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ttff/19 Carifesta Edition Industry Events (Day 02)

Supported in part by FilmTT


Pack the Cinema: Successful Marketing Strategies for Micro-Budget Films

With fundraising often the most challenging aspect of the filmmaking process, plans and budgets for marketing your film can end up at the bottom of the list, and ‘marketing / promotion’ is invariably the first line item to get chopped. In this workshop, we look at different strategies for marketing your micro-budget films, from leveraging traditional press relationships to winning in the social media sphere.

20 August, 08.30am-10.30am
APA, Room 202

Light refreshments will be provided.


First Person Documentary Storytelling

A structured conversation with supporting film clips, First Person Documentary Storytelling will be presented by documentary filmmakers Michael Lees (Dominica, ‘Uncivilized’) and Mariel Brown (Trinidad and Tobago, ‘Unfinished Sentences’) who will delve into the following topics:

  • Taking the leap (coming to terms with sharing your story on film and with audiences)
  • The ugly truth (challenging yourself to talk about the hard things, not just the good/ nice ones)
  • Is there such a thing as going too far in personal documentary storytelling?
  • Objective distance and how to get it when you’re making a personal film
  • How to get beyond “But who would want to watch a film about you?”

20 August, 10.45am-12.45pm
APA, Room 202

Light refreshments will be provided.


Filmco WW: Contracts / Clearances and Copyright

Film contracts and agreements protect the rights of your film and are necessary to avoid miscommunication and risk at every stage, from pre-production through production and distribution. Agreements need to be set in place with your production team, cast and crew even from before principal photography begins. And then you also have to factor in licenses for the use of creative works such as music, works of art etc. These are thorny areas that are easy to overlook or put off, but which, if not handled correctly, can have devastating repercussions for your film.

In this workshop, presented by Filmco, facilitators will speak on Intellectual Property, clearances and contracts.

20 August, 02.00pm-04.00pm
APA, Room 202

Light refreshments will be provided.

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