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Film Festival offers Private Violence for screening and public debate

Posted  April 16, 2015

Continuing it series of Community Cinergy film screenings on issues of human rights, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) will be focusing on domestic violence with a public screening of the film Private Violence, on Sunday 19 April, 4pm, at the Laventille Community Complex in Movant. The series is sponsored by the US Embassy. The screening […]

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“A national treasure who transcended his personality”: a tribute to Jay Telfer

Posted  April 13, 2015

Everest Telfer Jr (born August 27, 1929; died March 26 2015)—”Jay” to everyone who knew him—was a stalwart of the arts scene in T&T, and a loyal patron of the trinidad+tobago film festival. We are pleased to publish this tribute to him written by ttff writer-at-large, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. Junior Telfer was one of those Trinis […]

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ttff advances its Caribbean connections

Posted  April 8, 2015

Last month, ttff representatives were invited to be guests of two regional film festivals: Festival Régional et International du Cinéma de Guadeloupe (FEMI), which ran from 13-21 March, and the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam, (CIFFR), 25-29 March. At 21 years old, FEMI is one of the older film festivals in the Caribbean; at four […]

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Human rights focus for Community Cinergy series

Posted  April 2, 2015

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) continues to use film as a vehicle for social discourse and transformation, through its annual community Cinergy film series. On April 12, 19 and 22, the ttff and the US Embassy—sponsors of the series—will present three free film screenings to promote human rights. Working with community activists and the embassy, […]

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Call for papers: Caribbean Cinema Now

Posted  March 25, 2015

Over the last decade, there has been an unprecedented upsurge in film production across the nations of the Caribbean, yet little has been said in scholarly circles about these works or the nascent institutions that have helped facilitate their production and circulation. In September 2015, as part of the celebration of the tenth anniversary of […]

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