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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.

14th annual festival is scheduled for Dec 10-17, 2017   December 10 - 13 Harbour Island; December 14 - 17 Nassau

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BIFF 2012 Competition Winners Announced

Competition winners at the 9th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) were revealed. The competition categories at BIFF were Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Documentary; New Visions: and Short Film. Their respective juries announced competition winners.   Complete details on all films can be found at www.bintlfilmfest.com. BIFF 2012 winners are: SPIRIT OF FREEDOM NARRATIVE Honorable Mention: Apartment In Athens, Director: Ruggero Dipaola Winner: Between Us, Director: Dan Mir...

BIFF 2012 highlights

                          The 9th annual BIFF 2012 founded and spearheaded by lovely Leslie Vanderpool is a  superb ten day film festival in the exquisite Bahamas.                         Surrounded by the most beautiful ocean waters and tropical backdrop on earth, BIFF offers the best elements for seasoned and first time producers, ...

Check the video interviews of the filmmakers from BIFF 212

                        We will be posting plenty of video interviews of the winners , as well as breath taking ambiance segments. Be patient and return next week on trhe site for more.  ...

Island hopping with Best of BIFF

                          The travelling festival is bringing us (jurors and filmmakers) to amazing settings, super chic and sleek organization, parties, screening in wonderful locations in two islands. We enjoy extensive  Q&A with the filmmakers after their screenings. Everything here is beyond words... The general reaction is overwhelming, i think BIFF found a gem in this idea, and should pursu...

BIFF Best Of Fest Eleuthera to hold celebration tribute for Arthur Rolle

On December 12th, Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will be saluting Arthur C Rolle of Governor's Harbour in Eleuthera who had the foresight to establish the original Parade Theatre in 1965 located across from the ball park in Governor's Harbour. "Rarely do I meet a gentleman like Mr. Rolle, charming, regal, with such a kind soul, resembling Hollywood's best, such as Harry Belafonte or Sidney Poitier. Mr. Rolle single-handedly operates the only movie theater in Eleuth...

Nine Bahamian Films Entered in BIFF Caribbean Spotlight

The 9th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) taking place from December 6-9, 2012 in Nassau will once again be featuring Bahamian filmmakers in their Caribbean Spotlight which will also showcase films from Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, and Guyana. "I am so proud and love presenting quality Bahamian films and filmmakers, who continue to push the envelope year after year," said Leslie Vanderpool, Executive Director and Founder of BIFF. "We have consis...

Sydney Tamiia Poitier to receive the 2012 Shining Star Tribute at Bahamas International Film Festival

                                The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier (“Death Proof”, “The List”), daughter of legendary Oscar winning actor American/Bahamian actor Sidney Poitier and actress Joanna Shimkus, will be honored with BIFF’s signature Shining Star Tribute. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder &...

Events at the 2012 Bahamas International Film Festival

BIFF SPECIAL EVENTS   DRESS CODE FOR ALL EVENTS UPSCALE ...

Sponsors spotlight at the Bahamas International Film Festival

  Coldwell Banker / Lightbourn Realty  Exclusive Realty Company for the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) December 6 - 9, 2012 is excited to be a participant in 9th Annual BIFF, December 6 – 9, 2012.  ...

Film Festival Tourism: Bahamas, December 2012

Johnny Depp and Leslie Vanderpool, Executive Director,Bahamas International Film Festival For upper income groups, cultural tourism has developed over the last decade into a significant part of their leisure activities over the last decades. The consumption of soft cultural products such as visual representations and film has become an integral part of their life. Film festival tourism, a relatively recent phenomenon has emerged as a significant niche market. If film festivals meet s...

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) goes island hopping and will travel to Eleuthera

Immediately following it's ninth annual festival scheduled for Dec 6 - 9, 2012 the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will travel to Eleuthera for a continuation of this year's celebration to be known as The Best of the Fest Eleuthera. During its visit to Harbour Island and Governor’s Harbour, a full program of films and festivities will be offered for the enjoyment of visiting Filmmakers, guests and local residents. The schedule of events to be held Dec. 10 – 14, includes Opening ...

Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas with Bruno Chatelin, jury member at Bahamas International Film festival

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  Film Marketing an interactive session in the Bahamas ·         Studio to indie : what will work for you.  I will share key lessons I learnt when marketing major studio films at Sony and Fox and how this can apply to independent film marketing. ·         Success stories in film distribution :   The story and the vision behind the success of Philadelphia, Slee...

Bahamas International Film Festival announces 5 competitions

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  The five competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary; New Visions; First Look; and Short Film. Special sections include the Youth Film Workshop as well as a World Cinema showcase.         SPIRIT OF FREEDOM: NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY BIFF has held Spirit of Freedom as one of its themed categories since it's very first festival, eight years ago. Each film in this program explores the potential of the h...

The jury members of The 9th Bahamas Film Fest

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  Bruno Chatelin Short Film Bruno Chatelin, HEC Business School alumni, began his marketing career in 1979 with large international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, where he handled accounts such as Kellog’s Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...  Former film distributor He started in 1985 working for Sony then UGC 20th Century FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) he has launched ...

The Mission of the Bahamas International Film Festival

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 Mission & History The Bahamas International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local Bahamian community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to offering films that might not otherwise be released theatrically in the Bahamas, BIFF will provide a unique cultural experience and set of educational programs and forums for exploring the past, present and future of cinema.    The Bah...

Mission & History of the Bahamas Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local Bahamian community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to offering films that might not otherwise be released theatrically in the Bahamas, BIFF will provide a unique cultural experience and set of educational programs and forums for exploring the past, present and future of cinema.     Over the last 6 years BIFF has develope...

Submit to The Bahamas International Film Festival

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 1st 2011 The Bahamas International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for features, shorts and documentaries. Send your completed submission form along with a preview on DVD. The Bahamas International Film Festival is an excellent opportunity to present your work to the press and network with other filmmakers, buyers and industry representatives. The Bahamian community will give you a very warm welcome by providing all accepted filmm...

BIFF 2008 Filmmaker Residency Program

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In preparation for the fIfth annual Bahamas International Film Festival, the organizers are proud to announce the return of the Filmmaker's Residency Program, proudly sponsored by one of The Bahamas leading Off Shore banks of 51 years, Ansbacher Ltd. This year, the best screenplay or treatment for a feature film written by a Bahamian or Caribbean artist will be awarded a $10,000 prize to aid with the development and eventual production of the film. This year, both Bahamian and Caribbean filmm...

Behind the Scenes from Choppard and the Palme d'or at Cannes

Behind the Scenes from Choppard and the Palme d'or at Cannes, the other festival that Choppard sponsors!             The stress behind the shine: minor mishaps and long delays are the order of the day for the organizers. But thanks to their secrets and sleights of hand, all we saw was the show! In 2001, the Cannes Festival nearly ended without one if its leading lights: the Golden Palm. After being held for the entire duration of t...

The winners of the Bahamas

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I'm Through With White GirlsUSA / 2006 / 109 minsLanguage: EnglishDirector: Jennifer SharpProducer: Phyllis JohnsonScreenwriter: Courtney LillyPrincipal Cast: Anthony MontgomeryGenre: DramaNew Visions DramaThe only black guy in his indie-rock social scene, Jay Brooks(30 going on 21) is witty and opinionated. A story board artist by trade, and sci-fi junkie, he is quite the sexual overachiever in his indie rock world. Still, Jay feels unfulfilled as he watches Drake, a high school buddy, preparin...

"In The Valley of Elah" "I'm Through With White Girls" "Rose" and "Iron Ladies of Liberia" Take Home Top Prizes at BIFF- Bahamas

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 Competition winners were announced today at the awards ceremony, sponsored by Chopard, for the 4th Bahamas International Film Festival, held at the Atlantis Hotel & Resort on Paradise Island in Nassau. The announcements were made by Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool with special presenter, actor Anthony Mackie. The Festival showcased 88 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all B...

Lise, the poster designer, signs the BIFF poster in the press office

             Film treasures under the sea for the Bahamas Festival taking place at the Atlantis : watch out under the feet for sharks and ruins from lost city ...

Sharkwater south corridor, make it left after the second dolphins

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Follow these instructions and you will end up at the Atlantis Theatre in time (1 pm) for the feast.Sharkwater by canadian Rob Stewart delivers a very powerful message urging us to save the endangered species, the top predator is essential to the marine ecosystem, and we have already destroyed some 90% of shark population. Essentialy because of shark finning, illegal long line fishing (up to 60miles).The films reveals the dark realities behind shark finning (taking live of hundreds of millions of...


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About Bahamas International Film Festival Dailies


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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