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Moko Jumbie

Asha flies in from England to visit her old family home. But there’s trouble in paradise. Her aunt Mary doesn’t like her associating with their Afro-Trinidadian neighbours. Then Asha begins to realise this abandoned seaside coconut estate is not as tranquil as it looks. Trinidadian-American director Anderson’s striking imagery mingles memory and imagining, the mundane […]

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 […]

Feature T+T: films in celebration of National Patriotism

As part of the country’s celebration of Patriotism Month, the trinidad+tobago film festival will host Feature T+T- a day-long celebration of Trinidad and Tobago through the screening of local short and feature films, followed by Q&A sessions with some of the filmmakers. The screenings are part of the Ministry of Community Development Culture and the […]

the dying swan defies conventions

“Minshall rang me up one day and said “I’m bringing a king this year.” I said “Oh!” He said, “Yes, will you come and document the performance?” I said, “Yea, ok, when is it?” He said, “Tonight.”

The Dying Swan – Ras Nijinsky in Drag as Pavlova

After ten years, internationally acclaimed mas artist, Peter Minshall, reinterprets Mikhail Fokine’s classic ballet The Dying Swan for a ‘Moko Jumbie’ (a stilt dancer) in drag. This film chronicles the assemblage and performance of this mas at the King of Carnival competition in February 2016.

ttff kicks off 2014 with fourth annual Carnival Film Series

Coming off an extremely successful 2013, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) kicks off its programme of events for the new year with its Carnival Film Series (CFS). Now a firm fixture on the annual Carnival calendar of events, the CFS, in its fourth year, is a showcase of films about Carnival and its related artforms. […]

Tribute to Horace Ove at the ttff/12

Horace Ové was recently conferred the distinguished honour of a T&T Film Pioneer by the trinidad+tobago festival. This is one of the numerous accolades awarded to the prolific Belmont-born film director, producer, screenwriter, painter and photographer over the past 40 years. Among the major awards for his work as filmmaker and artist is the Paul […]

Rainforest: A Musical Postcard from Trinidad

Director: Maria Nunes 2011, Trinidad+Tobago English Narrative short / 8 minutes [divider] As part of an international initiative of New York-based composer, Jon Deak, five 11-year-old schoolboys set out to make and send a musical postcard called Rainforest. The film documents the process of composing the piece to its culmination with a public performance at Port of […]

Moko Jumbie

RBC Youth Jury Selected

Feature T+T: films in celebration of National Patriotism

The Dying Swan – Ras Nijinsky in Drag as Pavlova

ttff kicks off 2014 with fourth annual Carnival Film Series

Tribute to Horace Ove at the ttff/12

Rainforest: A Musical Postcard from Trinidad

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