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GB Youth Film Competition winning entry, "Cyberbullying" by Katrina Dorsett
Nov 10, 2011 - 7:18:12 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Budding filmmaker Katrina Dorsett was the winning entry of the inaugural Grand Bahama Youth Film Competition (GBYFC) for her film Cyber-Bullying The GBYFC was created as a component to the 2011 inaugural FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama to showcase young filmmakers’ work from the island.

Katrina, a 14 year old student from Bishop Michael Elden, focused on an internationally recognized topic affecting young people around the world.  She says,  “As teenagers it can be hard growing up with peer pressure and bullying. If you have low self-esteem, you can be pushed to the edge like Anna. The story is about killing someone’s self-esteem with words that aren’t said aloud.”

The GBYFC panel said "they judged her film to be an excellent short, dramatic film addressing a serious, contemporary social issue. The film displays exceptional production value in its concept, scripting, videography, editing, musical score, performance and direction." 

Cyber-Bullying premiered at the 2011 Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF) in Ft. Lauderdale on October 22nd, and at FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama in Freeport on October 22nd.  


Katrina Dorsett of Grand Bahama Island with her mother at FLIFF kickoff screening of About Fifty in Sunrise, Florida. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

The Grand Bahama Youth Film Competition was designed for 12 to 18 year olds with a theme of “A Conversation in Grand Bahama”. Students were encouraged to interpret this theme in an imaginative way. 18 films were submitted and judged on four criteria: Creativity/Originality, Delivery of its message, Technical Execution and Overall Impact.  

In addition to having her film premiered at the 2011 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, Katrina received $500 cash and a Gopro HD camera. These prizes were made possible by the generous donations of The Grand Bahama Heritage Foundation, James Sarles Coldwell Banker Reality Company, Municipal Motors, “Mr. Bahamas” Robert Harris and an anonymous donator.

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FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama sponsors were: Bahamas Celebration, TheBahamasWeekly.com , The City of Freeport Council, Port Lucaya Market Place and Port Lucaya Marina, The Grand Lucayan Bahamas Beach and Golf Resort, Pelican Bay Hotel and Sky Bahamas Airlines.

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Star of "Cyberbullying", Sarah Knowles


Katrina Dorsett receives her prizes for winning the Grand Bahama Youth Film Competition. Pictured (l-R) Katrina Dorsett, James Sarles of Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty; Betty Bethel,MOT; Chantel Bethel of GB Heritage Foundation. Photo: TheBahamasWeekly.com

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