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    Save the Date, 21 Sep–01 Oct 2023

announcing the ttff/22 industry line-up

Creating a sustainable film industry requires years of work, training and support. This is why the trinidad+tobago film festival has remained committed to providing our community with access to industry leaders and professionals. Now in its seventeenth year, ttff/22 is excited to once again host a variety of workshops and capacity-building programmes – and (can we get an amen!) they will all be held in person! 

Our line up includes presentations, panels and talks which will all be offered free of charge. Our masterclasses and workshops, intended for emerging and established filmmakers, will take place at NALIS and registration and payment are required in advance. While all the workshops will be ticketed, one of our masterclasses will be offered free of charge, thanks to the support of the US Embassy, Port of Spain. 

This year, with the support of Shell, we are also offering a series of introductory workshops intended for young and/or beginner filmmakers called movie-making 101.

Advance tickets are available at ttfilmfestival.com and can also be purchased via bank transfer or in person (cash, credit card or linx) at our FILMCO office, located at 22 Jerningham Ave. 
*FILMCO members, filmmakers with a film in the Festival and students with a valid photo ID, can receive a 50% discount on workshops and masterclasses! Please email Nyola at festival@filmco.org for information on payment options and to receive your discount code.

ASK THE VETERAN

We’re mixing it up this year, with a new format for our popular ‘Ask the veterans’ offering – we’ll be combining access to a variety of veteran film professionals with a speed-dating format, so attendees can learn directly from folks who work in different areas of the film industry pipeline! This is an open, all-access pass to drill experienced film industry professionals on all aspects of their work. 

ask the veteran, speed dating edition!
Fri 23 Sept, 3.00–5.00pm
location: NALIS (Old Fire Station)
tickets: free of charge; pre-registration required
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industry veterans
SXSW programmer Jim Kolmar; TTT programme manager Diane Robertson; FilmTT general manager Leslie-Ann Caton; Firelight Media CEO Marcia Smith; film industry publicist Marcin J. Sobczak and others.

MASTERCLASSES

telling our stories: directing the caribbean narrative feature
Thurs 22 + Fri 23 Sept, 12.30–2.00pm
location: NALIS (Seminar Room 2)
tickets: TT$300
facilitator: José María Cabral
Presented with the support of FilmTT
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*Pre-registration and payment in advance are required.

film producing 101
Fri 23 Sept, 10.30am–12.00pm + 2.30–4.00pm
location: NALIS (Seminar Room 1)
tickets: free
facilitator: Stanley Nelson Jr
Presented in partnership with the US Embassy, Port of Spain
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*Pre-registration is required.

the role of the sales agent
Sun 25 Sept, 10.30am–12.00pm
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: TT$150
facilitator: Michaelangelo Masangkay
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*Pre-registration and payment in advance are required.

bringing historical figures of colour to life through documentary
Tues 27 Sept, 10.30am–12.00pm + 12.30–2.00pm
location: NALIS (Seminar Room 2)
tickets: TT$300
facilitator: Shola Lynch
Presented with the support of FilmTT
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*Pre-registration and payment in advance are required.

WORKSHOPS

strategies for succeeding on the festival circuit
Fri 23 Sept, 10.30am–12.00pm
location: NALIS (Seminar Room 2)
tickets: $150
facilitators: Themba Bhebhe, Jim Kolmar, Michaelangelo Masangkay + Marcin J. Sobczak 
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*Pre-payment for selected participants is required.

movie-making 101: introduction to cinematography
Sat 24 Sept, 10.30am–12.00pm, 12.30–2.00pm 
location: NALIS (Seminar Room 1)
tickets: TT$300
facilitator: Oliver Milne
Presented with the support of Shell
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*Pre-registration and payment in advance are required.

working with a composer 
Sat 24 Sept, 12.30–2.00pm 
location: NALIS (Seminar Room 2)
tickets: TT$150
facilitator: Navíd Lancaster
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*Pre-registration and payment in advance are required.

movie-making 101: drone videography 
Sun 25 Sept, 2.30–4.00pm 
location: TBC
tickets: $150
facilitator: Michaelangelo Masangkay
Presented with the support of Shell
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*Pre-registration and payment in advance are required.

PRESENTATIONS

planning an impact campaign for your film 
Thurs 22 Sept, 12.30pm–2.00pm 
location: NALIS (Seminar Room 1)
tickets: free
facilitator: Marcia Smith
Presented with the support of the US Embassy, Port of Spain
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tt production rebate
Fri 23 Sept, 10.30am–12.00pm 
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
facilitator: Leslie Ann Wills-Caton
Presented with the support of FilmTT
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crowdfunding and direct-to-audience strategies 
Fri 23 Sept, 12.30–2.00pm
location: NALIS (Seminar Room 1)
tickets: free
facilitator: Marcin J. Sobczak
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contracts, copyright and clearances
Sat 24 Sept, 10.30am–12.00pm 
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
facilitator: Justin Koo
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movie-making 101: building your first filmmaking kit
Sat 24 Sept, 2.30–4.00pm
location: NALIS (Seminar Room 1)
tickets: free
facilitator: Robert Macfarlane
Presented with the support of Shell
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researching historical stories at the heritage library
Sat 24 Sept, 1.00–2.30pm
location: NALIS (Heritage Library)
tickets: free
facilitator: Jasmin P. Simmons
Presented in collaboration with NALIS
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ABCs of why and how: having a career as a filmmaker
Sat 24 Sept, 2.30pm–4.00pm
location: NALIS (Seminar Room 2)
tickets: free
facilitators: Mariel Brown + Marcin J. Sobczak
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PANELS

route to audience
Thurs 22 Sept, 2.30–4.00 pm
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
moderator: Mariel Brown
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spotlight on the Dominican Republic film industry
Thurs 22 Sept, 4.30–5.45pm
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
moderator: Mariel Brown
Presented with the support of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic
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lgbtqia+ storytelling in the caribbean space
Fri 23 Sept, 2.30–4.00pm
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
moderator: Franka Philip
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the tricky question of ‘truth’ in documentary
Sat 24 Sept, 12.30–2.00pm 
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
moderator: Stanley Nelson Jr
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what are film festivals looking for?
Sat 24 Sept, 2.30–4.00pm 
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
moderator: Asha Lovelace
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film archives as repositories of history 
Sun 25 Sept, 2.30–4.00pm 
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
moderator: Mariel Brown
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see yuhself: our stories as a conduit to change
Sun 25 Sept, 4.30–5.45pm
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
moderator: Franka Philip
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making the indie film 
Mon 26 Sept, 2.30–4.00pm 
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
moderator: Marcin J. Sobczak
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the brave new world of NFTs
Tues 27 Sept, 2.30–4.00pm
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
moderator: Anya Ayoung-Chee
Presented with the support of IDB
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ttff talks

ttff talks are in depth and insightful conversations with creative masters on their creative journeys, inspiration, challenges and personal philosophies. ttff talks are presented with the support of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago.

ttff talk with Christopher Laird + Dr Bruce Paddington 
Fri 23 Sept, ​​4.30–5.45pm
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
moderator: Maria Nunes
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ttff talk with Stanley Nelson Jr and Marcia Smith
Sat 24 Sept, ​4.30–5.45pm
location: NALIS (AV Room)
tickets: free
moderator: Mariel Brown
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Link to the Caribbean Film Database.

Link to ttff/22 merchandise.

Link to download the ttff/22 guide

Watch Caribbean movies on ttff+.

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