The ttff celebrates films from and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as from world cinema, through an annual festival and year-round screenings. In addition, we seek to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-ranging industry programme and networking opportunities.

Jury Prize: Best Narrative Feature
Jury Prize: Best Documentary Feature
Jury Prize: Best Narrative Short
Jury Prize: Best Documentary Short
Jury Prize: Best Student Film
Jury Prize: Best Experimental Film
Youth Jury Prize: Best Feature-length Film
People's Choice: Best TT Feature
People's Choice: Best TT Short
Spirit of Trinidad & Tobago Award

The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of fiction and documentary feature and short films made in T&T, the Caribbean and its diaspora. We therefore accept submissions from Caribbean filmmakers, Caribbean filmmakers in the diaspora, and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora.

Submissions must have been completed after 01 January 2018.
Films screened in competition are eligible for one or more jury prizes. There are also several people’s choice awards. All submissions must be made online, via FilmFreeway

THE DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS 15 MAY 2020. THIS DEADLINE WILL BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FILMS THAT DO NOT FULFILL THE STATED CRITERIA.

The ttff seeks to make all screenings at the Festival Caribbean or T+T premieres. Occasionally, however, the Festival considers films that have already been shown publicly in T+T. Please contact us directly if you have a film that falls into this category, or if you have any other queries, at hello@ttfilmfestival.com.

The ttff reserves the right to determine the eligibility of the submissions to be screened at the Festival, the appropriate venues and time slots for the screening of films, and to use excerpts of the films for publicity purposes. All films submitted must have applicable clearances and the Festival will not be held liable.

Visit our ttff/20 Submission FAQ’s here: http://ttfilmfestival.com/call-for-submissions

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  • Danielle Ayow

    The festival ran so smoothly and Camille is on top of things. I was so happy to world premiere at TTFF.

    October 2020
  • Tony Oldham

    TTFF has always been an important festival promoting a diverse range of films and voices, emerging from the Caribbean and beyond. It has been voted in the past as one past as one of the best festivals, and most fun outside of the U.S.

    This wasn't my first year presenting a film at the festival, but it was the first year online due to COVID. This was very well run, good communication throughout, and a great online platform.

    A great team behind the event, and importantly, a high value platform promoting diverse voices.

    October 2020
  • Richard Rawlins

    This was my third time at bat for this film festival and it must be noted in a year of cancellations and postponements due to the Covid Crisis it was good to have something tangible to hold onto. The communication and marketing around the whole festival from the lead in call for submissions to the announcement date and even through to the online screenings were clear and exciting, building interest all through. I was proud to have screened my works: "Island State of Mine" and "I am Sugar" as part of the new media category and showcase. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience watching the superbly curated and thought out film bundles. Hope fully i will be back next year IRL.

    September 2020
  • Giulio Gobbetti

    It was a great experience to be part of the festival with No Island Like Home. It's a shame we couldn't be in Trinidad and Tobago because of the Covid pandemic, but our experience was nonetheless fantastic!

    September 2020
  • Marina Santana

    I loved trinidad+tobago film festival. Great curation, an amazing line up of films and artists. I loved the communication and great workshops also.

    September 2020