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Exciting lineup of movies announced for 18th European Film Festival


A mesmerizing Spanish adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, made in the style of a classic, black-and-white silent film featuring Snow White as a beautiful bullfighter.

A gorgeously tender French animation, about a once-famous stage magician whose life is turned around when he befriends a poor orphan girl.

And a lavish and heartbreaking British drama, about love betrayed, inspired by Thomas Hardy’s great novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles—and set in modern-day India.

These three films—Blancanieves, L’Illusioniste and Trishna, respectively—are just some of the 26 films from 12 European countries audiences have to look forward to, as the 18th annual European Film Festival (EFF) of Trinidad and Tobago gets set to take place.

As ever, the lineup of films for this year’s EFF is varied, with an inviting mix of dramas, thrillers, comedies, documentaries and children’s films. A number of the selected movies are award-winning titles by some of Europe’s top filmmakers.

“One of the aims of the EFF is to give local audiences a glimpse of the customs, history and culture of contemporary European society,” said Jacques Sturm, Ambassador of France, the 2014 coordinating mission of the EFF.

“Further, it is hoped that the films shown will rekindle the memories of past experiences in Europe for those who are already familiar with it, and to those who are not, hopefully increase their desire to visit, and discover its atmosphere and its people.”

In addition to the French embassy, the EFF is organised by the other European resident embassies in Port of Spain: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the EU Delegation.

Once again, the EFF will partner with the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff).

The EFF runs from 14–27 May at MovieTowne Port of Spain, with screenings at MovieTowne in Tobago happening from 21–27 May.

Tickets for all screenings are $30 each, with tickets for children and students (in uniform or with student ID) priced at $20.

For more information on the EFF, including the full schedule of films and screening dates and times, visit ttfilmfestival.com/eff, or European Film Festival – Trinidad and Tobago on Facebook.


Internationally experienced assistant director to hold film production workshop


Members of the local filmmaking community are invited to attend a workshop on professional film production, facilitated by internationally experienced filmmaker Roma Zachemba.

Entitled How to Produce a Professional Film: The 1st Assistant Director’s Point of View, the workshop is designed to give directors and others working in film and TV production a thorough knowledge of the basics of working on a professional film set.

Topics to be covered include:

• The role of the assistant director
• Protocol on set
• Importance of the tech recce
• Schedule software
• Health & safety on set
• Risk assessment
• The call sheet
• The roles of 2nd & 3rd assistant directors

Roma Zachemba is an experienced, internationally trained assistant director with over 40 feature films, shorts, music videos and TV commercials to her name.

Her credits include the BAFTA-nominated film Keeping up with Joneses (2013), the internationally distributed film London Paris New York (2012), and the film festival-circuit winner Lunch Date (2012).

Now based in T&T, Ms Zachemba has previously worked in the UK, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland, among other countries.

The workshop takes place on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd April, 5.30–8.30pm, at 199 Belmont Circular Road, Port of Spain. The cost is $500 (both days).

For further information contact: roma.zachemba@gmail.com

This workshop takes place with the assistance of the trinidad+tobago film festival.

Image: Roma Zachemba on set

Exciting lineup of movies announced for 18th European Film Festival

Internationally experienced assistant director to hold film production workshop

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