People March 8, 2016 | 4:25 pm

Call for submissions for trinidad+tobago film festival now open

The call for submissions, for filmmakers wishing to havetheir film screened at the eleventh edition of the trinidad+tobago filmfestival (ttff), which takes place from 20 September to 02 October, is nowopen.

The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking throughthe exhibition of fiction and documentary feature and short films made inT&T, the Caribbean and its diaspora. The Festival therefore acceptssubmissions from Caribbean filmmakers, Caribbean filmmakers in the diaspora,and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or itsdiaspora. Submissions must have been produced after 01 January 2014.

Films screened in competition are eligible for one or morejury prizes. There are also several people’s choice awards. All awards comewith a cash prize.

All submissions must be made online, via the ttff VisitorPage at https://vp.eventival.eu/ttff/2016

There is no submission fee. Submissions will not bereturned.

THE DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS 15 MAY 2016. THISDEADLINE WILL BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FILMS THAT DO NOTFULFIL THE STATED CRITERIA.

The ttff seeks to make all screenings at the FestivalT&T premieres. Occasionally, however, the Festival considers films thathave already been shown publicly in T&T. Please contact us directly if youhave a film that falls into this category, or if you have any other queries, [email protected]

The ttff reserves the right to determine the eligibility ofthe submissions to be screened at the Festival, the appropriate venues and timeslots for the screening of films, and to use excerpts of the films forpublicity purposes. All films submitted must have applicable clearances and theFestival will not be held liable.

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) celebrates filmsfrom and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as from world cinema,through an annual festival and year-round screenings. In addition, the ttffseeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-rangingindustry programme and networking opportunities. The ttff is presented byFlow. For further information visitwww.ttfilmfestival.com.

Images – film stills from ttff/15 selections:

Trafficked, dir: Sean Hodgkinson, 2015 / Trinidad and Tobago

Girlhood, dir: Céline Sciamma, 2014 / France

Margarita with a Straw, dir: Shonali Bose, 2014 / India

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magella moreau directorof public relations

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