By NAN Staff Writer

 News Americas, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. Aug. 5, 2016: The countdown has begun to the second annual Caribbean Film Mart, set for September 24-25 in Trinidad.

The event is being presented by the  trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff)  and will focus on Caribbean feature film projects (narrative and documentary) in development or in pre-production. The Mart seeks to foster direct relationships between the Caribbean and the international film industry, by stimulating and facilitating viable cinematic productions and co-productions.

The selected filmmakers will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with, and pitch their projects to, international film professionals in the field of production and distribution. The Mart will include presentations on international appeal and visibility of local films, co-productions, strategies for marketing films in different territories, distribution and the role of sales agents.

All applications must be for feature film projects in development or pre-production to be made in the Caribbean. Either the producer or the director must be a Caribbean citizen or resident from the following territories:  the English-speaking Caribbean, the Netherlands Antilles, and Haiti.

All submissions for the Caribbean Film Mart must be made to [email protected] no later than August 24, 2016.

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The ttff celebrates films from and about the Caribbean and its Diaspora, as well as from world cinema, through an annual festival and year-round screenings. In addition, the ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of Caribbean cinema by offering a wide-ranging industry program and networking opportunities.