Young filmmakers 
wanted for contest

Feel like unleashing your inner Spielberg?

The second annual Young Image Makers Short Film Competition is now open for 10 to 15 year olds. The Cayman National Cultural Foundation and Cayman Islands Film Commission’s contest proved really popular in its first year, explains Rita Estevanovich.

“We are very happy to offer this opportunity again to students interested in filmmaking. We welcome entries from all schools with students in this age range, and we will select a maximum of 10 students to attend a filmmaking workshop at CNCF. [Last year] ne student was sent to the New York Film Academy’s Summer Movie Camp. Jackson Messer thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and we were pleased with his final project made at the Academy.”

Short film

She explained that students need only to come up with a creatively shot short film one to three minutes in length (using any recording device including cell phones) to be entered into the first round of the competition.

“Once we’ve received all short films, we will have our panel select the 10 films that show the most potential for development, then host a workshop with these young image makers.

The final versions of their films will be posted on YouTube, and once voting has closed off, we will premiere all films in a more formal fashion at the Harquail Theatre on Saturday, April 16. This year, we are introducing a prize for the student who receives the most votes from the public, and of course, we will also send a student to a NYFA camp for one week – all expenses paid, says the programmes manager for CNCF.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 1 February; for further information contact 949.5477, [email protected] or download forms from The Film Commission website is