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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  • This is an interesting topic for a film festival, and we were happy that our film, "Legacy," was part of it.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Pamela! We truly enjoyed the film.

  • Cynthia Bergen

    Thank you! So much for Official Selection and Screening for my short film The Pucong Shroud Ghost. Keep on supporting Indie Films! Cynthia Bergen, No Sleep Films, TVCS, LLC

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Cynthia,

    The Pucong Shroud Ghost was quite the watch. Looking forward to seeing what you've created since!

  • Denaise Seals

    I laughed, I learned, I'm looking forward to the next Film and Folklore Festival. Thank You!

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Denaise,

    We're having another one in June 2022! Look out for more details. We are so glad you enjoyed the festival.

  • Great festival, great team. Im very happy!

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Adrian,

    We are also happy that you are happy. Thank you for joining us this year. We look forward to having you celebrate and share with us in 2022.

  • Mitra Raeesmohammadi

    Nice Organizers and Amazing Festival ☘️

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Mitra for the feedback. We do look forward to seeing you next year.