Caribbean canadian Showcase

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trinidad+tobago film festival

Founded in 2006, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is the largest event of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. The Festival, which takes place in September, is a celebration of the best films from Trinidad & Tobago, the Caribbean and its diaspora.

Last year, the Festival hosted a special focus on Canadian cinema to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Trinidad & Tobago and Canada. This focus acknowledged the presence of a large Caribbean community in Canada, as well as Canadian filmmakers at work in the Caribbean itself.

We are proud to feature this series at VLAFF, which showcases highlights from the dynamic cinematic relationship between Canada and the Caribbean region.

Caribbean Shorts (in screening order):

  • The Chiney Shop
  • Mr. Crab
  • Achante
  • 4am  
  • Doubles With Slight Pepper


Curated by Creative Director Emilie Upczak, trinidad+tobago film festival
Sponsored by the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation