T&T Film Festival opens today with Brian Lara documentary
501 Not Out, a film about West Indies batting star Brian Lara will premiere today online for the opening of the Trinidad ad Tobago Film Festival
The 2020 edition of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF/20) begins today with the premiere of 501 Not Out, a film about West Indies batting icon Brian Lara, featuring rarely seen archive footage and stills.
The film will screen online to the English-speaking Caribbean on Wednesday night.
Due to the challenges of COVID-19, TTFF/20 has adapted its programme delivery to an online and in-person format. This year will see the festival expanding its online screenings for over 120 films to ensure that audiences feel safe and comfortable, while still being able to watch excellent films they won’t see anywhere else.
Some industry events will be held at physical locations.
A new prize category for student filmmakers has also been added to support emerging talent.
The online schedule will comprise daily premieres of films which will be available on the premiere date only, and for 24 hours from the time you start watching.
You can start watching the film at any time (at your convenience) on the premiere date. All online films will be available through the ttff website, online.ttfilmfestival.com.
The Festival has also launched its Masterclasses – intensive online workshops led by international industry professionals. Introductory industry workshops and training will be also be offered online and in-person.
See below for today's activities
Daily Schedule Wednesday September 9
Screening all day, 12am to 11:59pm, to the English-speaking Caribbean
Love T&T bundle (available all day, 12am to 11:59pm) tickets at link: https://online.ttfilmfestival.com/page/ttff20-lovett-bundles/
A Day at the Beach, Jeremy Ramberran
The Interview, Louris Lee Sing
Get Free!, Akkel Charles
The Covid Chronicles, Tracy J. Hutchings
Waiting in Strange Times, Kristof West
Join the q+a zoom at 4:00pm: us04web.zoom.us/j/6131166076
love t&t bundles presented in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts
Orange Bundle (available all day, 12am to 11:59pm) tickets at link: https://online.ttfilmfestival.com/page/ttff20-orange-bundles/
Isla Sirena (Mermaid Island), Leonel González
Because We Are Girls, Baljit Sangra
Join the q+a zoom at 5:00pm: us04web.zoom.us/j/6131166076
Yellow Bundle (available all day, 12am to 11:59pm) tickets at link: https://online.ttfilmfestival.com/page/ttff20-yellow-bundles/
Filadelphia, Dani Drumond
Dominica Forest: A Virtual Journey in 4K, Derek Galon
Plastic Warriors, Lavado Stubbs
Coast Land, Alexander Arjoon
Men Sa Lanmè Di (Thus Spoke The Sea), Arnold Antonin
Join the q+a zoom at 5:30pm: us04web.zoom.us/j/96996207980
Lime Bundle (available all day, 12am to 11:59pm) link: https://online.ttfilmfestival.com/page/ttff20-lime-bundles/
Sweet Tassa: Music of the Indian Caribbean Diaspora, Chris Ballengee
A People's Art - The Genesis of Freedom, Tony Oldham
Join the q+a zoom at 6:30pm: us04web.zoom.us/j/6131166076
emerald bundle (available all day, 12am to 11:59pm) link: https://online.ttfilmfestival.com/page/ttff20-emerald-bundles/
Waters of March, Chase Johnson
Those Who Have Eyes to See, Melanie Grant
Avatara, Nadav Harel
Ganga Dhaara: Sacred Spaces, Dr. Sharda Patasar, Dr. Perry Polar
Join the q+a zoom at 3:00pm: us04web.zoom.us/j/6131166076
7:00pm: 501 not out | opening night film
ttff/20 industry events
11.00am – 12.30pm Narrative Filmmakers Panel via Facebook Live
2.30pm – 4.00pm Creative Producing with Lee Thomas via Zoom
10.00am – 6.00pm new media at Medulla Art Gallery
All health and social distancing protocols will be followed.
Watch trailers and purchase tickets for all online screenings at https://online.ttfilmfestival.com
You can also purchase a 5-bundle pass to watch five film bundles for the price of four (a savings of TT$35/ US$5.50): https://ttfilmfestival.com/product/five-bundle-pass
*Note: this offer does not include the opening night film.
ttff/20 will be screening online to the English-speaking Caribbean September 9 to 15
Tickets for online screenings cost TT$35. There will also be day passes and season tickets available for online screenings.