The Tobago Jazz Film Festival is an initiative of the trinidad+tobago film festival and corporate sponsor, Flow. The 4 day(April 21-25) film festival will be held during the THA Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation’s Tobago Jazz Experience and will feature films by Tobagonian filmmakers as well as international films with a focus on music. There will also be an all day industry workshop on Saturday 22 April at The Shaw Park Complex for Tobago-based filmmakers. Admission to all events is free.
According to Cindy-Ann Gatt, Director of Marketing at Flow: “We remain committed to supporting the development of content in Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the Caribbean. We are also happy to contribute to the development of entertainment tourism in Tobago as exemplified by our Platinum sponsorship of the Tobago Jazz Experience. When Bruce Paddington and his team pitched this idea for us, we felt strongly that it was one for which both Tobago and Flow were ready. Tobago is a wonderful island and its history lends itself to great storytelling. We strongly encourage attendees of the Tobago Jazz Experience to put the Tobago Film Festival into their calendar as well.”
Dr Bruce Paddington, Founder and Festival Director of the trinidad+tobago film festival added: “Tobagonians have been asking for their own film festival, and the Tobago Jazz Experience provides the perfect opportunity for us to do this. We are thrilled to be highlighting the talent of Tobago’s young filmmakers, alongside internationally acclaimed films centred in music.”
The Tobago Jazz Film Festival is also made possible through Tobago our official venue partners in Tobago-THA Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, The Shade Nightclub, Mt. Irvine Bay Resort, Waves Restaurant and Bar; and hotel partner Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort.
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 presented by Flow, given leading sponsorship by bpTT, and contributing sponsorship by RBC Royal Bank.