Port of Spain, 25th January 2023: The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT), in collaboration with the UWI Film Programme, will be hosting the second session of its Meet the Practitioner Series on Film Marketing and Aesthetics with Sonja Dumas on Tuesday 31st January and Thursday 9th February 2023 at the UWI Film Programme Building, #12 Carmody Street, St Augustine. FilmTT invites interested persons to register for the FREE workshops via the FilmTT website: www.filmtt.co.tt/mtpseries.
This session of the series will be split up into two parts: Workshop 1: Film Marketing Bootcamp and Workshop 2: Film Aesthetics and T&T Film. Workshop 1 topics include marketing basics and how to promote your film. Participants will create a portfolio for a film project. Workshop 2 will consist of discussions surrounding film as a visual and sonic medium, how it defines the Caribbean space and what should guide the visual and sonic choices for a film. Participants will then create a short work that highlights an aspect of the Caribbean aesthetic. For both workshops, a fully charged smartphone with at least a few megabytes of available memory will be required.
Leading both workshops will be Sonja Dumas, a performer, choreographer, filmmaker, writer, theorist and arts development consultant. She has been featured in HuffPost and the New York Daily News, among others. She has written, directed and produced various films about selected aspects of Trinidad and Tobago history and culture. These include Julia and Joyce: Two Stories of Two Dance Pioneers (winner of the Best Local Film at the 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival), Tickle Me Rich (Special Mention – Best Local Short Film – 2012 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival; Honourable Mention: Rochester International Film Festival 2014; Nominee, 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards), Life and Death (Caribbean Tales official selection, 2019; Culture Art Society Online Film Festival 2022) and Venerable: The Pioneering Achievements of Tobago Teacher Norman McNeil – official selection in the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2022 and the African Diaspora International Film Festival 2022 – New York). Additional dance projects on film include Agua Water L’eau (1998), W (2005).
On November 30th 2022, FilmTT held the very first session of its Meet the Practitioner Series: Location Management with one of the industry’s most experienced location managers and fixers, Princess Donelan. The practical workshop took place at the Cocorite Fishing Facility and focused on how to scout, pitch and manage a location.
To register for the workshops, visit www.filmtt.co.tt/mtpseries. For more company updates, follow FilmTT’s Facebook and Instagram pages: @discoverfilmtt.
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