The Film and Folklore Festival is an event festival in Trinidad & Tobago in its 2nd submission year. The festival invites persons to experience a unique and interactive experience in folklore storytelling mixed with music, spoken word and film.

The Film and Folklore Festival is interested in collaborating and showcasing culture and folklore from around the world.

Films must have an element of folklore/folk tale ,fairy tale, tradition, culture or belief (superstition/ritual) from any given society.

IMPORTANT: Films selected for the festival will be screened on an Online App [Digicel PlayGo] that is available in the Caribbean and Central America; including: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Panama, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad, Turks and Caicos.

By submitting your film to the Film and Folklore Festival, you are agreeing to screen your film from 24th June- 8th July, 2022 on the DigicelPlayGo app.

My Carnival Lens

TO SUBMIT YOUR 2 MINUTE MY CARNIVAL LENS FILM, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING WAIVER CODE: MyCarnivalLens2022 ON THE FilmFreeway WEBSITE. ONLY OPEN TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO RESIDENTS.

First Prize - TT$10,000.00
Second Prize- Smart Phone
Third Prize- 1 month Mobile Data

GENERAL AWARDS
The top three [3] most-watched films during the festival [24-26 June] will win the Best of the Festival award.

a) All film submissions will be reviewed by a minimum of 3 members of our selection committee, made up of filmmakers and industry professionals. High-scoring films will be moved to a final jury round, which will determine the official selections.

b) Foreign language films must contain English subtitles for consideration.

c) There is no premiere status requirement.

d) All films must have a completion date after January 1, 2019 to be considered for the festival.

e) If selected, the Film and Folklore Festival has the authority to use stills, posters, titles, or any information from the submission materials for promotional purposes.

f) If selected, you will be guaranteed at least one screening of your film, however the Film and Folklore Festival has no obligation to provide a screening fee.

g) By submitting your film, you declare you have full authority to submit your film to the Film & Folklore Festival, and you have cleared all rights to use the music in the entered work.

h) The Film and Folklore Festival is held harmless of any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, or screening of any film.

i) Showtime and venue scheduling is at the discretion of the Film and Folklore Festival and is subject to change without notice.

j) Scheduling of feature films may be dependent on filmmaker attendance for Q&A and special event purposes.

k) All filmmakers will be notified of acceptance status no later than June 6th, 2022.

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  • Linda Kudzmas

    I was so honored to have my film screened in the Film and Folklore Festival. A good time was had by all.

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    We thank you for your continued support of our festival. We were honoured to have you and your film in our festival this year and we look forward to next year's festival. We wish you continued success on your endeavours.

  • Thank you very much, I am very happy that my film was screened in the festival.

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Hossein! We were honoured to have your film screened at our festival this year. We do look forward to your work in the future.

  • Piret Sigus

    Thank you for selecting and screening The Turnip! We really hope to take part your wonderful festival physically in near future!

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your participation in this year's festival. Your film was truly enjoyed by those who watched it. We do look forward to having you again in our future festivals.

  • it was a excellent film festival and I loved it

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed the festival. We look forward to providing you an even better experience in our future festivals.

  • Thank you for the opportunity.

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Ryan. It was a pleasure seeing and sharing your film. All the best.