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Saturday, July 1


A Selection of Short Documentaries Under 15 Minutes
Beauty Of A Stateless Mind 10 min
Beauty Of A Stateless Mind follows three artists, Genjo from Kurdistan-Iraq, Abdullah from Sudan and Massoud from Iran who are refugees in Calais infamous camp nicknamed the ‘Jungle’. We listen to their individual reflections of immigration, loss, dreams and creativity. The eldest member of the ‘Jungle’ Hossein is 75 years of age, acting as a natural form of narration in a wider outlook of the world’s crises. 
Genjo, a university student who was studying Fine Art before he fled from the war, he hold no religion and nor a huge desire for England, simply a home. Abdullah, a extremely introverted Sudanese farmer, who uses drawing as a method of communicating his problems and past. And then Massoud: a man of Calligraphy who spoke of his freedom from the wreckage of the camp whilst writing poetry. 

The artists draw and paint for the audience in the middle of the chaotic camp who hold a range of expressive and introverted techniques of visual storytelling. We follow these people as they express their personal understanding of what occupies the mind of a person in a stateless transition. We watch the demolitions of hundreds of peoples homes showing the account for the devastation these people continue to face. (United Kingdom)

Blue Streak Strong  10 min
A documentary that follows Warren Hills High School's basketball team and their response to the tragic death of one of their best friends and teammate. (United States)

Commercial Crabberman 10 min
Commercial Crabbermen is a short documentary that brings audiences into the exciting and often unseen world of professional crabbing. We join the Muermann family in Lanoka Harbor NJ, a small town on the Barnegat Bay, to discover what goes into catching the blue claw crabs that many hungry customers in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia restaurants consume nearly daily. Seeking answers to questions like “how does crabbing change between the winter and summer seasons” and “what can go wrong on a crab boat in different waters?”, Commercial Crabbermen brings an awareness to a difficult job that might otherwise go unrecognized. (United States)

Forgotten Life  4 min
I wanted to find out how dementia is for relatives? What are people going through? There are 46.8 million people worldwide suffering from dementia today. In 2030 there will be 74.7 million people worldwide. Nearly every person in the world will have, or know, somebody with dementia. (Switzerland)

The Guru and the Farc 14 min
Bangalore: In June, the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a historic peace pact that ended a 52-year-old armed conflict that has cost over 220,000 lives and displaced more than 5 million people. Today, in a world torn by strife, inter-racial or communal violence and total breakdown of communication, be it in Kashmir or the US or France, what happened in Colombia in June 2016, is a historic anomaly. Does India's spiritual prowess have an answer to the ongoing conflicts in the world? As India celebrates the ancient tradition of Guru Purnima today, honoring the lineage of masters and seers, who have gifted the knowledge of peace and spirituality to the world, ‘The Guru and the FARC’ is a powerful documentary film made by Argentinian filmmaker, Paula Schargorodsky, that talks about Colombia's Indian connection. It discusses the crucial role played by Indian Spiritual Guru and humanitarian leader, Founder of The Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in the peace process that ended one of the bloodiest conflicts in the region. (Argentina)

Water 4 min
The international award-winning videographers from the Window Channel Network showcase some of the world's spectacular oceans, waterfalls, glaciers and waterways from Iceland to South America. (United States)

Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Screening Room 1


Used once and tossed, billions of plastic straws wind up in landfills and streets finding their way to oceans. A viral video of a sea turtle with a plastic straw in its nose has now sparked anti-straw campaigns globally. Actor/Director Tim Robbins narrates the history and story of straws and marine researchers, citizen activists and business owners discuss how it's possible to make a sea of change, one straw at a time.

United States 

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Vicki Wheaton

Vicki Wheaton is one of the Cayman Islands' foremost entertainers, emcees and auctioneers. Originally from the UK, she has spent most of her life on the stage as a singer, comedienne and host of premier charity events. She has worked with Bill and Giuliana Rancic, Hoda Kotb and Joan... Read More →

Saturday July 1, 2017 12:15 - 13:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman


Disney Cartoon Camera
Disney Cartoon Camera, hosted by acclaimed historian Leonard Maltin, tracks the history of animation cinematography—from the origins of crude “down shooters” to the first multi-plane camera fashioned out of old car parts, to the latest digital camera capture systems—through the eyes of the camera operators and technicians. Hear first-hand how camera technology transformed the way audiences view animated films—creating the illusion of dimensionality in flat 2D art to the dramatic and natural handheld cameras being employed in today’s technically sophisticated CG films.

United States 

Saturday July 1, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman


An Undeniable Voice
Sam Harris, believed to be one of the youngest to survive the camps during the Holocaust, shares his amazing story of survival with philanthropist and activist Sharon Stone.

United States 

Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
Screening Room 2


Fully Aquatic
Conservationists worry manatees aren’t ready to be taken off the endangered species list and that a premature down listing could result in higher manatee deaths. Fully Aquatic follows the story of the potential down listing and what possible consequences could result from it.

United States 

Saturday July 1, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman


Cayman Cookoff 2017
Come and see the film as 8 local chefs compete to become the best and win a trip to New York! With guest judges Eric Ripert, Jose Andres and Emeril!

Cayman Islands 

Saturday July 1, 2017 16:30 - 17:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman


Isis Was Here
In 2014 the ISIS controlled Qayyarah Town, It Is near from the Mousll City in north Iraq. In 27 Aug 2016 Iraqi Army freedom the Qayyarah Town, after that every one is shocked when they see the tragedy stories in Qayyarah 
What differentiate Qayyarah from other areas under the control of ISIS throughout the past two years of the reign of ISIS, are the atrocities and extreme acts witnessed by Qayyarah people, nearly 89 thousand, who are all Sunnis. 


Saturday July 1, 2017 18:00 - 18:30
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman
Sunday, July 2


Above & Below Socorro
Socorro Island (Mexico) is one of the worlds top dive destinations. In Above and Below Socorro, Florian Fischer (of the film crew BEHIND THE MASK) teams up with free diving champion Nik Linder. Together they get on board the Nautilus Belle Amie to explore the waters around the island by scuba and by free diving. On their trip Florian and Nik come across countless Giant Manta Rays, Dolphins, and Sharks. And in the end, maybe even some Humpback Wales cross their way.


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:30 - 11:15
Screening Room 2


Hearts of Steel
Hearts of Steel is a fun, compelling documentary film that follows a group of Toronto teenagers as they prepare and practise rigorously for a musical competition for steel bands. Along the way they learn leadership, commitment, trust, multi-cultural respect and the value of belonging to a musical family. The film captures their hard work, emotional stress and unbridled joy as they move toward the finish line.


Sunday July 2, 2017 11:15 - 11:45
Screening Room 2


$15 Kicks
In 2006, former NBA star Stephon Marbury endorsed a revolutionary low-cost sneaker called the Starbury. $15 Kicks revisits the Starbury sneaker’s altruistic mission and media frenzy. The film will highlight proponents and skeptics of the brand’s humble gross margin and its tumultuous discontinuation in 2009. In a world ruled by multi-million-dollar sneaker endorsements, could a rising NBA basketball star and growing discount retailer successfully sell the $15 kicks?

United States 

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:45 - 12:00
Screening Room 2


Green & Yellow
Intimate conversations with homeless people in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. With Sketch and Yankee.

Trinidad and Tobago 

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Kim Evey

Kim Evey is a producer, writer and actor who began her new media career creating and starring in Japanese talk show parody “Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show” for Sony’s Crackle.com. She brought Felicia Day’s groundbreaking series “The Guild” to the web, working as President of Production for Day’s company during the show’s six-season run.  “The Guild” has garnered numerous awards and spawned three hit music videos as well as a comic book serie... Read More →

Sunday July 2, 2017 13:00 - 13:45
Screening Room 2


World Premiere of Nikki's Voice by Local Filmmaker Grace Ruby
A documentary about the first team in the Cayman Islands to be an assisted racing duo; Nikki Christian and Scott Ruby.

(Local filmmaker)
Cayman Islands

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Rita Estevanovich

Film Control Board of the Cayman Islands
Rita Estevanovich has 10 years experience in production and promotion of arts education programmes, national festivals, theatre and cultural preservation programmes for Cayman National Cultural Foundation. She is also a former television reporter for CI Television Network and a former... Read More →

Sunday July 2, 2017 14:00 - 14:45
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman


Meet the QuadSquad!
See some films and do a Q&A with Internet and YouTube sensation family, The QuadSquad! 

Cayman Islands 

Sunday July 2, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman


The Tibetan Girl
Our film portray the purity and religious piety of Drolma who comes from Sichuan, China, along with her happiness and sadness, are presented to reveal the conflicting nature of Tibetans’ beliefs and traditions in the face of modern urban civilization.


Sunday July 2, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman


Force Blue Documentary and Q&A

FORCE BLUE is a new nonprofit 501(c)(3) initiative that seeks to unite the community of Special Operations veterans with the world of marine conservation for the betterment of both. FORCE BLUE gives former combat divers and SOF veterans the chance to experience and explore one of the most critically endangered ecosystems on the planet and to adapt their training and teamwork to aid in its protection.

Help us. Help vets. Help the planet.


Sunday July 2, 2017 17:30 - 19:00
Rembro Room Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman


The Fourth Kingdom
The Fourth Kingdom is the kingdom of plastics, a redemption center in NY for immigrants and underdogs where the American Dream becomes possible indeed.


Sunday July 2, 2017 18:00 - 18:15
Screening Room 1


Metamorphosis - The Great Transformation

Learn all the details of what really happens when a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly. From egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly, this is an incredible look at their journey, as told by the QuadSquad kids.

Cayman Islands 

Sunday July 2, 2017 18:30 - 18:45
Screening Room 1


PADDLIN' SPIRIT a portrait of the artist Laura Facey
Paddlin’ Spirit is a short documentary film about the controversial jamaican artist Laura Facey, whose work explores the indescribable cruelty of slavery but also the resilient nature of the human being. Loved and hated in equal parts in her country of origin due to the the explicitness of her work, Laura Facey stands out for her denounce of the women ́s abuse and her own process of healing from her traumatic experiences.


Sunday July 2, 2017 21:00 - 21:30
Screening Room 2
Monday, July 3


The Northern Lights - A Magic Experience

The 25 minute documentary takes you on a breathtaking journey through space. By using pedagogic top-quality animations and spectacular solar imagery from NASA satellites it tells the full story of the northern lights from myth to science. The film is packed with interesting historical anecdotes and includes tips about how to take your own stunning aurora photos.

It includes some of the world’s best photography and time lapse sequences of the northern lights. The film also contains brand new - never seen before -  graphics and animations specially made for this documentary. In particular how the particles form the Sun run along Earths magnetic field - colliding with atoms - exciting them to emit light. 


Monday July 3, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman


Unmoving Derelict
A documentary about the forgotten call boxes of Washington DC.

United States 

Monday July 3, 2017 14:00 - 14:15
Screening Room 1