The Culture Division of the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago has issued an invitation for submissions to be included in the Third Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase, scheduled to take place in 2010. This invitation comes as Trinidad and Tobago celebrates the Fourth Annual Film Festival, which was launched on September 15, 2009 and will culminate with a closing award ceremony on Tuesday, September 29, 2009. This event, over the years has played a major role in the development of the local film industry.
The First Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase was shown in 19 countries in the region and was welcomed by the American Cinematique in Hollywood and the British Museum in London. It also received special acknowledgement from UNESCO during its presentation in its seat in Paris.
The Second Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase at the request of UNICEF was devoted to children and adolescents and its exhibiting program encompassed 27 countries in the island and continental Caribbean.
The Film Showcase is intended to include most of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and will have the support of the Ministries, institutions and authorities guiding the cultural policy of the Caribbean and Latin American countries. The Caribbean Film Showcase will include films in which Caribbean authors present the real life of the Caribbean Diaspora in the world, and also, films by non-Caribbean authors whose stories offer a true approach to the realities in our region.
Caribbean filmmakers are asked to send their productions by September 30th to the International Selection Committee for consideration and inclusion in the official program of the Third Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase. Films submitted must have been made during 2008, 2009 or 2010. A special section in the Showcase will be devoted to films for children and adolescents, as well as by firms made by children and adolescents.
Interested persons should contact the Ministry’s Culture Division on Frederick Street, Port of Spain; telephone: 627- 4991.
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