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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Presenting the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival

The inaugural Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival takes place in Trinidad from the 19th to the 26th of September at the MovieTowne entertainment complex, Invader's Bay, Port of Spain.

The festival will screen over 40 feature films, documentaries and short films made by filmmakers from the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora, including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname, Canada, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. Many of the directors, actors and producers will be present to introduce and discuss their films.

Each day of the festival, with the exception of the first day, begins at 11am with a programme of short/student films. Screenings then run at 1pm, 3.30pm, 6pm and 8.30pm. Admission for each screening is $15, while students in uniform pay $5.

For further information call Marina Salandy-Brown, festival coordinator at 624-9894.

The following is the schedule for the festival. It is subject to change.


Tues Sept 19

6pm
Launch of the T&T Film Festival
3 school films (15) 2006
Jab (47) T&T


Wed Sept 20

11am
T&T: 5 School films (25) 2006
Jamaica: Inspire and educate (10)
6 Jamaican School films:
Fire on a Windy Day (6), Dissed (6), Forgive and Forget (6), My Life (11) 2002, My First Day at School (10) 2002, Wanted (11) 2002
3 T&T school films (15) 2006

1pm
The Sweetest Mango (106) 2001 Antigua & Barbuda. Director and producer present

3.30pm
3 T&T school films (15) 2006
Herman Tales: The Banana Robber (16) T&T. Producer/Director present
Nalo Hopkinson: Fabulous Spaces (24) 2005 Canada
Reunion: West Indian Women at War (30) 1993 UK
At Sea (25) 2006 T&T. Director present

6pm
Herman Tales: The Banana Robber (16) T&T. Producer/Director present
Blinded (80) 2006 Grenada. Director present

8.30pm
Barrel Children (24) 2006 USA/T&T. Director present
Troubled Waters (90) 2005 St.Lucia. Director present


Thurs Sept 21

11am
T&T: 5 School films (25) 2006
Jamaica: Inspire and educate (10)
6 Jamaican School films:
Fire on a Windy Day (6), Dissed (6), Forgive and Forget (6), My Life (11) 2002, My First Day at School (10) 2002, Wanted (11) 2002

1pm
Barrel Children (24) 2006 USA/T&T
Troubled Waters (90) 2005 St.Lucia. Director present

3.30pm
3 T&T school films (15) 2006
High Grade (58) 2006 Jamaica
A Love Story: Lesley and Anne (40) Suriname

6pm
Miss Lou - Then and Now (24) 2005 Canada
Ribbons of Blue (87) 2003 St. Lucia. Director present

8:30pm
The Sweetest Mango (106) 2001 Antigua & Barbuda. Director and producer present

Fri Sept 22

11am
T&T: 5 School films (25) 2006
Jamaica: Inspire and educate (10)
6 Jamaican School films:
Fire on a Windy Day (6), Dissed (6), Forgive and Forget (6), My Life (11) 2002, My First Day at School (10) 2002, Wanted (11) 2002

1pm
3 T&T school films (15) 2006
Miss Lou - Then and Now (24) 2005 Canada
Ribbons of Blue (87) 2003 St Lucia. Director present

3.30pm
Traffic D'Info (11) Guadeloupe
Jamaica shorts: Bad Lucky (20) 2005, Forward (11) 2005, Krazy Bikerz (19) 2004, Heavy Manners (18) 2005, Rise Up (16) 2005
The Box (14) 2006 T&T. Director present

6pm
Glory to Gloriana (110) 2006 Jamaica. Producer and lead actors present

8.30pm
Backlash (110) 2006, T&T/USA. Producer present


Sat Sept 23

11am
T&T: 5 School films (25) 2006
Jamaica:
Inspire and educate (10)
6 Jamaican School films:
Fire on a Windy Day (6), Dissed (6), Forgive and Forget (6), My Life (11) 2002, My First Day at School (10) 2002, Wanted (11) 2002

1pm
A Loss of Innocence (21) 2006 T&T. Director present
Blinded (80) 2006 Grenada. Director present

3.30pm
The Mennonites of Belize (54) 2006 T&T. Director present
What My Mother Told Me (55) 1995 UK

6pm
Backlash (110) 2006, USA/T&T. Producer present

8:30pm
Glory to Gloriana (110) 2006. Producer and lead actors present


Sun Sept 24

11am
T&T: 5 School films (25) 2006
Jamaica: Inspire and educate (10)

6 Jamaican School films:
Fire on a Windy Day (6), Dissed (6), Forgive and Forget (6), My Life (11) 2002, My First Day at School (10) 2002, Wanted (11) 2002

1pm
High Grade (58) 2006. Jamaica
A Love Story: Lesley and Anne (40), Suriname

3.30pm
Jab (47) 2006 T&T. Producer present
Shoes (49) 2006 Barbados. Producer present

6pm
La Dia'blesse (25) 2005 Barbados. Director present
Sista God (72) 2006 T&T. Director present

8:30pm
Roble de Olor (140) 2003 Cuba. Director present


Mon Sept 25

11am
T&T: 5 School films (25) 2006
Jamaica: Inspire and educate (10)
6 Jamaican School films:
Fire on a Windy Day (6), Dissed (6), Forgive and Forget (6), My Life (11) 2002, My First Day at School (10) 2002, Wanted (11) 2002

1pm
3 T&T school films (15) 2006
Herman Tales: The Banana Robber (16) T&T. Producer/Director present
Nalo Hopkinson: Fabulous Spaces (24) 2005 Canada
Reunion: West Indian Women at War (30) 1993 UK
At Sea (25) 2006 T&T Director present

3.30pm
The Hammock (10) 2004 Belize
Calypso Dreams (90) 2003 USA/T&T

6pm
Roble de Olor (140) 2003 Cuba. Director present

8.30pm
Glory to Gloriana (110) 2006. Producer and lead actors present


Tues Sept 26

11am
T&T: 5 School films (25) 2006
Jamaica: Inspire and educate (10)
6 Jamaican School films:
Fire on a Windy Day (6), Dissed (6), Forgive and Forget (6), My Life (11) 2002, My First Day at School (10) 2002, Wanted (11) 2002

1pm
Traffic D'Info (11) Guadeloupe
Jamaica shorts: Bad Lucky (20) 2005, Forward (11) 2005, Crazy Bikers (19) 2004, Heavy Manners (18) 2005, Rise Up (16) 2005
The Box (14) 2006 T&T. Director present

3.30pm
3 T&T school films (15) 2006
Stradivarius of Steel (42) 2005 T&T. Director present
Shoes (49) 2006 Barbados. Producer present

6pm
The Mennonites of Belize (54) 2006 Belize/T&T Director present
What My Mother Told Me (55) 1995 UK/TT. Director present

8.30pm
The Hammock (10) 2004 Belize
Calypso Dreams (90) 2003 USA/T&T. Producer present

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