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TCI International Film Festival Hosts Writers Workshop Friday, Saturday, Local Documentary Sunday

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

Award-winning costume designer Antoinette Messam

The Turks & Caicos International Film Festival's (TCIFF) 2023 will be hosting a two-day writer’s workshop featuring renowned Hollywood screenwriters JaSheika James and Jamund Washington.

The event promises an exciting and informative experience for film enthusiasts, writers, and anyone interested in the world of cinema.

The event will be held Friday and Saturday, November 10th and 11th, between 9:00 am and 2:30 p.m. at the The Shore Club TCI, located in Long Bay, Providenciales.

The screenwriters are expected to share their expertise on crafting compelling stories and offer valuable insights to help writers elevate their work. According to the organisers, the event serves as an excellent opportunity for aspiring screenwriters and storytellers to learn from the best.

Later in the day on Friday, November 10, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at the same venue will be the Costumes and Conversations, featuring award-winning costume designer Antoinette Messam.

Renowned Hollywood screenwriter JaSheika.

Messam is expected to share her inspiring journey to success, from her upbringing in Jamaica to becoming an acclaimed costume designer in Los Angeles. Attendees should gain a unique perspective on the world of costume design and the entertainment industry.

The event will shift to the Palms Resort in Grace Bay on Sunday, November 12, beginning at 3:00 p.m. with “TCI on Screen”. This event will feature the premiere of the documentary "With or Without," which focuses on the Turks and Caicos Islands' battle against stony coral tissue loss disease.

This film, a collaboration with the TC Reef Fund and Director Derick Lozano-Walker, highlights the efforts made to preserve the islands' natural beauty. In addition to the documentary, the event will showcase a selection of local short films, providing a platform for local talent to shine.

Renowned Hollywood Screenwriters Jamund Washington.

These events are part of TCIFF's new L.I.F.E. (Locals Involved in Film and Entertainment) Initiative, which aims to empower and showcase the artistic talents of the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. It's a step towards preparing the local community for the opportunities that will arise as the foundation of the country's film industry is established.

To attend these exciting events, make sure to RSVP by Wednesday, November 8, 2023, to ensure that the organizers can make the necessary preparations for your arrival. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of an enriching and culturally significant film festival in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands.


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