FilmTT to Offer Small Investments for Current Film Projects
Photo caption: Nneka Luke, General Manager of FilmTT
The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT), the state agency responsible for the development of the local film and audio-visual industry, invites applications for Marketing and Development Grants for current film projects. Projects may include, but are not limited to, attending targeted international film festivals, markets, incubators, labs and workshops.
Nneka Luke, General Manager of FilmTT, explains, “In a year where we at FilmTT are working to re-focus our operations, under challenging financial constraints, this Call creates an opportunity for the company to directly invest in active film projects in a targeted and sustainable way. We are looking for applications from experienced film practitioners who have clear goals for their projects, and can articulate how FilmTT’s small investment can lead to the advancement of their projects. In a year when FilmTT is not positioned to invest in script development or in productions, we are aiming to make these small direct investments to help open up opportunities for our filmmakers, and to demonstrate our commitment to the sustainable development of the sector.”
Through this Grant, FilmTT will invest a limited amount of funds in the marketing and development of current film projects. Each applicant must have a specific and focused plan with clear objectives, working towards measurable outcomes. Only applicants who meet the criteria will be considered; they are:
- This Call is open to all filmmakers who are residing nationals or permanent residents of Trinidad and Tobago, and who are 18 years or older.
- Entries may be submitted by individuals or groups.
- Applicants must have at least three film credits for three different productions on their film résumés.
- All genres of film projects are eligible, including animation, comedy, drama, action, horror, music video, documentary, and experimental.
Luke adds, “If our small investment can allow a film producer to attend an important film market to find a sales agent or to sell a slate, or a director to take part in an important lab or workshop to develop skills or connect to international funding sources, then our aim is to build a sustainable film and audio visual sector in Trinidad and Tobago; one the contributes significantly to national wealth.”
Film practitioners can read the Frequently Asked Questions guide, and find the Application Form at www.filmtt.co.tt/opencall. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 22nd March, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.