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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....

The closing ceremony of BIFF 2012 Best of Fest wrapped with a Junkanoo

Junkanoo is a Bahamian festival   Junkanoo is a Bahamian festival that occurs during the dark hours of morning on the 26th of December and again bringing in its first hours of light on the first day of the new year. Thousands dance through Bay Street...

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...

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 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...

CHILDREN OF GOD to Open 2009 Bahamas Fest

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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...

Bahamas Festival 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 fifth 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 Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board and the British Colonial Hi...

Bahamas International Film Festival to open with “Rain”

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), announced today that Maria Govan’s acclaimed indie drama “Rain” will be the opening film at this year’s festival, which takes place December 4-11 in Nassau. The intimate family drama is slated to screen on Thursday, December 4th. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool."Rain" had its World Premiere in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival last week and has since garnered ...

Naomie Harris (“Miami Vice” “28 Days Later” “Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3”) will receive BIFF’s special Rising Star Tribute

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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 sp...

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...

Bahamas Hollywood's best kept secret

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It's official: The Bahamas is not just for honeymooners and sun worshipers anymore. Who would have thought that in amongst sandy beaches and swaying palms would lie the next big showcase for independent film. Founder and Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool tapped this hidden potential when she started the Bahamas International Film Festival in 2004. And, after this year?s event, she may just set in motion the makings of a marketplace for Hollywood that could eventually rival Sundance and o...

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...

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