UWI/TTFF 2013 Film Festival

Event Date(s): 18/09/2013 - 30/09/2013

Location: Film Building, 12 Carmody Road, St. Augustine

The UWI Film Programme will once again partner  with the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival to host a series of film screenings, workshops and other events during the upcoming festival. This year, the events will take place at the Film programme’s new building at 12 Carmody Road, St. Augustine. The events kick off from September 18 and will continue until September 30. From film-producing workshops and documentaries, to student films and guest lectures, there is something for everyone in this diverse and exciting film festival.


September 18: Film-producing workshop with Andrea Calderwood 10am-1pm. Andrea Calderwood was the producer of films such as The Last King of Scotland (2006), which won an Oscar for star Forest Whitaker, and Half of a Yellow Sun (2013), an epic account of Nigeria’s Biafran war and the opening film of ttff/13, amongst many others.

September 20 - Documentary film screenings

September 21 - Screening of student films starting at 7 PM.

September 24 - Film screenings  

September 25 - At 6:30pm,, the film festival welcomes Dr Malini Guha, Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa Canada, to deliver a lecture titled “Have you been told, the streets of London are filled with gold: Charting the Motif of the Cinematic Street in the Films of Horace Ove and Franco Russo”. 

September 26 - At 7pm, Dr Gabrielle Hezekiah, lecturer in the Department of Literature, Communication and Cultural Studies will host a package of films from TTFF/13’s  ARC New Media Programme.  

September 28 - At 2pm, there will be a screening of films from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, which will be introduced and curated by Dr. Mary Leonard from UPRM. 

September 30 -  The festival events come to a close with a retrospective of the films of John Akomfrah hosted by Dr Gabrielle Hezekiah. Several of the acclaimed director’s works will be screened, including his newest film The Stuart Hall Project.  Akomfrah himself will attend the retrospective and will discuss his career and films with Dr Hezekiah. 

All events, except the Andrea Calderwood workshop are free and open to the public.


 For the full film screening schedule, click here.