By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz July 31, 2014 at 12:30PM
The t+tff is coming soon and there are some really interesting developments and initiatives happening now.
Here are some news leading up to this important Caribbean film event.Call for application for bpTT Film in Development Award
Call for jurors for inaugural bpTT Youth Jury Prize
Are you a young person (16–21 years of age) who loves watching movies with a critical eye? Are you interested in gaining a better appreciation of the artform? Then apply now to be a member of the jury that will choose the ttff’s first Youth Jury Prize.
Sponsored by bpTT, the prize will be given at the ttff/14 (16–30 September) to a feature film that deals with themes affecting young people. The youth jury will watch several films under the guidance of an experienced film critic, and then make its choice. Each jury member will receive a ttff/14 pass (which provides free entry to all film screenings), invitations to the opening gala, awards ceremony and closing-night film, and more. Go here to get the the details and to apply for this exciting opportunity.
"Finding Fela" at Queen's Park Savannah for Emancipation Celebrations
Fela Kuti was the pioneer of Afrobeat music and a fearless critic of the corrupt and dictatorial politics in his native Nigeria. As a tribute to this late legend the ttff, in collaboration with the Emancipation Support Committee, will host a screening of the new, critically acclaimed "Finding Fela," a documentary on Fela Kuti’s life, directed by the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney. Seun Kuti, Fela Kuti's son, will be present to engage in a Q&A session after the film. The event, which is free and open to all, takes place at the VIP Room of the Grand Stand in the Queen’s Park Savannah on Wednesday 30 July at 7pm. Get the details of this must-attend screening here >>