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TT Film Fest at UWI Highlights Caribbean Advocacy and Resistance

The Film Programme at the University of the West Indies (UWI), will once again host the screening of internationally acclaimed and student-made films, as part of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, which runs from September 19 – 26.

The UWI programme will take place at 12 Carmody Street, St Augustine, with a day of documentaries on September 22, and a showcase of student films with Q&As on September 23.

Among the selection of films is La Matamoros, by Panamanian director Delfina Vidal, which won Best Picture at the International Film Festival Panama, in the Central America and Caribbean category.

RBC Youth Jury Selected

In photo:(left to right) Josiah Persad, Charles Arjan Bachew, Anais Khan- George, Shania Duncan, Ms Hazel Ann Marshall (RBC),Senior Manager Marketing – Region and TT | RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited, Nicholai Rampersad,  Shivanna Maharaj and  Dominic Adel Branche 

Seven young people will enjoy the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) 2017 experience as jurors for the RBC Royal Bank Youth Jury Award. The jurors were selected following an open call for submissions earlier this year.  They will view six films in competition during ttff/17 and the award for first place will be presented at the ttff’s prize-giving ceremony on Tuesday 26 September 2017, at the Central Bank Auditorium, Port of Spain.

The  ttff/17 RBC Youth Jury members are:

  • Dominic Adel Branche, Belmont
  • Anais Khan- George, St. Augustine
  • Charles Arjan Bachew, D’Abadie
  • Josiah Persad, Sangre Grande
  • Nicholai Rampersad, Penal
  • Shania Duncan, Chaguanas
  • Shivanna Maharaj,  Sangre Grande

The jury, comprising mainly of high school students, was selected based on essays they submitted on why they loved their favourite film.  During ttff/17, under the mentorship of film critic and journalist, B.C. Pires, the Jury will view six Caribbean and international feature length films, featuring young protagonists negotiating through a variety of ‘coming of age’ situations, issues and challenges. The Youth Jury initiative was launched in 2014 as a way of stimulating interest in fostering a critical appreciation of independent film among young people.

The six films in competition are:

After the jurors have viewed all the films in competition, they will choose the winning film. The director of the feature will receive a trophy plus a cash award of $5,000 sponsored and presented by RBC Royal Bank at the ttff/17 Award Ceremony.

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 the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts; supporting sponsorship by the Inter-American Development Bank and UN Women; and contributing sponsorship from RBC Royal Bank.

Search for the Best TT Film in Development ends soon

Filmmakers wishing to apply for a $10,000 award for the best T&T film in development have until 30 August to do so. The award sponsored by BP Trinidad and Tobago as part of the T&T Film Festival, seeks to make a contribution towards the completion of a local narrative or documentary feature film currently in pre-production, which is being made by a T&T resident or national and is to be made in this country.

Christian James who won the BPTT Best T&T Film in Development in 2014, spoke about the impact that winning that award has had on his work.

Steelband documentaries debut at this year’s TT Film Festival

Three documentaries about steelbands will make their debut at this year’s trinidad+tobago film festival, which takes place from September 19-26 at MovieTowne Port of Spain, San Fernando and Tobago, as well as the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine.

Steelband documentaries to debut at ttff

THREE documentaries about steelbands will make their debut at this year’s trinidad+ tobago film festival, which takes place from September 19 to 26, at MovieTowne Port of Spain, San Fernando, Tobago,and at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine.
James O’Connor’s film To Be A Renegade, captures the story of the bp Renegades through an examination of the violent beginnings of pan, the era of change, and its present state as a positive influence on communities, with steelbands now travelling abroad as international ambassadors.

Steelband documentaries debut at this year’s TT Film Festival

THREE documentaries about steelbands will make their debut at this year’s trinidad+tobago film festival, which takes place from September 19-26 … The post Steelband Documentaries Debut At T&T Film Festival appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia.

Green Days by the River opens 2017 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

Green Days by the River, a Film adaptation of Michael Anthony’s classic 1967 novel of the same name, will open this year’s festival, at the red carpet gala and screening to be held at NAPA, on September 19, 2017. Bringing to life childhood memories of the book, and a Trinidad of yesteryear, director Michael Mooleedhar’s film is set in the idyllic countryside of 1950’s Mayaro and re-tells the story of 15 year old Shell. Newly arrived, he quickly gets caught between his longing to be a man, and his child-like innocence in the face of adult cunning. With adolescent hormones raging, amidst the breath-taking beauty of Mayaro, the quiet storm that’s brewing may prove more than he can handle and he’ll certainly never be the same again.

Steelband documentaries debut at this year’s TT Film Festival

Three documentaries about steelbands will make their debut at this year’s T&T Film Festival, which takes place from September 19-26 at MovieTowne Port-of-Spain, San Fernando and Tobago, as well as the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine.

James O’Connor’s film To Be A Renegade, captures the story of the BP Renegades through an examination of the violent beginnings of pan, the era of change, and its present state as a positive influence on communities, with steelbands now travelling abroad as international ambassadors. Featuring players, founding members and supporters, the documentary funded by BP Trinidad and Tobago, seeks to show what it really means to be a Renegade. As part of its support for the film, BPTT is sponsoring a free screening of To Be A Renegade on September 22 at 8.30 pm, at MovieTowne Port Of Spain. Tickets will be available from the box office on a first-come-first-served basis, at the start of the Festival.

TTFF at UWI Focuses on C’bean History of Advocacy and Resistance

The Film Programme at The University of the West Indies (UWI), will once again host the screening of internationally acclaimed and student made films, as part of the trinidad+tobago film festival, which runs from 19 – 26 September.

The UWI programme will take place at 12 Carmody Street, St Augustine, with a day of documentaries on Friday 22, and a showcase of student films, with Q+As, on Saturday 23 September.

Among the selection of films is La Matamoros, by Panamanian director Delfina Vidal, which won Best Picture at the International Film Festival Panama, in the Central America and Caribbean category.

Steelband Documentaries Debut at this year’s TT Film Festival

Three documentaries about steelbands will make their debut at this year’s Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival, which takes place from 19 – 26 September, at MovieTowne Port of Spain, San Fernando and Tobago, as well as the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine.

TT Film Fest at UWI Highlights Caribbean Advocacy and Resistance

RBC Youth Jury Selected

Search for the Best TT Film in Development ends soon

Steelband documentaries debut at this year’s TT Film Festival

Steelband documentaries to debut at ttff

Steelband documentaries debut at this year’s TT Film Festival

Green Days by the River opens 2017 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

Steelband documentaries debut at this year’s TT Film Festival

TTFF at UWI Focuses on C’bean History of Advocacy and Resistance

Steelband Documentaries Debut at this year’s TT Film Festival

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