DBF Film

dbf-images1DBF Film

Some of the most innovative and creative work in film today does not come from blockbusters out of Hollywood, but from smaller, independent productions made by fresh and hungry filmmakers.

Within every country in the world, there are those who pulls a team together, pick up a camera and start telling a story – and with today’s technology, many more have the same opportunity both in front of and behind the camera.

To balance such prospects with great storytelling and inventive execution, the DBF Film programme seeks to support up and coming filmmakers, technical crew and talent in creating something original.

By allowing individuals to meet with and learn from leaders in the industry and facilitate exposure of their current or future work, the DBF Film programme looks to nurture the next generation of talent in film.

Please contact us for more information on this programme.

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christopher-guinnessDBF Film Recipient 2014 – Christopher Guinness

As a Dream Big Award recipient, Christopher received a grant of TT $30,000 and completed production on his short film, “Fade to Black”. He has also had the opportunity to travel to multiple cities in the United States, such as Los Angeles, San Diego and Pittsburgh, where he participated in industry meetings, met with top managers and agents at firms like CAA and Paradigm, attended and showcased his film at Comic-Con, one of the largest Festival Expos in the world, and visited the set of Will Smith’s upcoming movie “Concussion”.


FADE TO BLACK TRAILER from Christopher Guinness on Vimeo.


db-oliverDBF Film Recipient 2015 – Oliver Milne

Oliver Milne is a freelance filmmaker based out of Trinidad & Tobago. Filmmaking has been a burning passion of his for many years and he began to pursue his dream around age twelve!

Oliver started out working on sets for television commercials in Trinidad doing jobs as a Production Assistant or a Grip. At fifteen, he directed his first short film and made two subsequent ones in the years that followed. In 2008 Oliver left for Canada to attend the Film Production course at the Vancouver Film School.

Since graduating in April 2009, Oliver has worked on a number of different productions in a range of capacities. These include Feature films, short films, music videos, commercials and documentaries. He has held positions from grip and Ac, all the way to Cinematographer and Director and has worked in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Grenada and Trinidad & Tobago.