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ttff/16 Call for Submissions

Attention filmmakers from across the English-speaking Caribbean diaspora, here’s a wonderful opportunity to have your films screened at one of the higher profile film festivals in South America and the Caribbean – the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff). See submission details below. The deadline is July 20, so you’ve got about 2 weeks.

With a chance to win TT$20,000 (about US$3,000) and learn from experienced international film professionals, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is encouraging filmmakers across the English-speaking Caribbean, the Netherlands Antilles and Haiti, to submit their application to this year’s RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion.The event will be held from 24-26 September 2016, during ttff/16.

The RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion is an intensive development programme that provides 10 selected filmmakers with the opportunity to learn from internationally respected film professionals. Aimed at sharpening the skills and abilities of participants, this year’s sessions will place emphasis on enhancing the filmmakers’ creative voice and storytelling capabilities.

Applicants must have completed at least one narrative film (short or feature-length), but no more than two narrative features, as a screenwriter and/or director.

Each filmmaker will enter Focus with a concept for a feature-length fiction film, from which they will be expected to develop a detailed treatment. At the end of Focus, all participants will be given an opportunity to pitch their project to a jury at the ttff/16. The participant with the best project and pitch, as determined by the jury, will win the TT$20,000 cash prize.
Applications should be submitted to: submit@ttfilmfestival.com

The deadline for applications is 5pm EST on Wednesday 20 July, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by 10 August.

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