New World Film Centre (NWFC) is a non-profit organisation established in 2011 and dedicated to the promotion and development of a film culture and the film industry in Trinidad and Tobago, the wider Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora. The Centre also serves as a cooperative for the procurement of film equipment for use on local independent productions.
NWFC is the parent company of 4 entities towards the fulfillment of these objectives:
- The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), an annual two week flagship event celebrating the best films from the Caribbean, its diaspora and Latin American countries in the Caribbean basin. In addition, the ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-ranging industry programme and networking opportunities during the festival.
Visit website: ttfilmfestival.com
- The Caribbean Film Mart (CFM) was launched during ttff/15 to introduce Caribbean films in development and pre-production to the international film industry. The overall objective is to facilitate the creation of professional relationships and partnerships that will enable the financing, production, marketing and distribution of more Caribbean films.
- The Caribbean Film Database (CFDB) was launched at ttff/15 to meet the NWFC’s objective of creating of an observatory for work related to the research, archiving, publications and preservation of Caribbean cinema. The website presents information on over 500 independent feature-length films made in and about the Caribbean. Accessible in English, Spanish and French, the database is a resource for filmmakers, producers, scholars, festival programmers, regional lm commissions and industry professionals. We intend it to be the definitive authority and repository on Caribbean film.
Visit website: caribbeanfilm.com
- Community Cinema Outreach Programme – Community Outreach and building is an essential part of our mission and objectives. 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.