The thirteenth edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival culminated in a love-fest of awards and accolades for local filmmakers at the ttff/18 Awards Ceremony at Central Bank on Tuesday 25 September.
THE BEST FILM AS DECIDED BY A YOUTH JURY
Le Rêve Français: Part 1 – Christian Faure WINNER
ttff/18 FUTURE CRITICS PRIZE
For the third year, this initiative sought to prepare students of the Ken Gordon School of Journalism at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad + Tobago (COSTAATT) for the rigour, best practices and industry standards of critical film analysis and festival reporting.
Ten students from the programme were selected to write critical reviews of films under the mentorship of film critic and journalist, BC Pires, for posting on the ttff website and social media platforms during the Festival. Now, at the conclusion of the Festival, the best Future Critic has been selected on the basis of the quality of their writing and analysis, their ability to meet tight deadlines, and the number of reviews published.
Celine Dimsoy WINNER
THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR A SHORT FILM
THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR A DOCUMENTARY FILM
Carnival Messiah WINNER
THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR A NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM
Hero: Based on The Life and Times of Mr. Ulric Cross WINNER
CARIBBEAN FILM MART BEST PITCH PITCH
The 15 participants in the Caribbean Film Mart were invited to pitch their project at the end of the 2 day mart workshop. 3 international film professionals adjudicated this process.
Fairway – Kafi Kareem Farrell WINNER
Every year the ttff invites regional and international filmmakers and film professionals to adjudicate a selection of films
The ttff/18 jury are:
Ida Does, Filmmaker from Suriname
Renee Robinson, Film Commissioner for Jamaica
Gustavo Graef Morino, filmmaker from Chile
THE JURY PRIZE FOR THE BEST TRINIDAD+TOBAGO SHORT FILM
Venus and Magnet – Elspeth Duncan WINNER
THE JURY PRIZE FOR THE BEST TRINIDAD+TOBAGO FEATURE FILM
Unfinished Sentences – Mariel Brown WINNER
The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) celebrates films from and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as from world cinema, through an annual festival and year-round screenings. In addition, the ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-ranging industry programme and networking opportunities. The ttff is given leading sponsorship by BP Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts; supporting sponsorship by The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago and Republic Bank Limited; and contributing sponsorship byFilmTT and The National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB).