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Call for submissions for ttff/17

Friday, May 19 2017

THE trinidad+- tobago film festival (ttff/17) is inviting experimental film-makers, visual/video artists and creative producers from the Caribbean and its diaspora to submit works to be featured in the 2017 edition of the festival, in September.

This yearís New Media programme will showcase works that speak to the theme, Bearings, and will award a prize of $5,000 to the presentation that best captures this Light by North Eleven - New Media 2016.

notion. The winner will be selected by a three-member jury of an internationally-acclaimed artist, curator and art critic.

Avant garde and experimental film and video works have traditionally formed an integral part of the ttff. New Media highlights the expanding field of visual art that interrogates our contemporary experiences in experimental forms of presentation., said a media release. Ranging from overt activist political commentary to social and personal interrogations and interventions, the works presented deviate from conventional forms of film-making and visual presentations.

This year, the festival welcomes interdisciplinary collaborations and intersections of painting, dance, literature, photography, animation, moving images, projections, installations and emerging technologies on the theme. These include but are not limited to explorations and presentations of identity, globalisation, placement/ displacement, migration, contemporary politics and belonging.

In addition to submissions of the digital works, entrants are also encouraged to submit exhibition and installation treatments or requirements, the ttff said. All submissions should be made via email to submit@ttfilmfestival.

com. The deadline for all submissions is June 23 and will be strictly followed.

For more info: visit www.ttfilmfestival.com.

THE Fyzabad Connection Theatre Company is preparing to stage its production on historic trade union leader Uriah Butler in Grenada. The play, Uriah Butler: Fyzabad Patriot, will be staged in Gouyave, the actual birthplace of Butler where he lived up to his move to Trinidad. The historical production will run from June 17 to 20. Written by noted playwright Zeno Obi Constance, it covers Butlerís arrival in Trinidad, his fiery platform rhetoric and charismatic leadership which led to his attempted arrest on June 19, 1937, resulting in the now famous Labour riots.

The play was commissioned by President Anthony Carmona as part of the Labour Day celebrations last year.

The successful street performance was showcased at the Charlie King Junction, Fyzabad, on June 17.

Carmona will again be the patron for this special Grenada performance and has warmly extended all courtesies to the Fyzabad Connection Theatre Company, a media release said.

He is quoted as saying that the venture is notable thrust towards the further realisation of genuine Caribbean

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