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Deadline extended for Young Image Makers competion

Budding filmmakers will have the opportunity to showcase their skills through a competition. The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is hosting the Young Image Makers (YIM) competition. The competition first began in 2010. Rita Estevanovich, of CNCF, say the organisation is “just encouraging storytelling.” The competition is open to children ages 10 – 17 years old. Young filmmakers are asked to submit a 1-3 minutes video on any subject.

Twenty films will be selected for entry. The chosen students will get to work with film professionals in an age appropriate film making workshop. A panel of professional judges, including Frank E. Flowers, and Founder of CayFilm Tony Mark, will share feedback with the students. The competition will culminate in a red carpet affair at the Harquail theatre as part of CayFilm. The top two film makers will win a trip to the New York Film Academy.

The deadline for the application has been extended to 13 April, to allow the children to use the Easter Break to work on their films.

To learn more and find the application visit CNCF’s website.

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Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz first began a career in broadcast, in radio as a teen. She joined the Cayman 27 team as an intern, while pursuing her Bachelors. She came on board full time in 2011. She serves as a producer and on-air host/anchor. She has an interest in stories focused on health, and the environment.

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