A number of films made a big impression at the ttff/11. And we’re happy to report that since then, some of those films have continued to impress elsewhere.
Better Mus’ Come, the debut film of Jamaica’s Storm Saulter, won the audience prize at the ttff/11 for best narrative feature. Since then it has gone on to cop the audience award for best feature at the Bahamas International Film Festival, and next month will make its North American debut, first in Canada at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Bell Lightbox, then in the US and New York’s prestigious Lincoln Center.
We’re also pleased to note that Sing Your Song, the documentary portrait of ttff/11 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Harry Belafonte, was shortlisted for the Academy Award for best documentary, narrowly missing out on a nomination itself.
Finally, the documentary Senna, directed by Asif Kapadia, has been nominated for three BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards, including best documentary and best British film.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the progress of these films, and all the other past ttff selections that meet with success.
UPDATE: Chico & Rita, the heart-stopping opening-night film of the ttff/11, has been nominated for an Academy Award for best animated feature.
Photo: Better Mus’ Come