Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 13th 2017 Contents The General Manager of the T&T Film Company
Limited (FilmTT), Nneka Luke, has received the AFCI
Dancy Jones Professional Development Scholarship
to advance her skills as a film commission repre-
The scholarship award was given last month
(April 2017) in Los Angeles, California, at the
Association of Film Commissioners Internation-
al (AFCI) Global Trade Show and Conference,
a release said.
AFCI is the official professional organisa-
tion for film commissioners who assist film,
television and video production across the
globe. The AFCI is a non-profit educa-
tional association whose members serve
as city, county, state, regional, provin-
cial, or national film commissioners in
their respective jurisdictions. There are
more than 300 AFCI-Member Film
Commissions on six continents.
"Being awarded this scholarship
is a milestone achievement that will
help FilmTT to better streamline its
operations as a film commission, in
keeping with international standards.
The global film industry is highly com-
petitive and a certified film commis-
sioner will surely give FilmTT a greater
competitive advantage in attracting
international productions, more oppor-
tunities for local film industry profes-
sionals and overall economic growth in this
high-potential creative sector," Luke said.
Luke, who attended the conference and trade
show to rekindle interest in T&T among international film
and television production companies, describes the trip
as highly successful. "Securing on-location productions
starts with creating awareness that T&T exists, and this
trip succeeded in not only re-introducing T&T and the
film commission to the AFCI community, but also in
putting T&T as a location on the radar of some signif-
icant and prolific studios, producers and independ-
ent companies. Several production companies and a
global distribution company have expressed interest
in working with T&T, and praised our competitive
rebate programme as a valuable incentive," Luke said.
Luke met with the head programmer at
the prestigious Los Angeles Film Festival
(LAFF), who was interested in continuing
to diversify the programming there; this
commitment started with the successful
international premiere of Maria Govan's
Play the Devil in 2016, and continues
with the recent announcement of
Vashti Anderson's Moko Jumbie, which
will see its international premiere at
LAFF in June 2017.
Luke said she will continue to broaden
FilmTT's international network, attract
productions to T&T, and open up oppor-
tunities for T&T's film producers, as she
heads to Cannes Film Festival and Market
later this month.
guardian.co.tt Saturday, May 13, 2017
FilmTT's GM gets
Award winning Victoria
on today at EFF
The award-winning thriller Victoria is the Film of the Day as
the European Film Festival (EFF) continues its stellar line-up for
2017. One city, one night, one promise, one debt to be repaid and
it all goes down at Movie Towne, POS.
Victoria, a young woman from Madrid, meets four guys at a Ber-
lin nightclub. Sonne and his friends promise to show her a good
time. But these boys have got themselves into hot water: they owe
someone a dangerous favour that needs repaying that evening. As
Victoria's flirtation with Sonne develops into something more, he
convinces her to come along for the ride. As the night rolls on, what
started out as a good time quickly spirals out of control.
TIME: 8.15 pm
VENUE: Movie Towne POS
ADMISSION: Adults - $30, Children and students (in uniform) - $20.
11. am - My Big Night (16+); 1.15 pm - Phantom Boy (G)
3.30 pm - Their Finest; 6 pm - Regret (PG)
Film TT GM Nneka Luke receives AFCI
scholarship. PHOTO COURTESY
ASSOCIATION OF FILM COMMISSIONERS
Being bullied is difficult to put into words, especially if you're the
victim. We've all experienced it at some point and the European
Film Festival (EFF) revisits this topical issue with the Film of the
Day -- Regret, at Movie Towne, Tobago.
David's friend and classmate, Jochem, is the target of bullying
by the other students because of his weight. They call him "fatty"
beat him, and even force alcohol down his throat. The teachers and
school authorities turn a blind eye and do nothing to intervene in the
situation. David, meanwhile, does his best to defend Jochem from
the bullies and stand up for his friend. Will it be too little, too late?
TIME: 8 pm
VENUE: Movie Towne Tobago
ADMISSION: Adult - $30 Adult, Children and students (in uniform) - $20
3 pm: About a Girl (PG13); 5.30 pm: OSS 117: Lost in Rio (18+)
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