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Archive for September, 2013
 

Winner of People’s Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature, Jury Prize for Best Local Feature Film - Damian Marcano for his film God Loves the Fighter.
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awards announced for 2013 trinidad+tobago film festival

Posted September 30, 2013 by Aurora Herrera

The 2013 trinidad+tobago film festival celebrated its filmmakers at the gala awards ceremony last night at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. The excitement was tangible in the atmosphere as the crowd waited for the ceremony to begin. There were 12 categories with 14 winners, two of the categories having joint winners. Here’s the list of winners […]

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Director of Songs of Redemption Miquel Galofré responds to questions from the audience after his screening.
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film in focus: songs of redemption

Posted September 29, 2013 by Aurora Herrera

I keep thinking that I have to have a serious conversation with the ttff Editorial Director, Jonathan Ali, because my Festival blogging schedule seems to constitute films that—I will admit—make me cry. My subsequent thought is that these films are absolutely brilliant, and the evidence of their moving, transformative power can be seen in the […]

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filmmaker in focus: mary wells

Posted September 27, 2013 by Aurora Herrera

Mary Wells is an award-winning independent film writer, director and producer based in Jamaica. Her experience includes over 20 years in television and film production. She studied Television Production and Theatre Arts in the USA, and has a BA from George Washington University. Her work has consisted mainly of small documentaries and dramas for young […]

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Robert Dumas, director of Red White and Black: A sports Odyssey answers questions during the Q&A.
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films in focus: abo so and red, white and black: a sports odyssey

Posted September 25, 2013 by Aurora Herrera

Abo So, directed by Juan Francisco Pardo of Aruba, is a musical story about young love. Tatiana is a progressive young woman who moves to her aunt’s house with her family. In this new neighbourhood, she meets Santiago, a young man of Latin descent whom she clashes with. However, when they reveal certain truths about […]

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Film in Focus: Poetry Is an Island: Derek Walcott

Posted September 24, 2013 by Hello

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Poetry Is an Island: Derek Walcott enjoyed its world premiere at the ttff/13. A packed audience turned out to witness this documentary on St Lucian Nobel laureate for literature, Derek Walcott. Walcott himself and his family were in attendance. Filmmaker Ida Does, who is no stranger to the ttff, directed the film. […]

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film in focus: ten days of muharram

Posted September 23, 2013 by Aurora Herrera

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD The Trinidad and Tobago premiere of Ten Days of Muharram: The Cedros Hosay at ttff/13 was met with much appreciation from the audience at the screening at MovieTowne last Saturday afternoon. The film focuses on the history of the Cedros Hosay, exploring the meaning of the various rituals performed during the month […]

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God Loves the Fighter director Damian Marcano shares a moment with Muhammad Muwakil who plays lead character Charlie.
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film in focus: god loves the fighter

Posted September 22, 2013 by Aurora Herrera

Wow. What a night. One of the hashtags of ttff13 is #hotter and I don’t think I truly appreciated that until the question-and-answer session of the much-anticipated world premiere of the movie God Loves the Fighter. God Loves the Fighter is a film by Damian Marcano, a Trinidadian who grew up in Morvant. He moved […]

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