Call for Submissions: Trinidad and Tobago’s “Film in Development Award”


Are you a Trinidad and Tobago filmmaker in pre-production on a feature-length film? The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is interested in your project! The Festival is announcing an open call for submissions for its annual Film in Development Award, sponsored by bpTT. The award, which is for a narrative or documentary feature film in pre-production, comes with a cash prize of $20,000. [Deadline is August 30, 2013.]

To be eligible for the award, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of Trinidad and Tobago at work on a a feature-length film (at least 72 minutes long) being made here. You can apply as the director, writer or creative producer of the film. You must provide:

• A director’s statement
• A completed script for a narrative film
• A treatment between five and ten pages long for a documentary
• An estimated budget
• A list of key production members
• A production timeline

Your submission should be sent to no later than 30 August. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 15 September and the awardee will be announced at the ttff/13 awards ceremony on 29 September.

[Image: A still from last year’s Film in Development Award Winner, The Cutlass (director, Darisha Beresford; writer, Teneille Newallo)]

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