Poinciana showcases the blossoming film, music and art culture of the Cayman Islands.

Our small and beautiful country is a global hub, and so international submissions are integral to our festival.

Poinciana aims to be the premiere festival in the Caribbean.

Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature Documentary
Best Caribbean Short
Best Caribbean Feature
Best Underwater Film
Best Abstract/Experimental Film
Best Animated Film
Best Screenplay (Short Film)
Best Screenplay (Feature Film)

Best Band
Best Female Artist
Best Male Artist
Best LP
Best EP
Song of the Year
Best Music Video
Best Gospel Song
Best Album Art
Lifetime Achievement in Music

Medium - Monochromatic Colour
Medium - No Canvas
Medium - Anything But Paint
Medium - Typography Image
Medium - Traditional Paint
Medium - Alternative Traditional Portrait
Photography - Aquatic
Photography - Above Sea Level
Photography - Expressing Grey Scale
Photography - Adobe Image
3 dimensional - Anything But Clay
3 dimensional - Mixed Medium Sculpture

The approval of the above submission is subject to the following terms and conditions and the receipt of the submission.

To pay for your submission, please pay by cash or credit/debit card at:
Unit 29, The Strand
Esterly Tibbetts Highway
Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands

Send us your film using one of the following options:
1. Mail two DVDs of your film to:
P.O. Box 12284
Grand CaymanKY1-1011
Cayman Islands

2. Deliver a MAC OS or XFAT formatted harddrive containing a copy of your film to:
Unit 29, The Strand
Esterly Tibbetts Highway
Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands

3. Send a digital copy of your film via WeTransfer or Dropbox to: info@poinciana.ky.

4. Submit your film to Poinciana via FilmFreeway.

5. All submissions must be your own original work, created solely by you. Submissions must not infringe upon the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.

6. It is solely your responsibility for obtaining consent, prior to submission, for use of content produced by persons or entities other than yourself/yourselves.

7. The Poinciana team reserve the right to disqualify submissions deemed to be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, or that otherwise contain inappropriate or objectionable content.

8. The Poinciana team reserves the right to disqualify any submission that is believed to violate or potentially violate any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these terms and conditions.

9. The Poinciana team reserves the right to use the submissions in any medium for promotional purposes, and the submissions may be edited for time and/or content. Credit will be given to the participant for their submission.

Overall Rating
  • Bill Sandidge

    I had a great experience with Poinciana The communication was outstanding and the festival organizers went to great lengths to insure the best version of my film was screened at the festival.

    March 2017
  • Very pleased to win Best Short Screenplay Award for This Cold, Still Place. The website is very nice and easy to navigate and updated quickly. I wish I was able to attend in person, however, this type of Award will lead me to great success so I have more ability to travel worldwide in the future. Thank you very much! - MIKE from mikemessier.com

    March 2017
  • Heaven kid

    This is indeed a great film festival. Not only is the organization perfect, but the service is wonderful as well. We enjoyed being part of it.

    March 2017
  • David Keogh

    Very friendly, incredibly helpful - a little late on their notifications and they don't give laurels for official selections (which is a shame as in the screenplay category they were only 3 finalists) but other than that, a great festival, warm and friendly and I would recommend to others without hesitation..

    March 2017
  • "This is a great festival my film was in. This Festival was professional and communicated extremely well. Looking forward to submitting again. Highly recommend"

    March 2017