More films and Workshops added to Inaugural Jamaica Film Festival

Kingston, June 26, 2015: With the event only 10 days away, anticipation is brewing for the first edition of the Jamaica Film Festival to be held on July 7-11, 2015 in Kingston. JAMPRO has announced a full schedule of events now including 45 films that will be screened at 5 locations, along with 14 capacity building workshops that will target the film industry and persons who are interested in becoming filmmakers.

In an attempt to cover multiple venues in key areas in the Corporate Area, the agency will be premiering and screening films at Kingston hot spots Usain Bolt Tracks and Records and Triple Century Sports Bar, the headquarters of the world’s coolest company, Red Stripe, JAMPRO’s Business Auditorium and the Courtleigh Auditorium.  The screenings will cost $2000 per film and $4000 for an All Access pass, providing a cost effective method to access all 45 screenings during the three-day period.

The 14 workshops will also be held at the Courtleigh Auditorium and The JAMPRO Business Auditorium, giving moviegoers and film enthusiasts the chance to participate in workshops and head directly to screenings. With sessions such as The Key to Financing your Film and How to Find the Right Music for Your Film, the seminars will cover the full gamut of the filmmaking, producing and marketing process. The day pass for workshops will be $3,000 and all access passes to workshops will cost only $6,000 for the full series.

Diane Edwards, President of JAMPRO says the agency is ready to execute the upcoming activities and encourages the film community to take full advantage of the range of local and international experts invited to host workshops.

“Jamaica has a great history of being a beautiful backdrop for other persons’ stories. It is time for us to see our own stories and our own lives being shown on the big screen. With the film festival, we will be able to touch not only the industry by promoting capacity building and training, but many Jamaicans who passionately love films,” she said.

 The Jamaica Film Festival will be a milestone event for the Jamaican film industry. The Festival is sponsored by the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce; Red Stripe, A Diageo Company; The Jamaica Tourist Board; Tuff Gong International Limited; The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites; CHASE Fund; Digicel; The Jamaica Observer; Audi; Kool 97 FM; Zip 103 FM; Appliance Traders Limited; EXIM Bank; DHL; CPTC; Wisynco; Irie FM; Full Sail University; RJR 94 FM; Mello FM; Television Jamaica; Fame FM and RE TV. For further information about the inaugural Jamaica Film Festival visit www.filmjamaica.com .

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JAMPRO
Published Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015
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