22–28 Sept 2021
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Wanted: Young People to watch and critique films

Now in its fourth year, the Youth Jury panel at the trinidad + tobago film festival (ttff)  offers five young people the chance of lifetime to see great films from all over the world, as well as learn the ‘how-to’s’ of critiquing them and gain exclusive access to some of the Festival’s major film events.

According to three members of the 2016 Youth Jury – Marc Angus Skinner, Christopher Lou-Hing and Asa Reyes – the experience was both amazing and transformational.

Nineteen-year-old Skinner described it as “spectacular”. “This [was] my first time sitting on a jury and I enjoyed interacting with people my own age. It was really wonderful to see different personalities interact, watch the same movie and come up with different conclusions…”

Lou-Hing, now a film student at University of the West Indies (UWI) stated, “I really didn’t know what to expect coming into the jury but it was so much more.” The 20-year-old said, “being on the jury really helped me with developing that critical eye when watching a film, which I think was a really good stepping stone into university for me”.

“I learned not just tolerance, but appreciation for things that I cannot easily identify with”, said 22-year-old Asa Reyes. “There was a need for  teamwork as I discovered each juror had their own perceptions of the different films.”  After serving on the youth Jury in 2016, Reyes returned to school to finish her  Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Local film plays to packed audience in St. James

God Loves the Fighter, by T&T filmmaker Damian Marcano, screened to a packed audience Tuesday night, during the WeBeat Festival, at the St James Amphitheatre. The free screening was organised by the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) and sponsored by Flow. Among those in attendance were lead actors Abdi Waithe (the gangsta, Stone) and Muhammad Muwakil (the protagonist, Charlie), and supporting actress Tishanna Williams.

ttff/17 WeFilm Nights at WeBeat

God Loves the Fighter, by T&T filmmaker Damian Marcano, screened to a packed audience Tuesday night (06 June), during the WeBeat Festival, at the St James Amphitheatre. The free screening was organised by the trinidad+tobago film festival and sponsored by Flow. Among those in attendance were lead actors Abdi Waithe (the gangsta, Stone) and Muhammad Muwakil (the protagonist, Charlie), and supporting actress Tishanna Williams. Images © trinidad+tobago film festival Photography: Digimedia Photo + Cinema

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God Loves the Fighter back for one night screening

The award-winning film God Loves the Fighter, by T&T filmmaker Damian Marcano, is expected to play to a full house when it screens in St. James on Tuesday, June 6, having previously played to sold-out audiences at the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) in 2013, and at other screenings around the world.

Melvina Hazard of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and actor Muhammad Muwakil–who plays the titular role of Charlie–stopped by Loop to talk more about the film.

The free screening will take place during the WeBeat Festival, at 7 pm at the St James Amphitheatre, next door to the St James Police Station on the Western Main Road.

Shot during the 2011 State of Emergency, God Loves The Fighter tells a story about life lived on the edge – a life far removed from some, yet clearly very much part of the social fabric of urban T&T.

Wanted: Young People to watch and critique films

Local film plays to packed audience in St. James

ttff/17 WeFilm Nights at WeBeat

God Loves the Fighter back for one night screening

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