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Interview with Sydney Tamiia Poitier at BIFF 2012

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

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 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

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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 ...

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 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...

Bahamas International Film Festival winners

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Competition winners at the 8th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) were revealed tonight at a packed awards ceremony held at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. The competition categories at BIFF were Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Documentary; New Visions: First Look; and Short Film. Special sections included Caribbean and Environmental sidebars as well as a World Cinema showcase. Competition winners were announced by their respective juries. Complete details on all films can be found...

Heather Graham honored with the Bahamas Career Achievement Award

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that actress Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, Drugstore Cowboy, Austin Powers) will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year's Film Festival, taking place December 1-4 in Nassau.   The Career Achievement Tribute ceremony featuring Graham will take place at the Atlantis Theater on the evening of Friday, December 2nd. Jeffrey Lyons, host of the TV show "Lyons Den", will be mo...

The Rum Diary to open Bahamas festival

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Johnny Depp Starrer “The Rum Diary” and Sports Dramedy “Breakaway” To Bookend Festival as Opening And Closing Night Films, Respectively Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 8th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 1-4, 2011 in Nassau. GK Films’ “The Rum Diary” starring Johnny Depp (BIFF’s 2009 Career Achievement tributee and Bahamian home owner) will open the fe...

Bahamas International Film Festival Jury announced

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 8th edition of the Festival, which takes place December 1st – 4th in Nassau. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Documentary; New Visions: First Look; and Short Film. Special sections include Caribbean and Environmental sidebars as well as a World Cinema showc...

The Bahamas International Film Festival to honor Zoe Isabella Kravitz

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  The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that actress/singer Zoe Isabella Kravitz ("X-Men: First Class," "It's Kind of a Funny Story," "Yelling to the Sky"), daughter of legendary American/Bahamian musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, will be honored with BIFF's signature Rising Star Tribute. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. The Festival's prestigious Rising Star A...

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 fil...

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...

Bahamas competition winners

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Competition winners were announced today at the 7th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which concluded on Sunday evening with a screening of the widely acclaimed period drama “The King’s Speech” at the Atlantis Hotel and Resort.This year, the Festival showcases 56 films from 14 different countries, including 20 features of which several were world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Free...

Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) to be honored in Bahamas

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Academy Award® winner Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine,) will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year’s Film Festival, taking place December 1-5 in Nassau. Arkin will be on hand for the tribute, with the special award presentation coming from actress Abigail Breslin, who received an Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actress starring alongside Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine.The Career Achievem...

Bahamas jury members

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Festival Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and PanelsThe Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 7th edition of the Festival, which takes place December 1-5, 2010. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year, the Festival will showcase 56 films from 17 different countries, including 27 features of which several are world or international premieres and all Bahami...

Bahamas Film Fest program

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Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 7th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 1-5, 2010 in Nassau. The Weinstein Company’s highly acclaimed period drama “The King’s Speech” has been selected as this year’s closing night film.Based on the true story of the Queen of England's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue “...

Bahamas Film Festival brings back Youth Film Workshops

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will continue its efforts to educate and inspire a new generation of filmmakers. The Festival announced today that it will be expanding its popular Youth Film Workshop during the seventh annual BIFF by partnering with schools throughout Nassau and integrating the workshops directly into classrooms. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool. The Youth Film Workshops serve as an innovative children's mobile fi...
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