CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival Announces Teri Schwartz to Receive Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Producing

Georgetown, Cayman Islands, March 23, 2015 --( CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival (June 18-21, 2015) will present Teri Schwartz, Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), with the inaugural Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Producing. Schwartz is an award-winning feature film producer whose many films, including Sister Act and Beaches, have garnered nominations for Academy®, Emmy®, Golden Globe, Grammy® and MTV awards. The Tribute will take place on June 20th, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman during the festival’s Closing Gala and Awards Ceremony.

The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Producing was created in recognition of those individuals whose outstanding achievement and contribution to the art of cinema have elevated the art form.

“It is a wonderful honour to receive this distinguished award by the Cayman International Film Festival,” states Schwartz. “I am looking forward to attending this inaugural year which promises to be an exciting celebration of great filmmaking.”

The Festival is pleased to honour Ms. Schwartz with this award and welcome her to the Festival in June. The Festival runs June 18 to June 21, 2015.

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About CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival
CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival is an annual multi-day spectacular event designed to create new interest and excitement about the Cayman Islands as a world-class filming destination. Included in the festival will be daily film screenings, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, panel discussions, workshops, an exclusive premiere screening, and two celebrity gala events. It is our vision to open up the Cayman Islands to the film industry around the world whilst opening up the world to Cayman’s young and aspiring filmmakers.

The Festival team are also working to develop the Cayman Media Academy (CMA) under the CayFilm umbrella to educate Cayman’s youth by offering classes and qualifications relating to different career fields within the industry. This will be run throughout the year with the eventual goal of having a full-time Associate’s degree programme available at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI). Young children will have their own specially designed programmes to inspire and give confidence about their own unique abilities as filmmakers.

About the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
The vision of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television is to serve as a premiere global interdisciplinary professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world. Consistently ranked as one of the top entertainment and performing arts institutions in the world, UCLA TFT offers an innovative curriculum that integrates the study and creation of live performance, film, television and the digital arts. The distinguished graduate and undergraduate programs at UCLA TFT include acting, directing, writing, producing, animation, cinematography, lighting design, set design, costume design, sound design, moving image archive studies, and the school offers doctoral degrees in theater and performance studies and cinema and media studies.

About Our Sponsors
CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival is supported by Cathy Church’s Photo Centre, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Cayman Islands Tourism Association, Cayman National Cultural Foundation, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Shed Brand Innovation, Sunset House Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and Virgin Produced. The 2015 festival is sponsored by Cayman Islands Brewery, Cayman Spirits Co, The Security Centre Limited, Inktip, Jungle Software and Divers Alert Network amongst others.

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