09-22 Sept 2020
Watch: online.ttfilmfestival.com

ttff/20 industry programme

trinidad+tobago film festival is proud to announce the industry programme for this year’s edition! From the Caribbean to Latin America, Europe to North America, our masterclass and workshop facilitators, presenters and panelists are a diverse, international and award-winning group of filmmakers.

Online industry events and training will be offered as panels and presentations, which will be free and live-streamed via the ttff Facebook page; or workshops, which will be ticketed and take place via Zoom. For Zoom workshops, tickets must be paid for in full and in advance, and Zoom links will be sent in advance of workshop commencement. All workshop tickets are available at ttfilmfestival.com (see event-specific ticket links below). They can also be purchased via bank transfer or in person at our office at 22 Jerningham Ave.

Please register for our industry events here, and one of the ttff team will be in touch to arrange payment and/ or send Zoom links as necessary.

Please email Catherine at admin@filmco.org for information on payment options and discount codes. FILMCO members, filmmakers with a film in this year’s festival and students with valid photo IDs can receive a discount on all workshops.

*If you sign up for three or more ‘paid-for’  industry events at once, you will be entitled to a total discount of 30% off the ticket price.

ttff’s online industry events are made possible thanks to the support of Shell Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.


Masterclass

The Art of Creative Producing

with Lee Thomas

07–11 September, 2.30pm–4.00pm
Tickets: $1,000 TTD / $150 USD
Online via Zoom

In a world where all the gatekeepers seem to want to say “No,” it’s sometimes difficult to survive as a producer and get your projects out into the world. This intensive five-part masterclass on the art of creatively and sustainably producing your film will be facilitated by acclaimed UK film and television producer, Lee Thomas.

Click here for more information.

This workshop is no longer available. Thank you for your interest.


Workshops

Build Your Film’s Website with the Magic of WordPress

with Shaun Rambaran

10 September, 12.30pm–2.30pm and 3.30pm–5.30pm
Tickets: $240 TTD / $35 USD
Online via Zoom

Websites have become an essential tool in a film’s promotional kit, but they can often cost a fortune to produce. Join web developer Shaun Rambaran as he gives this essential wide-ranging lesson in preparing and running your own website using WordPress.

This workshop is no longer available. Thank you for your interest.

Cost-Effective Lighting for Film

with Robert Macfarlane

10–11 September, 9.30am–12.30pm
Tickets: $360 TTD / $56 USD
Online via Zoom

Lighting is fundamental to film: it creates mood and atmosphere, and adds to a sense of meaning. In this two-day online workshop led by narrative film director Robert Macfarlane, participants will learn how to cost-effectively achieve professional lighting systems for their projects.

Click here for more information.

This workshop is no longer available. Thank you for your interest.

Edit Your Trailer like a Pro!

with Ryan C. Khan

11 September, 9.30am–12.30pm and 2.30pm–5.30pm
Tickets: $360 TTD / $56 USD

In this all-day workshop, facilitator Ryan C. Khan will explore the key elements of a good trailer – what aspects of the story to leave in and leave out; graphics; the right music; and essential information to include in all trailers.

Click here for more information.

This workshop is no longer available. Thank you for your interest.

Breaking it Down:
The Role of the DP

with Gabrielle Blackwood

14 September, 10.00am–1.00pm
Tickets: $180 TTD / $28 USD
Online via Zoom

Understanding the role of the film’s director of photography, and the various departments the dp works with, is invaluable before beginning a project. This foundational three-hour workshop, led by Jamaican director and dp Gabrielle Blackwood, will discuss the role and process of the director of photography, both on and off set.

Click here for more information.

This workshop is no longer available. Thank you for your interest.


Presentations

Social Media Marketing for Filmmakers

with Neala Bhagwansingh

10 September, 12.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Facebook Live @ttfilmfestival

Love it or hate it, social media has become a valuable tool for independent filmmakers. In this ttff/20 presentation, practitioner Neala Bhagwansingh will share invaluable tools and tips for harnessing the power of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to drive interest and investment in you and your film projects.

This presentation is no longer available. Thank you for your interest.

Navigating Contracts and Clearances

with Dionne Mcnicol-Stephenson and Cindy F. Daniel

10 september, 9.30am–11.30am
Online via Facebook Live @ttfilmfestival

If the words ‘contract’ and ‘clearance’ keep you staring at the ceiling at night, you’re not alone. This enlightening two-hour session led by facilitators Dionne McNicol-Stephenson and Cindy F. Daniel will guide listeners through the main types of film contracts including the often-misunderstood collection of music clearances and rights.

This presentation is no longer available. Thank you for your interest.

Getting Ready for Distribution

with Patricia Martin

11 September, 9.30am–11.30am
Online via Facebook Live @ttfilmfestival

Sales agents, distributors and digital outlets expect more than just an HD master to release a film. ttff/20 is pleased to present this integral talk on distribution facilitated by Patricia Martin of Habanero Film Sales in Brazil, in which Martin will explain why filmmakers must start budgeting and preparing their team for distribution long before heading out to film.

This presentation is no longer available. Thank you for your interest.


ttff Talk with Orlando von Einsiedel

ttff talk with Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Orlando von Einsiedel
12 September, 10.30am–11.30am
Online via Facebook Live @ttfilmfestival

In this, our first ever ttff talk, we’ll be sitting down for a wide-ranging discussion with Academy Award-winning documentary director, Orlando von Einsiedel, on documentary filmmaking, curiosity and finding compelling stories in some of the world’s most dangerous places.

This presentation is no longer available. Thank you for your interest.


Every year, the ttff presents filmmakers’ panels, which provide an opportunity for local, regional and international filmmakers to come together to discuss the shared experience of making films within an independent industry context.

Filmmaker Panels

Narrative Filmmakers Panel

with Shola Amoo (‘The Last Tree’), Akkel ‘Lee’ Charles (‘Get Free’), Isabella Issa (‘Yellow Girl and Me’), Calyx Passailaigue (‘Zeen?’), and Héctor M. Valdez (‘Malpaso’)
9 September, 11.00am–12.30pm
Online via Facebook Live @ttfilmfestival

Documentary Filmmakers Panel

with Henrique Amud (‘Stunned, I Remain Alert’), Gabrielle Blackwood (‘Unbroken’), Sam Lockyer (‘501 Not Out’), Shari Petti (‘Jump!’), and Michèle Stephenson (‘Stateless’)
12 September, 1.00pm–2.30pm
Online via Facebook Live @ttfilmfestival

Buy tickets for the opening night film here.

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