Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2016 Now Open for Submissions

The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) has made significant strides in an effort to stimulate interest and appreciation for film making. The TTFF has issued a call for submissions from filmmakers wishing to have their film screened at the eleventh(11th) edition of the TTFF which takes place from the 20th September to 2nd October 2016.There is no submission fee. The deadline for all submissions is on the 15 May, 2016. A release from the TTFF said they are seeking to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of fiction and documentary feature and short films made in T&T, the Caribbean and its diaspora.

The Festival accepts submissions from Caribbean filmmakers, Caribbean filmmakers in the diaspora, and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora. Submissions must have been produced after January 1st 2014. Films screened in competition are eligible for one or more jury prizes. There are also several people’s choice awards. All awards come with a cash prize.

Every year multiple films play to sold-out or near-sold-out audiences during the festival. The festival began in 2006 as a much-needed forum for local audiences to see themselves reflected on the big screen.It’s been a steadily growing enterprise, recording over 18,651 attendees for its screenings in 2013& 2014 respectively. The ever-increasing audiences at the festival show clearly there is a desire and a market for local films. All films at Movie Towne cost only $30.00 while students in uniform or with student ID pay $15.00.

Filmmakers are encouraged to answer the call and send in submissions before May 15th.. The Festival is presented by Flow and receives major sponsorships from RBC Royal Bank and BPTT. It is also supported by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Ltd.

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