Film festival to boost regional industry with Caribbean film market and online database

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In a move that is expected to provide significant growth within the burgeoning local and regional film industry, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is set to create a Caribbean Film Mart and Virtual Marketplace (Regional Film Database), it was announced recently.

The project is being made possible with the financial contribution of the European Union (European Development Fund) and the assistance of the ACP Group of States.

This groundbreaking initiative, the first of its kind in the region, will see the ttff develop structures that will allow Caribbean films and filmmakers greater visibility and opportunities in the global film industry by increasing production capacity and access to markets.

The Caribbean Film Mart and Virtual Marketplace are expected to strengthen the production and distribution of Caribbean films through two main actions: on the one side, the implementation of a film market through the framework of the annual ttff and, on the…

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