announcing the ttff/23 call for submissions!

FILMCO is delighted to announce the call for submissions for the 18th edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival, ttff/23! The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of fiction and documentary films and experimental works 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 2021. For full submission guidelines and categories, please visit our portal on Film Freeway.

ttff/23 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 2023 festival will be a hybrid, with a combination of online and in-person events and screenings – all in keeping with the guidelines of the Trinidad & Tobago Government.

Our training and professional development programmes will continue to be a core offering of ttff in 2023, and will include, Masterclasses (intensive workshops led by international industry professionals), filmmaker panels, introductory industry workshops and presentations, and youth-focused mentorship and training.



  • earlybird: 17.02.23
  • regular: 31.03.23
  • late: 28.04.23
  • filmmaker notification: 02.06.23

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our frequently asked questions or drop us a line at You can read our full list of rules and terms here.

Submit your film to ttff/23 via FilmFreeway.

ttff programmes films under a range of sections as follows:

The Caribbean section comprises feature-length films from the Caribbean, the diaspora, and films by international filmmakers made in and about the region.

made in t+t is a developmental programming strand for new and emerging filmmakers who reside in Trinidad and Tobago, and are making films in and/ or about Trinidad and Tobago.

The Panorama section consists of short and feature-length films from world cinema. The films in this section come from North America, Latin America, Europe, India and Africa.

short + medium-length films: This section comprises films under 30 minutes in length (shorts) and films between 30 and 59 minutes in length (medium-films) from the Caribbean and its diaspora.

The New Media section comprises avant garde and experimental film and video works from artists and filmmakers in the Caribbean and its diaspora.

Student films are narrative and documentary films with a Caribbean focus made by student filmmakers (whether secondary or tertiary) in the Caribbean and its Diaspora.

The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.

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