Two panels + a pitch session

The ttff/11 is in full swing, and great films are on offer at the various screening venues. Yet the Festival isn’t just about film screenings—there are other exciting film-related events taking place.

Here are a few events taking place this Friday and Saturday that we think you’d enjoy. All are free of charge and open to the public.

The Second Filmmakers’ Panel
Every year the festival provides a platform for local and visiting filmmakers to discuss their craft, from the creative idea to production to the business of financing, marketing and, ultimately, distributing their films. The filmmakers’ panel provides a rare opportunity to see local, regional and international filmmakers come together in an informal setting to discuss the experience of making films within a Caribbean context. Panelists will include Elizabeth Topp (T&T), Storm Saulter (Jamaica), Shundell Prasad (Guyana/USA), Christopher Din Chong (T&T) and Guy Deslauriers (Martinique).
Friday 30 September, 10am
Jetsam Room, The Carlton Savannah, Cascade

Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion Pitch Competition
At the start of the ttff/11, an intensive three-day creative workshop for 12 selected Caribbean filmmakers was held. These filmmakers each worked on a feature film project that they wish to produce. Six of the participants have been chosen to go on to pitch their film projects to a judging panel, who will pick one overall winner. The winner will receive a cash prize of $20,000.
Friday 27 September, 1pm
Jetsam Room, The Carlton Savannah

Getting It Out There: Marketing, Exhibiting and Distributing Your Film
Addressing problems and finding solutions for financing, marketing and distributing Caribbean films has always been an annual offering of the ttff. This year we give filmmakers the opportunity to hear from and interact with internationally known experts in the fields of film marketing, exhibition and distribution. Topics at this panel will include non-traditional and multi-platform distribution and marketing, including online marketing and social networking.
Saturday 01 October, 10am
Jetsam Room, The Carlton Savannah

Date: Tue 27 Sep, 2011
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