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Crossing from Providence to Harbour Island with Best of BIFF

island hopping with best of BIFF from Nassau to Harbour Island and Governor Island. Filmakers, best films, parties....

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...

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...

Campus MovieFest offers American college students opportunity to come to Cannes

  Shon Gale and Ethan Moore    A camera, a laptop, and seven days. Could you make a short film that would ultimately be chosen by an international film festival? Ethan Moore and Shon Gale of The University of Arizona created a short film titled “Caution Wet Floor,” featuring a hitman and a botched execution. Their short film won best comedy at The University of Arizona and is one of the top 30 Campus MovieFest films from the United States being screened at ...

The 13th New York Havana Film Festival was a Big Hit at the Box Office

At the Closing Night Ceremony on April 20th, 7 pm, at the New York Directors Guild Theatre, Distancia / Distance by Sergio Ramirez (Guatemala) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Picture and Best Director while the Best Screenplay prize went to Jualiana Rojas and Marco Dutra for Trabalhar Cansa / Hard Labor (Brazil) in the Fiction competition, as voted by the jury members: Esmeralda Santiago, Angel Lara and Jairo Carrillo. Con mi corazón en Yambo / With My Heart in Yambo (Ecuador) by Maria Fer...

Vancouver Women In Film Festival

We are excited to announce that Monster has been accepted into Vancouver Women in Film Festival! ...

LA Screenplay Competition Awards Show Oct. 21st.

LA Screenplay Competition Awards Show will be October 21st, 2011 in Los Angeles.The winners of the Los Angeles Screenplay Competition will be announced and awards will be presented in Los Angeles, California on October 21st, 2011. You do not have to be present to accept your award. The awards show will be streamed on the Internet. If you live too far away to attend, you will be given the option to make your awards speech via the Internet for the world to see....

Open call for Indie shooters in Michigan and the Blue Water Area of Canada

A call for entries has begun for film-maker submissions of short films, feature length, animation, and documentaries. The entry must have been filmed in the state of Michigan or Sarnia-Lambton/Chatham-Kent or the person submitting the film must have participated in the production of the entry and have a permanent address in the state of Michigan or Sarnia-Lambton/Chatham-Kent. Entrants must be postmarked by Friday, June 3, 2011.All film finalists will be shown in their entirety on Saturday, Octo...

Boleto al paraíso & Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba won the Havana Star Prize for Best Film & Best Documentary

      At the Closing Night Ceremony on April 15th, 7 pm, at the New York Directors Guild Theatre Ticket to Paradise / Boleto al paraîso by Gerardo Chijona (Cuba) won the Havana Star Prize for Best Picture in the Fiction competition, as voted by the jury members: Maria Marta Antin, Irene Blecua and Antonio Tibaldi.  Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba (U.S-Cuba) by Estela Bravo won the Havana Star Prize for Best Doc...

Bahamas Film Fest program

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 “...

19th Philadelphia Film Festival ended

That's a wrap! The 19th Philadelphia Film Festival, which included 115 feature films screened at seven venues throughout Philadelphia, attracted tens of thousands of avid filmgoers whom eagerly digested our most ambitious, accomplished and critically acclaimed Festival line-up ever. The critical response to our line-up was encouraging, but the incredible audience reaction was even more rewarding. To say the least, we're thrilled, and we fully intend to ride this momentum through the next twel...

Bahamas Film Festival brings back Youth Film Workshops

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...

Astoria/LIC International Film Festival

We are proud to present the first annual Astoria/LIC International Film Festival in Astoria/LIC, New York. The festival will run from October 22 to October 24, 2010.

The festival strives to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, filmmakers and fans, and focuses on offering great networking opportunities for its participants.

 There will be film screenings, short story and script readings and panel discussions. Please join us as we start off on a great new tradition and an exciting journey.


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KINOKI Film Festival

The KINOKI, International Student Film Festival is created and organized by alumni of the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, every year during the third week of February, through the Communications and Film department. The official selection of students’ national and international short films is exhibited under the categories of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental. These projects compete for awards handed out by a jury of experts.

The puppeteer of Havana

Director: Wolf Hermsen.
Roberto, a puppeteer from Havana, has a dream. He hopes that a festival manager, whom he met years before, invites him and his puppets to Oslo. His dream turns into an obsession and his family starts doubting his mental state. They don't know that Roberto owns another set of puppets in an old ruinous shed in a backyard. He once prepared these puppets with the hair and blood of his deceased wife Olga to lend the puppet a stronger artistic expression.

CHILDREN OF GOD to Open 2009 Bahamas Fest

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Kareem Mortimer’s acclaimed indie drama “CHILDREN OF GOD” will be the opening film at this year’s festival, which takes place December 10-17 in Nassau. The intimate drama is slated to screen in Nassau on Friday, December 11. The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.“We are thrilled to once again have a Bahamian Film Open this years festival. This is Kareem Mortimer’s de...

Barbados International Film Festival

will be hosting its inaugural festival from December 5th-9th 2007. It will be an annual celebration of film, both in and out of competition, showcasing the very best of filmmakers and storytellers of the world for the audience of the world.

Barbados International Film Festival

The Barbados International Film Festival (BIFF) is a competitive festival committed to bringing together film makers and storytellers of the world for the audience of the world in exotic Barbados.

Johns Hopkins Film Festival

JHFF is a non profit organization that seeks to promote works by budding independent and student filmmakers. Screenings are held in Shriver Hall, the largest screening facility in Maryland. Voted best film festival of Baltimore by Baltimore Magazine.

International Gibara, Cuba Non-budget Film Festival

International Non-Budget Film Festival in beautiful Gibara, northeastern Cuba presided by important Cuban filmmaker Humberto Solás, anthological author of IberoAmerica.Awards allow winning filmmakers to initiate or continue their film careers.

Bridgetown Film Festival

Focusing on Caribbean Cinema and World Cinema.


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