Industry Workshops during ttff/17

Venue: Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Script Development Workshop pt.2

Thursday 21 + Friday 22 Sept
Script Development Workshop in partnership with the British Council and facilitated by Ludo Smolski. This is a follow-up to a workshop held in March 2017. In Part 2 the 15 participants, who have been mentored by Smolski over the past six months, will come together to review and assess the progress of their projects and discuss the way forward.

Scriptwriting workshop with Ludo Smolski

Saturday 23 + Sunday 24 Sept

  • 9.30am–4.00pm |
    In Partnership with the British Council- This two-day workshop for 15 writers will give in-depth training on writing for screen. Working through a series of lectures and writing exercises on story, character, structure, genre, dialogue and imagery, this workshop aims to help you test and sharpen your technical skills and find and express your voice in your storytelling. The primary focus is on writing fiction for cinema, across all budget levels, with occasional detours into smaller-screen narrative.

Scriptwriting workshop with Annmarie Morais pt.2

Saturday 23 + Sunday 24 Sept

  • 9.30am–4.00pm |
    Sponsored by the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts. This is Part 2 follow up the workshop -The fifteen aspiring screenwriters who attended a scriptwriting workshop with Annmarie Morais in March 2017 will be set a writing assignment which will then be reviewed and developed during this two day session.

CODE ORANGE: Co-productions and Regional Incentives

Saturday 23 Sept
Sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank

  • 9.00am | Registration and coffee
  • 9.30am–10.30am | Regional Incentives and Opportunities Presentation
    by Max Valverde, Deputy Minister of Culture, Costa Rica; Renee Robinson, Film Commissioner of Jamaica; Nneka Luke, General Manager, FilmTT; and Cindy-Ann Gatt, Director of Marketing, Flow
  • 10.30am–11.00am | Feedback and Discussion
  • 11.00am–12.00pm | Co-Productions with the Americas Presentation
    by Omar de la Cruz, Funglode, Dominican Republic; Laura Avila Tacsan, producer, Costa Rica; Jorge Lopez Sotomayor, President, Association of Film Directors and Scriptwriters, Chile; Samuel Chauvin, Producer, Santa y Andres.
  • 12.00pm–12.30pm | Feedback and Discussion
  • 1.30pm–2.30pm | Presentation of Case Study: The Cutlass
    by Joanne Butcher
  • 2.30pm–3.30pm | Feedback and Discussion
  • 3.30pm–4.00pm | Wrap-up of the Day

One-on-One Sessions

Sunday 24 Sept

  • 10.00am–12.00pm |
    An opportunity to sit with international industry professionals, for direction + advice on a current film project presented by: Joanne Butcher, Jorge Lopez Sotomayor, Samuel Chauvin, Laura Avila Tascan.
    Registration in advance is required.

Creative Industries and the Orange Economy

Sunday 24 Sept

  • 1.00pm–2.30pm
    A public presentation by the Inter-American Development Bank about the impact and opportunities provided by the orange economy (driven by the creative industries), drawing on the research presented in its two publications: The Orange Economy: An Infinite Opportunity and Orange Economy: Innovations you may not know were from Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will address the importance of the orange economy for the social and economic development of Latin America and the Caribbean, with the film sector highlighted as one of the examples.

Date: Thu 21 Sep, 2017
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Industry Workshops during ttff/17

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