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Film in focus: Vanishing Sail

Posted October 2, 2015 by Archive

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD The documentary Vanishing Sail, directed by Alexis Andrews, won the People’s Choice Award for Best Feature Documentary at the ttff/15. Our blogger, Aurora Herrera, attended the screening of the film on Saturday 26 September, where Andrews was present. “Life is too short for instant coffee and Rice Krispies.” – John Smith This […]

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Films in focus: Quedate and Margarita, with a Straw

Posted October 1, 2015 by Archive

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD The short fiction film Quedate, directed by US-Puerto Rican filmmaker Bradley Bixler, and the fiction feature Margarita, with a Straw, directed by Indian filmmaker Shonali Bose, screened at the ttff/15 on Friday 25 September. Our blogger, Aurora Herrera, attended the screenings, where Bixler and Bose were present. Guillermo works for a human […]

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Films in focus: The Resort and Sand Dollars

Posted September 29, 2015 by Archive

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 Archive

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 Archive

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 Archive

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 Archive

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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