UWI to Host Film Festival Screenings and Events

Event Date(s): 21/09/2012 - 28/09/2012

Location: UWI St. Augustine Campus

The UWI Film Programme and the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies have partnered with the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) to host a series of screenings and events on Campus during this year’s edition of the Festival, from 21st-28th September, 2012.   

The Film Programme has now partnered with TTFF for four consecutive years and has once again expanded the range of events they are bringing to the Campus. As in previous years, the programme will host a day of screenings on Republic Day, Monday 24th September, 2012, from 11.30am, at the CLL Auditorium.

There will also be full days of screenings on Friday 21st September and Friday 28th September. Additionally there will be evening screenings held outdoors on Saturday 22nd September and Sunday 23rd September. The screenings held on Saturday the 22nd will consist entirely of films made by students of the UWI Film Programme while other screenings will include films from all over the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and India.

The Film Programme will also be hosting two other events during the Festival. One of these is a workshop on film criticism to be hosted by Mr. Manoj Barpujari, a professional film journalist from the Indian state of Assam. The workshop will be held at the Arcon Studio on Saturday 23rd September from 10am-3pm. The other event will be a scholarly lecture on Venezuelan cinema by Dr. Constanza Burucúa, who is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Western University, Canada. This talk will be held at the Institute of Critical Thinking on Tuesday 25th September at 6 pm.   

For the first time in its very brief history, the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies will this year also be partnering with TTFF to host an evening of screenings from the TTFF’s New Media section. These films will be screened on Friday September 28th from 6pm at the Institute of Critical Thinking’s screening room. 

View the schedule.



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