A major success – Magnetic Media

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NOVEMBER 16, 2022: PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS The 4e The annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF) was a great success as it focused on showcasing the natural talent present in these “Beautiful by Nature” islands.

Led by world-renowned film executive and TCIFF director Colin Burrows, the festival saw a busy weekend of screenings, panels and cocktails featuring celebrities, filmmakers, environmental enthusiasts and spectators.

“It’s been another great year for TCIFF,” said Burrows “And while everyone was charmed by top Hollywood costume designer Sharen Davis and blown away by our screenings of The Woman King, perhaps the upside sustainability will be the conversations we’ve been leading, about how to build our creative industries and preserve our natural resources. Important steps are underway in both areas and we’ll talk more about them in the months to come.”

TCIFF hosted seasoned Hollywood veterans as well as local talent to participate in informative panels and Q&A sessions. This year, the festival sought to shine a spotlight on local creative voices while making progress towards establishing the Turks and Caicos Islands as a media hub in the Caribbean.

Karen Whitt, President of TCIFF, said the festival has always sought to showcase the Turks and Caicos Islands, especially from an environmental perspective. “With three years of successful outreach and significant relationships built in conservation under our belt, we now hope to showcase the beauty of the talented people of these islands.”

“This year we were able to do just that as our panels and local film screenings showcased some of TCI’s many wonderful creative voices.”

There were four focus groups; “Sharing Our Stories” which highlights local filmmakers and writers; “Building Our Future” which saw a discussion among stakeholders on how to bring the film industry to TCI; “Storytelling by Design” which showcased local fashion and costume talent and helped exemplify the way forward for anyone with similar passions; and the “Panel on Progress” which focused on the efforts being made to preserve the natural beauty of this country.

“We were very strategic in creating the panels this year and took particular care to create a space for local voices to share their passions.” Whitt said, “Each of our panels this year featured strong talent and voices from the Turks and Caicos Islands, where passionate and meaningful conversations were shared with attendees.”

Highlights of this year’s TCIFF event included an Arbikie-sponsored mixology exhibit on Thursday night as reception of VIPs and sponsors; a launch cocktail and screening at the Beaches Resort; Saturday panels featuring local and international talent, and a two-night screening of blockbuster hits Queen of Glory and The Woman King.

Other highlights of the festival include the much-anticipated Youth Exhibition at the Edward Gartland Youth Centre, which saw over 80 students from across the islands participate and featured award-winning costume designer Sharen Davis; social media influencer Arman Adamjan, Los Angeles-based producers Krystle Hartsfield and Charley McLeod, Shark4Kids and several film industry leaders and international influencers.

“As chair of this year’s festival, it is with great pride that we applaud the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, especially the Ministry of Tourism, whose support has been paramount to our success,” he said. she declared.

“We sincerely thank the many volunteers who have worked tirelessly to create a world-class event and all of our generous sponsors, patrons and donors whose support has made it possible for us to put on such an incredible festival.”

“And a special thank you to Turks & Caicos TV and our TCIFF Cardinal Points TCI coordinators,” she concluded.

The Turks and Caicos Islands International Film Festival is set to return in the fall of 2023, where patrons can look forward to another year of Hollywood glamor laced with passion and determination.

For more information about the festival, visit www.tciff.org or email [email protected]

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