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The first ever Tobago Jazz Film Festival – a celebration of music and Tobago through film – 21 -25 April, 2017.

The Allure of Cinema under the Stars

AS the dry season takes hold, the allure and romance of cinema under the stars is back on the trinidad+- tobago film festival’s calendar, with screenings in Chaguanas, San Fernando and Chaguaramas, as part of its Community Cinergy Series, sponsored by bpTT. More open-air screenings are planned in the coming months across both islands.
Through its community development programme, the ttff has presented over a 100 free film screenings to various communities nationwide, using film as a vehicle for social transformation and education and impetus for discussion.

According to the festival’s director of community development, Melvina Hazard, while the festival’s free outdoor screenings are popular, well attended and lots of fun for family and friends, they provide an opportunity for so much more.

“Open air cinema also plays an important role in social inclusion and community cohesion, reaching far flung and under-served communities that might not otherwise attend festival screenings in Portof- Spain. Community cinema can also be used to provide learning opportunities, improve skills, knowledge and sometimes even self esteem,” Hazard said in a media release.

“This April however, we are asking people to join us outdoors for the pure joy of a great night out under-thestars with family and friends.” Admission to all screenings is free.

Workshop for Tobago Film-makers

THE trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is inviting all Tobago-based film-makers to sign up for its one-day, intensive film development workshop to be held on April 22, as part of the inaugural Tobago Jazz Film Festival.
The Tobago Jazz Film Festival, presented by Flow and the ttff, will be held from April 21 to 25.

Fifteen participants will get the opportunity to strengthen their film-making skills under the guidance of experienced film professionals including Tobagonian film-maker Jared Prima, former UWI film school lecturer and founder of the ttff Dr Bruce Paddington and screenwriter, actor and director Tony Hall. Training will include the basics of film production, scriptwriting, camera and sound, said a media release.

Jazz Festival Starts in Tobago

The first Tobago Jazz Film Festival – a celebration of music and Tobago through film – will be launched on April 21, as part of the Tobago Jazz Experience.

An initiative of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival and corporate sponsor FLOW, the Tobago Jazz Film Festival will screen in the open air, with films by Tobagonian filmmakers, as well as international films with a focus on music. There will also be an industry workshop for Tobago-based film-makers.

According to Cindy-Ann Gatt, director of Marketing at FLOW, “We remain committed to supporting the development of content in Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the Caribbean. We are also happy to contribute to the development of entertainment tourism in Tobago, as exemplified by our platinum sponsorship of the Tobago Jazz Experience. Tobago is a wonderful island and its history lends itself to great storytelling.”

Dr Bruce Paddington, founder and director of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, added, “We are thrilled to be highlighting the talent of Tobago’s young film-makers, alongside internationally acclaimed films centred in music.”

The Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) celebrates films from and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as from world cinema, through an annual festival and year-round screenings. In addition, the TTFF seeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-ranging industry programme and networking opportunities. The TTFF is presented by FLOW, given leading sponsorship by bpTT, and contributing sponsorship by RBC Royal Bank.

Film workshop for Tobago-based filmmakers


The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is inviting all Tobago-based filmmakers to sign up for its one-day intensive, film development workshop, to be held on 22 April 2017, at the Shaw Park Complex as part of the inaugural Tobago Jazz Film Festival. The Tobago Jazz Film Festival, presented by Flow and the ttff, will be held from 21 – 25 April.

Under the guidance of experienced film professionals, including: Tobagonian filmmaker – Jared Prima, former UWI film school lecturer and founder of the ttff – Dr Bruce Paddington, and screenwriter, actor and director -Tony Hall, fifteen participants will be given the opportunity to strengthen their filmmaking skills.

Training will include the basics of film production, scriptwriting, camera and sound. This all day intensive workshop is a continuation of ttff’s work in Tobago. Previously, ttff conducted an Introduction to Film Weekend workshop for film-makers and cultural groups; as well as a Music Video workshop in Tobago.

According to Coordinator of the Tobago Jazz Film Festival, Melvina Hazard: “This is for anyone working in a film related field, whether in a video production house, TV or as an independent filmmaker. Tobago has a growing pool of talented visual artists and filmmakers and we are pleased to be providing this opportunity to help further increase industry skills.”

While there is no fee for participation, filmmakers must submit their CV to submit@ttfilmfestival.com no later than 10 April 2017. Selected participants will be notified within three days of the close of submissions.

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) celebrates films from and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as from world cinema, through an annual festival and year-round screenings. In addition, the ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-ranging industry programme and networking opportunities.

Film Workshop for Tobago Based Filmmakers

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is inviting all Tobago-based filmmakers to sign up for its one-day intensive, film development workshop, to be held on 22 April 2017, at the Shaw Park Complex as part of the inaugural Tobago Jazz Film Festival. The Tobago Jazz Film Festival, presented by Flow and the ttff, will be held from 21 – 25 April.

Under the guidance of experienced film professionals, including: Tobagonian filmmaker – Jared Prima, former UWI film school lecturer and founder of the ttff – Dr Bruce Paddington, and screenwriter, actor and director -Tony Hall, fifteen participants will be given the opportunity to strengthen their filmmaking skills.

Training will include the basics of film production, scriptwriting, camera and sound. This all day intensive workshop is a continuation of ttff’s work in Tobago. Previously, ttff conducted an Introduction to Film Weekend workshop for film-makers and cultural groups; as well as a Music Video workshop in Tobago.

According to Coordinator of the Tobago Jazz Film Festival, Melvina Hazard: “This is for anyone working in a film related field, whether in a video production house, TV or as an independent filmmaker. Tobago has a growing pool of talented visual artists and filmmakers and we are pleased to be providing this opportunity to help further increase industry skills.”

New Festival to Launch in Tobago

The first ever Tobago Jazz Film Festival – a celebration of music and Tobago through film – will be launched on 21 April 2017, as part of the Tobago Jazz Experience.

An initiative of the trinidad+tobago film festival and corporate sponsor, Flow, the Tobago Jazz Film Festival will screen in the open air, with films by Tobagonian filmmakers as well as international films with a focus on music. There will also be an industry workshop for Tobago-based filmmakers.

Admission to all events is free.

Tobago Jazz Film Festival coming in April

The first ever Tobago Jazz Film Festival – a celebration of music and Tobago through film – will be launched on 21 April 2017.

We’re pleased to announce the Tobago Jazz Film Festival, an initiative of the trinidad+tobago film festival and corporate sponsor, Flow. The 4 day film festival will be held during the THA Division of Tourism’s Tobago Jazz Experience and will feature films by Tobagonian filmmakers as well as international films with a focus on music. There will also be an industry workshop for Tobago-based filmmakers. Admission to all events is free.

The lineup of Festival events is as follows:

Sat 22 April, 9am / training + Development workshops for filmmakers / Shaw Park Complex
By application only – filmmakers should submit their CV to submit@ttfilmfestival.com

Sun 23 April, 7pm / movies + afterparty / The Shade Nightclub /Bon Accord
Redman / PG 13 (Tbgo) – a hilarious tale of what it means to be a man
Dancehall Queen / 14+ – a desperate mother enters a dancehall competition, to save her daughter’s life.

Mon 24 April, 7pm / movies + dinner / Mt Irvine Bay Resort
Glass Bottom Boat / GA (Tbgo) – a woman’s enduring love for Tobago sustains her through profound loss.
Miles Ahead / 18+ – Jazz-legend, Miles Davis, sets off on a two-day caper to recover his stolen compositions.
Dinner reservations are recommended,

Tues 25 April 7pm / Movies + dinner /Waves Restaurant and Bar / Old Grafton Beach Road, Stonehaven Bay, Black Rock
The Resort / 14+ (Tbgo) – follow the commerce of a young man as he sells love for a living.
Chico + Rita / 14+ – this award-winning animated feature is a majestic, sensual love story, set in 1950s Cuba

According to Cindy-Ann Gatt, Director of Marketing at Flow: “We remain committed to supporting the development of content in Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the Caribbean. We are also happy to contribute to the development of entertainment tourism in Tobago as exemplified by our Platinum sponsorship of the Tobago Jazz Experience. When Bruce Paddington and his team pitched this idea for us, we felt strongly that it was one for which both Tobago and Flow were ready. Tobago is a wonderful island and its history lends itself to great storytelling. We strongly encourage attendees of the Tobago Jazz Experience to put the Tobago Film Festival into their calendar as well.”

Dr Bruce Paddington, Founder and Festival Director of the trinidad+tobago film festival added: “Tobagonians have been asking for their own film festival, and the Tobago Jazz Experience provides the perfect opportunity for us to do this. We are thrilled to be highlighting the talent of Tobago’s young filmmakers, alongside internationally acclaimed films centred in music ”

The Tobago Jazz Film Festival is also made possible through Tobago our official venue partners in Tobago-THA Division of Tourism and Transportation, The Shade Nightclub, Mt. Irvine Bay Resort, Waves Restaurant and Bar; and hotel partner Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort.
For more information, visit http://tobagojazz.ttfilmfestival.com/

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) celebrates films from and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as from world cinema, through an annual festival and year-round screenings. In addition, the ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-ranging industry programme and networking opportunities. The ttff is presented by Flow, given leading sponsorship by bpTT, and contributing sponsorship by RBC Royal Bank.

Film Festival goes to Tobago Jazz

An initiative of the trinidad+tobago film festival and corporate sponsor, Flow, the Tobago Jazz Film Festival will screen in the open air, with films by Tobagonian filmmakers as well as international films with a focus on music. There will also be an industry workshop for Tobago-based filmmakers. Admission to all events is free.

Film workshop for Tobago based Filmmakers

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is inviting all Tobago-based filmmakers to sign up for its one-day intensive, film development workshop, to be held on 22 April 2017, as part of the inaugural Tobago Jazz Film Festival.  The Tobago Jazz Film Festival, presented by Flow and the ttff, will be held from 21 – 25 April.

Under the guidance of experienced film professionals, including: Tobagonian filmmaker – Jared Prima, former UWI film school lecturer and founder of the ttff – Dr Bruce Paddington, and screenwriter, actor and director -Tony Hall, fifteen participants will be given the opportunity to strengthen their filmmaking skills.

Tobago Jazz Film Festival Trailer

The Allure of Cinema under the Stars

Workshop for Tobago Film-makers

Jazz Festival Starts in Tobago

Film workshop for Tobago-based filmmakers

Film Workshop for Tobago Based Filmmakers

New Festival to Launch in Tobago

Tobago Jazz Film Festival coming in April

Film Festival goes to Tobago Jazz

Film workshop for Tobago based Filmmakers

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