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The One & Only

A trip into the bubble with filmmakers from the Bahamas International Film Festival, a visit to "the one and only" location to 007 Casino Royale, a visit to Old Fort Bay and Lyford Cay communities, residence of Sean Connery, a hop to the Fish Fry to check out Bruno's best fish and chips of the Bahamas and much more,...

The BIFF Filmmaker s Lounge at the Atlantis

The Bahamas International Film Festival - BIFF07 Filmmakers Lounge at the Atlantis

BIFF Rising star tribute to Naomie Harris

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) awarded its emerging superstar Naomie Harris (“Miami Vice” “28 Days Later” “Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3”) with BIFF’s special Rising Star Tribute, presented by offshore bank and trust company Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited. 

Breakfast bounty at the Atlantis

Breakfast bounty at the Atlantis. A quick view at one of the 20 restaurants or so on the resort.The buffet is ready for consumming frenzy. One of the richest buffets i have ever seen in a hotel, (asides from the club Med in the 80's) Customers are helping with portions fit to feed a family for a week. Shot with my breakfast camera (Nokia cellphone N95) 

The New visions awards to "I'm Through with white girls"

I'm Through With White GirlsUSA / 2006 / 109 minsLanguage: EnglishDirector: Jennifer Sharp

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...

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...

Bahamas Fest in action

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Blogging from Paradise Iisland is a tough job for me, very tough. Simply too much going on taking me away from my computer.Festival takes place at the Atlantis Dream of one man come true (with a few billion dollars) an experience not so far from Disneyland or Las Vegas. Themed, concept  resort...perfect shrine to a festival.I will take some time to feed you more ona that.Yesterday's highlights were of course our panel on festival and distribution. Fun event hosted at the green paro with film...

The jury members of the Bahamas Fest

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The 2007 BIFF jury includes:New Vision Ryan Fleck– Writer/Director (winner of BIFF 2006 New Vision Award for “Half Nelson”)Ben Lyons– E! Entertainment’s resident film expert Lauren Craniotes- Vice President of Production at Warner Independent PicturesSpirit of Freedom: Dramatic Sharon Swart – Senior Editor of features at VarietyHarlan Jacobsen – USA Today Film Critic, Writer, DirectorAntonius Roberts – Bahamian Visual ArtistsSpirit of Freedom: Documentary Elliot Kotek- Ed...

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...

Bahamas Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and Panels

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 4th edition of the Festival. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year’s Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Fr...

Bahamas Festival line up is locked with great surprises

At a press conference in Nassau this morning, Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool announced the final program details for the 4th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF). This year, the Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Freedom: Documentar...

Juno to close Bahamas Film Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), announced today that Fox Searchlight Pictures' acclaimed coming-of-age comedy drama JUNO will be the closing night film of this year's festival, which takes place December 6-13 in Nassau. The film is slated to screen on Thursday, December 13th. The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.  A Fox Searchlight Pictures presentation, JUNO is directed by Jason Reitman (THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) from a sc...

Big Screen Art Scene to launch at Bahamas fest

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In partnership with the local art community, the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will stage the first annual Big Screen Art Scene; an interactive art event with a twist. BIFF Founder and Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool, announced today that the event will take place November 1, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the newly opened gallery at Popopstudios on Dunmore Avenue. "We're really excited to officially align BIFF with another community of artists," says Ms. Vanderpool. "It's ...

The Bahamas International Film Festival hires Rogers & Cowan

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that it has hired Rogers & Cowan, the world's leading entertainment public relations and marketing agency, to launch and maintain a comprehensive publicity and marketing campaign to support this year's Festival (December 6-13). The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool and Rogers & Cowan CEO, Tom Tardio.Rogers & Cowan will provide strategic planning and consultation on build...

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...

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Interview between Leslie Vanderpool and Bruno Chatelin

Interview at Cannes 2007 between Leslie Vanderpool, founder and director of the Bahamian International Film Festival (BIFF) and Bruno Chatelin, founder and CEO of filmfestivals.com and fest21.com.

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