Visit www.caymanislands.ky/film to enter YOUNG IMAGE MAKERS (YIM) AND/OR CAYMAN THROUGH MY EYES (CTME) SHORT FILM COMPETITIONS!
What do zombies on the Brac, a Post It obsession, the life of a plastic bag, a crazy substitute teacher and a little boy and the sea have in common? Y-I-M! The Young Image Makers (YIM) Short Film Competition is back, and students across the Cayman Islands are invited to submit their funniest, scariest and most thought-provoking short films and music videos for a chance to work with local film professionals and win a trip to the Big Apple! If you’re working on a brilliant idea for a short film or perhaps have already started working on your masterpiece, you've come to the right place.
In Take 1, register for YIM (and/or CTME) by visiting www.caymanislands.ky/film and submit film(s) 1 – 3 minutes in length; a maximum of 20 pieces are selected to move on to Take 2 of the Competition. Remember to read For More Information on both competitions to see if your film(s) are eligible to be entered in one or both.
In Take 2, selected students attend a mandatory workshop that focuses on the concept of storytelling using moving images. The basics of filmmaking (writing, directing, editing) are examined and students’ films are critiqued.
After the workshop, Young Image Makers move into the final round of the Competition, Take 3. Each student has just under one month (see For More Information on www.caymanislands.ky/film website) to submit a final film for judging and may choose to resubmit their original concept, to revamp their original concept (based on workshop critiques) or to come up with an entirely new concept. A script must accompany all final submissions. The final works are entered into the Young Image Makers Short Film Competition, now part of Youth Film Fest. A panel of judges screen and score each film. The public is also encouraged to vote for their favourite film during the voting period, which is publicised after the initial submission deadline has passed. For a look at past YIM films that made it to the final round, Take 3, visit the Cayman Islands Film Fest Page to vote on your favourite film of 2013!
YIM 2013 Entry Requirements
We stayed at the Millennium United Nations Hotel in the UN plaza which is adjacent the United Nations Building. The hotel was about four blocks from Grand Central, so each day we took the subway to school and of course, got very familiar with Grand Central. The view from our hotel (38th floor) was of the East River, the Twin Towers (Ground Zero), The Chrysler Building, The Empire State Building and the United Nations Plaza. The weekend before classes, we visited the Museum of Natural History, took a pedi-tour of Central Park, visited the New York Public Library, went to Ground Zero (Twin Towers)and Wall Street (New York Stock Exchange), took the Ferry to Liberty Island to visit the Statue of Liberty and did Double Decker Tour bus around Uptown Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge and Soho Village in the Meatpacking District. We also visited Battery Park, spent an evening in Times Square, spent time at the Wax Museum and the Empire State Bldg (we didn’t get to do the observatory tour).
The building where the [New York Film Academy’s] film camp was held was located across from Battery Park, next to Wall Street in the Financial District. I absolutely enjoyed the summer camp, met new friends and learned a lot about the film industry. The teacher talked about the different sorts of positions and titles in the film industry such as screenwriter, editor, producer, assistants, managers, etc. As part of the course, each student was given 2 ½ hours to shoot a non-dialogue short film in the city and 2 ½ hours to edit and produce a final copy for the teacher. I was chosen to act in two of my friend’s films on Wednesday, and on Thursday, it was my turn to choose actors (classmates) and shoot and produce my own movie within the time limit. I was also invited and encouraged to apply for an internship next summer in California. Graduation was on Friday at 3:30p.m., and our films were screened for everyone to enjoy. Thanks to everyone at CNCF, especially Rita, for organizing and making this trip possible. Thanks to the Cayman Islands Film Commission and Cayman Airways for sponsoring the tuition, accommodation and airline ticket, and to Mrs. Husemann at Triple ‘C’ School for introducing me to the YIM competition. This was a wonderful experience!
STUDENTS WHO REGISTER HERE WILL STILL NEED TO REGISTER AT WWW.CAYMANISLANDS.KY/FILM
F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre 17 Harquail Drive
P.O. Box 30201 Grand Cayman KY1-1201 Cayman Islands
Phone: 345 949 5477 Fax 345 949 4519