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 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 […]
— Published on 21st October 2014
The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is pleased to host a screening of the award-winning documentary Carmen and Geoffrey, next Friday, 31 October, at its office at 199 Belmont Circular Road in Belmont. A tribute to the actor and dancer Geoffrey Holder, who died earlier this month at the age of 84, the screening takes place […]
— Published on 10th September 2014
A new documentary out of Jamaica on the subject of reparations for African chattel slavery will screen at the 2014 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), which runs from 16–30 September. Entitled The Price of Memory and directed by Karen Marks Mafundikwa, the film takes as its starting point the visit by Queen Elizabeth to Jamaica in […]
— Published on 20th August 2014
The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is presenting a series of film screenings to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the country’s independence, sponsored by The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited. The screenings take place over three days in San Fernando, Port of Spain and Tobago, respectively. All screenings are free and open to […]
— Published on 23rd July 2014
Nigeria’s Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (1938–1997) is arguably the greatest musician to come out of Africa in the twentieth century, the inventor of the groundbreaking sound known as Afrobeat. On Wednesday 30 July, the trinidad+tobago film festival, in collaboration with the Emancipation Support Committee and with technical services from North Eleven, will present Finding Fela (2014), a […]
— Published on 4th June 2014
When Calypso Rose visited West Africa several years ago, admiring audiences gave her the name “the Lioness of the Jungle”. Eventually that name would work its way into the title of a documentary film being made at the time about Rose, born McCartha Lewis in 1940 in Bethel, Tobago. Entitled Calypso Rose: Lioness of the […]
— Published on 29th May 2014
As a boy growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, Richard Fung loved dhalpuri roti. As a filmmaker now living in Toronto, he decided to discover the origins of this justly celebrated dish. Richard’s journey took him first from Canada to his native land. He then headed to the Bhojpur region of India, where the ancestors […]
— Published on 12th March 2014
There’s nothing quite like watching a wonderful movie under the stars, and that’s just what the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is bringing to audiences across the country in its third annual Community Cinergy series, starting Friday 21 March. Sponsored by bpTT, Community Cinergy consists of four free open-air screenings of great movies, all past ttff […]
— Published on 13th February 2014
For the second year in a row the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is pleased to feature Carnival historian and researcher Ray Funk presenting rare historic film clips on calypso, pan and Carnival, at two events. These free presentations, part of the film festival’s annual Carnival Film Series (CFS), take place at San Fernando Hill and […]