Short films by budding young movie
makers are vying for Cayman’s version of the Oscars.
Instead of a golden statuette, the
winning director will receive a week in New York honing his or her movie-making
A total of 22 entries have been
received in the Cayfest Young Image Makers’ competition and they can now all be
viewed online at the Cayman Islands Film Commission website.
After watching the films, which are
between two and five minutes long, viewers can vote for their favourite by
emailing their vote to the Cayfest organisers
The winner will be sent to the New
York Film Academy’s summer movie camp.
The entries, from movie makers aged
10 to 15, cover a diverse range of
subjects, some dealing with public safety issues while others were in a more
Members of the public can view the
films and vote on the best by emailing the Film Commission.
Films on offer are titled Sticky
Frenzy; Day at the Beach; The Life of an Iguana, Boating Safety; Tik tok; Drunk
Driving; A New World; Kit Kat & I; My Dog Toby; Bad Hair Day; Cvikri, The
Nail; Popular Not Perfect; The Bright Side; Ireland; Friendship; Choose It or
Lose It; Betrayal; Reporting from Cayman; Jealous Greek Love; and Portal.
The film competition was organised
by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation and the Film Commission.
Votes will be accepted until 12
April. By Tuesday, 24 hours after the films were put online; there were already
almost 800 views of the short movies.
The winner will be announced at the
Young Image Makers Short Film Premiere on Sunday, 18 April, at the Harquail
Theatre where all the films will be shown. A second screening of the films will
be at the Aston Rutty Centre on Cayman Brac on 1 May.
videos can be viewed at cifilm.ky. Votes can be cast by emailing [email protected]