THE Green Screen Film Festival, which began yesterday and continues till November 2, features film screenings and discussions on sustainability, climate change and other environmental concerns.
Twenty-two films are in the running for top honours in the festival’s Very Short Shorts Mobile Film competition.
This year’s theme The New Normal struck a chord with local filmmakers and submissions to the competition were double that of last year, with 61 films in total being submitted for consideration by the jury, said a media release. The output was described as remarkable by one of the Very Short Shorts jurors.
"The sheer technical excellence of the entries was remarkable. I was constantly amazed at what the entrants were able to do with their mobile phones. In addition, the diversity of expression and viewpoints were also really incredible to see," said Omar Mohammed, CEO of the Cropper Foundation and one of the Very Short Shorts jurors.
The films will be screened during this year’s film festival which takes place fully online due to continuing covid19 restrictions. They can also be viewed on TTT due to a new programming agreement for local films, the release said.
Festival director Carver Bacchus said, "Green Screen is the first film festival to benefit from this new agreement and we’re very excited at the possibilities this holds for increased visibility for local filmmakers. These types of collaborations and partnerships are what creative and cultural industries need in order to strive. We appreciate the efforts of festival patron FilmTT for co-ordinating this partnership and TTT for supporting local filmmakers in this way."
The films will also be available on-demand via the greenscreen.film website and Digicel's PlayGo App from October 30-November 2.
Additionally, they will be broadcast on TTT at the following times: October 30 (25 mins) 11 am, 3.05 pm and 6 pm. October 31 (25 mins): 10 am, 3 pm and 6 pm. November 1 (25 mins): 3 pm and 7 pm. November 2 (25 mins): 3.05 pm.
Viewers are encouraged to vote for their favourite films via @GreenScreenTT Facebook page.
The Very Short Shorts Mobile Film are:
1. 1+1=3 – Sterling Chotalal
2. Adjustment Is Normal – Sai Saidu
3. A Journey To Our Own – Xala Ramesar
4. Ah Choo – Renaldo “Red” Frederick
5. Before It’s Too Late – Riyadh Rahaman
6. Breathless – Deneka Thomas
7. Don’t Catch Me If You Can – Jonathan Francis
8. Guilty On 19 Charges – Stephan Massiah
9. Mass Media – Renaldo “Red” Frederick
10. Mother Nature’s Scream – Apphia Lord
11. Nature Presents A Seed – Stephan Massiah
12. No Food, No Love – Renaldo Lewis
13. Planet Normal (New Edition) – Isaiah Mapp
14. Present by Shelby Outar
15. Reverse – Ayesha Jordan
16. Seed of Hope – Satesh Ramkesson & Celene Bassaw
17. Silver Linings – Amy Deacon
18. Six Inches Under – Jonathan Francis
19. Tap To Send A Smile – Stephan Massiah
20. Teacher On Call – Cass’ Mosha Amoroso-Centeno
21. The Essentials – Simone Jeffrey
22. The Real Hero – Magda Leschik
The full package of finalists will premiere on Opening Night October 29 at 7 pm via Facebook and Youtube live @GreenScreenTT. (to put online today)