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Call for submissions FAQ

  1. When is the deadline for submissions?
  2. How can I submit my film?
  3. My film was made before 2018, may I still submit?
  4. My film has already screened in T&T, may I still submit?
  5. What format is required for submission?
  6. What are the film sections? How do I classify my film?
  7. When will I find out if my film has been selected?
  8. How much does it cost to submit my film?
  9. My film is not yet complete; can I still submit?
  10. My film was selected; by when should I send the final exhibition format?
  11. How do I contact the Festival?

1. When is the deadline for submissions?
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 15 MAY 2020. Your submission materials and online film screener must be submitted and received before this deadline date. Late entries will not be considered.
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2. How can I submit my film?
All submissions must be made via Film Freeway here
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3. My film was made before 2018, may I still submit?
For the 2020 edition of the ttff, we will only consider films completed from January 1 2018 and onwards.
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4. My film has already screened in T&T, may I still submit?
The ttff seeks to make all screenings at the Festival Caribbean or T&T premieres. Occasionally, however, the Festival considers films that have already been shown publicly in T&T. Please contact us directly if you have a film that falls into this category, at hello@ttfilmfestival.com
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5. What format is required for submission?
We only accept online film screeners which should be uploaded via Film Freeway.
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6. What are the film sections? How do I classify my film?
You will need to indicate to which section you are applying. We use the following rules to classify films:

  • Narrative feature (70 minutes and over)
  • Narrative short (under 70 minutes)
  • Documentary feature (70 minutes and over)
  • Documentary short (under 70 minutes)
  • Student film (made by a student filmmaker; any length)
  • Video art or experimental film (any length)

7. When will I find out if my film has been selected?
Whether or not your film has been selected, you will be notified in early July.
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8. How much does it cost to submit my film?
Submission fees depend on content-type and are outlined on Film Freeway.
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9. My film is not yet complete; may I still submit?
We do accept unfinished films, as long as they are submitted before the deadline. Please state that it is a work in progress, and also state your expected completion date and final run time. Should your film be selected, you will have an opportunity to submit a final exhibition copy. However, we do not accept multiple edits of the same film.
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10. My film was selected; by when must I send the final exhibition format?
If your film is selected, we will communicate details to you regarding exhibition formats and the date by which we will need to receive it.
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11. How do I contact the ttff?
If you have any queries regarding your submission, please email , and put ttff/20 SUBMISSION QUERY: and the title of the film in the subject line.
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