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Newsletter 322, July 4th 2007

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Newsletter 321, June 28 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ Los Angeles Film Festival Video Dailies from Lisa Murray LA Film Festival Eve...

Newsletter 320, 13-20 June 2007

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  _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   WRAP UP FROM CANNES Check out the Cannes Blog Photo Gallery, Video Gallery ...

They killed Sister Dorothy wins 2 prizes at SXSW

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The powerful and anticipated documentary about a nun’s murder in the Amazon, THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival on Tuesday night. Director Daniel Junge, Oscar-winning producer Nigel Noble, producer Henry Ansbacher, and Dorothy’s best friend and colleague Sister Becky Spires were in attendance to receive the awards. David Stang, who survived her and continues to seek justice for her death in Brazil, had lef...

"In The Valley of Elah" "I'm Through With White Girls" "Rose" and "Iron Ladies of Liberia" Take Home

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Competition winners were announced 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 Bahamian premieres...

"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...

Bahamas Fest awards announced

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“In The Valley of Elah” “I’m Through With White Girls” “Rose” and “Iron Ladies of Liberia” Take Home Top Prizes.Local Bahamian Filmmaker Gustavius Smith Wins $10,000 From Festival Filmmaker Residency ProgramCompetition 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 Le...

Naomie Harris to receive Rising Star Tribute from Bahamas

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that emerging superstar Naomie Harris (“Miami Vice” “28 Days Later” “Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3”) will receive BIFF’s special Rising Star Tribute, presented by offshore bank and trust company Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool at a press conference in Nassau at the British Colonial Hilton.Naomie Harris will be on hand for the special Chopard Aw...

The theme for this year's Bahamas Festival is The Spirit of Freedom

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4th Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL  FILM FESTIVAL (BIFF), showcasing leading independent film in the  paradisal Bahamian isles. Extending premium hospitality to filmmakers, BIFF furnishes travel and lodging for accepted entrants. A filmmaker retreat is held at a surprise location the day before the festival commences, providing participants an opportunity to bond and create life-long connections.  Last year's retreat took place at Tiger Woods' and Ernie Els' estate, Albany House, wi...

Bahamas Fest calling for entries

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BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 6 - 13, 2007 Call for entry ends August 23, 2007:Applications Bahamas International Film Festival 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! Ba...

2006 BIFF Competition & Audience Award Winners

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) wrapped up its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 10th, 2006, with its Awards presentation and Closing Night bash surrounded by the pools of sharks, colorful fish and stingrays nestled among the tropical beauty of the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, one of the festival’s Founding Sponsors along with the Islands of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. The Bahamas International Fi...

Bahamas Film Fest with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.

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Though clouded by a lack of the customary Bahamian sun, this festival branded as ‘cinema in paradise’ and guided by ‘Spirit of Freedom’ and ‘New Visions” awards in the documentary and narrative sections completed its third edition at the upscale Atlantis Hotel on December 10th.Over a four day period more than 60 fifty films were screened including selections spotlighting recent Caribbean and Bahamanian film making, family oriented productions, and films in the Nicolas Cage Retrospe...

Bahamas BIFF Competition Awards

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 7 – 10, 2006The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) wrapped up its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 10th, 2006, with its Awards presentation and Closing Night bash surrounded by the pools of sharks, colorful fish and stingrays nestled among the tropical beauty of the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, one of the festival’s Founding Sponsors along with the Isl...

Bahamas Festival awards, another prize for Half Nelson

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL December 7 – 10, 2006 A Celebration Of Cinema In Paradise COMPETITION & AUDIENCE AWARDS The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) wrapped up its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 10th, 2006, with its Awards presentation and Closing Night bash surrounded by the pools of sharks, colorful fish and stingrays nestled among the tropical beauty of the Atlantis Paradise I...

The Bahamas International Film Festival

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 7 – 10, 2006The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) kicks off its third annual celebration of films, events and panels presented amidst idyllic Bahamian settings on December 7th – 10th, 2006. Festival attendees will delight in the nation’s tropical beauty and cultural charms thanks to Founding Sponsors Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and the Islands of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Audiences will enjoy BIFF screenings at the...

Nicolas Cage to be awarded y Bahams Festival

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3rd Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 7 – 10, 2006 Oscar® Winner, and Bahamian resident, actor Nicolas Cage will be the recipient of the Career Achievement Award when he is honored by the Third Annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), December 7-10, 2006, announced today by Leslie Vanderpool, the Festival’s Founder & Executive Director. The BIFF Chopard Award will be presented to Cage at a gala event during the festival at the Atlantis Theatre at the Atlantis Par...

Bahamas International Film Festival: Second Edition

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Bahamas International Film Festival: Second Edition; 8. – 12. December, 2005Readily accessed by the discount airline Jet Blue, the Bahamas International Film Festival on Paradise Island (Cinema in Paradise) is a new kid on the festival circuit and a most promising entry. Location is certainly important as the success of the US American Newport and Hampton International Film Festivals demonstrate, as is broad sponsorship. But artistic and professional skills are vital for the success of a new...

Bahamas International Film Fest to open with Broken Flowers

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The second annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will debut two major Hollywood films. Opening night, December 8, 2005 will feature Jim Jarmusch’s “Broken Flowers”, and the final night of the festival, December 11, 2005, will feature Richard Sheppard’s “The Matador”. The Bahamas International Film Festival will be held at The Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.The opening film, “Broken Flowers”, is a heartfelt story of how perennial bachelor Don Johnst...

Second Bahamas film Festival will honor Spike Lee

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World renowned award winning director, Spike Lee, will receive the Career Achievement Award when he is honored by the Second Annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), December 8-11, 2005. The award will honor his innovative style as a result of his major impact on the frontiers of cinematic artistry. The tribute will include a public dialogue in an actor’s studio style presentation that will be moderated by a distinguished film critic, journalist, producer– as well as a montage of ...

Bahamas International Film Festival awards winners

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THE FIRST ANNUAL BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) ended on Sunday, December 12, 2004 after debuting in Nassau on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. BIFF showcased 75 films and welcomed nearly 40 filmmakers and industry professionals in its inaugural year, December 9-12, 2004. Over four days, Festival guests experienced indoor and outdoor screenings, educational panels, receptions at historic Nassau locales, an...

Ocean 12 to open Bahamas inaugural

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BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN INAUGURAL FESTIVAL WITHPRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will kick off its inaugural event on Thursday, December 9 with Steven Soderbergh’s eagerly awaited OCEAN’S TWELVE starring Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Peter Fonda, Casey Affleck, and Scott Caan. Steven Soderbergh was discovered on the film festival circuit an...

Bahamas impressive and eclectic line up

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FIRST ANNUAL BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP The first annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) rolls out December 9-12, 2004. Over four days, BIFF will play host to a combination of industry professionals, filmmakers, celebrity guests, visitors and the local community. The Festival will present more than 75 films in a wide range of special sections: an International Competition, a selection of cinema’s “New Visions,” a World Cinema showcase, a Caribbean S...

The Bahamas Fest announces its inaugural event

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CINEMA IN PARADISEFirst Annual Bahamas International Film Festival Launches in 2004 The Bahamas International Film Festival announces its inaugural event December 9 – 12, 2004. In celebration of Cinema in Paradise, the first annual Bahamas Film Festival will present approximately fifty films, encompassing international features, shorts, documentaries, and animation. The theme of this year’s Official Competition is the “Spirit of Freedom” with a focus on works that provide insight into ...

New Festival players launch FCG in Cannes

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Former Film fest directors Jon Fitzgerald and Mitch Levine announce the launch of Festival Consulting Group (FCG), a company devoted to serving the film festival community. Supported by a comprehensive website, FestivalConsulting.com, the Company will offer a complete range of services – from Sponsorship to Strategic Planning to Production Services – and virtually everything in between. The announcement was made at a reception at the Plage des Palmes Café in Cannes, co-hosted by Film Find...

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