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In Trinidad and Tobago, a Spotlight on Caribbean Film

Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival set for 10th edition

By Dana Niland
CJ Contributor

Film enthusiasts will gather in Trinidad and Tobago this September for the tenth annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

This year’s TTFF will feature films from and about the region and its diaspora, while striving to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by promoting a variety of industry programs and networking opportunities.

Highlights of this year’s event will include the opening night red carpet gala and after-party, an awards ceremony and the screening of approximately 100 short and feature length films created by Caribbean and Diaspora film makers.

The festival will also screen ten classic Caribbean films, film-making workshops, a documentary master class led by acclaimed documentary film maker Nick Broomfield, and a three-day academic symposium entitled Caribbean Cinema Now.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with top local and international directors and film makers, including Pras Michel of the Fugees, who will be attending the festival to promote the Caribbean premiere of his film Sweet Micky for President which will be shown at the opening night gala and after-party.

The slogan of this year’s festival, which will run from September 15-29, is “it all starts here.”

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