TTFilmFestival ’18 Winners Announced

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

Mangroves WINNER

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

ttff/18 photo of this year’s Winners.

JURY AWARDS

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).

Source: https://ttfilmfestival.com/news/ttff-news-and-features/ttff-18-winners

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