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Saturday, March 25, 2017 guardian.co.tt Film workshop for Tobago-based filmmakers
The T&T Film Festival (TTFF) is inviting all
Tobago-based filmmakers to sign up for its
one-day intensive, film development work-
shop, to be held on 22 April, as part of the in-
augural Tobago Jazz Film Festival. The Tobago
Jazz Film Festival, presented by Flow and the
TTFF, will be held from 21-25 April.
Under the guidance of experienced film profes-
sionals, including: Tobagonian filmmaker Jared Pri-
ma, former UWI film school lecturer and founder of
the TTFF Dr Bruce Paddington, and screenwriter,
actor and director Tony Hall, 15 participants will be
given the opportunity to strengthen their filmmak-
Training will include the basics of film production,
scriptwriting, camera and sound.
According to Coordinator of the Tobago Jazz Film
Festival,Melvina Hazard: "This is for anyone working
in a film related field, whether in a video production
house, TV or as an independent filmmaker. Toba-
go has a growing pool of talented visual artists and
filmmakers and we are pleased to be providing this
opportunity to help further increase industry skills."
While there is no fee for participation, filmmak-
ers must submit their CV to submit@ttfilmfestival.
com no later than April 10. Selected participants
will be notified within three days of the close of
The T&T Film Festival (TTFF) celebrates films
from and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as
well as from world cinema, through an annual festival
and year-round screenings. In addition, the TTFF
seeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema
by offering a wide-ranging industry programme and
For information, visit ttfilmfestival.com
The first ever Tobago Jazz Film Festival - a cel-
ebration of music and Tobago through film---will
be launched on April 21, as part of the Tobago
An initiative of the T&T Film Festival and corporate
sponsor, Flow, the Tobago Jazz Film Festival will screen
in the open air, with films by Tobagonian filmmakers
as well as international films with a focus on music.
There will also be an industry workshop for Toba-
go-based filmmakers, a release said.
According to Cindy-Ann Gatt, Director of Market-
ing at Flow: "We remain committed to supporting
the development of content in Trinidad and Tobago
and throughout the Caribbean. We are also happy
to contribute to the development of entertainment
tourism in Tobago as exemplified by our Platinum
sponsorship of the Tobago Jazz Experience. When
Bruce Paddington and his team pitched this idea for
us, we felt strongly that it was one for which both
Tobago and Flow were ready. Tobago is a wonderful
island and its history lends itself to great storytelling.
We strongly encourage attendees of the Tobago Jazz
Experience to put the Tobago Film Festival into their
calendar as well."
Dr Bruce Paddington, Founder and Festival Director
of the T&T Film Festival added: "Tobagonians have
been asking for their own film festival, and the Toba-
go Jazz Experience provides the perfect opportunity
for us to do this. We are thrilled to be highlighting
the talent of Tobago's young filmmakers, alongside
internationally acclaimed films centred in music."
DATE: April 22
TIME: 9 am
Training & Development workshops for filmmakers.
VENUE: Shaw Park Complex
By application only - filmmakers should submit their
CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: April 23
TIME: 7 pm
Movies & afterparty
VENUE: The Shade Nightclub, Bon Accord
Redman / PG 13 (Tbg) - a hilarious tale of what it
means to be a man
Dancehall Queen / 14+ - a desperate mother enters
a dancehall competition, to save her daughter's life.
DATE: April 24
TIME: 7 pm
Movies & dinner - Mt Irvine Bay Resort
Glass Bottom Boat / GA (Tbg) - a woman's enduring
love for Tobago sustains her through profound loss.
Miles Ahead / 18+ - a fictional narrative about
jazz-legend, Miles Davis
Dinner reservations are recommended.
DATE: April 25
TIME: 7 pm
Movies & dinner - Waves Restaurant and Bar, Black
The Resort / 14+ (Tbg) - follow the commerce of a
young man as he sells love for a living.
Chico + Rita / 14+ - an adult animation, this is a ma-
jestic, sensual love story, set in 1950s Cuba
Admission to all events is free.
• For information visit ttfilmfestival.com
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