The trinidad+tobago film festival is pleased to announce our 2012 partnership with the High Commission of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago to present Canada Focus, sponsored by RBC Royal Bank. In an effort to represent and acknowledge not just Caribbean filmmakers but also the Caribbean diaspora as well as international filmmakers who are inspired to tell Caribbean stories, the ttff will bring to our audiences some of the most touching, thought-provoking and well regarded Canadian films of 2011 and 2012. Two of these films, Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar will be projected at MovieTowne on 35mm.
In addition to showcasing Canadian film, the festival will also host four Canadian filmmakers and has invited the director of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival to sit on our jury. Check out the following Canada Focus links and pay particular attention to the films with an asterisk, which means the filmmaker will be here in T&T during the festival. Be sure to catch their Q&A!
Christy Garland, The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song*
Ian Harnarine, Doubles With Slight Pepper*
Faisal Lutchmedial, Mr Crab*
Denis Villeneuve, Incendies
Philippe Falardeau, Monsieur Lazhar
Nisha Pahuja, The World Before Her
Christian Sida-Valenzuela, Vancouver Latin American Film Festival