The Film and Folklore Festival is an event festival in Trinidad & Tobago in it's first 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. Persons who are submitting films in the festival won't want to miss the five (5) days of activities as it involves: fun events, cultural games and entertainment.

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

Prizes will be given out to the following categories:
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best New Media/Music Video
Best Female Lead
Best Male Lead
People's Choice

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, 2018 to be considered for competition.

e) If selected, the Film and Folklore Festival has 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 April 30th, 2021.

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

    November 2021
  • 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
  • Denaise Seals

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

    June 2021
  • Great festival, great team. Im very happy!

    June 2021
    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
    Response from festival:

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