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July 26, 2012

An Exhibition of Trinidad + Tobago Film

ttff12_side by side exhibition
Thursday 16 August – Tuesday 02 October
10am – 6pm, excluding Sundays
Academy for the Performing Arts, Port of Spain
In association with Flow, bpTT and RBC Royal Bank

A highlight of Side by Side will be an exhibition on the history of film in T&T from 1927 (when the first feature film was made here) to 1999. The exhibition will also feature some of the locals who have done pioneering work in the film industry during that time, both at home and internationally. These pioneers will be honoured at a special ceremony to take place during Side by Side. The exhibition will also contain an exhibition of photographs by filmmaker Horace Ové, a display of historic film production equipment from the vaults of the Government Film Unit, a video installation that looks at the work of future pioneers and a screening of the five films selected for the finals of the 50-Second Film Competition.  Exhibition  materials provided by Paria Publishing, Ray Funk, Roy Rique, Mickey Nivelli, Anthony Maharaj, Kamalo Dean, Annabelle Alcazar, Deborah John, Banyan, Pearl & Dean, Bruce Paddington and GISL.






 
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 ...
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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...
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