The British Council links UK films to international audiences through film festivals and creates opportunities for the Caribbean film community by profiling innovation and excellence through creative exchange and capacity building opportunities for those working across the film and television industries.

The British Council partnered with the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival (TTFF), Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) and JAMPRO Film Commission (JAMPRO) and UK based course leader, Ludo Smolski to deliver a series of participatory workshops aimed at Story Editors, Screenwriters and Producers working in film and television in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.


The trinidad+tobago film festival (TTF) 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 programme and networking opportunities.

 Camara Chica

Our Cámara Chica project has provided children and young people in Cuba with opportunities to discover and develop creative and technical skills through filmmaking. 

The British Council - Programming partner with the ttff 2016

The British Council is pleased to have partnered with the ttff 2016 to support Ceri Dingle's presence at the festival in her role as co-director of the UK documentary feature film "Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and Works of CLR James". We are also very pleased to have welcomed Trinidadian-born British actor, Don Warrington back home to the twin island republic. Warrington played King Lear in the 2016 Talawa Theatre Company and Manchester Royal Exchange co-production. He offered a series of acting workshops while in Trinidad.

Play Your Part

“The British Council is pleased to be working with partners around the Caribbean to produce a bi-lingual, intra-regional video short about Shakespeare's influence in the Caribbean and to show how the Caribbean has responded to Shakespeare's works. We are delighted to share this teaser from our Jamaican partners including UWI Mona Shakespeare expert, Lisa R Brown and independent Jamaican filmmaker, Gabrielle Blackwood. Feast your eyes and wait for the full production to be released soon!”