The eyes of the movie making world can be firmly centered on Jamaica when the Gatffest Movie Pageant will get rolling between June 21 to June 30.
The movie pageant, hailed as the most important group movie pageant within the Caribbean area, is now in its sixth yr and has been rising from energy to energy. It has been a automobile to showcase the skills of native and regional administrators, producers, casts, and crews.
The pageant has attracted native, regional and worldwide group movies and has managed to forge partnerships between movie lovers globally.
Gatffest director Ian Boxhill expressed optimism that the pageant will proceed to develop exponentially and gave an overview of this yr’s actions.
“Over 50 movies from varied genres can be screened and two native documentaries – ‘Beneath The Floor’ and ‘Island Robust’ – will make their debut on the premier night time. Each documentaries concentrate on the totally different facets of Local weather change within the Caribbean.
“The pageant’s programme additionally contains group movie nights in Trench City and Mount Salem, because it continues to convey the movie pageant expertise straight into communities,” Boxhill mentioned.
Over the 15 days of actions, there can be movie nights devoted to native, Japanese, Mexican, Colombian and South African movies.
This yr may even see the introduction of the Quick Movie Pitch Competitors.
There was a name for aspiring movie makes to pitch their concepts about movies to the Gatffest committee and the highest 10 concepts had been chosen. Of these, the highest three can be given particular recognition and the conceptalisers can be given alternatives to embark on making their dream a actuality.
Loop Information has thrown its help behind the initiative and Andrew Brown, the senior advertising supervisor at Loop Information writer Pattern Media, mentioned the corporate was proud to be concerned.
“Pattern is devoted to college students’ success and we are going to proceed to make use of our platform to showcase the broader number of expertise that exists over the normal jobs and careers. We are going to proceed projecting their skills and abilities,” Brown mentioned.
Gattfest 2019 Launch