Red Stripe is the title sponsor of the Jamaica Film Festival 2015. According to senior communications manager at Red Stripe, LeVaughn Flynn, the company is committed to supporting the local film industry.
The festival, set to be hosted in various venues in and around Kingston from July 7-11, not only creates an avenue for local film directors to showcase their work, but is also poised to set a standard for Jamaica’s film production.
JAMPRO has so far selected 13 Jamaican directors/writers to screen their films at the Jamaica Film Festival 2015.
“We have always had a creative eye for the arts. we had the Heineken Inspire Programme, which had a film element to it, where we appealed to young film makers to make a short film representing the brand Heineken. We also had the Make the Cut Competition, which focused on responsible drinking. Again, we reached out to the young film makers, and both programmes were very successful, and we received real quality entries,” Flynn said.
JAMPRO also highlighted that the festival requires an investment of up to US$200,000, and they are open to both private and public investment.
Films will be screened at Red Stripe Headquarters, Courtleigh Auditorium, Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records, Triple Century Sports Bar, and JAMPRO Auditorium.
Published Date: June 15th, 2015