Dominica Film Challenge 2018 launched

ROSEAU, Dominica – (June 20, 2018) The Dominica Film Challenge, an on-island video competition was launched this past Friday (June 15, 2018) at the Goodwill Parish Hall.

Over the next three weeks, six select teams of the best videographers/storytellers on island will go out and film unique and compelling scenes of what Dominica has to offer visitors. The winning team will be rewarded with an EC$10,000 grand prize for the best promotional video.

The teams which are competing in the 2018 Film Challenge are:
– Armani Augustine and Garvin Leblanc
– Derek Galon and Margaret Gajek
– Sheldon Casimir and Norris Francois
– Marica Honeychurch and Arnaud Chabert
– Tridel Edwin and Elias Dupuis
– Ericson Joseph and Kreig Harris

Discover Dominica Authority, CEO Mr. Colin Piper, gave an overview of this year’s Film Challenge, which for the first time is featuring only locally based filmmakers.

He stated, “The Authority has been observing the compelling and technically-advanced content being put out by a variety of local film-makers, and is taking the opportunity to allow them the chance to showcase their skills while promoting the Nature Island. These local film-makers are expected to use their intimate knowledge of the best experiences, adventures, views and adventures on island to showcase the island in all its glory.”

At the launch ceremony, the teams were each presented with a check of EC$4000 to facilitate their expense related to the production phase of the challenge.

Discover Dominica Authority encourages all Dominicans to follow the adventures of the Dominica Film Challenge teams over the next three weeks.

This is a great opportunity for the Dominican communities at home and abroad to use the hashtags #Re-DiscoverDominica and #DominicaChallenge and create great momentum on the Social Media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as we collectively showcase the wonderful sites of Dominica to all.

While the participating teams will be given a lot of creative freedom in conceptualizing and filming their productions, each video will be required to feature a particular niche of Dominica’s tourism product such as hiking, history/culture, cuisine and health and wellness.

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4 Comments

  1. Darius
    June 22, 2018

    ‘Select teams of the best videographers/storytellers on island.’ Really? Why isnt this an open compdtition? Most of those people not filmmakers so how you decide they the best? Or are they friends of Discover Dominica staff? This not right. I cannot support it.

  2. Madonald
    June 22, 2018

    How did they decide on the select teams ? Shouldnt it be an open competition for everyone in Dominica to try? It feels unfair, like favoritism and bias. I am very disappointed in Mr Piper
    Because he keeps telling us that tourism is evrrybodys business. I guess it is when it suits him.

    • Frank
      June 24, 2018

      This was open to the public to submit applications..people applied and out of that pool 6 teams were selected.

  3. ml
    June 20, 2018

    Very good and encouraging

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