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Saturday, July 1
 

10:00

Bride of Frankie
In this feminist nod to Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor's lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.

United States 


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 10:45
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

11:45

Symptoms

Symptoms tells the story of a trainee doctor, Sam, and his final practical examination. Set in the world - known well to most actors - of fake illness and playing a part, not all of the "patients" that Sam sees are who they seem.

Sam comes into contact with a variety of actors, with a wide range of abilities, from mockney Ben who wants to talk about "the thing in his pants" to inept Jenna who can't keep her fake wound stuck on. But then everything changes when he has to diagnose Amy. Hostile and intense, what is she hiding?

United Kingdom 



Saturday July 1, 2017 11:45 - 12:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

13:00

Head
An experienced sailor is commissioned by a mysterious client to deliver a sailing boat from Sicily to Malta. The journey is going well until he gets locked inside the toilet (Head). Sailor frantically tries to break free from his prison as the boat steams along on autopilot cutting across the busy shipping lane of the Sicilian Straits. Is it accidental or is someone else on board?

Malta 


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

13:00

Falling South (World Premiere with Q&A with Director and Stars of the Film)

Charlotte puts Rochester in the rear view as she runs away from her husband. She has never been on her own and doesn't know if she'll make it as her resources are stripped away. She meets diverse women who offer connection, insight, and laughter on the road to Florida and a possible new life. 

United States 


Moderators
avatar for Rita Estevanovich

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
avatar for Erika Ervin

Erika Ervin

Actor/Writer/Producer, Amazing Eve Entertainment LLC
Erika Ervin, known professionally as Amazon Eve, tours the world modeling and making public appearances. At 6’8” without heels, Amazon Eve has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest model in the world in 2011. She grew up in a small town in central... Read More →
avatar for Lorraine Portman

Lorraine Portman

Director/Producer
Lorraine Portman, Writer/Director/Producer is an award winning Playwright, Screenwriter, and Filmmaker. She taught Playwriting and Screenwriting at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida for ten years. She holds a B.A. in Theater from Smith College and M.F.A. in Film from Florida... Read More →
avatar for Madeline Barr

Madeline Barr

Madeline Barr is from Denver, Colorado where she attended the Denver School of the Arts as a theatre major. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Experimental Theatre Wing. She resides in Brooklyn, New York where she works as an actress, director, and theater... Read More →



Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

13:30

Susanna
A young woman, left by companion, makes it in the fashion world due to self determination. Sometimes it takes a loss to find one's destiny. The modeling and fashion industry is the medium for the story and this backdrop drama.

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 13:30 - 14:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

14:15

Sibling Day
Two brothers learn how to deal with the older's move to college.

United States 


Saturday July 1, 2017 14:15 - 14:30
Screening Room 1

14:30

Margaret
After dealing with a series of extreme characters during a speed-dating event for senior citizens, an elderly woman meets a charming, exotic gentleman.

United States 


Saturday July 1, 2017 14:30 - 14:45
Ballroom 2 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

14:45

Jarama
Juanan is a trumpeter who played in a jazz group before the Spanish Civil War. He is now fighting for the Republic and a series of events will change his life forever.

Spain 


Saturday July 1, 2017 14:45 - 15:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

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
avatar for Cassandra Shea

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

15:30

Eat Me! A Short Musical Film
Glittering socialite Laura starts slipping from the daily reality of a weight obsessed rich man's mistress. While on a fancy dinner with her gluttonous lover she enters a strange world where food dances and sings. The whirlwind of dance blows the air out of Laura's head and she becomes a different type of girl... 
How people treat each other is mirrored in the way we treat our environment and our food. That's why “Eat Me” focuses on our attitude to food, its dubious contents, and food waste through the prism of a skewed relationship.

Bulgaria 


Saturday July 1, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
Screening Room 2

16:00

Tamara, Echelon
Tamara, Echelon is a black surreal comedy. It is the story of Tamara the leading, a 75 years old woman that has this ritual going at the cemetery to search maybe a new victim, a ‘new’ man. She loves to flirt and that’s how our story begins. She meets Gelu, an 80-year-old man widowed also that is getting convinced by her to visit her the next day with an excuse. We’ll be the watchers of this wearied characters that lives into the same building as Tamara. A tragic comic situation that livers us with a lot of questions about life and death, about the fact that there’s always somehow, somewhere, someone watching us.

Romania


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

16:00

48 Hour Film Festival!
Filmmakers from all over Grand Cayman will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.  Come and watch the submissions!


Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

17:45

CXL
After celebrating her 140th birthday with family, Martha must come to terms with the reality of death. Isolated from her family, Martha finds her life support chair the center of attention and conversation throughout her birthday celebration. After being ignored by her kin, Martha and her support chair charge overnight. Martha dreams of her late husband's tragic death. Stirring from her nightmares, Martha departs the room to return to one place she can feel at home. In order to get there, she must leave her life support chair and climb the home's stairwell. Despite her body's protests, she survives the climb, and is met atop the stairwell by an unexpected guest. Caram, her 'zenchild' (great-great-great grandchild), finds Martha. The couple enter Martha's old bedroom. Submerged into her own world, she shows Caram a piece of reality: the chaotic outside, a desolate landscape of blowing dust and debris. Martha detaches the final piece of her mechanized body. The personal vest that once served as the connection from her body to her chair is dropped to the floor. Only the human Martha remains. The two lie down, where Martha's life finally expires.

United States 


Saturday July 1, 2017 17:45 - 18:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

18:00

Mrs. Drake
Overworked and overstressed, Laura is a single mother struggling to maintain her own equilibrium while raising her frequently difficult son Jack. When Jack comes home from school one day with a story of his teacher, Mrs. Drake, locking him in a closet, Laura is thrown into a spiral of confusion and guilt—not knowing what to believe or where her responsibility lies. "Mrs. Drake" is a story about blame, uncertainty, and the complexities of a flawed mother as she wrestles with her responsibilities as a parent. In the face of so many myths and fantasies about what society tells us it means to be a perfect mother, this film is a meditation on the complexities of motherhood and the sense of failure that many women feel, but are afraid to articulate.

United States 

Moderators
avatar for Tonie Chisholm

Tonie Chisholm

Radio and TV Personality, Former Miss Cayman


Saturday July 1, 2017 18:00 - 18:45
Screening Room 2

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
avatar for Vicki Wheaton

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

18:45

Fickle Bickle
When a plumber is left alone in a magnificent Upper West Side mansion after the forgetful owner goes on vacation, he takes the opportunity to renew the acquaintance of his high school crush, knowing she's always been a 'gold-digger'.

United States 


Saturday July 1, 2017 18:45 - 19:00
Screening Room 2

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
avatar for Vicki Wheaton

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
avatar for Greg Benson

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

Real Artists

Real Artists; a dark tale set in the near future, is based on Ken Liu’s short story of the same name. Sophia just scored every animator’s dream interview at world famous Semaphore Animation Studios. But when the Creative Director, Anne Palladon, reveals that she knows about Sophia’s fan-edit of Semaphore’s hit film Mythos, Sophia sees her dreams begin to slip away. 

Was it Sophia’s rebel ethos and creative instincts that landed her the invitation? Or is everything not quite as it seems at Semaphore? To maintain her artistic integrity, it’s going to take all of Sophia’s instincts and nerve. 

United States 



Moderators
avatar for Cassandra Shea

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

10:00

Mail.Man (2.0)
With letters being something of an endangered species in this new digital age, "Mail.Man" dramatically illustrates their continued importance in a moving but light-hearted fashion, with modern technology still playing an important role. Inspired by a character-driven nod to Frank Capra, the story unfolds through the endearing experience of a veteran mail carrier, with a twist that could make text-obsessed viewers rediscover the power and beauty of a well-written letter or email.

United States 


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
Screening Room 1

10:00

In the Park
When a working mum’s car breaks down, a man who's not what he seems saves her from her own breakdown. “In the Park” dumps perceptions of what “having it all” means into the bin of social assumptions, and from the junk unvarnished truths are revealed to be unexpected treasures.

United Kingdom 


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

10:00

Saving Santa
A little girl, still dealing with her mother's death, comes across a seemingly destitute man who bears a striking resemblance to Santa Claus, and despite his protestations, takes comfort in helping him.

United Kingdom 


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
Screening Room 2

12:00

Attunement
A chance encounter of an estranged couple leads to possible attunement and reunion.

United Stated 


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

12:30

Step One
Uninspired by the limitations of her daily routine, a visually impaired artist seeks inspiration from the dangerous and beautiful world outside.

United States 


Sunday July 2, 2017 12:30 - 12:45
Ballroom 2 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
avatar for Tonie Chisholm

Tonie Chisholm

Radio and TV Personality, Former Miss Cayman


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

13:00

The Saviour of Dublin City

LOGLINE 
A young boy's journey to get the superpower that will stop his parents' fighting.

SYNOPSIS 
Mick and Sandra’s arguments are starting to take their toll on little Nathan. A glimmer of hope reveals itself, the Spire monument of Dublin city – a source of unimaginable power, perhaps enough power to stop the fighting. A loud argument at home is the straw that breaks the camel’s back, forcing Nathan to take matters into his own hands. He dons his cape, summons his imaginary sidekick, and sets his sights on the Spire…

Ireland 




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

13:15

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

United States 

Moderators
avatar for Rita Estevanovich

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

Lost Face
Adapted from the Jack London story: A fur thief must think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death that awaits him at the hands of the native tribe he had helped enslave.

Canada 


Sunday July 2, 2017 13:30 - 14:00
Screening Room 1

13:45

Subterranean Love (Ileana & Paul)
Follow-up to previous Subterranean Love. Older man (60s) and younger woman (40s) have platonic dates. He wants more. He's divorced. She has a troubled past with problems in relationships. Events bring them together, but doesn't turn out what they expect.

United States 

Moderators
avatar for Cassandra Shea

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 13:45 - 14:30
Screening Room 2

14:30

New Neighbors
How far will a Mother go to protect her children?
A 2017 Sundance Official Selection; New Neighbors is a story about a mother and her two sons who move to a new neighborhood, and because of all the killings and assaults on Black lives she is determined to keep her family safe. She takes to the neighborhood with kids in tow. A clever, resourceful, and unique approach to the BLM dialogue.

United States


Sunday July 2, 2017 14:30 - 14:45
Screening Room 2

14:45

Silence
A sensuous portrait of a young musician who begins to tackle the fragility of her own identity when her hearing starts to fade into a seemingly muted existence.

Australia 


Sunday July 2, 2017 14:45 - 15:00
Screening Room 2

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

15:00

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

15:00

Ronny Bodean Short Film with Wes Studi
Suffering from a mean hangover, a larger-than-life outlaw struggles to babysit his jailed neighbor's precocious kids.

Artists
avatar for Wes Studi

Wes Studi

Actor/Teacher
Wes Studi Edit Profile From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Drawing from his rich life experience, Wes moved audiences... Read More →


Sunday July 2, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Culinary Studio

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

Reversed Destiny
An African-American boy and an old Caucasian man meet by chance, and the boy feels a strong relationship with him from a past life because they have "Reversed Destiny".

Japan 


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

18:15

SHERO

Shero is a story of an imperfect female superhero trying to save a very imperfect world. 
A former super model, (named Elizabeth Jones), has been granted powers beyond those of mere mortals. However, the price tag for those powers have caused her to stop before she's barely started. The social media obsessed world we live in can be a cruel and sometimes ignorant place. Elizabeth Jones wants no part of it. 
Watch as she is put to the test in a one-on-one interview with a high powered reporter. Elizabeth tries to explain the unexplainable. The interview turns to the worst and what happens at the end…

…SHERO…I warned everyone...

United States 



Sunday July 2, 2017 18:15 - 18:30
Screening Room 1

20:00

It Happened Again Last Night
Paige must choose between love and fear before she has no choices left to make.

United States 


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

20:00

World Premiere of Award Winning Filmmaker Erin Derham's Short Film "Blue Air" with Q&A

Blue Air is a narrative short film about a young mother and her daughter who gain strength and inspiration from the great outdoors.

Written by Erin Derham and Paul Schattel

http://www.blueairfilm.com

United States 

Moderators
avatar for Cassandra Shea

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 20:00 - 21:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

20:15

Vici
A young woman looks to overcome her haunting past through the means of a boxing match.

United States 


Sunday July 2, 2017 20:15 - 20:45
Screening Room 2

20:45

Twin Stars
Can and Cihan are identical twins. They live in Büyükada-Prince Island with their family. First, we see the period when they are 10-years old; Can is more emotional and feverish, while Cihan is more even-tempered and dominant. At night their family send them to get some quell water from a quell a bit further away from their house. Leaving their plastic cans by the quell, they start counting the stars in the grass area behind the quell and they choose two of the brightest stars of all, and imagine them as their own universes. They give the names Castor and Pollux to these two stars just like in the story their granny used to tell. Castor is Cihan’s, and Pollux Can’s. On another night, when the weather is very cloudy, they fail to find Pollux, which is one of the brightest stars. The same night, Can’s plastic can has been stolen by the quell, and Can is very disappointed. Cihan hugs his brother. 
33 years have passed by. After their parents getting divorced, Can has been given to their father, and Cihan to their mother. Due to their nervous mother forbidding them to see each other, the brothers haven’t been able to come together for many years. Cihan lives abroad. Can is living in Istanbul with his dad. Having heard about the death of his father, Cihan returns back to his dad’s house after years. More than being concerned about his father’s death, he is enthusiastic about meeting his brother after such a long time. The come-together is filled with emotions. In the morning While Cihan walking on a crowded street a man in his thirties is walking towards him. Drawing Cihan towards the side of the street, the young man whispers something about their lovemaking. The man thinks that Cihan is in fact Can. Cihan is in shock but doesn’t reveal the fact that he is in fact Can’s twin. After that moment, he starts an introspective questioning. Can is gay and Cihan otherizes him. Cihan behaves in a very distanced way towards Can. Can doesn’t know what this is supposed to mean. Two brothers sit in the garden. Cihan is quiet. Can assumes it’s due to the psychological effect of the funeral. Cihan only tells his brother that the pattern on the couch they are sitting on is very ugly and that it would have been nicer if it was a straight fabric instead. Becoming puzzled, Can doesn’t even respond.  
The next day Cihan goes out. He goes nearby his childhood’s quell. The quell doesn’t work anymore. It is getting quite dark. Cihan walks around the Old Greek Orphanage and becomes sad. While returning home he sees lost blue can of childhood in a junkman’s handbarrow. Cihan is at home at night. He sits on the sofa with the tartan pattern. He starts watching the sky. While Can is serving the coffee, Cihan tells him to sit next to him. He shows Castor with the tip of his finger. He asks his brother to find the other one. After checking for a while, Can finds Pollux. He rejoices just like a child. Can cannot make sense of his brother’s warm attitude just as he wasn’t able to make sense of his brother’s hostile attitude the day before. He lives an outburst of emotions. Leaning towards his brother Cihan whispers these words: You know what, actually this tarten pattern on this couch is in fact not that bad at all...

Turkey 


Sunday July 2, 2017 20:45 - 21:00
Screening Room 2

21:00

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

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
 
Monday, July 3
 

10:00

Amor, Vale!
A distraught man goes to the edge of sanity to reclaim his family.

United States 


Monday July 3, 2017 10:00 - 10:15
Screening Room 1

10:00

The Simon's Way
Since 1993 the border between Armenia and Turkey is closed. The countries have no diplomatic relations, road and rail links, whereupon there are almost no economic relations. But on the two sides of tightly closed borders there are relatives living, who manage to communicate with each other only with help of writings on the big pieces of paper and looking at each other through binoculars. And then, another day he gets a message to come to the other side urgently, old grandfather is dying and wants to pass him something. 
There are only 300 meters of the gorge tearing them apart, but to pass that 300 meters Simon has to overcome almost 11 000 kilometers . 
This is tragicomic story about the influence of politics on human destinies. 

Armenia 


Monday July 3, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
Screening Room 2

10:15

Huevos Rancheros

Lifelong friends, Danny and Marcus, must confront their differences or allow it to finally drive a wedge in their relationship.

Fear of change and the unknown can cripple forward momentum. At the end of the day, hot-button issues debated in public forum affect day to day lives with real consequences

United States 



Monday July 3, 2017 10:15 - 10:45
Screening Room 1

10:30

For One
Two employees of a private bank subtly plan their revenge against a client; a pretentious and unscrupulous man. But things don't go as planned...

France 


Monday July 3, 2017 10:30 - 10:45
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

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

11:00

Eden
After a cataclysmic event makes Earth uninhabitable, clones are sent to space to preserve humanity. They are released in groups when Earth is ready to sustain life again, but due to a malfunction a clone girl lands on the planet's evolved surface. Forced to adapt to the forest wilderness on her own, she learns to survive but yearns for human interaction.

United States 


Monday July 3, 2017 11:00 - 11:30
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

11:30

Panjarada Gini
This is a short fiction film, based on a mentally challenged child. The character named in this film ‘SAI’, an eight year old boy, is mentally challenged since birth. Because of which Sai’s parents, instead of schooling him in a special needs school school for his development, kept him at home for eight years. Unaware of the outside world, Sai was leading a painful life. Amidst four walls suffering mentally and physically the days passed. After some days Sai’s dad appointed a Caretaker to look after him. But Sai’s happiness and independence lasted only for a few days. That happiness slowly vanished by the mental and physical torture given to him by the cruel caretaker. One day Sai will go missing because of the carelessness of the caretaker. Later, with the help of someone, Sai will be enrolled in a mentally challenged school. It is six months since he went missing. He was brought up in school like an orphan child and school will be a good for him, and gives him rebirth. In school, his life takes a turning point. With the education, extracurricular activities and sports within six months his brain was developing and he was transforming to a normal child. His parents who were looking for him from 6 months, come to the school where Sai was residing. They were very happy looking at Sai transforming into a normal child within six months. They realized the mistake that they committed by keeping Sai at home amidst four walls. For his bright future, they decided to continue Sai’s schooling in that same school. So, This fiction short film will come to an end by the passing of Sai from the school. 

India 


Monday July 3, 2017 11:30 - 12:15
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

12:15

Downward Hiro
A troubled man, on a downward spiral after a tragic family loss, gets a call in the middle of the night asking if he’ll come back to work. After a vigorous workout, the only thing which will quiet his mind, he decides to accept the job and return to the world and work he abandoned. But he quickly finds out over the course of the day that his demons are always going to be with him, and “who he is” and “what he does” are forever linked.

United States 


Monday July 3, 2017 12:15 - 12:45
Screening Room 1

12:30

Ether (starts at 12:40)
A young sculptor moves to a new studio where he finds some old negatives. Upon printing the photos he is mesmerized by eyes of a woman in one of the photos. Then he decides the woman in the pictures…

Iran


Monday July 3, 2017 12:30 - 13:00
Screening Room 1

13:00

Meet Local Filmmakers "Pro Island Films" and See Their Newest Films!
Speakers
avatar for Jose Manuel

Jose Manuel

Pro Island Films
Jose Manuel, who is originally from Cuba, works with Pro Island Films in the Cayman Islands. For more than 20 years he has enjoyed a career in the media as a television documentaries director. He also directs short films and music videos. Jose Manuel has been the recipient of awards... Read More →
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Leonardo Rodriguez

Pro Island Films
Leonardo F. Rodriguez has been an independent producer for more than 10 years and is the owner of Pro Island Films based in the Cayman Islands. His work includes television programmes and documentaries of great historical value, as well as music videos for award-winning Hispanic... Read More →


Monday July 3, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
Screening Room 1

14:00

Tyson!
After being abandoned by his mother at the village medical clinic, a young boy spends his days making the best of his new living arrangement. A volunteer nurse takes interest in him and fights local bureaucracies that force patients to stay if they cannot pay their bill. 

Rwanda 


Monday July 3, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
Screening Room 2

14:15

Our Father
The Second World War is experienced through the journey of Private Cole; a dramatic study of the contrasting nature between the innocence of childhood and the reality of war, and the emotional struggle that accompanies it. An odyssey of sorrow, friendship, innocence and adventure set against a canvas of war-torn France.

United Kingdom 


Monday July 3, 2017 14:15 - 14:30
Screening Room 1

14:30

Jimbo
Jimbo; sixteen, quiet, and shy, has spent his life cowering in the shadow of his controlling, anarchist, father El Tigron, and his devoted yet delusional lover, Lolli. After their latest heist, Jimbo decides to take charge of his destiny and break free from his father’s prison. It is time to hear Jimbo’s inner rebel yell.

United States 


Monday July 3, 2017 14:30 - 14:45
Screening Room 1

14:45

This Path
A chance encounter will give Detective Davis and the man she has arrested a hard lesson in cause and effect.

United States 

Moderators
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Tonie Chisholm

Radio and TV Personality, Former Miss Cayman


Monday July 3, 2017 14:45 - 15:15
Screening Room 1

15:15

Meet Filmmaker Chuck Gloman And Screening 3 of His New Short Films
Meet Chuck Gloman and see his three films:

Inside Out 9 min 
My Dad is a Little Strange  10 min 
My Second Hundred Years 19 min 

United States 


Monday July 3, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
Screening Room 1

15:45

Channelling the Echo
It is the night of Everett & Thurston’s 5 year anniversary dinner and they get into a car wreck, leaving Thurston in a coma. Everett is riddled with guilt and has yet to tell him the words “I love you”. Dr. Abdullah gives Everett an opportunity to dive into Thurston’s subconscious, but it comes at a price.

Australia 


Monday July 3, 2017 15:45 - 16:00
Screening Room 2

16:15

Grief
Wes Donovan, a college freshman, is confronted with the suicide of his high school love, and must face what her actions mean for his future.

United States 


Monday July 3, 2017 16:15 - 16:30
Screening Room 1

16:30

North & Nowhere
A girl, a gun and a last chance.

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 →


Monday July 3, 2017 16:30 - 17:00
Screening Room 1

17:00

Backstory
As a young child, our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams, and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him a sudden event changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone.

Germany 


Monday July 3, 2017 17:00 - 17:15
Screening Room 1

17:15

Ancora (Again)
A young girl once again confronts the journey to get back the man she loves. Their love story is not good, but they want to try again. Two different and contrasting worlds that reunite and give life to a passionate and tormented love. A sick love that will be tested by the reality that surrounds them. 

Italy 


Monday July 3, 2017 17:15 - 17:30
Screening Room 1

17:30

Between Heaven & Hell
Thomas and Nicolai haven't seen each other since they lived with their parents on the Manor in the small village out in the countryside. Twenty years later they meet again after hearing of their father's passing away. On the deathbed the father's lawyer gives both brothers a letter each, which proves to have a strong effect on them both. What ought to have been a mere signature from both brothers, proves to be a course destined for collission because of their past, and the wound inflicted hits them both hard and brutal. The locked away memories of the past surface from dark shadows and hell shows itself from its darkest side.

Denmark 


Monday July 3, 2017 17:30 - 18:00
Screening Room 1

18:00

Just Words
A quiet domesticated policeman and his happy-go-lucky colleague are investigating a routine suicide. The policeman breaks the law and his own moral principles after he has heard a familiar voice from a victim’s cellphone.

Russia 


Monday July 3, 2017 18:00 - 18:30
Screening Room 2

18:00

Fragments
A couple is going through a difficult period. Still they recall to their minds fragments of their happiness. To revive their relationship they decide to go back where their love blossomed, and decide to give it a try in a last desperate attempt. Will they find their lost love or will it be the end?

Italy 


Monday July 3, 2017 18:00 - 18:30
Screening Room 1

18:30

Mice and Rats
Adam, a victim of past traumatic crime, leads a life filled with drugs, misery and family confilicts. Soon life will be even more complicated...

Poland 


Monday July 3, 2017 18:30 - 19:00
Screening Room 1

19:00

The Conservatory
A love story: a Victorian couple and their maid are caught between love, terror and The Conservatory. Sexually frustrated, each seek their past to find solace for their desires. When the moment breaks, the husband, the wife, and the maid fall back together with The Conservatory.

United States 


Monday July 3, 2017 19:00 - 19:15
Screening Room 1

19:15

Two Seconds of Silence
Javier is an exemplary pianist, admired by the jury. Isabel plays following her feeling, praised by the audience. The two pianists will meet in a final and their understanding of music will change the way they understand life.

Spain 


Monday July 3, 2017 19:15 - 19:30
Screening Room 1

19:30

Streams (7:40 Start)
Filmed with an exquisite aesthetic sensibility and pathos, “Streams” leads us through unchartered waters—the corridor between sanity and madness, life and death, closeness to God and closeness to other human beings. In this corridor Ayala, a young woman tethered only lightly to the beauty of the universe and to the love of her young family, wanders in pain and confusion, trying to emerge from the labyrinth, trying to cling to the raft of her promising and vibrant young life. 
Yet death calls. It beckons in the softest of voices and the richest of colors, promising new dimensions, rest, renewal and an end to yearning. Using lush cinematography and startling visual images “Streams” dares to explore the vertigo of those few individuals who, blessed and cursed with an extraordinary sensitivity to the world of the spirit, grapple every day with the tortured question of their own existence. 

Israel 


Monday July 3, 2017 19:30 - 20:00
Screening Room 2

21:15

This Modern Man is Beat
In the post 911 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his American wife.

United States 


Monday July 3, 2017 21:15 - 21:30
Screening Room 2

21:45

Darkroom

Being officially released at this May's 70th Festival de Cannes 2017 Short Film Corner, in "Darkroom" an overbearing father finds his teenage son has transformed the basement of their New York townhouse into an amateur darkroom. There the boy develops gruesome and voyeuristic images from his late-night crime scene photography.

The 2017 Academy Awards show opened with Justin Timberlake flanked by dancers busting #Do The Philip moves created in “Darkroom” father Phillip E. Walker’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” official music video florist principal dancer performance.
www.DoThePhilip.com

United States

 



Monday July 3, 2017 21:45 - 22:00
Screening Room 2

21:45

The shortest are always the best !
Film with sketches in the form of three amoral fables with epilogue in which the characters will learn at their expense that it is better to consult or to think before acting.

France 


Monday July 3, 2017 21:45 - 22:00
Screening Room 1

22:00

A Broken Appointment
A Broken Appointment   3 min
A vignette. A relationship. A rise & fall.
Set to the backdrop of "Epilogue" by Kei Miller; A Broken Appointment explores the dynamic of closeting within a young gay relationship, and how "hiding in the dark" may lead to a destructive end. However, Miller's poetry attempts to offer some optimism for the ability of relationships to rise again after an unfortunate end.

United Kingdom 


Monday July 3, 2017 22:00 - 22:15
Screening Room 2

22:00

I Love New York
In a city where everyone's got an angle, how do you survive? After an NYC first-timer befriends a savvy street girl on the train, she takes him on a fantastical ride through all the city's pitfalls. But nothing's free in this town, so tighten up your hustle or you might just get hustled yourself. 

United States 


Monday July 3, 2017 22:00 - 22:15
Screening Room 1