Tuesday 24 November, 2020

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

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 Festival 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

Tickets at https://online.ttfilmfestival.com/film/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.




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