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Up close with: Badir Awe

Up close with: Badir Awe

| 11/03/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian filmmaker Badir Awe took an extremely circuitous route to arrive at his profession. A bachelor’s degree in finance led to working in banking in Cayman for a few years. He then returned to school to earn a master’s degree in theology, and took a job in property management for a few […]

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Men’s Day film premieres to full house

Men’s Day film premieres to full house

| 26/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman indie docu-film, Men’s Voice, attracted a standing room only audience when it premiered on International Men’s Day, 19 November. The 15-minute short, produced by local filmmaker Freddie Diaz, was commissioned by the Family Resource Centre to highlight men’s issues on the day of the United Nations observance.

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Caymanian filmmaker wins award

Caymanian filmmaker wins award

| 06/11/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian entertainer and filmmaker Teri Quappe has won an award at the recent Cutting Edge Film Festival of Pompano Beach, Florida. Her short, Interloper, was named the winner in the category of Best Experimental Short Film, in which there were 22 entrants, out of the more than 150 films screened.

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Caymanian filmmaker seeks crowdfunding help

Caymanian filmmaker seeks crowdfunding help

| 10/07/2018 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Local production company Awesome Productions has launched a crowdfunding campaign after shooting the short film Luna’s Ring in Cuba. In addition to helping to recoup some of its filming expenses, the money would be used to assist the team compose an original soundtrack, as well as produce a behind-the-scenes documentary on the […]

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Show goes on with a shortened CayFilm

Show goes on with a shortened CayFilm

| 18/06/2018 | 1 Comment

(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.

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Caymanian film crew set to shoot in Cuba

Caymanian film crew set to shoot in Cuba

| 20/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Local video production company Awesome Productions will be shooting a short film, Luna’s Ring, in Cuba next month. The filming is the culmination of almost two years of pre-production in Cayman, Cuba and the US. Throughout this time the producers cleared story rights, auditioned actors, obtained permits and locked filming locations in […]

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Young filmmaker finds inspiration at festival

Young filmmaker finds inspiration at festival

| 07/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): When Grace Ruby submitted her documentary short, Nikki’s Voice, to the Cayman International Film Festival, chances are she never imagined that her film would be viewed by a major Hollywood screenwriter. While the winner of the 2016 Young Image Makers award came away without a trophy at CayFilm 2017, she was rewarded […]

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CayFilm organisers focus on media academy

CayFilm organisers focus on media academy

| 06/07/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The four days of movies, seminars, glitz and celebrity sightings may be over for another year, but the work started with the Cayman International Film Festival, held 30 June-3 July, will continue as organisers try to make some Hollywood magic of their own here. Calling CayFilm the first part of the plan, […]

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CayFilm celebrates movies and more

CayFilm celebrates movies and more

| 04/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Though marred by a first-night power outage, the third annual Cayman International Film Festival still shone with more than 200 films, workshops on all aspects of movie making; a gala opening attended by international and local filmmakers, celebrities and actors; and an awards ceremony. This year’s CayFilm celebrated film, food and fashion […]

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Students get free passes to CayFilm

Students get free passes to CayFilm

| 28/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) and John Gray High School students will be attending this weekend’s CayFilm International Film Festival for free thanks to support from a local company. The 30 students received general passes, which gives them complete access to all film screenings, panels and workshops on the three event […]

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