Community Outreach and building is an essential part of our mission and objectives. Through our year-round community development programme, we have presented over one hundred free film screenings to various communities throughout Trinidad and Tobago, over the last five years.
Using film as a vehicle of social transformation and education and impetus for discussion on issues pertinent to fostering positive behaviour among our citizens, we work with schools, community leaders, special interest groups, human rights organisations and NGOs island-wide including in remote communities, prisons and community centres.
For more information on this programme, please contact Melvina Hazard, Director of Community Development:
— Published on 15th March 2017
We’re heading back outside in April, for three nights of open air cinema in Chaguaramas, Chaguanas and San Fernando, with this year’s Community Cinergy Series, sponsored by bpTT.
The films – featuring creative geniuses who push the boundaries of bold-facedness and daring – are free, and offer a great night out under-the-stars for friends and families.
— Published on 8th February 2017
Filmed during the carnival of that year, the film is both documentary and archival with the work of carnival greats such as Irvin McWilliams, Wayne Berkley and Ken Morris – captured for prosperity.
Quoted as saying it was his favourite film – largely because it had brought him back home to his beloved Trinidad – Ové was proud that he’d been able to expose the depth of this incredible festival to a huge global audience, via BBC prime time and other European countries.
— Published on 18th January 2017
This year we focus on classic Carnival related films, with three evenings of free, outdoor film screenings from 05 – 11 February, sponsored by bpTT.
— Published on 16th May 2016
‘The Harder They Come’ and ‘A Story about Wendy (Parts 1 + 2)’. Everyone is invited to bring their blankets, cushions and chairs for two exciting nights of outdoor cinema!
— Published on 20th September 2015
There will be three community screening events taking place during the ttff/15 (15–29 September), as follows. The first two screenings are free and open to everyone; the third is for school groups. Call 621-0709 to book a school. Sunday 20 September, 6.00pm Couva Joylanders Panyard Re-percussions: An African Odyssey T&T/2015 Documentary/52 mins/GA Wednesday 23 September, […]
— Published on 16th April 2015
Film is a powerful medium for public education and advocacy. It has an ability to bear witness and tell stories that challenge individuals and encourage understanding, empathy and a demand for justice for all.
— Published on 2nd April 2015
Working with community activists and the embassy, the ttff will promote public awareness for the protection of the rights of women, children and the LGBT community in Trinidad and Tobago. The screening of three US films with topical and local resonance, focusing on domestic violence, bullying and gay-rights issues will each be followed by a community discussion, workshop and panel discussion, respectively, in order to foster dialogue on the issues of personal freedom, security, community support, public policy and legislation.
— Published on 20th January 2015
For the third year in a row, the trinidad and tobago film festival (ttff) will feature a presentation of never-before-seen footage of vintage calypso, pan and mas, by Alaska-based retired judge and Carnival researcher, Ray Funk. This event—the final installment in the ttff’s Carnival Film Series (CFS)—will will take place on Sunday 25 January at […]
— Published on 7th January 2015
The trinidad+tobago film festival is starting off its 10th anniversary celebrations on a high note with its 5th annual Carnival Film Series (CFS). Over the past four years, the CFS has presented diverse and unusual representations of Carnival on film and screen. Films have included tributes to pioneers such as Lord Superior, Calypso Rose and Shadow, Peter Minshall and other Carnival practitioners in narrative and documentary forms.
— Published on 10th November 2014
The ttff is pleased to be collaborating with the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago in screening several films as part of the society’s November group exhibition. This Wednesday 19th September at 7.00pm, two films will be shown: Smallman: The World My Father Made (Mariel Brown/T&T/10′, a ttff/13 world premiere) and Luise Kimme: I Always […]