Show goes on with a shortened CayFilm

| 18/06/2018
CNS Local Life

Cathy Church and James V Hart, screenwriter of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, at CayFilm 2017

(CNS Local Life): Weeks after announcing that the 2018 CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival was cancelled, festival director Tony Mark has confirmed that the show will go on (again), albeit on a smaller scale. The five local films that were submitted for this year’s festival will be screened on Friday, 29 June.

“I was devastated when we had to cancel CayFilm this year because I felt we were just gaining some momentum as we approached our fifth anniversary,” said Mark in a press release. “Skipping a year would have been a step in the wrong direction, and I was disappointed that Cayman film enthusiasts would miss out on seeing some amazing movies.

“I am so grateful to our new partner PSI-Key Entertainment who basically came in and saved the day, and I can’t wait to see these films on the big screen and celebrate the talent of our local filmmakers.”

Mark added that he and PSI-Key are already working on CayFilm 2019 but for now he’s just happy that this year’s edition has been picked back up.

The screening will take place at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman ballroom at 8pm with cocktails starting at 7pm.  Admission is free and open to 300 people only on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There will be refreshments and a cash bar.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This isn’t Cannes or Sundance. We should bring back the Underwater-specific Film Festival, showcasing the best of our local and international underwater content, and coordinate those dates to line-up with the Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Awards ceremony. None of that needed to be done at the Ritz. We don’t need to pretend we have a Hollywood-scale film industry here.