The Film and Folklore Festival is an event festival in Trinidad & Tobago. 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.

Films can also showcase how you experience your society based on a lifestyle that is unique to your society (music, cuisine, location, experiences).

1. Best Folklore Short Film
2. Best Folklore Documentary
3. Best Cultural Representation in Folklore
4. Innovative Folklore Filmmaking Award
5. Best Emerging Filmmaker in Folklore
6. Audience Choice Award
7. Best Overall Film

a) All film submissions will be reviewed by a minimum of three [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, 2022 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 February 07th, 2025

Overall Rating
  • Thanasis Protatos

    A great festival that supports unusual, indie films from around the world. It was an honor having our film WHISTLE be part of Film and Folklore Festival. Looking forward to future events.

    June 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Thanasis. We look forward to celebrating with you again soon.

  • Lester Yearwood

    This festival was incredible! What a show they put on in this exotic country! Everything was top-notch! I enjoyed my time and it was surreal to see my film "Pan in A-minor" on the big screen! Much love to the organizers! Thanks

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Lester. We were also proud to screen the film.

  • nsabimana eleazar

    I like the way your communication was,you updated me every day.

    March 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Nsabimana. We aim to provide as much communication as possible. Appreciated.

  • We had a great time representing our short film, Reborn. The event organizers were welcoming and truly put together an exceptional week long fest! Thanks for including us!

    March 2024
    Response from festival:

    Freia, so lovely to meet you this year. Looking forward to more of your work.

  • I followed the festival on Instagram, it was very enjoyable. I would also like to participate physically. Thanks to them for putting my film in the official selection.

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for letting us screen it. Looking forward to also having you participate physically.