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Youth film competition

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), in association with RBC/RBTT, is holding a competition for concepts to create a series of short promotional films for the ttff/10. The competition is open to persons 28 years of age and younger.

The concepts should be for either a 30 second or 60-second film, and must be based on the ttff’s theme, “You’re in Focus”.

Concepts should be clear and simple, yet imaginative. There should be no dialogue or voice-over narration, nor is any musical score required. Concepts should not be such that they would require more than one day to produce.

Concepts will be accepted in the form storyboards or written scripts. Persons may enter as many concepts as they wish.

Winners will receive a cash prize of TT$3,000 each. Prizes will be presented at the awards ceremony for the ttff/10, which takes place on October 3 at the Carlton Savannah.

The ttff will produce the winning concepts. The writers of the winning concepts will be invited to participate in the production of their concepts.

The subsequent promotional films will be screened at the various MovieTowne multiplexes, on FLOW, on Gayelle the Channel, and throughout the country at select venues.

The ttff reserves the right to adapt the winning concepts to adhere to Festival guidelines. We also reserve the right to select as many or as few winners as we wish.

Entries should be sent either to hello@trinidadandtobagofilmfestival.com (subject line: Youth Film Competition), or to trinidad+tobago film festival, 199 Belmont Circular Road, Port of Spain. Our telephone number is 621-0709.


The deadline for all entries is July 15, 2010. Late submissions will not be entertained.

About the trinidad+tobago film festival

The trinidad+tobago film festival seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of films made in the Caribbean region (including Latin American countries in the Caribbean Basin), by Caribbean people of the Diaspora, and by international filmmakers whose films are relevant to a Caribbean audience. The ttff is a cutting-edge film festival that continues to evolve and expand in celebrating expression and empowerment through film. Along with our film programme, the ttff, through a series of well-organised workshops and events, is emerging as the premier film festival of the Caribbean.

Date: Thu 24 Jun, 2010
Category: ttff news and features

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