We’re delighted to announce a new ttff initiative, Limin’ Live – an informal, 20-minute, one-on-one chat, with creative and film industry folks, about the art, business, joys and challenges of working in film and television. Limin’ Live will take place every Monday at 5pm AST on Instagram live @ttfilmfestival, and subsequently made available on igtv. We hope the chats will be inspiring, entertaining, and interesting to a varied audience of creative practitioners in the Caribbean.
We’ll be limin’ live with filmmaker, Ian Harnarine on Monday 01 March at 5pm AST.
Ian Harnarine’s films include work for TED and Sesame Street, one of which earned an Emmy nomination. Harnarine’s film Doubles With Slight Pepper, executive produced by Spike Lee, won the Toronto International Film Festival and the Canadian Academy Award. Caroni, the story of a West-Indian domestic worker in New York premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and continues to be screened at festivals around the world. Harnarine is currently adapting David Chariandy’s landmark novel, Soucouyant and a feature adaptation of Doubles With Slight Pepper.
Ian was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film, profiled in the New York Times and named one of Playback Magazine’s Ten to Watch. Ian has a MFA from New York University’s Graduate Film School, and is a member of the National Board of Review, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and the Television Academy.
Tune in to IG Live at 5pm AST on Monday 01 March for limin’ live with Ian Harnarine!
Carnival is both a time for revelry and a time for work. Photographers, videographers and filmmakers can often be found behind a camera trying to capture the best images, while revellers enjoy themselves. It can be very hard work! But why do they feel the need to document the Carnival?
As part of trinidad+tobago film festival’s #WatchAMovieOnUs carnival edition, we invite you to join us on Facebook Live for a panel discussion with moderator Ray Funk and panelists Kevin Adams, Maria Govan, Christopher Laird, Mark Lyndersay, Maria Nunes and Camille Parsons, as they discuss the importance, joys and challenges of documenting Carnival, through different lenses (narrative and non-fiction, moving image and still).
The trinidad+tobago film festival is pleased to announce the call for submissions for ttff/21, our 16th edition! Submissions can be made through our festival portal on Film Freeway.
Deadlines: Early bird: 05 March, 2021 Regular: 16 April, 2021 Late: 21 May, 2021 Extended late deadline: 31 May 2021
The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of fiction and documentary feature and short films made in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and its diaspora. The Festival therefore accepts submissions from Caribbean filmmakers in the region and in the diaspora; and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora. Submissions must have been completed after 01 January 2019. For full submission guidelines and categories, please visit our portal on Film Freeway.
ttff/21 will include new shorts, and features, narrative films, documentaries and experimental films, which explore the Caribbean experience. Filmmakers – whether student, emerging or established – with films that fit our criteria are welcome to apply! Our 2021 festival will be a hybrid, with a combination of online and in-person events and screenings – as required by Trinidad & Tobago Government regulations.
Our training and professional development programmes will continue to be a core offering of ttff in 2021, and will include, Masterclasses (intensive 3-day workshops led by international industry professionals), filmmaker panels, introductory industry workshops and presentations, and youth-focused mentorship and training.