Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2011


Trinidad Tobago Film Festival is a brilliant cinematography event that aims to highlight the skills of this twin-island and the Caribbean remarkable films. Exhibiting the films of the region include the Latin American countries along the Caribbean region, this festival is where filmmakers display Caribbean culture and its way of life both in the Caribbean and the Diaspora. The Trinidad Tobago Film Festival will be held on September 21 to October 4, 2011 in the vibrant city of Port of Spain.

Offering film screening more than ever before in the festival’s history, this event is a festivity of the best films in the region. This is the 6th year of the film festival which has received great recognition for its work of highlighting the creativeness of Trinidad and Tobago. This festival helps to promote Caribbean film industry by hosting workshops, panel discussions, seminars, conferences and networking opportunities, where filmmakers as well as visitors can interact with and exchange knowledge and ideas about filmmaking techniques.

At this year festival you will see about 100 short films being screened and an exciting array of newly release films such as “Ghett’a Life” about Jamaica’s culture, done by Chris Browne who is also the writer and director of the hit movie “Third World Cop”. Many first-class films about and from Cuba will also be screened. “Sons of Cuba”, is one of the must-see films from Cuba, as this documentary by Andrew Lang features the influential life of Havana. Other great films at Trinidad Tobago Film Festival to see are “Remembering a Revolution” which tells the story of an uprising in the 1970’s; while “The Lioness of the Jungle is a film about Calypso Rose’s musical career.

One of the main events of the Trinidad Tobago Film Festival is the awards ceremony for the best films. Awards prizes will be given to the Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Trinidad and Tobago Film. In addition to the award each winner will receive a cash prize. This festival is a fancy, eye-popping array of great movies, which focuses on Trinidad’s rich heritage. Enjoy the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival when you visit the island in September.