The 2018 edition of the Dominica Film Challenge is scheduled to run from May to July. Six teams have qualified as finalists, and the Challange was officially launched by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) on June 15.

The teams 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

Throughout this week, a few teams have given sneak peeks into their creation process via social media. Check them out below!

1Sheldon and Norris

From left to right: Sheldon, Whitney and Norris

“Today we say down with poet Whitney ‘Witness’ Greenaway to talk about our ideas for the#DominicaChallenge. Words are important.”

Whitney Greenaway is a talented Dominican poet, based in the United States. Check out one of her amazing performances here.

2Marica and Arnaud

Lost in a field of dasheen!

“It’s always important to show the agricultural part of our island – from source to table. A fun time capturing moments for the film challenge.”

3Derek and Margaret

Filming between walls of narrow canyon with my drone, without GPS signal, with plenty of wind and water in the air from a waterfall takes a bit of nerves and self-control… (Derek Galon)

“We were invited by Discover Dominica Authority to take part in this year’s Film Challenge. As one of 6 teams we are producing a short movie about Dominica’s natural attractions in post-hurricane era. This work sends us to places we did not know before – some are amazing!”

4Tridel and Elias

Making the best of a rainy day (Elias, Tridel and team)

“Today is a rainy day, so it becomes a planning day. Discover Dominica. #productionweek
#rediscoverdominica #dominicafilmchallenge

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.

I wonder what the other teams are up to!



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