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Last chance to serve on youth jury for TT film festival

ttff:15 Youth Jury at MT

Young people interested in watching films as part of the trinidad+tobago’s (ttff) Youth Jury, have one week left to apply. The Youth Jury will comprise five young people living in T&T, between the ages of 16 to 21 (inclusive), who are enthusiastic about watching movies with a critical eye, and gaining a better appreciation of the cinematic artform.

Prospective members should apply at submit@ttfilmfestival.com  by writing an essay of no more than 250 words, saying what their favourite movie is and why. Applicants should also provide their name, date of birth, gender, citizenship, residence and school or occupation.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 16 August.

Members of the Youth Jury will meet during the ttff/16 (September 20-27) under the guidance of B.C. Pires- experienced film critic, to watch a selection of films that deal with themes and issues affecting young people and to choose the winning film. The winning film will be announced at the ttff/16 awards ceremony, on 25 September.

According to Annabelle Alcazar, programme director at the ttff: “the process is an excellent opportunity for young people wishing to have a  career in programming and writing about films. They will be able to meet international, local and regional experts in the film industry.”

The trinidad+tobago film festival (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, the ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-ranging industry programme and networking opportunities. The ttff is presented by Flow, given leading sponsorship by FilmTT, and supporting sponsorship by RBC and The National Gas Company.

For more information visit ttfilmfestival.com

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