Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Melissa Arrindell-Doncher will soon begin exploratory discussions to host an international film festival/film related event in St. Maarten. She explained that for the economy of a destination like St. Maarten, a film festival can be a great way to diversify St. Maarten’s tourism product and attract the luxury visitor and film writers from around the globe.
She said, “Film fetivals attract tourits from all over. A filmmaker will usually travel across the world to attend and promote a screening of their film. It also attract media professionals and film fans who, if treated well will return home to rave about the festival and the country hosting it."