Call for Submissions for the trinidad+tobago film festival 2011

Presented by Flow, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of films made in the Caribbean region including Latin American countries in the Caribbean Basin, by Caribbean people of the Diaspora, and by international filmmakers that reflect Caribbean culture and way of life both in the Caribbean and the Diaspora.

The Festival screens films in 35mm, NTSC Digi-Beta and NTSC MiniDV formats. Entries of various lengths will be accepted. All initial submissions should be in NTSC DVD format and must be in English or with English subtitles.

Selected films screened at the Festival will be eligible for various awards. There are three jury awards, for best feature film, best local film, and best short film. There are also three people’s choice awards, for best dramatic feature, best documentary, and best short. All awards come with a substantial cash prize.

All submissions must be accompanied by:

  • Synopsis
  • Running time
  • Year of production (not before 2008)
  • Country of origin
  • Language, and if subtitled
  • Genre
  • Name of director, producer, and cast (if appropriate)
  • Short biography of director
  • Festivals screened at/awards won (if any)
  • Contact information
  • An image from the film (minimum 300dpi)

    The deadline for ALL submissions is 31st May 2011.

Submitted materials will not be returned, and only successful applicants will be notified. Please direct inquiries to hello@ttfilmfestival.com.

Visit https://www.withoutabox.com/login/6883, trinidad+tobago film festival, in order to submit online.

Or you may submit your entries to:

Annabelle Alcazar
Programme Director
Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival
199 Belmont Circular Road
Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago

There is no submission fee for mailed entries. Entry free for a submission via Withoutabox.com is US$10.

ttff/11 reserves the right to determine the eligibility of the submissions to be screened at the Festival, the appropriate time slots for the screening of films, and to use excerpts of the films for publicity purposes. All films submitted must have applicable clearances and the Festival will not be held liable.

The ttff seeks to make all screenings at the Festival T&T premieres. Occasionally, however, the Festival considers films that have already been shown in T&T. Please contact us if you have a film that falls into this category.

Please note that there are usually many more submissions than spaces available in the Festival line-up and therefore not all films can be accommodated. This does not necessarily imply that a film has not met the Festival’s criteria or is of poor quality. It may be that we have already selected a film on a similar topic, or that a film is deemed to have already received sufficient public exposure.

The ttff, which is in its sixth year, receives leading sponsorship from RBC/RBTT, and supporting sponsorship from the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company, the Tourism Development Corporation, the Tobago House of Assembly and the National Gas Company.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FILMS THAT DO NOT FULFILL THE CRITERIA.

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