A package of five short Caribbean films—all previous selections of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff)—will screen at île Courts, the International Short Film Festival of Mauritius (ISFFM), which takes place from 6–10 October.
The screenings of these short films form part of an exchange between the ttff and ISFFM. A package of short films from Mauritius screened at the recently concluded ttff/15.
The films that will screen at ISFFM are:
ABCs, Diana Montero, Cuba (2013)
Doubles with Slight Pepper, Ian Harnarine, Trinidad and Tobago (2012)
Grave Digger, Gabrielle Blackwood, Jamaica (2012)
A Home for These Old Bones, Julien Silloray, Guadeloupe (2013)
Old Moon, Raisa Bonnet, Puerto Rico (2013)
The package will screen on Friday 9 October. In addition, Doubles with Slight Pepper and A Home for These Old Bones will screen as part of the ISFFM’s closing night festivities on Saturday 10 October.
“Trinidad and Mauritius share remarkably similar histories, never mind that one island is in the Caribbean and the other is in the Indian Ocean, thousands of kilometres apart,” said ttff Programme Director Annabelle Alcazar.
“We are thrilled at this opportunity to share aspects of the Caribbean experience with the people of Mauritius, just as we were happy recently to present Mauritian life to our audiences. We expect this to be the start of a fruitful collaboration between our two festivals, and both countries.”
Founded in 2007, ISFFM is an annual showcase of short cinematic works from island nations of the Indian Ocean. Part of the festival’s stated mission is to develop an audience for a “different kind of cinema” in Mauritius.
Image: A still from A Home for These Old Bones