Film & Folklore Festival and Digicel Announce My Carnival Lens Challenge Winners
APRIL 22, 2022
Port of Spain, 22nd April 2022: The Film & Folklore Festival teamed up with its partner, Digicel to issue a My Carnival Lens Challenge (a call for 2-minute shorts telling the story of Carnival 2022 from their perspective) to local film industry professionals. On Thursday, 21st April, they announced the winners via a Facebook Live event on their respective platforms. Submissions for the Challenge was received from all over the country. The top 8 submissions were showcased as a countdown on the Live event. Donelle Wills, the Festival Manager, hosted the event from various picturesque, historical locations throughout Trinidad, including Paramin, Point Fortin, Siparia, Arouca and San Fernando, to name a few. The films taking the top three spots were: 3rd Place – Roger Alexis – A Happy Place 2nd Place – Kenderson Noray – Carnival Blues 1st Place – Keegan Taylor – Jab Love.
The event is available for viewing on both the Film & Folklore Festival and Digicel Facebook pages.
“We are proud to partner with the Film & Folklore Festival this year for the My Carnival Lens Challenge. It was amazing to see all the great films that came in from the filmmakers across the country and it really proves that Trinidad and Tobago can create a digital economy based on the content and creativity of the people here.” – Abraham Smith, CEO, Digicel Trinidad and Tobago.
“We saw it [the partnership] as a great opportunity because folklore is so important to who we are as a country and as a people and we think that one, being able to facilitate forums for these folklore stories to come alive and to remain relevant in this 2022 context was essential and, two, of course, supporting the local film industry by giving all the filmmakers, both the young and upcoming, and experienced, forums to showcase their work. It is important for Digicel to continue to support the Festival, to continue to support the filmmakers, to continue to get the new and engaging content out there and, of course, to continue to ensure that our stories are told.” – Colin Greaves, Head of Public Relations, Digicel Trinidad and Tobago. The Film & Folklore Festival (FFF) launched its 4th annual edition with the theme 1962 Strength in Stories on Thursday 17th February 2022. This year’s theme will focus on showcasing Trinidad and Tobago’s different cultures and traditions from the last 60 years; from Independence to today. The FFF once again partnered with Digicel Trinidad and Tobago to help bring this festival to life virtually through the Digicel platform: The PlayGo App, which will host national, regional, and international films. There will also be workshops, an Opening show, a Comedy show and a Closing show which will all be taking place during the festival period, 24th - 26th June 2022. Submissions are also open to local and international filmmakers who would like to see their content featured in the festival. To learn more about the Film and Folklore Festival, visit www.filmfolklorefestival.com. Keep up to date by following FFF’s Facebook and Instagram pages: @filmfolklorefestival.
– END – Festival Contacts: Donelle Wills – 295-9355 Danielle Nivet – 486-8869
1st Place Winner [Keegan Taylor] receives is first place prize with Donelle Wills [Festival Manager] and Abraham Smith [Digicel Trinidad and Tobago CEO].
About the Film & Folklore Festival The Film and Folklore Festival is an event festival founded in Trinidad & Tobago which invites persons to experience a unique and interactive experience in storytelling, music, spoken word and film. Launched in 2019, the festival focuses on preserving stories and folk traditions as well as promoting Trinidad and Tobago as a cultural tourism destination.
About Digicel As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.
Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of 8 apps spanning sports (SportsMax), music (D’Music), news (Loop), local radio and podcasts (GoLoud), TV streaming (PlayGo), enhanced messaging and marketplaces (BiP), cloud storage (Billo) and self-care (MyDigicel app), Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.
Serving consumer and business customers in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, its investments of over US$7 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 3 million people to date.
With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 7,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out. Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more.