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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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Film in Focus: Siddharth

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Siddharth is a film about the value of children. The director, Richie Mehta, is a Canadian filmmaker. His first film was Amal (2007). In 2013, Siddharth, his second feature, premiered at the Venice Film ...
by Jonathan
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Film in Focus: Mother of George

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Even though I have seen many African diaspora films, I did not have a specific film vocabulary for Nigerian films because I haven’t been exposed to that cinema. I am very pleased that my initiation int...
by Jonathan
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Film in Focus: Of Good Report

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Wow. Holy crap. This film…. First of all, the beginning was so riveting that I didn’t even realise that I was holding my breath for the entire opening sequence. I spent the majority of time with a te...
by Jonathan
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Film in Focus: Manakamana

Manakamana is a spiritual experience. True, it is filmed inside a cable car that is transporting its passengers to a temple in the foothills of the Nepalese Himalayas dedicated to Manakamana, the Hindu goddess of good fortune. ...
by Jonathan
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Winners announced for 2014 trinidad+tobago film festival

Behaviour, an incisive portrait of the life of an at-risk boy in Havana, claimed the top prize at the 2014 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) in an awards ceremony held in Port of Spain this evening. Directed by Cuba’s Erne...
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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