A Top Film Festival in The Caribbean
December 23, 2019
Yes, you heard that right! Birthed from a desire to unite the islands, bring awareness to the conservation of our precious oceans and resources and inspire the art of storytelling to bring it all together, why not pick the Caribbean? There’s no better place filled with adventure and stories and where tourists from far and wide come to be inspired and immerse into the magic of the crystal blue-green hues of the Caribbean Sea.
The Turks and Caicos recently held their International Film Festival in Providenciales (November 15-17, 2019). Generously hosted by sister properties, The Shore Club and The Palms, two screening rooms were created just for the festival.
The festival was kicked off with a wonderful cocktail reception in May at the beautiful Shore Club and sponsored by Digicel TCI. Graced with a special appearance by Usain Bolt, it was celebrated to have the unique opportunity to unite both young and old from any and every background in service of bringing awareness and education on our precious environment through the art of storytelling with film. Another wonderful event was the unveiling of a fantastic piece of art by world-renowned Turks and Caicos artist, Bradley Theodore Harvey.
A big focus of the festival this year is involving local students in expanding their understanding the process of creating a film from conception to completion. It all starts with passion and a dream and now they can understand how to implement that passion and dream through film. One can only hope these young individuals find great passion and love for their Caribbean haven and can use their new found knowledge and awareness to reach this awareness to the masses through film.
There were several films with a focus on environmental health, our oceans and the creatures that live within our liquid ecosystems. The intention is to bring mindfulness and concern to keeping our planet healthy and maintain these systems for all to enjoy for years to come.
All of the viewings and gatherings were well attended and fashion statements were plentiful. There were several surprise guests, discussion panels and opportunities to meet the people behind and in front of the cameras. The Turks and Caicos definitely know how to celebrate!
We can’t wait to see what’s in store next year! To be the first “in the know” about next years event be sure to sign up on the website. There are also many opportunities to volunteer! https://www.tciff.org