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Film festival and New Fire team up for concert event

Posted  September 22, 2014  by  Jonathan

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is teaming up with New Fire, a new concert series on the local music landscape, to present We Are New Fire, a concert featuring some of the top alternative acts in T&T. The concert takes place this Thursday 25 September at D Nu Pub aka Mas Camp, at the corner […]

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The first ttff/14 filmmakers’ panel

Posted  September 21, 2014  by  Jonathan

The first ttff/14 filmmakers’ panel discussion was held two nights ago at Drink Lounge & Bistro in Woodbrook. Five directors whose work is featured in this year’s Festival—Sean Hodgkinson (A Story About Wendy 2, T&T), Sean Escayg (Noka: Keeper of Worlds T&T/USA), Miquel Galofré (Art Connect, T&T), Kaz Ové (Dubois T&T/UK) and Neto Villalobos (All […]

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Film in Focus: Art Connect

Posted  September 20, 2014  by  Jonathan

Two nights ago, after seeing Miquel Galofré’s film Art Connect at its world premiere at ttff/14, the education minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh pledged his support to extend the programme to schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago. The film, based on a project initiated by artist Wendell Mc Shine, vividly illustrates how creative intervention changed the lives […]

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Film in Focus: Noka: Keeper of Worlds

Posted  September 19, 2014  by  Jonathan

Shaun Escayg is a Trinidadian writer and director based in Los Angeles. In 2012 his debut short film, Fish (ttff/12), won several international awards. Noka: The Keeper of Worlds (2014) is his latest short film. In preparing for this film, I did read that Escayg’s background in the special-effects industry has allowed him to work […]

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Film in Focus: Difret

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  Jonathan

Last night, the ttff/14 had its first screening of the Ethiopian film Difret, as part of its Panorama offerings, films that connect our country to our heritage countries via history and humanity. The film is based on the true story of Meaza, a young lawyer and women’s advocate in Addis Ababa, who provides free legal […]

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