The first Cayfilm, Cayman International Film Festival, is all set to start on Thursday 18th June 2015, and will last until Saturday 20th June. The festival will comprise daily film screenings, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, panel discussions, workshops, an exclusive premiere screening and a celebrity gala event.
Cayfilm is the brainchild of filmmaker, photographer and Emmy winning video editor Tony Mark. After attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Film Program Tony moved to Hollywood in 1992 where he immediately acquired work as an editor. Now with over twenty years experience in the film business and over forty movies to his credit Tony now lives in Grand Cayman where he dedicates his time teaching film and different disciplines within the industry.
All the entries have been submitted and the filmmakers are starting to find out whether their film has made the cut. To date there are over 200 films from 50 different countries on the lineup. Awards will be won in each category and prizes will range from cash to equipment, and the winner of the Best Screenplay will receive one InkTip Script Listing.
Tony Mark said, “The movies and the guests we are getting are way beyond expectations for a first year film festival. We had hoped to get to this stage in two or three years time. We didn’t expect it to take off so quickly.”
The festival will start off with a yet-to-be announced world premier followed by a Gala cocktail party at the Hollywood Regal Theater, Camana Bay. VIP Early Bird passes are available until the 22nd of May and will cost CI$375.00 and will also give you access to all screenings, panels and workshops, as well as the Closing night Gala and Awards Ceremony, after the 22nd tickets will cost CI$500. Early Bird general passes will set you back CI$62.50, this will get you access to all screenings, panels and workshops, after the 22nd prices will be CI$100.
The latest announced attendees of CayFilm are internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi, and Emmy Award-winning actor, Brian Cox. Other attendees include Pixar Animation Studios first Senior Scientist, Loren Carpenter, writer/producer, James V Hart, screenwriter/ filmmaker, Paul Schrader and Actor Rick Gomez. Screenings will be hosted in the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the Harquail Theater, the National Gallery and Regal Camana Bay movie theater.
For more information about the CayFilm Festival visit www.cayfilm.comby