Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2009 : 16-29 September

A celebration of the best films from and about the Caribbean, its Diaspora, and Latin America, the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) will be held between 16-29 September, 2009 at MovieTowne and Studio Film Club in Port of Spain and selected venues throughout the country.

TTFF 2009 seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking and to expose Trinidad and Tobago audiences to films made anywhere in the Caribbean region, by Caribbean people in the Diaspora and by international filmmakers whose films are in the Caribbean spirit. In addition, in keeping with Trinidad and Tobago’s rich ethnic mix, in 2009 the submission criteria is being expanded to include films from and about Latin America, India and Africa.

FLOW and the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company are presenting sponsors of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival with supporting sponsorship from the Tourism and Development Corporation and Atlantic LNG. The festival receives additional generous in-kind support from numerous regional corporate entities.

The Festival will screen films in 35mm, NTSC Digi beta or NTSC mini DV formats. Entries of various lengths will be accepted. All initial submissions should be in NTSC DVD and must be in English or with English subtitles.  

All the films screened at the Festival will be eligible for a People’s Choice Award and in addition TTFF 2009 will introduce:  

Three Jury Prizes for
•    Best Dramatic Feature Film
•    Best Documentary Feature Film
•    Best Short Film (under 30 minutes)

With a cash prize awarded in each category.

There is no submission fee.

All submissions must be accompanied by:
•    Synopsis
•    Running time
•    Year of production
•    Country of origin
•    Language and if subtitled
•    Genre
•    Producer, Director and cast if appropriate
•    Short biography of director
•    Festivals/Awards (if any)
•    Contact information
The deadline for the submissions is 15th May 2009.

Submitted materials will not be returned, and only successful applicants will be notified.  Direct inquiries to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..

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Please submit your entries to:
c/o Annabelle Alcazar
Programme Director
Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival
3 Pelham Street
Belmont, Port of Spain

TTFF 2009 reserves the right to determine: the eligibility of the submissions to be screened at the Festival; appropriate time slots and to use excerpts of the films for publicity purposes.  All films submitted must have applicable clearances and the TTFF will not be held liable.