Caribbean filmmakers are chatting up a storm, in between laughs and mouthfuls of a sweet-hand T+T breakfast buffet at Rituals, enjoying the first industry event for ttff/19 carifesta edition.
Caribbean filmmakers very rarely get the opportunity to meet and interact in an informal setting; at film festivals around the region, filmmakers often congregate amongst their country groups, and industry associations and groupings tend to be localised. CARIFESTA was an opportune moment to have a gathering of filmmakers from the region, as many travelled to Trinidad as part of their countryâ€™s contingent. And within the context of the CARIFESTA celebrations of regional creativity, the FilmTT Filmmaker Networking Breakfast was a welcome opportunity for filmmakers from around the Caribbean and Trinidad and Tobago to gather, meet and interact in a comfortable and relaxed setting within a structure that was designed to encourage filmmakers to meet peers whom they donâ€™t already know, talk filmmaking, projects, and, hopefully, regional collaboration.
The Breakfast was held on 19 August, at Rituals Coffee Shop, Saddle Road, Maraval
ttff/19 industry events are sponsored in part by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (FilmTT).
(Photography by Marc Bain)