CineLit: Latin American and Caribbean Literary Film Festival

Special Pre-Festival Event
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CineLit: Latin American and Caribbean Literary Film Festival

A Festival within a festival – because the best films are from books!

Again this year CineLit celebrates the remarkably rich heritage of both literature and film from our hemispheric neighbours and commemorates the life and work of the Nobel Laureate, poet Sir Derek Walcott.

From Tuesday 18 April to Sunday 30 April, you can enjoy a programme of dozens of feature films and documentaries, including adaptations of beloved literary classics from across Latin America and the Caribbean — many of them award-winning films, and most of them making their T&T debut.

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, in partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the embassies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain and Venezuela, is proud to host the 2017 CineLit.


  • AV Room, lower ground floor, National Library, Port of Spain
  • Auditorium, Centre for Language Learning (CLL), UWI, St. Augustine
  • Film Unit, Carmody Street, UWI St. Augustine
  • AV Room, Alma Jordan Library, UWI St. Augustine