In addition to screening films, the ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of the Caribbean film industry by hosting workshops, panel discussions, seminars and networking opportunities. One of the workshops taking place at ttff/14 is one on film appreciation.
It takes a variety of talents and interests to foster a healthy and thriving film industry. This free workshop, which will be facilitated by British writer and film critic Kaleem Aftab, targets film enthusiasts—people who may not be interested in making films, but are fascinated by questions of cinema, and image-making and meaning in general. The workshop will encourage a culture of appreciating film by equipping participants to think and talk about themes, motifs, styles, psychological and historical references, and more. Aftab will punctuate his presentation with clips from various films from world cinema.
About the facilitator
Kaleem Aftab is the author of Spike Lee’s authorised biography, Spike Lee: That’s My Story and I’m Sticking To It. He is a film writer for the Independent and National newspapers and Filmmaker magazine; Film Editor of VS magazine; Contributing Editor of Interview magazine; and Editor-at-Large of www.thetalks.com.
Saturday 20 September, 2014
9.00am to 12noon
Hyatt Regency Hotel
The workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended. Call the ttff office at 621.0709 to register.