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Film and Folklore Festival goes fully digital with Digicel

MAY 27, 2021

Port of Spain, 27th May 2021: The Film and Folklore Festival (FFF) and Digicel are thrilled to announce that they have partnered to bring this year’s festival to the phones and homes of many. The third instalment of this annual festival will be going completely virtual in order to abide by the COVID19 public health restrictions as well as to ensure the safety of all. Digicel, who recently celebrated their 15th year anniversary in April, will be facilitating the streaming of the films, updates and events via different platforms, inclusive of the Digicel PlayGo App, BiP Messenger and Digicel+ On Demand.


Digicel Chief Executive Officer - Abraham Smith

The Film and Folklore Festival is an event festival in Trinidad and Tobago which invites persons to experience a unique and interactive experience in folklore storytelling comprised of; music, spoken word, art, language, food and film. Although Covid-19 may have stopped the in-person events, the FFF will still present, thanks to the partnership with Digicel, over 100 Tales from truly creative filmmakers around the world, all focused on this year's theme, "Our Stories".

“Through our partnership with the FFF, Digicel is giving everyone in the country free 24/7 access to this year’s featured films on the PlayGo app. Both Digicel and non-Digicel customers can enjoy streaming the films via PlayGo and view behind the scenes updates and schedules pushed out on BiP Messenger. Additionally, over one hundred-thousand Digicel+ customers and their households will enjoy free access to the FFF content via our Digicel+ Video on Demand feature,” explained Abraham Smith, Digicel CEO.

Festival Manager - Donelle Wills
Festival Manager - Donelle Wills


“Trinidad and Tobago has an amazing wealth of world-class creative talents and Digicel is excited to help them reach their full potential. As a Digital Operator, we have invested significantly in bringing the best apps and digital experiences to T&T, and we are truly happy to work with the FFF team to help take these stories to the wider world,” added Smith.

“This partnership was born out of the mutual passion for Trinidad and Tobago’s culture, folklore and traditions. We are happy to be working with Digicel to ensure that everyone has access to all the exciting content that the festival has to offer, and it has a lot to offer!

The FFF family has been working intensely to share “Our Stories” as well as the stories of various filmmakers around the world. We are grateful to Digicel for providing the support and the avenue to disseminate festival content to the public in a safe, reliable and easy way. We encourage everyone to download the PlayGo App, check out On Demand on Digicel+ and subscribe to our channel on BiP Messenger for access to festival information and film content.” – Donelle Wills, Festival Manager.


The festival, which runs from the 27th to the 31st of May, will stream its events, inclusive of its Opening and Closing nights and storytelling sessions, along with the festival’s films over the Digicel platforms.


For more details on the Film and Folklore Festival, visit Keep up to date with the FFF by following the Facebook and Instagram pages:

@filmfolklorefestival and subscribing to the channel on BiP Messenger:

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About the Film and 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 for more.


Festival Manager - Donelle Wills

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