Dear Friends of the Festival,
After two weeks of films, workshops, Q&A; sessions, panel discussions and parties, the trinidad+tobago film festival/09 comes to an end this evening, with the official closing film, awards ceremony and reception at MovieTowne.
At 5.45pm the screening of Carmen and Geoffrey takes place, with guest of honour Geoffrey Holder in attendance. After the screening, the awards will be announced. This year, in addition to the regular people’s choice awards (for best short, best documentary and best feature), there are for the first time jury prizes, for best film and best locally made film. All awards cary cash prizes: the prize for best film is US$10,000, the best local film is worth TT$30,000, and each people’s choice winner gets TT$5,000.
The awards will we announced from around 8pm, and Melanie and I will be bringing the results (almost) live, as they are announced. So log on and join us for all the action, and see if your favourite film from this year’s festival walks away with any honours. Unfortunately, we won’t be blogging the after-party–you’ll just have to imagine what that was like for yourselves.
Until this evening!