MEDIA

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • AFTT opens with a night of film, fashion and festivity at The Central Bank Auditorium, on Monday 20 May 2019 at 7:00pm. The featured film The Burial of Kojo (2018) makes its Caribbean Premiere. Its been captivating audiences world wide and was recently signed for a distribution deal with Ava Du Vernay’s company Array. Written, directed and scored by Blitz Bazawule, this Ghanian musician will be present to introduce his film.

  • This year’s African Classics series is an  - Ode to Ouedraogo. We celebrate one of the best - known directors from West Africa, the iconic Burkinabé filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo who past away just last year. We will screen his lyrical films Yabba and Tilia in association with The UWI Film Programme at the Studio (12 Carmody St.) on May 21st & 22nd. These screenings will be free to the public.

  • AFTT Jr. promises to captivate children and families with a fantastic line up of shorts and two beautiful and inspiring feature films. The Adventures of Supermama and Bilal . Screenings are on Thursday 23rd May, Friday 24th 11:00 am and Saturday 25th at 12:00 noon and Sunday 26th 11:00am at the Little Carib Theatre.

  • In collaboration with the High Commission of South Africa we present the South African Showcase – a day of films from South Africa. We will screen 6 films including crime drama Mayfair  that enters in to the Muslim-Indian communities of Johannesburg.

  • AFTT’s Main Programme features many award-winning filmmakers from across the continent. Be sure to check out the Sudanese comedic film Akasha as well as Nollywood fantasy film, Sylvia. Also look out for coming of age drama Wallay and the documentary State of Mind that looks at mental illness in Zimbabwe.

  • From our African Connection line-up, films from the African Diaspora, look out for our regional favourites, Badness Doh Pay -Shareed Mohammed (Trinidad & Tobago) and Black Doll – Akley Olton (St. Vincent)

  • AFTT Movie Maxi a series of FREE FILMS in communities across Trinidad & Tobago kicks off on Friday May 10 at 6:30pm at the basketball ball court, Never Dirty, Morvant followed by the film Keteke on the Brian Lara Promenade on Friday 17th May. We head to the East at the Arima  Netball Court on Saturday 18th May where we will screen the family favourite The Adventures of Supermama. Our post- festival Movie Maxi films will go to Salibia Beach, Toco on May 31st and Library Corner on June 7th.

  • The Doc – Tackling Big Topics in Documentary Filmmaking is our AFTT Workshop this year facilitated by award winning filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo (Brazil) whose many documentaries continue to raise awareness to social issues particularly among the Afro-Brazilian population.

  • AFTT Fever the hottest Afrobeats dance party takes place at the Euphoria Lounge on Friday May 24th from 9pm following our Friday night film, the very controversial Kenyan film Rafiki.

  • Come celebrate our CLOSING NIGHT with My Friend Fela, a staggering film about the Nigerian musical genius Fela Kuti unlike any previous narrative on the African pop idol. Told through the eyes of his close friend and official biographer the African- Cuban intellectual Carlos Moore, we get a clear view of the complexity of Fela’s life. . Don’t miss this as director Joel Zito Araújo will be there to present for a Q&A at The Little Carib Theatre 8:00pm. 

  • This year, AFTT is pleased to feature the work of the talented mixed media artist, Shannon Alonzo.