Starting in 2012, films from the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) will screen at FEMI, Le Festival International du Cinéma de Guadeloupe.
The ttff, presented by Flow, is an annual celebration of the best films from Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Diaspora. FEMI is the largest and most prestigious film festival and film and television market in the French Antilles.
At the most recent edition of FEMI, held from 28 to 4 February, 2011, an agreement was signed between ttff and FEMI. This five-year agreement allows for the screening of a feature film and two short films from ttff at FEMI and vice versa, as well as the reciprocal visits of a Festival official and a filmmaker from each Festival.
The agreement was signed by Dr Bruce Paddington, Founder and Executive Director of ttff, and Ms Felly Sedecias, President of FEMI.
“I am very proud that we have signed this agreement between FEMI and the trinidad+tobago film festival,” said Dr Paddington. “We are already involved in a partnership agreement with the Zanzibar International Film Festival, the leading festival in East Africa, and are very excited to be associated with FEMI, the leading film festival in the French Antilles. Our mission includes the exhibition of films from the wider Caribbean and we look forward to welcoming directors and films from FEMI at the sixth edition of the ttff.”
This year’s Festival takes place from 21 September to 4 October. The Festival receives leading sponsorship from RBC/RBTT, and supporting sponsorship from the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company, the Tourism Development Company, the Tobago House of Assembly, and the National Gas Company.