PRESS RELEASE – 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 fast approaching.
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 three criteria.
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 Festival-related activities.
Applications should be submitted online at: https://vp.eventival.eu/ttff/2015/