Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
35 Films That Could Become Foreign Language Oscar Submissions 35 Films That Could Become Foreign Language Oscar Submissions Eight Films Submitted for Consideration as German Oscar Entry Eight Films Submitted for Consideration as German Oscar Entry EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: In Brazilian Drama 'The Moving Creatures' Daily Life Unfolds in Unique Ways EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: In Brazilian Drama 'The Moving Creatures' Daily Life Unfolds in Unique Ways 15 Films That Could Become Mexico's Oscar Entry 15 Films That Could Become Mexico's Oscar Entry Asian World Film Festival Adds East West Artists’ Jaeson Ma as Director of International Relations Asian World Film Festival Adds East West Artists’ Jaeson Ma as Director of International Relations Legendary Actress Rita Moreno Will Be Part of the 6th Annual Loft Film Fest Legendary Actress Rita Moreno Will Be Part of the 6th Annual Loft Film Fest China’s First English-Speaking Sci-Fi Film 'Lost in the the Pacific' Garners International Pre-Sales China’s First English-Speaking Sci-Fi Film 'Lost in the the Pacific' Garners International Pre-Sales Join Matthew Cooke, Adrian Grenier, & Deepak Chopra For The Film That Will Help to Change the Inhumane US Prison System Join Matthew Cooke, Adrian Grenier, & Deepak Chopra For The Film That Will Help to Change the Inhumane US Prison System 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet' is a Cinematic Out-Of-Body Experience Brimming with Animated Wisdom 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet' is a Cinematic Out-Of-Body Experience Brimming with Animated Wisdom Meryl Streep's Screenwriting Lab for Women Over 40 Reveals Participants Meryl Streep's Screenwriting Lab for Women Over 40 Reveals Participants Hollyshorts Fest Opens With New Clip From Eli Roth's The Green Inferno Hollyshorts Fest Opens With New Clip From Eli Roth's The Green Inferno Exclusive Interview: Jean-Pierre Jeunet on Harvey Weinstein's Antics, 'T.S. Spivet,' and 'Casanova' Exclusive Interview: Jean-Pierre Jeunet on Harvey Weinstein's Antics, 'T.S. Spivet,' and 'Casanova' Exclusive: Epic Pictures' Award-winning 'Jeruzalem' U.S. Premiere Slated for August 23rd Exclusive: Epic Pictures' Award-winning 'Jeruzalem' U.S. Premiere Slated for August 23rd LatinoBuzz: Duo Ben Odell and Eugenio Derbez of 3Pas Studios LatinoBuzz: Duo Ben Odell and Eugenio Derbez of 3Pas Studios Salma Hayek on 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet': 'His Poetry Talks About the Simple Things in Life That Unite Us All" Salma Hayek on 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet': 'His Poetry Talks About the Simple Things in Life That Unite Us All" Cannes'15: Jane Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Megan Ellison to Receive 'Women in Motion' Honor Awards Cannes'15: Jane Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Megan Ellison to Receive 'Women in Motion' Honor Awards 30 Essential Iranian Films to Watch in Honor of Nowruz (Persian New Year)! 30 Essential Iranian Films to Watch in Honor of Nowruz (Persian New Year)! Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - Europe Part 1 Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - Europe Part 1 Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - The Americas Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - The Americas LatinoBuzz: Interview With Actor Richard Cabral of 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' LatinoBuzz: Interview With Actor Richard Cabral of 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones'

Caribbean Post: Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival September 2012

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz March 12, 2012 at 10:30AM

Caribbean Post: Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival September 2012
0
 Calypso Dreams directed by Geoffrey Dunn and Michael Horne
Calypso Dreams directed by Geoffrey Dunn and Michael Horne

While at the Havana Film Festival, I met two women from the trinidad+tobago film festival: Co-Director Emilie Upczak and Melanie Archer, Art Director. They are now calling for submissions!

Under the leadership of ttff Founder and Festival Director Bruce Paddington, ttff has become the largest event of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. It continues to evolve and expand in celebrating expression and empowerment through film. The Festival screens the best films from from Trinidad+Tobago and the Caribbean, the Caribbean Diaspora, and Latin American countries in the Caribbean Basin. The ttff also seeks to facilitate the growth of the Caribbean film industry by hosting workshops, panel discussions, seminars, conferences and networking opportunities.  It also has a partnership with the Zanzibar Film Festival in East Africa (also now calling for submissions!). 

The film ’70: Remembering a Revolution, a documentary about the 1970 Black Power uprising, will be the first screening of this year’s T&T Film Nights, presented by the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), and sponsored by the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company (TTFC) in association with Reel Trini.

Directed by Alex de Verteuil and Elizabeth Topp, ’70 is a comprehensive and incisive look back at the heady events of 1970. The film features revealing interviews with many of the personalities who were part of the uprising, and is interspersed with compelling file footage from the era.

A soundtrack comprising many of the calypsoes of the era—including songs written about the Black Power movement itself—rounds out the film.

Acclaimed by critics, ’70 won the jury prize for best local feature film at the ttff/11, and has screened at various other film festivals abroad.

The trinidad + tobago film festival is held annually in September and is presented by Flow, given leading sponsorship by RBC Royal Bank and bpTT, and supported by the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company, the National Gas Company, the Tourism Development Company and the Tobago House of Assembly. For more information visit www.ttfilmfestival.com.

This article is related to: Filmmaker Toolkit Festival Strategy, International Film Festival, Film Funding & Financing, International, Documentary, Awards

E-Mail Updates