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Films in focus: The Resort and Sand Dollars

Posted September 29, 2015 by Hello

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD The short fiction film The Resort, directed by Shadae Lamar Smith, and the fiction feature Sand Dollars, directed by Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán and winner of the Best Fiction Feature prize at the ttff/15, screened at the Festival last Thursday 24 September. Our blogger, Aurora Herrera, attended the screening, where […]

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Film in Focus: Second Coming

Posted September 28, 2015 by Hello

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD The fiction feature Second Coming, written and directed by Debbie Tucker Green, screened in the Festival’s Panorama section last Wednesday 23 September. Our blogger, Aurora Herrera, attended the screening, where the director was present. Second Coming has a sensitive, nuanced style of filmmaking. It also expresses the vocabulary of the domestic life […]

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Sand Dollars, Casa Blanca take top prizes at ttff/15 awards ceremony

Posted September 28, 2015 by Hello

Sand Dollars, the tender story of an elderly French woman in a relationship with a much younger woman from the Dominican Republic, won the Best Fiction Feature prize last evening at the awards ceremony for the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff/15). Directed by Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán, the film beat three other films […]

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Launch of the Caribbean Film Mart, Database

Posted September 25, 2015 by Hello

The ttff launched the Caribbean Film Mart (CFM) and Caribbean Film Database last night (September 24), with a reception at HOME in Port of Spain. Emilie Upczak, ttff’s Creative Director, shared her thoughts on the moment saying, “Today we are birthing the Caribbean Film Industry.” She acknowledged the ACP Cultures+ Programme, which co-financed the project. […]

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Film in Focus: Bottom in de Road

Posted September 24, 2015 by Hello

The mid-length documentary Bottom in de Road, directed by Oyetayo Ojoade and Sharon Syriac, had its world premiere on Tuesday at the ttff/15. Our blogger, Aurora Herrera, attended the screening. Thought provoking, crass, insightful, and controversial. Those are all words used to describe Bottom in de Road, a film by Oyetayo Ojoade and his wife […]

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Additional screenings at ttff/15

Posted September 23, 2015 by Hello

Due to public demand, a number of screenings of certain films have been added to the ttff/15 schedule. They are as follows. Friday 25 September The Harder They Come – Port of Spain Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Trinidad, 8.00pm Trafficked – Movietowne POS, 11.45pm Saturday 26 September Amy – MovieTowne POS, 11.15pm Sunday 27 September Bim […]

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Films in focus: Just a Drop, Down and Out, City on the Hill

Posted September 22, 2015 by Hello

A group of short T&T documentaries—Just a Drop, Down and Out and City on the Hill—screened at the ttff/15 yesterday. Our blogger, Aurora Herrera, attended the sold-out screenings. Just a Drop is a short film directed by Shea Best, Dominic Koo and Stephen Hadeed Jr. Both Shea Best and Dominic Koo are graduates of the […]

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