Dominica Film Challenge Kick-Off: Talented Filmmakers and Storyteller Set to Explore Dominica’s Hidd

ROSEAU, DOMINICA (March 2014) – Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) recently conducted a worldwide search to find teams of adventurous filmmakers, photographers, and storytellers to participate in the inaugural Dominica Film Challenge. The lucky teams have been invited to the island for a creative expedition to uncover Dominica’s hidden treasures—through words, pictures and film. The participating teams were chosen among 1,100+ applicants around the world who applied to take part in the adventure.
Participants will spend a week on the island and are invited to tell the story of Dominica in their own creative way—whether the result is a short film, travelogue, photography project, or some other creative social media endeavor. Teams will compete against each other for the creative challenge portion of the expedition, with prizes being awarded to the teams that best portray the image of Dominica and their search to discover their inner explorer, all while raising awareness of Dominica’s natural beauty, attractions, and cultural heritage through their social media networks.
“We have an incredible group of individuals coming to the island to not only capture amazing images, but also to tell incredible stories,” said Michael Kraabel, executive producer of the Dominica Film Challenge. “Not only are the teams talented, but they also have an amazing social media following and influence. The combined following of the contestants is well over 3 million people.”
“We expect the teams to be amazed at the rich cultural heritage, friendly people and picturesque natural beauty Dominica has to offer,” said Colin Piper, director of tourism. “We welcome an opportunity to showcase a truly authentic Nature Island experience through the lenses and written words of the expedition teams.”
Countless agencies and businesses joined forces to provide the teams with an authentic and inspirational travel experience, including: Winair, who provided air travel from St. Maarten, Anchorage Hotel Whale Watch and Dive Center, Castle Comfort Lodge, Evergreen Hotel, Picard Beach Cottages, Calibishie Lodges, Atlantique View Resort and Spa, The Champs Hotel Restaurant and Bar, Waitukubuli National Trail, Cobra Yacht Services and Tours, Kalinago Barana Autê, Champagne Reef Dive and Snorkel, N&N Punch, Kubuli Beer, Tao Restaurant and Lounge Bar, Westport Tavern, Talie’s Pot Organic Products, as well as LIME Dominica, who provided SIM cards loaded with data and credit, so the teams are able to share their experiences while undertaking them.
The challenge takes place between March 23 – 28 with the final project submissions being posted online for a public vote in mid-June. Follow the participants online via twitter (@DominicaStory) or hashtag (#dominicachallenge).
To learn more about the Dominica Film Challenge, visit

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