USVI NEWS at UVI Film Fest

This weekend catch USVI News at the first ever film festival by the University of the Virgin Islands.

The University of the Virgin Islands Department of Communication, Art, Theatre and Music will host its inaugural weekend-long Caribbean Film and Artistic Cinematic Festival from Saturday, April 6th to Sunday, April 7th on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.             

The festival will feature original films created by UVI students and local film enthusiasts. Caribbean artists and filmmakers from the Virgin Islands, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Puerto Rico and Barbados will screen their work and host presentations.

A panel of judges will select winners in several categories such as short documentaries, commercials, short video and music. UVI students and community filmmakers will be judged separately.              

 The general public is invited to attend this event for the cost of $20: which includes an all-day pass to morning activities and afternoon film screenings.

Tickets for the ‘Sip and Paint’ sessions are $40 and cover the costs of art supplies and instruction. Interested persons may pay at the event or purchase tickets online (seethis link: ‘Sip and Paint.’)               

The proceeds from the Caribbean Film and Artistic Cinematic Festival will go toward funding media equipment and scholarships for UVI communication majors.

To donate visit the UVI               

The Caribbean Film and Artistic Cinematic Festival is made possible by generous sponsors, including: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA), Crucian Gold, V.I. Lottery, Cape Air, First Bank, CBS and ABC USVI News, and Economic Development Authority (EDA).               

For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at (340) 693-1057