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Film & Folklore Festival 4 is happening this weekend

Updated: Dec 18, 2022

Port of Spain, 22nd June 2022: The Film & Folklore Festival (FFF) will be kicking off a series of live events at Sandy Hill Nature Park and Terrace from this Friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June. FFF launched its 4thannual edition with the theme 1962 Strength in Stories which will focus on showcasing Trinidad and Tobago’s different cultures and traditions while celebrating the 60th anniversary of our Independence. The Film and Folklore Festival Family invites the public to come take part in the weekend of activities, there is something for everyone!

Day one is Flambeaux, a dinner and cultural evening which will take place on Friday 24th June from 7PM. On Saturday 25th June, treat the entire family to an afternoon of family fun with Anansi stories and camping/outdoor activities at Camp Folklore from 1PM. On the final day, Sunday 26th June, the FFF family will be taking it back to 1962 with vintage style, music, food and fun. Festival goers are encouraged to come dressed in their best 1960s wear.

This year, there will be 62 short films available to the public to be streamed via the Digicel PlayGo app, from the 24th June to 8th July, and the international website, Filmocracy, from the 24th to 26th June. The films all will have an element of folklore/folk tale, fairy tale, tradition, culture, or belief (superstition/ritual) from any given society, locally and internationally. FFF will also be premiering the Best Village Film at the festival!

“We are beyond excited to take you back to 1962 at this year’s Film & Folklore Festival. We invite everyone to take part in any, if not all, of the exciting events we have planned over this three-day festival. Trinidad and Tobago will be 60 years strong, and what better way to celebrate than with the Strength in Our Stories?” – Donelle Wills, Festival Manager.

Entertainer Gervail Jr Lee Lemo and Festival Manager Donelle Wills

FFF4 was made possible through various partnerships with organizations that share the passion to preserve and share our stories. These include Fixerfilm Limited, Digicel Trinidad and Tobago, EXIMbank, the Best Village Group under the Ministry of Sport and Community Development, the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL), the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce, Metro Hotel, Kiss Baking Company and DJMA Services.

Donelle also stated, “We are especially grateful for all the support we’ve received from each and every one of our partners/sponsors who understood and appreciated our vision and has helped to bring the events to life. We are also thankful for the opportunity to once again ensure that all the films will be available to the public in a convenient and safe way via Digicel’s PlayGo app and Filmocracy.”

To learn more about the festival, or to register for the events, visit Keep up to date with all the exciting things the FFF has in store by following the Facebook and Instagram pages: @filmfolklorefestival.

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