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Bahamas International Film Festival Dailies

Bahamas International Film Festival 

The Bahamas International Film Festival is dedicated to providing the local community and International visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. educational programs, and forums for exploring the future of cinema.

BIFF’s 16th anniversary dates are scheduled for December 9 to December 15 with all activities taking place at Baha Mar and venues around Nassau. BIFF will contribute all revenue after expenses towards Hurricane Dorian Relief for Hope Town, Abaco.

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BIFF Supports Bahamas Humane Society

The  Bahamas International Film Festival  (BIFF) will partner with the Bahamas Humane Society, lead by President Kim Aranha       Join your host, Philip Hiller   Saturday, December 16th  6:30pm - 8:...

Bahamas Int’l Film Fest reveals a very powerfull lineup this year

  Sean Baker’s Drama “The Florida Project” Starring Willem Dafoe, Selected as BIFF 2017 Opening Night Film   The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), celebrating its 14th edition this year, and taking place December 10-17, today revealed the lineup of films screening in the festival’s competition and sidebar sections. The program was announced by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.   This year, the Festival will showcase mor...

Kyle Walkine will be the 2017 Master Of Ceremonies for the Bahamas International Film Festival.

In 2012 Kyle was one of several College of The Bahamas students receiving advice and direction on entering the film festival from BIFF Founder Leslie Vanderpool. That same day he said "I'm going to host this thing one day." Fast forward to five years later and Kyle Walkine is a household name and Master of Ceremonies for the 2017 Bahamas International Film Festival. — with Kyle Walkine.   ...

BIFF partners with and Junod for the Youth Workshop Program

Junod will be Co-Presenter of BIFF Youth Film Workshop The Youth Film Workshop is a program for participating schools throughout The Bahamas to learn the fundamentals of making a film in a day. Annually, BIFF takes filmmaking into the schools with a program designed to introduce the youth to the art of filmmaking.  During these sessions, students selected from private and public schools are given instructions in the art of making films. Instructions in the history of filmmaking, gen...

BIFF will run a Master Class In Acting taught by GLENN KALISON

  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16  9:00AM – 12:00PM  $ 40.00 early bird $ 60.00 after November 22    Glenn Kalison is a leading entertainment executive who founded Relativity Education, an educational unit born inside the film studio, Relativity Media. He is also an accomplished actor, a leading performance coach, and recognized expert in the fields of performing and media arts education. He has offered his expertise as a frequent guest ...

Rae Dawn Chong Honoree for Women In Film at BIFF December 14 - 17 (Nassau)

  There is no better time to emphasis and position women in the forefront of the film industry and the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is doing just that.    Rae Dawn Chong is extremely gifted, which is why we honor her. She is admired for reasons that extend way beyond her craft as a writer, director and actor. ...

Youth Film Workshop Screenings are a BIFF tradition

YOUTH FILM WORKSHOP SCREENING Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 5:30pm Fort Charlotte (Fort Stanley)   FREE OF CHARGE  There will be Six (6) Student projects showcased from  Akhepran International Academy Winsdor Prep Government High School Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute BIFF Public Workshop  ...

Panels at BIFF 2016

Learn From Professionals ALIV PANEL DISCUSSIONS Development & Production Panel  Monday, Dec 5 (Harbour Island) 11:00am-12pm Cocoa Coffee House  $10.00   Your Pitch, Your Story Panel Tuesday, Dec 6 (Harbour Island) 11:00am - 12:30pm Cocoa Coffee House  $10.00   Women In Film Panel  Friday, Dec 9 (Nassau) 5:30pm - 6:30pm P...

2016 BIFF Line UP

2016 BIFF LINEUP ANNOUNCED  Visit BIFF Film Schedule This year, the Festival will showcase 95 films from 26 different countries, including 31 features of which several are international premieres and all are Bahamian premieres. The five competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative;Documentary; New Visions; Sports Highlight; and Short Film. With a Special section for World Cinema ...

Dylan McDermott will receive BIFF's prestigious Celebrity Tribute Award

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Dylan McDermott will receive the Festival’s prestigious Celebrity Tribute Award. BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool made the announcement. We are proud to have Mr. McDermott on hand to receive the tribute presentation on Tuesday, December 6 at the Romora Bay Marina and Resort on Harbour Island, for the Annual Celebrity Tribute in honour of his outstanding contributions to the film industry. Dyl...

Youth Film Workshop 2016 Announced

    BIFF is proud to announce the annual Youth Film Workshop Program sponsored by RBC Royal Bank, The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), Verandah House and Sandyport Beaches Resort.   This year’s workshop will feature a three-week-long series of the pre, production and post film making tutorials. Each session aims to further the knowledge and skill of amateur and novice filmmakers. Every tutorial and discussion will be led by an industry professiona...

BIFF 2016 Film Workshop will be open to Public

This year BIFF with the University of Georgia’s esteemed Department of Entertainment and Media Studies and The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) partners to expand the Film Workshop to young adults from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).   BIFF will also host a three-week-long series of pre, production and post filmmaking tutorials open to the public!   ...

The Bahamas International Film Festival: Tatiana Donaldson Joins Leslie Vanderpoole as Co Executive Director

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to announce today that Tatiana Donaldson has joined Founder Leslie Vanderpool as the Co-Executive Director.  Donaldson and Vanderpool will share roles in Sponsorship, Programming, Marketing & Event Planning. “There is no better person to join BIFF, together we will work effectively to advance the Bahamas International Film Festival,” Vanderpool said.    About Tatiana Donaldson Tatiana B. Donaldson is very...

BIFF 2016 Screenwriters Residency Program

Call for Entries Now Open   We are proud to once again announce the annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) Screenwriters Residency Program Call for Entries!    Since 2005, BIFF has aimed to connect auspicious writers with industry professionals in an intimate setting, allowing writers to receive first hand knowledge as well as establish lasting relationships wit...

BIFF winners in Bahamas

2015 WINNERS !!! Spirit Of Freedom Narrative  SHOWING ROOTS Director Michael Wilson   Spirit Of Freedom Documentary INDIA'S DAUGHTER Director Leslee Udwin   New Visions SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE Director Lanre Olabisi New Visions Special Mention  A Beautiful Now   Short Film MORE THAN GOD Director Kev Cahill   Short Film S...

launching the 2015 Bahamas International Film Festival Mobile App

Cornèr Bank (Overseas) Limited and the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will team up for the first time this year in an exciting new sponsorship deal. Cornèr Bank is launching the 2015 Bahamas International Film Festival Mobile App, as well as putting its support behind the festival’s World Cinema and Latin America Film sidebars and receptions. This exclusive partnership with the festival was announced today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. ...

Farewell BIFF diner for filmmakers in paradise at Harbour Island

Farewell Dinner in Harbour Island, thank you to all of the screenwriters and mentors fantastic all around, moving on to Governors Harbour ...

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) Line Up

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), celebrating its 12th anniversary and taking place December 1-12, today revealed the lineup of films screening in the festival’s competition and sidebar sections. The program was announced by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.   This year, the Festival will showcase more than 130 films from 40 different countries including nine international premieres, 28 Caribbean premieres, and all are Bahamian premieres.   ...

Panel Discussion at Romora Bay - Bahamas BIFF

Matthew Helderman, Sean Covel and Vince Gerardis at Remora Bay Marina. Sean Covel (NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE) and Vince Geraradis (GAMES OF THRONES)   ...

Master Class in Music (Governor's Harbour)

Jonathan McHugh is an independent film producer & music supervisor who has held high-level corporate film & music creative and marketing corporate positions at New Line Cinema (Warner Brothers) (VP Soundtracks,) Sony Records (Sr. VP Film & TV), Universal Records (Sr. VP Visual Media) over the past few decades.McHugh has produced over 20 films & TV shows including most recently he co-produced and music supervised the upcoming film’s “Janis: Little Girl Blue” wi...

Bahamas BIFF15/ Todd Haynes' "Carol" and Amy Berg's "Janis: Little Girl Blue" To Bookend as Opening and Closing Night

Most Diverse BIFF Yet Opens and Closes With Strong Female-driven Academy Award® Contenders   The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the two features that will bookend the Festival as the Opening and Closing Night films. Director Todd Haynes’ beautiful feature film, “Carol”, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara will raise the curtain at this year’s festival as the official Opening Night Film in Nassau on December 9 while Amy Ber...


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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!

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