Call for Applications: Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2020


Deadline: 15 May 2020


The Trinidad & Tobago film festival is pleased to announce the call for submissions for their 15th-anniversary festival, ttff/20!

The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of fiction and documentary feature and short films made in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and its diaspora. The Festival, therefore, accepts submissions from Caribbean filmmakers in the region and in the diaspora; and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora.

They will only consider films completed on January 1, 2018. For full submission guidelines and categories, please visit their portal on Flim Freeway.

ttff/20 will include new shorts, and features, narrative films, documentaries and experimental films, which explore the Caribbean experience. In 2020 they’re also launching a new submission and prize category for student filmmakers (whether secondary or tertiary) to encourage and support the early careers of emerging talent.

Their training and professional development programs will continue to be a core offering of ttff in 2020, with the launch of Masterclasses (intensive 3-day workshops led by international industry professionals), the re-introduction of filmmaker panels, and continuing our introductory industry workshops, and youth-focused mentorship and training.



  • 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

As always, the festival will include curated film screenings at MovieTowne (Port of Spain, San Fernando and Tobago) and a program of outdoor screenings of favorite classics, People’s Choice and jury award-winning films.


  • Submissions film must have been completed after 01 January 2018
  • Filmmakers must be from the Caribbean or the diaspora; or
  • Filmmakers can be from any country BUT their films must be from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora


  • All submissions must be made online, via FilmFreeway
  • You will need to indicate which section you are applying to. They use the following rules to classify films:
    • Narrative feature (70 minutes and over)
    • Narrative short (under 70 minutes)
    • Documentary feature (70 minutes and over)
    • Documentary short (under 70 minutes)
    • Student film (made by a student filmmaker; any length)
    • Video art or experimental film (any length)

For more information website