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August 20, 2013

Announcement of Panorama films completes 2013 trinidad+tobago film festival lineup

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Twenty-six feature films from beyond the Caribbean will screen in the Panorama section of the 2013 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), as the Festival completed the announcement of its lineup today.

The ttff, now in its 8th year, takes place from 17 September–01 October, and screens feature-length, short and experimental films from the Caribbean and its diaspora. The Festival also screens feature-length fiction and documentary films from world cinema in its Panorama section.

This section comprises films from Latin and North America, as well as from Trinidad and Tobago’s “heritage” regions, including countries in Africa and Europe, India, and, for the first time, China. The majority of these are new or recent films that had their world premiere at some of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, including Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and Berlin.

The announcement of the 26 Panorama films brings the number of features screening at the ttff/13 to 49. The total number of films screening at the Festival, including short films and experimental film and video works in the New Media section, is 151.

“The ttff will present a programme of world cinema, alongside our Caribbean selection of films, in order to offer our audiences the opportunity to see films primarily from the global south that will enlighten and entertain,” said Emilie Upczak, Creative Director, ttff. “And we are pleased to be able, with the support of our partner diplomatic missions, to host a group of filmmakers and talent from selected Panorama section films to be present to engage with our audiences.”

For the full lineup of Panorama films, go here.

Image: a still from Gloria (Sebastián Lelio, Chile, 2013)






 
ttff entries:
 

 
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Film in Focus: Difret

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 s...
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Films in Focus: Cubes and A Story About Wendy 2

My ttff14 experience began with laughter! The local short film Cubes, directed by Ryan Lee, was ten minutes of hilarity. It focuses on a character named Sean who is having his first day of work at a new office. His co-workers s...
by Jonathan
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Filmmakers in Focus: Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada

You and Me is a documentary that explores the very interesting socio-cultural landscape of the Dominican Republic through the relationship between a woman and her help. The woman, known in the film only as the Mrs, is a widow, ...
by Jonathan
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T&T Film company to host workshops at ttff/14

The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company, a supporting sponsor of the ttff, is hosting several filmmaking workshops at the Festival, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September. Check out the details below. Friday 19 September Hyatt Reg...
by Jonathan
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Filmmakers in focus: Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez

In the foothills of the Nepalese Himalayas is a temple dedicated to Manakamana, the Hindu goddess of good fortune. To get there pilgrims travel via cable car above a lushly forested landscape, a journey of some eight minutes th...
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