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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), founded in 2006, is an annual celebration held from September 16-30, 2014.
The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of dramatic and documentary films made in T&T, the Caribbean and its diaspora. The Festival also accepts submissions of video art and experimental films. Artists working in this field who are from the Caribbean and its diaspora, and who address these spaces in their work, are eligible to apply.
In addition to screening Caribbean and diaspora films in competition, the ttff also has a Panorama section featuring films from Latin America, India, Africa, China, the Middle East, Europe, the US and Canada. However, the festival only accepts submissions from Caribbean filmmakers, Caribbean filmmakers in the diaspora, and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of the Caribbean film industry by hosting workshops, panel discussions, seminars, conferences and networking opportunities, where film industry professionals as well as persons interested in the film industry can interact and exchange knowledge and ideas.
The ttff hosts filmmakers in competition, whose films are screened at the festival. The filmmakers engage in question and answer sessions with audiences, and also speak on special filmmakers’ panels about their experiences in the film industry.
The Festival screens films of any length in various digital formats.
Countries represented Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, the Bahamas, Belize, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, France, French Guiana, Germany, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States, the US Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.
Films screened in competition are eligible for one or several jury prizes. There are also several people’s choice awards. All awards come with a cash prize.
Annabelle Alcazar (Programme Director); Emilie Upczak (Creative Director); Shea Best (Operations Coordinator)
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ttff/14 reserves the right to determine the eligibility of the submissions to be screened at the Festival, the appropriate time slots for the screening of films, and to use excerpts of the films for publicity purposes. All films submitted must have applicable clearances and the Festival will not be held liable.
The ttff seeks to make all screenings at the Festival T&T premieres. Occasionally, however, the Festival considers films that have already been shown in T&T. Please contact us if you have a film that falls into this category.
Please note that there are usually many more submissions than spaces available in the Festival line-up and therefore not all films can be accommodated. This does not necessarily imply that a film has not met the Festival’s criteria or is of poor quality. It may be that we have already selected a film on a similar topic, or that a film is deemed to have already received sufficient public exposure.
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FILMS THAT DO NOT FULFILL THE CRITERIA.