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Class Action Camps

 
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TCI’s Eco Warriors
Usain Bolt, ambassador of the Film Festival meets with the local warriors leaning more about how plastic effects our oceans.

 
 

Program proudly sponsored by RBC

The inaugural Turks and Caicos International Film Festival will focus on showcasing the dual themes of the Ocean and Environment. The festival will take place, from November 15th-17th 2019 and will celebrate filmmakers striving to make a difference as they campaign for endless conservational concerns.

Every week we hear another news story about the state of our oceans and the damage being done to our environment. Calling a small island surrounded by the ocean home brings to light the urgency required in working together to solve many of these problems. On offer to all students is the CLASS ACTION Educational Outreach Program, which will allow them an opportunity to become an informed voice in their own future. The aim of the CLASS ACTION Educational Outreach Program is to give students the opportunity to work with local and international leading experts on the ocean and environment while viewing poignant relevant environmental films.

Through numerous workshops such as screenwriting and filmmaking, students will start to acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to bring their interests and concerns into the world of film. There are numerous opportunities throughout the year for all schools to have their students involved in the CLASS ACTION Program. The chance to integrate or support students with any part of this educational outreach through school projects is highly encouraged.

 
 
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • Green Month will run from April 12th till May 23rd.

  • The official launch of Green Month will take place at the Edward Garland Youth Centre at 2pm April 12th. With a movie screening and a number of competitions announced for students to participate in over the coming month.

  • One day at each of the two DECR Junior Warden Summer Camps held in July. Where they will be taught critical tools for pitches and how to utilize social media to get them out there.

  • One day at the South Caicos Summer Camp held in August. Where they will be taught critical tools for pitches and how to utilize social media to get them out there.

  • One day at the Grand Turk Summer Camp held in August. Where they will be taught critical tools for pitches and how to utilize social media to get them out there.

  • The full Junior CLASS ACTION Summer Camp at the Edward Garland Youth Centre 5th-9th August. This camp will dive deeper into learning more about the environmental issues that we are facing and what we can do about them. Also, how by understanding this crisis and acquiring the tools and skills to communicate them through film and media can help to spread awareness and make a change. This camp will be very art influenced and allow students to express themselves in numerous forms throughout the week.

  • The full Senior CLASS ACTION Summer Camp at the Edward Garland Youth Centre 26th-30th August. This camp will dive deeper into learning more about the environmental issues that we are facing and what we can do about them. Also, how by understanding this crisis and acquiring the tools and skills to communicate this through film and media can help to spread awareness and make a change. This camp will be very ‘film’ influenced allowing students to learn about the process of making them.

  • Both CLASS ACTION Summer Camp’s will have competitions running for the length of the camp, which students can enter the work created during the week-long camp.

  • Finally, there will be a number of official Turks and Caicos International Film Festival Competitions that will run from May 1st to September 30th for school students of the Turks and Caicos Islands to enter, with the winners being announced publicly at the Film Festival itself.

  • During the festival, students will be able to view numerous environmentally conscious films and documentaries. While also being exposed to opportunities in filmmaking activities via engaging in tutorials and discussions with filmmakers and conservationists alike.

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The Full Junior CLASS ACTION

Summer Camp at the Edward Garland Youth Centre 5th-9th August. This camp will dive deeper into learning more about the environmental issues that we are facing and what we can do about them. Also, how by understanding this crisis and acquiring the tools and skills to communicate them through film and media can help to spread awareness and make a change. This camp will be very art influenced and allow students to express themselves in numerous forms throughout the week.

The Full Senior CLASS ACTION

Summer Camp at the Edward Garland Youth Centre 26th-30th August. This camp will dive deeper into learning more about the environmental issues that we are facing and what we can do about them. Also, how by understanding this crisis and acquiring the tools and skills to communicate this through film and media can help to spread awareness and make a change. This camp will be very ‘film’ influenced allowing students to learn about the process of making them.

 
 
 

ELIGIBILITY FOR TCIFF CLASS ACTION COMPETITIONS AND CATEGORIES

TCIFF CLASS ACTION JUNIOR COMPETITIONS

1) Poster Competition

2) Photo and Caption Competition

Please review the guidelines below very carefully. Failure to adhere to any of the stipulations made below may disqualify your submission.

1. Who can participate?

Both TCIFF Junior Competitions are open to all primary school students of the Turks and Caicos. The TCIFF does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, artistic training or background.

2. Restrictions

There is a limit of up to 3 entries per artist. There is no entry fee.

3. Is there a theme?

The TCIFF is looking for the image that captures the essence of the Oceans and Environment themed Festival. This is open to interpretation to the artist. All the entrants’ works of art will be displayed at the festival with the winners being announced at the festival. National exposure includes, but is not limited to being a part of social media posts and web banners.

4. Selection Process

A panel of distinguished judges (composed of artists, film critics and environmental educators) will vote on the winning entrants and finalists. Entrants’ poster or photo may not include nudity, weapons, offensive imagery, and derogatory text. We expect artists to exercise their best judgment in making creative decisions.

5. The best part - Prizes

The winning artwork will receive the top prize of $300.00 dollars and the runner up $150.00 dollars!

6. Original unpublished work

Only unpublished original work is eligible for these competitions. Computer graphics, as well as paintings/drawings, may be used to compose the design. The Photo Caption may not exceed 50 words. Both the design of the poster or the image captured must appeal to general audiences (all age groups). Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content and marketability.

7. Entrants must submit with their work the required information

Title. Example: Name_postername01.jpg

Your name and age

School and Teacher’s name

Email address / contact details

Include a brief description of your artwork

Artwork without these details will not be considered

Format for emailing JPEG 18′′ wide x 24′′ high 150 DPI (RGB) 4 MB

In addition, if you make it past the preliminary round of entries: Digital Format 18′′ wide x

24′′ high at 300, DPI (CMYK)

Please submit posters and photos to the DECR either via email to aveant.amy@gmail.com

or in person at the DECR offices on any of the islands.

Deadline artwork must be submitted by September 30, 2019.

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TCIFF CLASS ACTION SENIOR COMPETITIONS;

1) Screen Play Competition

2) Short Film Competition

Please review the guidelines below very carefully. Failure to adhere to any of the stipulations made below may disqualify your submission.

1. Who can participate?

Both TCIFF Senior Competitions are open to all high school students of the Turks and Caicos,. The TCIFF does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, artistic training or background.

2. Restrictions

There is a limit of up to 3 entries per artist. There is no entry fee

3. Is there a theme?

The TCIFF is looking for a script or film that captures the essence of the Oceans and Environment themed Festival. This is open to interpretation to the artist. All entrants’ works will be exhibited and screened at the festival with the winners being announced at the festival. National exposure includes, but is not limited to being a part of social media posts and web banners.

4. Selection Process

A panel of distinguished judges (composed of artists, film critics and environmental educators) will vote on the winning entrants and finalists. Entrants’ screenplay or short film may not include nudity, weapons, offensive imagery, and derogatory text. We expect artists to exercise their best judgment in making creative decisions.

5. The best part - Prizes

The winning script and short film will receive the top prize of $500.00 dollars and the runner up $250.00 dollars!

6. Original unpublished work

Only unpublished original work is eligible for these competitions. The screenplay can be of any length, but must not exceed 120 pages. The short film may be of any length, but must not exceed 20 minutes. Both the screenplay and short film captured must appeal to general audiences (all age groups). Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content and marketability.

7. Entrants must submit with their work the required information

Title. Example: Name_screenplayname01.pdf

Your name and age

School and Teacher’s name

Email address / contact details

Include a brief description of your screenplay or short film

Material without these details will not be considered

Format for emailing screenplay is as a PDF file or a printed hard copy can be submitted.

Make sure your screenplay has a title page included will all of the above information if you are leaving a printed copy

Please submit all short film submissions on DVD, playable in a DVD player or computer.

Please also include a short description of the film (2-3 sentences)

Please submit screenplays and films to the DECR either via email to aveant.amy@gmail.com or in person at the DECR offices on any of the islands.

Deadline material must be submitted by September 30, 2019.

 

DISCLAIMER Entrants must own full copyright to all material submitted, which they must be able to certify if requested. By submitting their entry to any of these contests, all entrants hereby acknowledge and affirm that the Turks and Caicos International Film Festival will have the unlimited right to use or display entries submitted for these competitions at any time and in any manner. Uses may include but are not limited to, print or electronic publications, promotional brochures, posters, or other corporate communications materials. For more information please visit our website.. www.tciff.org

 
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Program proudly sponsored by RBC