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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 2014, 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 must 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 14 MAY 2018. Your online submission form 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 submission information must be entered via the ttff visitor page at https://filmfreeway.com/trinidadtobagofilmfestival
In order to submit a film, you will need to create a free ttff visitor account.
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3. My film was made before 2016, may I still submit?
For the 2018 edition of the ttff, we will only consider films completed January 1 2016 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 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 submit@ttfilmfestival.com
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5. What format is required for submission?
We only accept online film screeners. When completing your online entry form on the ttff visitor page at https://filmfreeway.com/trinidadtobagofilmfestival in the fields marked ONLINE SCREENER, please provide the URL link, username (if necessary) and password for your film’s screener.
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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:

  • Fiction feature (60 minutes and over)
  • Fiction short (under 60 minutes)
  • Documentary feature (60 minutes and over)
  • Documentary short (under 60 minutes)
  • 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. Films are confirmed at different stages in the process and you will be notified of the selection status of your film in due course.
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8. How much does it cost to submit my film?
Submissions for the ttff are free.
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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 SUBMISSION QUERY: and the title of the film in the subject line.
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