ttff/19 Call for Submissions

The call for submissions is now open for filmmakers wishing to have their films screened at the fourteenth edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival, 2019 – ttff/19 carifesta edition. The Festival takes place from 17–23 August 2019.

The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of fiction and documentary feature and short films made in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and its diaspora.

The Festival therefore accepts submissions from Caribbean filmmakers in the region and in the diaspora; and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora.

Submissions must have been produced after 01 January 2017.

All submissions must be made via email to

All submissions must include:
• Online screener link + password
• Synopsis
• Running time + Year of production (not before 2017)
• Country of origin
• Language, and if subtitled
• Genre
• Name of director, producer and cast (if appropriate)
• Short biography of director
• Festivals screened at/awards won (if any)
• Contact information

The deadline for all submissions is 29 April, 2019. This deadline will be strictly adhered to and late submissions will not be considered. Please do not submit films that do not fulfil the stated criteria. Visit our ttff/19 submission FAQs here:

The ttff seeks to make all screenings at the Festival T&T premieres. Occasionally, however, the Festival considers films that have already been shown publicly in T&T. Please contact us directly if you have a film that falls into this category, or if you have any other queries, at

The ttff reserves the right to determine the eligibility of the submissions to be screened at the Festival, the appropriate venues and time slots for the screening of films, and to use excerpts of the films for publicity purposes. All films submitted must have applicable clearances and the Festival will not be held liable.

Please note that there are usually many more submissions than spaces available in the Festival lineup and therefore not all films can be accommodated. This does not necessarily imply that a film has not met the Festival’s criteria or is of poor quality. It may be that we have already selected a film on a similar topic, or that a film is deemed to have already received sufficient public exposure.

Date: Sun 10 Mar, 2019
Category: ttff news and features

ttff/19 Call for Submissions

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