22–28 Sept 2021
Save the Date

A look back

The fortnight of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival was a seriously hectic period. Film screenings, workshops, discussion panels, cocktail receptions…there was so much to cover that we couldn’t possibly blog it all as it happened. Our cameras were constantly clicking, however. Here’s a sampling of stuff we chronicled but didn’t get to blog at the time.

The TTFF table in the MovieTowne foyer, being manned by TTFF volunteers, from left, Tyker Phillip, Jaron Forbes (in background) and Giselle Langton.

TTFF volunteers Karlene Morris and Alison Morris.

Princess “Where’s your pass?!” Donelan, TTFF MovieTowne Coordinator.

Volunteers Alison Morris and Michelle Roach answer a patron’s query.

Jamaican director Joel Burke, at a luncheon hosted at Veni Mangé Restaurant.

Artist Peter Doig of StudioFilmClub and filmmaker Issac Julien, at the Veni Mangé luncheon.

TTFF Associate Director Emilie Upczak, Filmmaker Kolton Lee, TTFF Guest Coordinator Rhiann Vialva, and Wendy Pearce, at the StudioFilmClub.

Poster for the film Jamesie: King of Scratch, directed by Andrea Leland.

TV presenter Marcia Henville goes through her Festival programme.

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Filmmakers Michael New, left, and Kolton Lee, at a cocktail reception.

Jamaican directors Nile Saulter and Storm Saulter, with TTFF Outreach Coordinator Dawn Cumberbatch.

A Festival patron makes a donation to the TTFF Haiti hurricane relief fund, set up to aid the victims of the hurricanes that recently ravaged the country.

And that’s a wrap

The curtain officially came down on the third annual Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival last evening, with an awards ceremony and wrap party at the Verandah restaurant in St Clair.

It’s been a tiring but thoroughly enjoyable two weeks. More than this, though, as TTFF Director Marina Salandy-Brown pointed out, the Festival has been an overwhelming success; far and away the best yet. More analysis is to come, but for now, enjoy the following pix.

Filmmaker and member of the faculty of the Film Studies Programme at UWI, Yao Ramesar, and Naima Mohammed, TTFF Workshop Coordinator.

Jennifer de Verteuil, filmmaker Alex de Verteuil and TTFF Executive Director Marina Salandy-Brown.

TTFF Associate Director Annabelle Alcazar and Luisa Cacciotti.

Fashion designer Meiling.

TTFF Associate Director Annabelle Alcazar presents the People’s Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature Film to fellow Associate Director Emilie Upczak (and her son Gideon), on behalf of director Kolton Lee, for his romantic comedy Cherps.

Carla Foderingham of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company presents the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary Film to the crew of the Siege – director Junior Andrew Lett, writer Francesca Hawkins and editor Dion Boucaud.

Filmmaker Renee Pollonais poses with her People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film, Directions.

Melanie Archer, who handled PR and marketing duties for the TTFF.

Rosemary Hezekiah of Veni Mangé restaurant, TTFF Reception Coordinator.

Celeste Doig, Festival Intern.

Filmmaker and choreographer Sonja Dumas, and filmmaker Sophie Meyer.

Emilie enjoying herself.

Georgia Popplewell, multimedia producer, Managing Editor of Global Voices and self-described gate-crasher of the evening’s proceedings, and Annabelle Alcazar.

Meiling and Attillah Springer, my fellow Festival Blogger.

Filmmaker Mariel Brown and Dawn Cumberbatch, TTFF Outreach Coordinator.

Annabelle and Marina.

A look back

And that’s a wrap

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