Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, 2012 edition, is now open for submissions. Entries must be submitted by 31 May 2012.

The CFP may be downloaded here. Details below and at

Call for submissions for the ttff/12

The call for submission of films for the 2012 edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), which takes place from 19 September to 02 October, is now open and filmmakers wishing to have their films considered must submit them no later than the 31 of May.

Presented by Flow, the ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of films made either in the Caribbean region (including Latin American countries in the Caribbean Basin); by Caribbean people of the Diaspora, or by international filmmakers that reflect Caribbean culture and way of life both in the region and the Diaspora.

Selected films screened at the Festival are eligible for the following five jury prizes: best narrative feature film (US$4,000); best documentary feature film (US$4,000); best short film (US$2,000); best local feature film (TT$20,000); and best local short film (TT$10,000). There are also three people’s choice awards, for best dramatic feature, best documentary and best short, each worth TT$5,000.

All initial submissions should be made either in digital or NTSC DVD format and must be in English or with English subtitles. There is a submission fee of TT$60 (or US$10) per entry and submitted materials will not be returned.

Submissions must be accompanied by:

  • Synopsis
  • Running time
  • Year of production (not before 2010)
  • Country of origin
  • Language, and if subtitled
  • Genre
  • Name of director, producer and cast (if appropriate)
  • Short biography of director
  • Festivals screened at/awards won (if any)
  • Contact information

Digital submissions should be sent to

DVD submissions should be sent to:

Annabelle Alcazar
Programme Director
trinidad + tobago film festival
199 Belmont Circular Road
Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago

Filmmakers may also submit via, trinidad+tobago film festival.

The ttff, which is in its seventh year, is held annually in September and receives leading sponsorship from RBC Royal Bank and bpTT, and supporting sponsorship from the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company, the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism, the Tourism Development Corporation, the Tobago House of Assembly and the National Gas Company.