The first Tobago Jazz Film Festival – a celebration of music and Tobago through film – will be launched on April 21, as part of the Tobago Jazz Experience.
An initiative of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival and corporate sponsor FLOW, the Tobago Jazz Film Festival will screen in the open air, with films by Tobagonian filmmakers, as well as international films with a focus on music. There will also be an industry workshop for Tobago-based film-makers.
According to Cindy-Ann Gatt, director of Marketing at FLOW, “We remain committed to supporting the development of content in Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the Caribbean. We are also happy to contribute to the development of entertainment tourism in Tobago, as exemplified by our platinum sponsorship of the Tobago Jazz Experience. Tobago is a wonderful island and its history lends itself to great storytelling.”
Dr Bruce Paddington, founder and director of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, added, “We are thrilled to be highlighting the talent of Tobago’s young film-makers, alongside internationally acclaimed films centred in music.”
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 contributing sponsorship by RBC Royal Bank.