With a chance to win TT$20,000
and learn from experienced international film professionals, the
trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is encouraging filmmakers across the
Caribbean and the diaspora to submit their application to this year’s RBC
Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion, as the
10 July deadline is
The RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion
is an intensive development programme that provides 10 selected filmmakers with
the opportunity to learn from internationally respected filmmakers and other
film professionals. It will be held from
23-26 September 2015, during ttff/15.
Applicants must have completed
at least one narrative film (short or feature-length), but no more than two
narrative features, as a screenwriter and/or director.
Each filmmaker will enter Focus
with a concept for a feature-length fiction film, from which they will be
expected to develop a detailed treatment. At the end of Focus, all participants
will be given an opportunity to pitch their project to a jury at the ttff/15.
The participant with the best project and pitch, as determined by the jury,
will win the TT$20,000 cash prize.
All applicants must submit a
maximum three-minute excerpt of a previous film (narrative short or feature)
via Vimeo link, stating their role(s) on the film (writer and/or director).
They must also submit their résumé and a cover letter stating, in no more than
100 words, the concept of the project they would be bringing to Focus and what
makes it unique. Participants will be determined based on the strength of all
If elected participants will be
provided with the materials for the Immersion, lunch, a Festival pass and
invitations to Festival-related activities. Participants not residing in
T&T will be allocated shared accommodation (inclusive of breakfast) at the
official festival hotel, a return air ticket and local transport to and from
Applications should be
submitted online at: https://vp.eventival.eu/ttff/