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The show goes on for CayFilm

Friday night’s thunder, lightning and pouring rain were enough to drive a wedding indoors at The Ritz-Carlton and dampen some of the guests arriving for the mini-CayFilm festival that featured seven island-made short films.

Weekender Spotlight

It's a great weekend for film fans in Grand Cayman. Friday night kicks off with mini CayFilm, featuring local filmmakers. Then there's an action-packed lineup of movies at Camana Bay Cinema.

Mini-CayFilm to focus on local shorts

Albeit on a smaller scale, the Cayman Islands’ very own international film festival, CayFilm, will once again be taking place this weekend.

CayFilm to return later this month on smaller scale

Despite recent news to the contrary, Cayman’s annual international film festival, CayFilm, will return this year, albeit on a smaller scale.

Local short film ‘Canvas’ premieres Saturday

CayFilm may not be going ahead this year, but the show must go on, as they say. Local filmmaker Pascal Pernix whose short film “Unwritten” was screened at CayFilm 2017 will be premiering his newest creation, “Canvas,” at the Camana Bay Cinema for two showings only this Saturday.

CayFilm festival canceled for 2018

Organizers of the Cayman International Film Festival announced Friday that the 2018 edition of the event will be canceled due to lack of funding.

CayFilm now accepting submissions

Although delayed, the CayFilm organization announced on March 7 that it was open to accept film submissions for the 2018 festival, scheduled for June 29-July 2.

Food meets film with Chef Eric Ripert at CayFilm

The return of Cayman’s international film festival, CayFilm, celebrated the fusion of food and fashion on the big screen.

Film award winners starstruck by Cayman

CayFilm’s fourth and final night ended with awards and a promise of bigger things to come for Cayman filmmakers. Academy collaborator and screenwriter James V. Hart was named one of two Lifetime Achievement Award winners Monday at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman for his screenwriting work in “Hook,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Muppet Treasure Island,” among other films.

Local filmmakers at CayFilm Festival

CayFilm, Cayman’s premier film festival, is one week away, and local filmmakers will be showcasing their work on the big screens along with films from 50 other countries.

CayFilm encourages students’ participation

Thirty students at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre were given the opportunity on Friday to advance their interest in filmmaking. Thanks to a donation from The Security Centre and CayFilm, Year 12 students received free passes for the Cayman International Film Festival June 30 to July 3.

Towering actress Erika Ervin to attend CayFilm

Erika Ervin, star of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” will be attending CayFilm for the world premiere of the new short film “Falling South.” Madeline Barr and Ervin, lead actors in the film, will be at the festival with writer/director/producer Lorraine Portman. Known professionally as Amazon Eve, Ervin tours the world modeling and making public appearances.

CayFilm to screen ‘Undiscovered Haiti’ documentary

The CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival, a celebration of film, food and fashion from June 30-to July 3, will screen Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés’s documentary "Undiscovered Haiti."

‘Take three’ for CayFilm festival

The 2017 edition of CayFilm, "take three" for the fledgling movie festival, will open with a 25th anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s "Bram Stoker’s Dracula" and a VIP party hosted by screenwriter Jim Hart.

Early bird CayFilm festival tickets on sale

Cayman’s film festival is fast approaching and tickets are now on sale. CayFilm 2017, from June 30 to July 3, promises to be a jam-packed weekend of films and panels. This year, the festival theme is Film, Food and Fashion. The event will showcase the broad range of local talent within each of the three industries.

Festival organizers seek to build film industry in Cayman

Organizers of the Cayman Islands International Film Festival, known as CayFilm, have their sights set on transforming the islands into a premier filmmaking destination.

Local film ‘Unwritten’ premieres this weekend

There is no doubt that interest in local filmmaking is on the rise. CayFilm and the Poinciana Festival have unearthed a lot of talent, with more enthusiasts blazing trails every year.

2016’s social whirlwind

For such a small island, Cayman has an action-packed annual community social calendar. This year was a busy one. From fun runs to music events to glitzy galas, there was something for everyone in 2016. Here’s a roundup of some of the year’s notable events.

Film festival organizer plans media academy in Cayman

A new Cayman Media Academy which aims to train locals to work in the film industry will launch with a series of evening classes in 2017. Tony Mark, the organizer of the CayFilm movie festival, said the academy would initially offer night classes in acting, writing and other aspects of film making.

Stars predict big future for CayFilm

Movie makers and celebrities will flock to Cayman’s film festival in future years, according to some of the stars of this year’s event.

The stories behind Star Wars

Star Wars fans were treated to some of the behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the iconic movie trilogy at the Cayman Islands International Film Festival Monday.

Star went undercover at John Gray High

Hollywood star Victor Rasuk spent a month undercover at John Gray High School years ago to prepare for his role as a lovable teenage rogue in the movie “Haven,” the actor told fans during a packed gala at the opening of the CayFilm festival.

Cayman in Focus: CayFilm

Highlights of the CayFilm festival over the weekend included workshops with movie professionals who have worked on some of the most famous films of all time, including “Star Wars,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The Shining."

Young filmmakers in the spotlight

Ethan Spencer, 10, and Grace Ruby, 17, were chosen from among 11 finalists as the junior and senior winners of the 2016 Young Image Makers Film Competition at the Youth Film Festival.

Cast and crew return for ‘Haven’ anniversary

Zoe Saldana is no stranger to Caribbean life, as her family moved to the Dominican Republic when she was 10 and spent seven years there before moving back to her home country of America.

Local film ‘Tripping Through’ to debut at CayFilm festival

Picture it: a yellow VW bug pulls exuberantly into a parking place and bounces off the curb.

Lights, camera, action for CayFilm

Featuring 200 films from more than 50 countries, the Cayman International Film Festival gets under way Friday night with a special screening of the only feature film to be shot entirely on these shores.

EDITORIAL – CayFilm festival: Ready to roll

The red carpets are in place, the bright lights are positioned, and Grand Cayman is set to host the Cayman International Film Festival this weekend.

Actress Zoe Saldana promotes bone marrow donations

Movie actress Zoe Saldana, who is in Cayman for this weekend’s CayFilm festival, visited staff and contractors at a South Sound construction site on Tuesday to promote bone marrow donation registration.

Documentary featuring Fraser brothers to screen at CayFilm festival

“The Black Line,” a documentary featuring Cayman Olympic swimmers, brothers Brett and Shaune Fraser, will be screened this weekend at the CayFilm International Film Festival. Shaune Fraser is also the film’s co-executive producer.

Cayman in Focus: Island Living

Hundreds consumers and vendors came out to Cayman 27’s annual Island Living trade show on Friday and Saturday.

Falcon flying into Cayman

As the CayFilm festival approaches, the numbers of visiting celebrities swells.

Wesley Snipes confirmed for CayFilm

The celebrities just keep coming, as we enter the final weeks before CayFilm officially begins. Award-winning film actor and producer Wesley Snipes has now joined the roster of industry names flying to the Cayman Islands to celebrate the second annual film festival

Special economic zone and Cayfilm aim to develop Cayman as movie hub

Cayman Media Park, which is part of the Cayman Enterprise City Special Economic Zone, and the CayFilm international film festival have announced a closer collaboration to help develop the film industry in Cayman.

CayFilm 2016: Interview with Reno Wilson

Over the next few weeks, Weekender will highlight people and films scheduled to appear at the CayFilm Festival, which runs from July 1-4.

The early bird gets CayFilm tickets

CayFilm 2016 is just around the corner, from July 1-4, bringing film screenings, workshops, seminars and star-studded parties to Cayman’s shores.

Star Wars sound editor slated for CayFilm

The creator of some of the most iconic sounds in film – from the raspy breathing of Darth Vader to the beeps and boops of R2-D2 – will be among the movie industry experts at the Cayman International Film Festival over the July 4 weekend.

‘Haven’ reunion planned for film festival

A decade after the release of his debut feature film, “Haven,” writer-director Frank E. Flowers is bringing some of the cast and crew of the movie back to the island for the Cayman International Film Festival.

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