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May 23, 2012

European, T&T film festivals team up for a “month of movies”

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Cinema fans are in for a treat this September and October, as the European Film Festival (EFF) and the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) have formed a partnership to present what is being dubbed a “month of movies”.

The ttff runs from 19 September to 2 October across T&T. The EFF follows right afterwards, from 3 to 16 October at MovieTowne, Port of Spain and 9 to 16 October at MovieTowne, Tobago.

An annual celebration of the best new and recent cinema from T&T, the Caribbean and its diaspora, and Latin American countries in the Caribbean basin, the ttff is now in its seventh year.

The EFF, which is in its 16th year, showcases films from the European Union (EU), and is organised by the European Member States with diplomatic missions in T&T—France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom—and the EU Delegation. This year Germany is the host mission of the EFF.

In addition to both festivals taking place back to back, a number of films at the ttff/12 will be presented in association with the EFF, the second year running that such an initiative is taking place.

Further, the ttff will assist in selecting the films that will screen at the EFF, and will also work with the EFF in a number of other areas.

“This year we are presenting a great selection of European films in close cooperation with the ttff,” said His Excellency Stefan Schlüter, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany. “In addition to the great films that will be shown at the ttff, I can promise two weeks of thought-provoking, entertaining and memorable movies at the EFF and do hope for packed theatres in Port of Spain as well as Tobago.”

Photo caption: His Excellency Stefan Schlüter, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, signs the memorandum of understanding between the EFF and the ttff with Annabelle Alcazar, Programme Director, ttff






 
ttff entries:
 

 
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Call for papers: Caribbean Cinema Now

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 ...
by Jonathan
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CFM

Call for projects for first Caribbean Film Mart

The call for submissions for the inaugural Caribbean Film Mart, which will take place from 24-27 September 2015, is now open. The Caribbean Film Mart will be held in Port of Spain during the 10th edition of the trinidad+tobago ...
by Jonathan
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ttff_acp_website

Caribbean Film Mart and Database to launch in September

The Caribbean Film Mart and Caribbean Film Database will be launched this September during the 10th annual trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), which takes place from 15-29 September 2015. The project is co-financed by the ACP...
by Jonathan
0

 

 
ttff15_call_for_submissions

Call for submissions for ttff/15 now open

The call for submissions for the tenth edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), which takes place from 15 to 29 September, is now open. The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of ...
by Jonathan
1

 
 
ttff15_FEMI_CIFFR_dubois

ttff heads to Guadeloupe, Curacao film festivals

Members of the ttff team will be heading out this month to visit two partner film festivals in the region. First, we head North to Guadeloupe on 13 March for the 21st Festival Régional et International du Cinéma de Guadeloupe...
by Jonathan
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One Comment


  1. thelma perkins

    lets hope that Tobago gets some of the good films too, last year was really disappointing, the best ones on the menu were not screened on the sister isle.



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