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Bahamas International Film Festival Dailies

Bahamas International Film Festival 

The Bahamas International Film Festival is dedicated to providing the local community and International visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. educational programs, and forums for exploring the future of cinema.

BIFF’s 16th anniversary dates are scheduled for December 9 to December 15 with all activities taking place at Baha Mar and venues around Nassau. BIFF will contribute all revenue after expenses towards Hurricane Dorian Relief for Hope Town, Abaco.

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) returns in person this May

CINEMA IN PARADISE RETURNS IN PERSON THIS MAY The 18th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will take place in Nassau May 3 – 7, and Cat Island May 8, 2023, That announcement made today by BIFF's Founder & Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool.   BIFF is one of the most respected and exciting film festivals in the Caribbean and named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World”. Vanderpool said BIFF is proud to...

Bahamas International Film Festival Winners of 2021

  SHORT FILM Winner ASHMINA / Nepal directed by Dekel Berenson   Special Mention 3 BLADES, / Haiti directed by  Matthieu Maunier - Rossi     NEW VISIONS Winner JUMBO / France directed by Zoé Wittock   SPIRIT OF FREEDOM Documentary: Winner My Blood is Red / Brazil directed by Marcelo Vogelaar, Thiago Dezan, Graciela G...

Virtual Opening Party with Juan McCartney as Master of Ceremonies

Special Guests:   DJ SIR ALEX CRANBERRIE   SIR ALEX CRANBERRIE is all about wonderful words & magical music: “The time we spend together on a dance floor matters and because of that I prefer to play music with a strong and catchy character.”   I am mostly involved in producing, remixing, scouting, and playing new vibes and fresh talent besides my passion for writing poetry and lyrics. Recently founded the Bahamas and Portugal-ba...

BIFF opened with One Night in Miami

Set on the night of February 25, 1964, "One Night in Miami" follows a young, brash Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center the new Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. Against all odds, he defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the sports world. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach to celebrate the match, Clay - unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws - spends the evening at the Hampton House Motel in Miami's African Ame...

BIFF announces screenwriters finalists to be mentored at BIFF Jan 4 - 10

  Writer Jomo Merritt / United States Journal of A Dinka Boy, Chronicles the experiences of a young boy in Sudan. Triplets NOAH, SIMON and MATTHEW’S mother dies in childbirth. Superstitious beliefs attribute her death and their birth to the fact that their mother was the daughter of an adulteress. Writer Arthur Tiersky / United States I Don't Know, An initially conventional romantic comedy is disrupted by the presence of the screenwriter himself, who ...

Industry panels at the 17th Bahamas International Film Festival

Appreciating the Era of Cinema within The Bahamas Monday, Jan 4 @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm Steven Beer/ Leslie Vanderpool / Chris Mortimer / Andrew O'Brien / Audley Hanna Jr. / Lauren Glinton     Budgeting & Line Producing Tuesday, Jan 5 @12:00pm Jib Polhemus - Moderator, Michael Mandaville, Rene Besson Sponsored by Westend Love Beach.   Producing Master Class Tuesday, Jan 5 @ 3:30pm  Denise Robert, Danny Delillo - Mo...

Bruno Chatelin joins the Bahamas film fest jury

  Valeria Blanca Actress | Short Film Valeria Blanc is an argentinean actress who currently lives in Mexico City. In cinema she played the lead in the short films “The medal” winner of many international film festivals, including FICG 2020, “In the clouds” winner of more tan 35 international film festivals and other awards, among other shorts ...

How to BIFF Virtual 2021 edition

HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone, Thank you all again for your support as we embark on the very first iteration of Virtual BIFF! It can be overwhelming to learn so many new things so here is a guide to help you get ready. The festival begins on January 4th and runs through the 10th.  The first thing you will do is go to and create an account using the email you provided to Leslie as your contact email. Once you login, you will instantly have access to...

Virtual BIFF Lineup > DOWNLOAD 2020 FILM GUIDE AS A PDF    A Boy Has Disappeared (پسری که ناپدید شد)   Short Film - Drama Cast: Bamdad Raki, Noushin Masoudian World Premiere   When nothing goes right, a 7 years old boy decides to disappear himself as well as the objects around him. Trailer »Read More   Aida Alimadadi Iran / 2020, 15 mins ...

Virtual BIFF 2020 takes you to a whole new (virtual) island

BIFF VIRTUAL BIFF will offer a vibrant online interactive space, powered by cutting edge internet platform Filmocracy.  You will experience all the excitement and buzz of the festival while in the comfort of your home, January 4 - 10. Check it out:   BIFF is excited to embrace the new technology and aims to provide the magical, island touch, creating an environment for viewing films, panel discussions, tributes, and industry networking. Film festivals around th...

BIFF sadly says goodbye and thank you Sir Sean

  As I took the time to be silent and still to honor Sir Sean I thought about the amazing moments with him which was over the course of years. If you are blessed to be mentored and share moments with someone you admire it stays with you for a life time. It is like a flame to a candle that lights up your spirit. We all will leave this earth, make they most of your time here ... Leslie Vanderpoole BIFF Founder and Executive Director   ...

The 17th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), running January 4-10, 2021 is set to go virtual

The 17th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), running January 4-10, 2021, is on its mark and set to go virtual, it was announced today by Leslie Vanderpool, Founder & Executive Director of BIFF. BIFF is one of the most respected and exciting film festivals in the Caribbean and named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World”. Since its inception 16 years ago, BIFF has introduced The Bahamas to more than one million film ent...

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) sets new dates and announces charity purpose

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is a community event that brings Hollywood to The Bahamas, surrounding audiences with a complete film experience, rubbing shoulders with film professionals and the opportunity to network with the who’s who of cinema. BIFF makes the film industry accessible and is open to everyone, while bringing the world to The Bahamas. BIFF’s 16th anniversary dates are scheduled for December 9 to December 15 with all activities ...

The 15th BIFF Line Up

NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 2 NASSAU DECEMBER 2 - DECEMBER 6 HOPE TOWN, ABACO   26 Features 31 Shorts 21 Countries Five World Premiere 35 Caribbean Premieres All Films are Bahamian Premieres   SPIRIT OF FREEDOM (NARRATIVE) CAPERNAUM (Lebanon) / Director: Nadine Labaki DREAMER (South Korea) / Director: Sungbin Cho MAN PROPOSES GOD DISPOSES (Canada, Brazil, Poland ) / Director: Da...

SPRINTER from Jada & Will Smith to open the 15th Bahamas International Film Festival

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF - 28 Nov - 6 Dec) announced today that acclaimed sports drama “Sprinter,” from Executive Producers Jada & Will Smith, will be the Opening Night film of this year’s festival, which takes place Wednesday, November 28 at the Palm Lawn at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar at 7:30pm. The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.   Written and Directed by Storm Saulter (“Bette...

14th Bahamas International Film Festival Winners announced

Congratulations for their win to Interlude - New Vision Award INTERLUDE (PARENTHESE)  France / 2016 / 94 mins Raphaël is 50-something and in a rut. Without telling his wife, he buys a sailboat and convinces his childhood friend Patrick, an eternal teenager, and Alain, a hypochondriac, to go on a tour of the Mediterranean Sea with him. Holidays just like in the old days! The three friends however soon notice that they are not as fit as they used to be and don&...

Women In Film: Grace Jones & Rae Dawn Chong at BIFF

& PRESENTS GRACE JONES: Bloodlight & Bami Trailer Grace Jones Supermodel, Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Record Producer to be in attendance Principal Cast:  Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Ivor Guest SHOWTIMES Friday, D...

Master Class in acting by Glen Kalison

Master Class In Acting  Saturday, December 16, 2017 9:00am – 12pm $60.00  Taught by Glenn Kalison  Glenn Kalison is a leading entertainment executive who founded of Relativity Education, an educational unit born inside the film studio, Relativity Media. He is also an accomplished actor, a leading performance coach, and recognized expert in the fields of performing and media arts education. He has offered his expertise as a frequent guest contributor for ...

BIFF 2017, 14th edition meet the jury

BIFF JURORS  December 10 – 13 Harbour Island  December 14 -17 Nassau        New Visions Jury Jill Bohling A24 | New Visions Head Juror  Jill Bohling joined A24 in 2013 and has enjoyed helping the company grow from a small NY based distributor to the Academy Award-winning studio behind Moonlight, no...

Junod, japanese animation, will have a special screening, out of competition at BIFF

The film tells the story of the swiss doctor who came to Hiroshima for Red Cross after the bombing saving thousands. It is seen through the eyes of two young girls who magically travel through time...   ...

“Mudbound”, directed by Dee Rees, will be the BIFF closing film

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), announced today that Netflix’s highly acclaimed drama “Mudbound”, directed by Dee Rees, will be the official closing night film at this year’s festival, which takes place December 10-17. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jonathan Banks and Jason Mitchell lead the ensemble cast of “Mudbound.”  ...

Grace Jones will be honored with the Career Achievement Award at this year’s Bahamas Film Festival

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that iconic actress, singer, songwriter, supermodel, and record producer Grace Jones will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year’s Film Festival, taking place December 10-17.   Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor, BIFF’s Career Achievement Award will be bestowed to Jones on the eveni...

BIFF announces the Finalists of the 2017 Screenwriting Residency Program

FINALIST Screenwriters Residency Program  December 10 - 13 (Harbour Island)   ALEPPO, Written by Robert Dantas ENDINGS, Written by Jason Mott FREEDOM SOLDIER, Written by Armelle Lajus RED MENACE, Written by Tad Daggerhart     SEMI FINALIST 9 WORDS, Written by Bennett Fisher A BRAND NEW WORLD, Written by Kerel Pinder   ALEPPO, Written by Robert Dantas ENDINGS, Written by Jason Mott COME HAND, Written by Corey Roberts & Scott ...


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Come to Nassau and Paradise Island from December 6- 13 and join filmmakers and celebrites from around the world at the 4th edition of The Bahamas International Film Festival. The festival will entertain visitors with a diverse presentation of international films, unusual cultural experiences and fantanstic social events. Come and be a part of the fun!

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