Connor Hoeksema’s adventures in filmmaking are taking shape in the Big Apple, as the winner of the Young Image Makers Short Film Competition is attending a summer session at the New York Film Academy.
Connor won the all-expenses-paid trip, courtesy of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation and the Cayman Islands Film Commission, sponsors of the competition.
He was awarded a student scholarship to the Film Academy’s summer movie camp. Of the 78 entries received this year, 13 films made it to the final round of the competition, and since the quality of films was so impressive, two young people were awarded the trip. The other winner, Eric Caraballo of Cayman Brac High School, will head to New York at the end of the month.