "making what is small seem big in open space." Minshall was instrumental in staging the 1992 Barcelona Games, Atlanta (1996) and Salt Lake City (2002), for which he won an Emmy. Olympic Games producers found Minshall's genius for orchestrating grand spectacles in the Trinidad Carnival, where his themes usually play on good and evil. His platform has been "the Mas," which he brings to the streets as theatre, or dancing mobiles, way beyond the horizon of masquerade. 
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z8T5E5wPUU


Saturday June 20, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
National Gallery Theater Esterly Tibbetts Hwy, Cayman Islands

7:00pm CDT

Traveling Caribbean Film Festival presents -MacPherson animated short and The Story of Lovers Rock - Feature
Limited Capacity seats available

1. MacPherson by Martine Chartrand (10 mins) Trailer: https://www.nfb.ca/film/macpherson_en
This animated film by Martine Chartrand (Black Soul) recounts the friendship between a young Félix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate who worked for a pulp and paper company. An inveterate jazz fan, Macpherson inspired Leclerc, who wrote a song about the log drives and entitled it "MacPherson" in honour of his friend. Paint-on-glass animation shot with a 35mm camera.Written by NFB

2. The Story of Lovers Rock by Menelik Shabazz (97 mins) Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiJof_zx2Uk
Lovers Rock, often dubbed 'romantic reggae' is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems. Lovers Rock allowed young people to experience intimacy and healing through dance- known as 'scrubbing'- at parties and clubs. This dance provided a coping mechanism for what was happening on the streets. Lovers Rock developed into a successful sound with national UK hits and was influential to British bands (Police, Culture Club, UB40) These influences underline the impact the music was making in bridging the multi-cultural gap that polarized the times. The film sheds light on a forgotten period of British music, social and political history.  - Menelik Shabazz      


Saturday June 20, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Main Stage

7:00pm CDT

Nosotros & Floetry - Performance
Limited Capacity seats available

NOSOTROS is a cultural space in which poetry reading, live music, talks
about authors, books, movies and other entertainment are enjoyed during
group gatherings at Books&Books, Camana Bay, on the fourth Wednesday of
each month.  The project is inclusive in that every interested person - no
matter their mother tongue - is enthusiastically encouraged and welcome to
join. NOSOTROS is part of the Cultural Project Puentes (ŚBridgesą), aimed
to preserve and develop the culture, language, traditions and identities
of the Spanish-speaking people represented in the Cayman Islands. The
range of łPuentes˛ reaches far away from these demographics because it
creates and strengthens the existing historical nexus.  It also links all
the nationalities that co-exist in the country, assimilating into the
Caymanian community through its culture, while reinforcing the concept of
the necessary symbiosis.

NOSOTROS & FLOETRY
  • Short presentation about relation between film industry and poetry in latin america.
  • Reading of movies inspired by poems.



Saturday June 20, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Harquail Theatre Small Stage

7:30pm CDT

Palermo's secret waters - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

Palermo used to be the capital of the Mediterranean see thanks to the richness of the waters that Arabs have dug in the qanat. Mafia and corruption have erased part of our memories of these riches. We are off in search of the remaining traces of this Cultural heritage


Saturday June 20, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

8:15pm CDT

Free Entry - Feature Film- Mature
Limited Capacity seats available

Julien (18) arrives unannounced at his half-brother Max’s place. Max (26) lives in a truck in a travellers camp in the middle of the Forêt Cévenole. Julien falls in love with Lise, a casual lover of Max, which is going to damage their reunion.

Saturday June 20, 2015 8:15pm - 9:45pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela

8:30pm CDT

Wifi at Rock Bottom- Mature
Limited Capacity seats available


You only think you know an addict until you get to know an addict. Meet Amancha Coon of Winfield, Kansas a 20 something addicted to the most dangerous drug in the world. In just one year, Crystal Meth has destroyed every facet of life for Amancha. When you neglect your friends, family will not talk to you, get fired, and best friend dies all on your birthday what do you do? More meth. Just one week before she enters her final try at rehab, Amancha details what life has been like as an addict.


Saturday June 20, 2015 8:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

9:00pm CDT

Short Films - Mature
Limited Capacity seats available

Terms & Conditions 4 min Australia
What happens when good customer service meets Terms & Conditions. 


Cold Choices 15 min US
Major John Polanco, a black ops command officer, is ordered to send in a group of Marines behind enemy lines without proper preparation and limited intel. The mission is a success but it comes at a cost. Now John must pick up the pieces and carry on.

Unauthorized Tears 4 min Australia
Set in present day. A returned war veteran attempts to reconnect with reality. 

Slick Timing 7 Min Australia
Ever wondered who hides your keys so you don't leave the house at the wrong time? Meet the Timing Adjusters. Unless they can come to a compromise, they won't be able to keep saving our lives and keep paying  

Lady Luck 19 min UK
A young boy attempts to win back his mother's love. Based on a short story by DH Lawrence 'The Rocking Horse Winner'.

Corto 10 min France
Corto 35 years maybe 40 years wanders driving his car from city to city, neighborhood to neighborhood, from residence to residence in order to "clean up" as he says. Always alone, eager to silence, he's sent by his boss and partner Daniel to meet specific demands...

Stop 9min US
A young man's livelihood is put to the test when he gets profiled and stopped by the police on his way home from practice. 


Saturday June 20, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Capella

9:45pm CDT

Free Party- Short Film- Mature
Limited Capacity seats available


Free Party 37 min France
Julien (18) arrives unannounced at his half-brother Max’s place. Max (26) lives in a truck in a travellers camp in the middle of the Forêt Cévenole. Julien falls in love with Lise, a casual lover of Max, what is going to damage their reunion.

Saturday June 20, 2015 9:45pm - 10:15pm CDT
Ritz-Carlton Upstairs Vela