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Saturday, July 1
 

10:00

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

11:00

World Premiere of Mudras Calling

Myanmar born, US-raised music student Jaden, makes his way through the crowded streets of Yangon, Myanmar to research his thesis on Burmese traditional music. His guide; beautiful and proud Burmese dancer Hnin Thuzar, accompanies him as he travels through the unique landscape of Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake in Shan State. 

When he asks for her help locating his birth parents, their journey takes on another dimension. As he gets to know her, their cultural divide becomes more apparent, but it takes a tragic accident to make him realize he’s falling in love with her.

Directed by Christina Kyi, “Mudras Calling” is both a personal exploration of birth roots and a love story. Even as he is entranced by Hnin’s beauty, strength and sense of self, his world is thrown into turmoil. As he explores Myanmar, discovering the timeless landscapes and the deep rooted faith of its many tribes, he finds out unexpected truths about himself. While Jaden is provoked to question his own world view, Hnin fights for her life after a terrible accident. By saving her, he’s able to save himself.

Whether they can overcome their differences is an open question, but the ‘mudras’ of the title - hand gestures that call out to Buddha, seem to beckon him back to Myanmar. From the medicine man to the musicians, as the love story unfolds against life and death, we travel in our own way through the history of this long hidden country – Myanmar.

Myanmar 



Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00 - 13:00
Screening Room 1

12:00

Sea of Life
Young filmmaker Julia Barnes embarks on a journey around the world to figure out how we're going to save the most important ecosystem for our survival; the ocean. As acidity rises and fish populations decline, Sea of Life seeks to inspire change by exposing the truth, bringing audiences on an eye-opening adventure from the beautiful world of coral reefs into the heart of the environmental movement, meeting passionate scientists, activists, and explorers who reveal an enormous opportunity in the face of this challenge - to rise up and become the heroes the world needs.

Canada 


Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

12:15

Straws
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 

Moderators
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Vicki Wheaton

Comedian
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

14:00

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

14:00

To the Moon and Back
Miles Harrison, an ordinary American from Virginia adopts a beautiful orphan boy from Russia. Meanwhile, Bill Browder, a billionaire investment banker seeks justice for his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky who is killed after exposing corruption in the Russian government. The actions of both men cause the Russian Adoption Ban. On December 14, 2012 after President Obama passes the Magnitsky Act, President Putin quickly retaliates and passes The Russian Adoption Ban. 
To the Moon and Back explores the events leading up to The Russian Adoption Ban and its impact. Thousands of Russian orphans, many with disabilities, now have no hope of being adopted. Hundreds of U.S. parents are forced to betray their commitments to their children and are left in limbo, unable to realize their dream of becoming a family.

 United States


Saturday July 1, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

14:30

A Selection of Short Films under 10 minutes

Dance of the Neurons     5 min
24 Dancers embody the birth of neurons. (United States)

Flawless Victory   2 min
Follow 2 dudes on their journey to Youtube super stardom by local filmmaker. (Cayman Islands)

Le Creuset      8 min
When an adulterous man and his mistress bump into his wife, he discovers his indiscretions are neither deep, dark, nor particularly secret. (United States)

Love   3 min
There is a couple who apparently has arrived the end of their  common life. He, the husband, is in the deathbed and leaves his common life Revue again.  Both revel in the memories of the past.  At the end, the question arises whether the life is too short. Perhaps we ought to have more out of it ?! The story laid out of a Jewish joke. (Germany)

Otherhalf  9 min
A comedy about a man breaking up with himself. (United States)

Outside the Lines 2 Min 
Inspirational and by a local filmmaker. (Cayman Islands)

Paper Palaces  6 min
Paper Palaces is a film about a teenage boy named Charlie (played by Emmy winning actor Austin Trace), during the onset of schizophrenia. Tormented and unable to tell reality from fiction, Charlie begins to believe his mother is out to get him. Taking matters into his own hands, Charlie finds a gun in the spare bedroom. Made by a local filmmaker. (Cayman Islands)

Shadows in the Dark  7 min
What happens when a small town theater troupe decides to make their own film? This "Airplane"-esque comedy of errors is the hilarious answer to that question. Even the title is a joke! (United States)

The Chase  2 min
Want to go for a spin? (United States)

Trouble in Paradise 5 min (local filmmaker)
A blind date in Paradise. What could go wrong? (Cayman Islands)

 XXSofia 6 min
XXSOFIA explores the urban space of Sofia with the means of conceptual fashion in movement and sound. Could a garment project the city space to an intimate size, close to the body, which can be experienced with our senses? What kind of space are Sofia and our memories, linked with this city: is it an exterior or an interior? A home? Or is Sofia maybe an unconscious emotional space where we live in our thoughts, no matter where we found ourselves geographically? A space on the edge, a place in-between, an intersection, a starting point or a fluid transition between different spaces? 
The video is part of the XXSOFIA fashion installation, elaborated for the exhibition series SITUATION SOFIA of Goethe-Institute Bulgaria. The conceptual fashion is realised by designers from the team of IVAN ASEN 22 conceptual designers' platform. (Bulgaria)

Saturday July 1, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

15:00

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

15:30

Oceanic Aliens
Oceanic Aliens in an internationally award winning short documentary that explores one aspect of how little we truly know about planet earth. More is known about outer space than our very own oceans. This short documentary illustrates just one example of a little known class of marine species and their amazing attributes.

United States

Moderators
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Cassandra Shea

Prior to joining NGCI as their Events Coordinator, Cassandra worked as a commercial sub agent in California through the boutique agency Trio Talent Agency. During this time, she also produced and wrote multiple film and television projects through the production company BGBA Media... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

16:00

Be Relentless

On May 4, 2014, Norma Bastidas, a single mother and fearless survivor of human trafficking, sexual violence, abuse, and addiction, shattered the Guinness World Record for longest triathlon by running, biking, and swimming 3,762 miles (6,054 km) from Cancún, Mexico to Washington D.C. as her stand against human trafficking. Norma’s mission is to educate and empower, demonstrating to the world that one’s past does not dictate one’s future, and prove that everyday people are capable of making extraordinary strides in the fight against the problems facing the world today. 

Be Relentless is the binational, bilingual, feature-length documentary that captured every grueling step of Norma’s record-breaking expedition across two countries. Through Norma’s persistence, Be Relentless proves that everyday people can make an extraordinary impact in seemingly unchallengeable issues. 

Be Relentless will capture conversation about the realities of child trafficking, inspire the world to address this issue, prevent what happened to Norma from happening to others, and prove to survivors and the to world that one’s past doesn’t dictate one’s future.

United States 



Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 17:45
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

17:00

A Bridge Between Two Worlds

A Bridge Between Two Worlds relates how Muslim and Catholic farmers, on the island of Flores, Indonesia, overcome poverty and enhance their environment with the support of North American and European families. This astonishing chain of solidarity was initiated by Gilles Raymond, a Canadian volunteer from Québec who has forged deep bonds in Flores over the past 15 years. This is the beginning of a worldwide family, which distance cannot affect, a story that is punctuated by hard work, children’s smiles and ancestor worship. This engaging adventure builds a living bridge between our two hemispheres, at a time when foreign aid is too often being questioned.

Canada


Saturday July 1, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Screening Room 2

17:00

Slipaway
Neglected by her family, Fall, an eclectic elder with good intentions but extreme measures, finds little companionship in our hyper-busy world. When she comes across Adam, a young street musician selling his keyboard, she buys it on a whim under the pretense of wanting to learn piano. Suspicious and wary, Adam agrees to teach her and quickly finds himself captured in an unsteady home with one feisty lady.

United States 

Moderators
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Greg Benson

Comedian
With more than 500 million video views, and 1.7 million subscribers across his channels, Greg Benson of MediocreFilms is one of YouTube's most popular comedians.  He's known worldwide as "the guy who likes to have fun" and has scored numerous viral video hits with his outrageous... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 17:00 - 19:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

18:00

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. 

Iraq 


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

18:00

Unwritten by Local Filmmaker Pascal Pernix
A best selling author discovers that his unknown daughter has began a journey to meet him for the first time.

Cayman Islands 

Moderators
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Vicki Wheaton

Comedian
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 18:00 - 19:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

18:30

Marina Abramovic in Brazil: The Space in Between
A documentary that follows the Serbian Performance Artist in Brazil. Marina Abramovic travels through Brazil, in search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, experiencing sacred rituals and revealing her creative process. The route is comprised of poignant encounters with healers and sages from the Brazilian countryside, exploring the limits between art And spirituality.

The film features healing sessions with the medium John of God in Abadiania, herb healers in Chapada Dos Veadeiros, spiritual rituals at Vale Do Amanhecer in Brasilia, the strength of religious syncretism in Bahia, ayahuasca in Chapada Diamantina, shamanic processes in Curitiba and energy of crystals in Minas Gerais. This external trip triggers in Marina a profound introspective journey through memories, pain and past experiences. 

A mixture between road movie and spiritual thriller, the documentary brings an unprecedented approach of the intimate creative process of one of the most important artists of our time.

Brazil 


Saturday July 1, 2017 18:30 - 20:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

19:00

World Premiere of Sacrifice a Film by Local Filmmaker Malcolm Ellis
An abused wife who doesn’t remember fighting back. A psychiatrist trying to save her from her own disturbed mind. An ignored threat of revenge from a powerful lunatic. And no limits to what any of them are willing to sacrifice for what they believe in.

Cayman Islands 

Moderators
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Vicki Wheaton

Comedian
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 19:00 - 20:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

19:00

As It Seems

Annette, a 1960's suburban housewife, comes face to face with her worst nightmare: the fear that her pretty (and youthful) maid, Mona, has seduced her husband, and may be plotting against her. Her fears are reinforced when their actions appear to be more and more suspicious. When decorating her home for a holiday party, she confides in her best friend, Shelley, who supports her suspicions and encourages Annette to act. At the party, Annette watches her husband give Mona a tin of cookies, and Mona flirtatiously laugh at his jokes. Finally pushed to the edge, Annette makes a decision from which there is no turning back. The result is the unraveling of the life she has created for herself, and the realization that not everything is as it seems. 

United States 


Moderators
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Greg Benson

Comedian
With more than 500 million video views, and 1.7 million subscribers across his channels, Greg Benson of MediocreFilms is one of YouTube's most popular comedians.  He's known worldwide as "the guy who likes to have fun" and has scored numerous viral video hits with his outrageous... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

20:00

The White King

Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his father again.

Cocktails provided by Cayman Spirits Company 

United Kingdom


Moderators
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Tonie Chisholm

Radio and TV Personality, Former Miss Cayman


Saturday July 1, 2017 20:00 - 22:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

20:15

I Am Still Here
I AM STILL HERE is the story of 10-year old Layla, who was stolen from her family and thrown into America’s child sex industry. Stories of courage drawn from interviews with trafficking survivors are the foundation for the fictionalized account of Layla’s journey as she confronts the monsters of her past and embraces the hope of her future.

United States
 


Saturday July 1, 2017 20:15 - 22:00
Screening Room 2
 
Sunday, July 2
 

10:30

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.

Germany 


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

10:30

Didi Contractor - Marrying the Earth to the Building
"Didi Contractor - Marrying the Earth to the Building" is a poetic documentary approach to an aged artist and architect. The landscape of North India, the buildings and the people for whom she designed her houses that sensitizes us to her vision and global issues affecting our ongoing relationship with mother earth.

Switzerland 


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

11:30

The Island and the Whales

In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. 

Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition. 

It is not the controversy surrounding whaling that threatens the Faroese way of life; the danger is coming from the whales themselves. 

The Faroese are among the first to feel the affects of our ever more polluted oceans. They have discovered that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.

Faroe Islands


Sunday July 2, 2017 11:30 - 13:00
Screening Room 1

11:45

$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

12:00

Motorkite Dreaming

A four thousand kilometre journey across outback Australia. Seven amateur adventurers. Two second-hand flying machines. What could possibly go wrong?

This is the tale of Aidan, Daryl and their fiancees’ dream to pull off a daring feat that few have attempted before – to fly two microlights, otherwise known as ‘motorbikes with wings,’ across the largest island on earth. Led by Aboriginal elders Carroll Karpany and Bart Sansbury, the adventurers navigate tough flying conditions and crocodile infested swamps as they journey deep into the spiritual heartland of Australia and connect with a culture thousands of years old. The ultimate Aussie adventure story!

Australia 




Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

12:45

Split Ticket
In 1947, newly-minted congressmen/future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events.

United States 

Moderators
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Tonie Chisholm

Radio and TV Personality, Former Miss Cayman


Sunday July 2, 2017 12:45 - 13:15
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

13:15

The Visit
During an encounter with his aging mother, a man is confronted with an unsettling truth about himself.

United States 

Moderators
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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 13:15 - 14:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

13:30

Paris Tower 13
Paris 2013 : a building bound for destruction became home of the biggest street art exhibition ever conceived. 
Paris Tower 13 is an immersion in the process of radical art creation, with the exclusive testimonies of the artists who made it happen.

France 


Sunday July 2, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

14:00

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

Moderators
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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

14:45

Music Videos
Music Videos:

Blue Eyes
Dan Sulton - Magnetic 
Dimension
I Do Yoga 
Nobles Vibe
Taylor Tote -  Fighter
The Old Man
Try a Little Tenderness
 Who Am I


Sunday July 2, 2017 14:45 - 16:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

15:00

All the Marbles
In a magical world where marbles are as precious as gold, a timid boy named Jamison wins the most valuable marble of them all. When a villainous bully named Wolf decides to snatch his favorite marble, the boy challenges him to an epic match that could cost him much more than he expected.

United States 


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

15:30

Lonely Souls of Microbes
A person is constantly changing in every moment of their life, and yet remains the same. No matter how lucky, young, or even in love we are, we bear our loneliness inside at all times. There is no escaping from it. It's lingering around during drunken parties in the dorms... Watching us... even when we are not in our own bed. 
The main character of this movie meets a girl who completely turns his world upside down as he is just beginning to learn how to find his inner peace. Her deliberate loneliness is a reassured protection from all the pain, lost hopes and disappointments. Not quite a love story, but more than just a story of someone's life! 
- Do you feel lonesome with me? - Of course.

Russia 


Sunday July 2, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
Screening Room 2

16:00

Underwater Short Film Selection
A selection of Underwater Films:

Behind the Mask 4min
We feel blessed to be able to follow our passion; meeting inspiring people, seeing unique places and getting to interact with the animals of our beautiful planet. We shall never forget that this is the only one we have.

Cayman Up Close 2 min
A short film highlighting the beauty of coral reefs and the importance of protecting them.
(Cayman Islands)

Dive into the Dark 8 min
Exploring Cayman at night
(Cayman Islands)

Dive One 4 min
A love story about a diver and the ocean, Dive One uses wildlife imagery and music to illustrate the evolution of emotions experienced by a first-time SCUBA diver.
(United States)

Dive to be Alive  5 min
 'Diving keeps you alive, and you don't become a zombie in the mind controlled world in which we live in.' claims Hayward Coleman, the 70 years old yogi master.

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

16:00

Out of State (International Premiere) with Director and Editor in Attendance
A story of outcasts – native Hawaiian prisoners shipped 3,000 miles across the ocean to a private prison in the Arizona desert. Unexpectedly, a lifer teaches two criminals their native dances and culture, which fuel their lives back home upon release.

United States 

Moderators
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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 →

Artists
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Ciara Lacy

Director/Producer
Director and Producer Ciara Lacy is a native Hawaiian filmmaker whose interest lies in crafting films that use strong characters, and investigative journalism to challenge the creative and political status quo. She has produced documentary content for film and television, managed... Read More →
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Jeff Consiglio

Producer/Editor
Jeff Consiglio is the Editor of the Academy Award-Winning documentary short film INOCENTE and producer/editor of the SXSW Award-Winning documentary feature film TWINSTERS. He presents his original seminar titled Lying & Stealing, the Art of Honest Storytelling.


Sunday July 2, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

16:30

Three the Movie
3 is everything in this movie. 3 and its multiples. Archaic, spiritual, transcendent numbers. 3, 6, 9. Carriers of wisdom that lead us to the heart of theological monotheisms. 3; the Christian Trinity. 6; the points of the Star of David, the Jewish Star. 9; the Enneagram, the "face of God" in Sufi traditions. 3 boys. 3 stories intertwined in a land, Friuli, which extends along a triple border... The reconstruction of the micro-universe of illegal immigrants in the North-East of Italy. The life, the longing for happiness, the equality of diversity. Predestination and moral choice? There are so many ways to see... The plot leads to philosophical, visionary, surreal dimensions. It is a poetic disenchantment.

Italy 


Sunday July 2, 2017 16:30 - 18:15
Screening Room 2

16:30

A Plastic Ocean

A feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.

Producers Adam Leipzig (March of the Penguins) and Jo Ruxton (BBC Blue Planet) take you through the plastic journey from source to solution. Featuring legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and world renowned oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle. This film has potential to make great contributions to the way viewers begin to engage in behaviourial change in their own lives and families. For even greater impact, our campaign will support a core subset to become advocates for this issue - going beyond their own homes and motivating others in their workplaces, schools, and communities to create an ongoing ripple effect from the film.

A Plastic Ocean is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there. The film investigates how our addiction to plastic is impacting the food chain and how that is effecting every one of us through new and developing human health problems. The expedition leads the two adventurers to unusual scientific discoveries, heart-breaking truths and important solutions to one of the biggest problems confronting mankind.

During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better. 

Cayman Islands 



Sunday July 2, 2017 16:30 - 18:30
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

18:00

Animated Short Films
Titles:

And The Moon Stands Still 11 min
The presence of the moon affects all under its glow. The film explores the lunar cycle and the energies invoked by its radiance. 
(Belarus)

Au Revoir Balthazar 10 min  (Nominated)
A scarecrow, a storm, a broken leg. The resonant sound of a sea shell. Leaving forever.
(Switzerland)

CitiPati 7 min
After being subjected to a cataclysmic meteorite impact, a small dinosaur attempts to battle the horrific aftermath both physically & psychologically. A tale about life, death & rebirth, told from a unique, prehistoric perspective.
(Germany)

Count on Me 4 min
Sara, a 7-year-old girl, loves to dance and draw. One bad day she suffers an attack and they take her to the hospital. Through her drawings, which come to life thanks to her imagination, we will witness her exciting but harsh history.
(Spain)

Green Light 16 min
With the ecosystem destroyed after a nuclear war, Mari, a survivor, does all she can to rebuild. When she stumbles upon a robot soldier in an abandoned city, everything changes.
(Korea) 

Heaven Kid 12 min
ToTo by accident opened a device that transformed a chessboard into a Space Door. So, he and Ahya could become anything they wanted, going anywhere they wished. They fought with each other while playing out many different roles. This means they would be locked within, unable to escape. HeavenKid used his magic to awaken them teaching them the book Di-Zi-Gui. Finally, they having learnt their wrongs, corrected their ways, averting the crisis.
(Taiwan)

In Exile 11min
In Exile is the story of a boy who lives with his grandmother in an Eastern European village. His parents are both working abroad, so the boy is left to his own devices. He fills his time by playing in an abandoned shed on the river bank. Inside the shed he toils away at a mysterious project - a powerful ‘flying machine’ that would take him to his parents. This project keeps him going, until one day he makes an unexpected friend who needs his care and protection. So the boy has to choose between his all consuming dream of re-uniting with his parents or taking care of another living soul.
(Germany)

Stars 5 min  (Nominated)
Grandpa and grandson street sellers sell stars in a town near the shore. One night, they run out of the stars…
(United States)

Vienna Table Trip 2 min  (Nominated)
An animated whirlwind cinematic tour through Vienna staged with cups, saucers, plates, knives, forks, local specialties and products interspersed with different dimensions of Vienna’s contemporary urban life. Using stop-motion animation, Virgil Widrich’s team made 55,000 photos over five days to produce 2.7 terabytes of data. "We would have had enough material in the end to produce a 38-minute film taking a playing speed of 24 images per second", he says. It took weeks of work to compress the message into the film’s present length. You do not need to leave a Viennese coffee table to travel through the whole city! 
(Austria)

White Tunnel 22 Min (Nominated)
There is an April day with inconsistent weather. A taxi driver, four passengers, sisters and brother are going to visit their mother. As strangers. Chaos is in silence, in their minds, on the road…
(Taiwan)


 

Sunday July 2, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

18:00

Big Bear

Joe goes up to Big Bear to tell his three buddies (Adam Brody, Tyler Labine and Zachary Knighton) that his wedding is off, and thus so is his bachelor party. So they do what any good friends would; they throw darts at his head until he spills the whole truth. When Joe admits that his fiancé is in love with some other Dude they insist that what he needs is to stay the course and party, like a bachelor. It’s the next day that things really take a turn when Joe finds that his friends have kidnapped the Dude and now he’s tied up in the basement. 

Adam Brody, Tyler Labine and Zachary Knighton all grew mustaches for the film, some came in better than others! 

United States 


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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 18:00 - 20:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

18:30

My One and Only
A beautiful woman, a married man and a stalker. A love triangle of obsession, played out in our world of constant communication.

Brazil 


Sunday July 2, 2017 18:30 - 20:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

18:45

Haka and Guitars
During the Pacific’s most bloody Civil War, the New Zealand Army found a way to achieve peace without guns and violence. Through the powerful influence of women and multiculturalism 'Haka and Guitars' shows the world there is a way to achieve peace in our time. Fiona Cassidy (NgatiKuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa) – a former Major in the New Zealand Army – returns to Bougainville to reflect on ‘Operation Belisi’, modern history’s most successful peacekeeping mission.

New Zealand 


Sunday July 2, 2017 18:45 - 19:45
Screening Room 1

20:00

D-Love
Stefania has been working a job that she doesn’t like for a couple of years now…Her husband Dan hasn’t been working a job for a couple of years… 
After they just landed to the Los Angeles airport, coming back from Europe, after having one of the worst days of their lives, Stefania is approached by a vagabond Ditlev Dharmakaya who is asking them for a ride to one of the busiest freeways in LA. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with a vagabond / homeless – but her husband Dan decides to take him home with them. How will this affect the couple? The film is being told through Stefania’s eyes and it takes us on a three day journey. 

United States 

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Tonie Chisholm

Radio and TV Personality, Former Miss Cayman


Sunday July 2, 2017 20:00 - 22:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

21:00

Hotel and Reunion - 2 Films from Local Filmmaker Trevor Murphy
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Cassandra Shea

Prior to joining NGCI as their Events Coordinator, Cassandra worked as a commercial sub agent in California through the boutique agency Trio Talent Agency. During this time, she also produced and wrote multiple film and television projects through the production company BGBA Media... Read More →

Sunday July 2, 2017 21:00 - 22:15
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

21:30

Steppe Man
One steppe man is living far from the cities closely communicating with the nature. His father teaches him all wisdom of the steppe life. After his father's death he met with the young woman who came from the village. Meeting with her is a new page in his life and a huge step into the big, and unfamiliar, life ahead...

Azerbaijan 


Sunday July 2, 2017 21:30 - 23:00
Screening Room 2
 
Monday, July 3
 

10:45

Goes Without Saying
A 1920s style short movie. 1927: Charles meet Marguerite, a beautiful washerwoman. By trying to seduce her, Charles triggers a series of unpredicted events that will separate them. He then finds himself in an unknown world...

France 


Monday July 3, 2017 10:45 - 11:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

14:30

El Tecolote
El Tecolote is a rural community located amidst the Matehuala desert, in San Luis Potosí state, Mexico. Every year visitors from Mexico, and around the world, come to this place. Along with them, the inhabitants entrust to Saint Isidore the Farmer because, if he allows it, the rain will come to the community to favor the crops and will permit the abundance of peyote, the foreigner’s reason to arrive to The Tecolote. 

Mexico 


Monday July 3, 2017 14:30 - 15:45
Screening Room 2