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Week: March 6-11
International Women's Day is celebrated on
March 8 every year. In different regions, the
focus includes general celebrations of respect,
appreciation and love towards women for their
economic, political and social achievements.
Here in T&T, a series of small-scale arts and other
activities are happening in Port-of-Spain to mark
International Women's Week, which starts next
Monday, from March 6-11.
Among them are:
• Marlon James photo shoot.
Marlon James is a Jamaican photographer living and
working in T&T. He photographed women (portraits
and full-length) last Thursday and Friday at Alice Yard,
80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, where women were
invited to "Show the world that you are BOLD and
serious about change in our society: for women, for
girls -- for us all."
• We Mean Business.
Monday, March 6, 4.30 pm -- 7.30 pm, at B3 Wine & Spir-
its,10 Nook Ave., St. Ann's @ the pink wall -- Normandie.
This is a networking event for all female professionals
and female entrepreneurs 16 and over, to launch Inter-
national Women's Week. Come find out how women
are re-inventing business in T&T and beyond, share your
experiences and be inspired by a refreshing network of
start-ups, SME's and larger enterprises. Bring your ideas,
good energy and your call cards. Ber and wine on sale.
• The Shack, film screening.
Fundraiser by the Shelter for Battered Women and
Children. All proceeds go to the Shelter. Movie is on
Tuesday, March 7, and starts at 7.30 pm, at Mov-
ieTowne, Port-of-Spain. Tickets: $150, from Ria at
628--0861 and Liz at 684 --3396. The Shack is an
American faith-based drama film directed by Stuart
Hazeldine and written by John Fusco based on the 2007
novel of the same name by William Young. The story is
about a father, Mack Phillips, whose young daughter is
murdered during a family camping trip. Facing a crisis
of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to
the shack where the crime occurred, deep in the Ore-
gon wilderness. Mack goes there and encounters an
enigmatic trio of strangers.
FilmTT to offer small
grants for film projects
The T&T Film Company
Limited (FilmTT), the state
agency responsible for the
development of the local film
and audio-visual industry, in-
vites applications for market-
ing and development grants for
current film projects.
Projects may include, but are
not limited to, attending target-
ed international film festivals,
markets, incubators, labs and
Nneka Luke, general manager
of FilmTT, explains, "In a year
where we at FilmTT are working
to re-focus our operations, under
challenging financial constraints,
this call creates an opportunity for
the company to directly invest in
active film projects in a target-
ed and sustainable way. We are
looking for applications from ex-
perienced film practitioners who
have clear goals for their projects,
and can articulate how FilmTT's
small investment can lead to the
advancement of their projects."
Only applicants who meet the
criteria will be considered.
1. Open to all filmmakers who
are residing nationals or perma-
nent residents of T&T, and who
are 18 years or older.
2. Entries may be submitted by
individuals or groups.
3. Applicants must have at least
three film credits for three dif-
ferent productions on their film
4. All genres of film projects
are eligible, including animation,
comedy, drama, action, horror,
music video, documentary, and
Luke adds, "If our small invest-
ment can allow a film producer to
attend an important film market
to find a sales agent or to sell a
slate, or a director to take part in
an important lab or workshop to
develop skills or connect to inter-
national funding sources, then our
aim is to build a sustainable film
and audio visual sector in T&T,
one the contributes significantly
to national wealth."
Film practitioners can read the
Frequently Asked Questions guide,
and find the Application Form at
The deadline for submissions is
Wednesday, March 22 at 4:00 pm.
A fire-breather performs during the carnival of Jacmel, Haiti, on February 19, 2017. AFP
Nneka Luke, General Manager of
The T&T Film Company Limited is
a national agency established in 2006
to facilitate the development of the
film industry in T&T, As a subsidiary of
the T&T Creative Industries Company
Limited (CreativeTT), FilmTT provides
logistical support and film commission
services such as location scouting and
research and acts as a liaison with
industry partners, the community,
production houses and Government
agencies. For more information, please
The T&T Creative Industries
Company Limited (CreativeTT) is
a wholly owned State enterprise
established by The Government
through the Ministry of Trade and
Industry. CreativeTT's mandate is "to
stimulate and facilitate the business
development and export activities
of the Creative Industries in T&T to
generate national wealth it focuses on
Film, Fashion and Music.
For further information, please visit
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