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Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) promotes FLIFF High School Film Competition - Sep 29, 2013 - 1:33:34 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - As the dates for the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival on Location: Grand Bahama Island (FLIFF), are quickly approaching, sponsors and organizers are busy promoting the event within local and national high schools throughout the country.

As The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) participating as a major sponsor for the High School Film Competition, Corporate Affairs Officer for GBPA and Project Liaison, Kendra Clarke, made visits to several local high schools recently, encouraging student participation for the upcoming competition.
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Call Date Extended for FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island - Take 3 - Sep 28, 2013 - 1:02:01 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - The third annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival's
FLIFF o n Location: Grand Bahama Island dates have been announced! The film festival will run in Freeport from October 31st - November 2nd, 2013.  Organizers are calling for original Bahamian films nationwide for competition in
three categories: 

High School, College
and Open.

The new deadline is October 11th, 2013...
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FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Film entry information - Sep 20, 2013 - 7:29:22 PM

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High School Student Contest Rules and Regulations:
 
Present us with a film of 5 minutes or shorter addressing a theme of your choice.
 
Possible film genres:
Documentary/Mockumentary;
Musical..

All contestants will be able to see the status of their entry on the Bahamas Film Commission:

For more information on the festival and photos from last year, see TheBahamasWeekly.com or the event's Facebook page "Ft. Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival On Location: Grand Bahama Island".
 
The deadline for all BAHAMIAN FILM submissions is OCTOBER 11, 2013.


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Call for Bahamian films for FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island - Take 3 - Jul 31, 2013 - 7:42:59 PM


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Freeport, Bahamas - The third annual the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
(FLIFF) On Location: Grand Bahama Island dates have been announced! The film festival will run in Freeport from October 31st - November 2nd, 2013.  Organizers have expanded the film competition and are calling for original Bahamian films nationwide for competition in three categories:  High School, College and Open...

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SouthFlorida.com FLIFF Sweepstakes Winners Arrive in Grand Bahama - Feb 8, 2013 - 4:13:07 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Sweepstakes winners, Susan and Michael Lempicki of Florida arrived in Grand Bahama today and are now enjoying all that the island has to offer from the Pelican Bay Hotel. The couple won the 2012 SouthFlorida.com sweepstakes promotion which was run in conjunction with Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) On Location: Grand Bahama Island. Their original prize was a 4-night trip to Grand Bahama (including airfare via Bahamasair) and accommodations at Pelican Bay Hotel, and an All-Access Pass to the FLIFF film festival showcasing Bahamian and foreign films from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Their trip originally set for October 2012 had to be postponed due to Hurricane Sandy...
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(VIDEO) Giancarlo Esposito's FLIFF Career Achievement Acceptance Speech - Nov 10, 2012 - 4:43:16 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Giancarlo Esposito, the film, stage and TV star was in Grand Bahama Island to receive a career achievement award at FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island, an offshoot of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The event was held at the Pelican Bay Hotel and is a three year collaboration with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. 

Despite the festival coinciding with the appearance and affects of Hurricane Sandy, the event was a success and Esposito, and his daughter Syr enjoyed their time on island. During his acceptance speech he remarked a few times about the weather which he said he appreciated... 
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FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island announces film winners - Nov 2, 2012 - 3:35:48 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The 4 day film festival, FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island wrapped on Sunday, October 28th with an awards ceremony and official closing at the Pelican Bay Hotel's Canal House after what organizers could thankfully say was a successful event despite the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Pelican Bay Hotel general manager and chairman of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, Magnus Alnebeck gave remarks and offered thanks to the visiting filmmakers who despite receiving advance notice of what they could expect with hurricane conditions in Grand Bahama, decided to brave the ship ride over on the Bahamas Celebration with rough seas, and ensuing island conditions, resulting in the event being able to move forward as planned...
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FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island goes ahead despite weather conditions - Oct 26, 2012 - 5:17:18 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Despite weather conditions affected by Hurricane Sandy, an excellent turnout resulted for opening night of FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island. The originally planned outdoor screening moved indoors to the host site, the Canal House at Pelican Bay Hotel for the family movie, Sammy 2: Escape to Paradise which was thoroughly enjoyed by those that came out in the storm.

The festival was officially opened by the organizers, and Donvarcia Duncombe sang both the Bahamian and American national anthems after an opening prayer.
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FLIFF On Location Underway at Pelican Bay Hotel - Oct 26, 2012 - 4:03:39 PM
 
Freeport Bahamas - Due to Hurricane Sandy, the outdoor screening and opening ceremony originally planned for this evening has been relocated to Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel.

The Friday night screening of Sammy 2 planned for Port Lucaya Marketplace will now be screened on Sunday, October 28th at 7pm.

Tickets are on sale in foyer of Canal House at Pelican Bay Hotel....
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Academy Award-Winning Director Among Film Guests of FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Oct 22, 2012 - 2:11:14 AM


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Freeport, Bahamas - Filmmakers screening at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will be arriving in Grand Bahama for FLIFF On Location Take 2 on Thursday, October 25th and among them will be Academy Award winning director, Stefan Ruzowitzky who will screen his latest thriller, Deadfall starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Charlie Hunnam, Kate Mara.

Austrian-born Ruzowitzky directed his first feature film, Tempo, in 1996. He has also directed The Inheritors, Anatomy, All the Queen's Men, Anatomy 2, Lilly the Witch, and The Counterfeiters, which won the Oscar for best foreign-language film. Meet the director at the screening of Deadfall on...

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FLIFF High School Bahamian Film Winner Announced - Oct 21, 2012 - 1:07:36 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Organizers of FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island are pleased to announce the Blue Ribbon Panel selection for the High School Category for Bahamian films.   Sunland Baptist Academy's grade 12 submission of "The Blame" has been chosen as this year's best student film.

The Blame was directed by Tiahjah Smith and is the story of the troubled life of a high school student and it will screen at the Opening Ceremony at Taino Beach on Thursday, October 25th (7pm) as well as on Saturday, October 27th when all the Bahamian films will be shown at the...

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Bahamas Film Commissioner announces details of FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Oct 19, 2012 - 1:59:23 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - A press conference to announce FLIFF Take 2 took place on October 18th at the Pelican Bay Hotel Canal House to update the media and public on the film festival which is set to get underway on October 25th and continue through to October 28th.

The following is a statement by The Bahamas' film commissioner, Craig Woods:

This is the second year of the FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island, which is part of a three-year joint venture between the Fort Lauderdale...
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Tickets NOW ON SALE for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Oct 19, 2012 - 11:57:55 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Tickets are now on sale for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island!  Become a film buff from October 25th through 28th as we celebrate international and local film making at the Canal House at Pelican Bay Hotel.

Aside from our free screenings of the opening night family film, Sammy 2: Escape to Paradise at Taino Beach or Port Lucaya Marketplace on Friday October 26th, you can attend the full festival with our $50 All Access Pass (films, workshop, awards and VIP parties). An All Film Festival pass...
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Giancarlo Esposito to receive Career Achievement Award at FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island - Oct 14, 2012 - 12:17:32 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Celebrated television, film and stage actor, Giancarlo Esposito, whose acting career spans over several decades has been named as this year's Career Achievement Award recipient at FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island taking place from October 25th through 28th, 2012 at the Pelican Bay Hotel.

Esposito has appeared in notable films such as “Rabbit Hole,” "The Usual Suspects," "Smoke" and "The Last Holiday." His performances in Spike Lee’s films "Do the Right Thing", "Mo’ Better Blues," “School Daze” and "Malcolm X" are among his most memorable.
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Official Schedule Announced for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Oct 10, 2012 - 1:07:25 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Organizers of FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island are pleased to present the official schedule for the 4-day event from October 25th through 28th. 

All Access passes are now on sale for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island and the other passes will be available onward from Monday, October 15th.

All Access Pass
$50 (All movies, Career Tribute, VIP Receptions, Awards and Wrap Party); All Movies Festival Pass $10; and All Movies - 1 Day Pass $7, and can be purchased at
the  Ministry of Tourism office and Pelican Bay...
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Celebration Cruise Line supports FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Oct 8, 2012 - 9:24:44 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island 2012 will take place in Freeport from October 25 – 28th. Celebrated actors, directors, producers and writers will once again arrive by sea and air from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) and film fans will have an opportunity to meet them and view a variety of international films, along with Bahamian-made films.

Celebration Cruise Line is very excited to play a small part in bringing FLIFF On Location to Grand Bahama Island.  The Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival is a wonderful event and the execution by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and others to make it a success is outstanding... 
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Family film, "Sammy 2: Escape from Paradise" to open FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Oct 6, 2012 - 9:10:09 AM

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Film Festival to Open with Free Outdoor Screening at Taino Beach


Destined to be an unforgettable night out for the entire family, and set against the idyllic backdrop of the Bahamian waters, FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island is pleased to announce their opening night film, Sammy 2: Escape from Paradise, a 3D animation which will be projected onto a 30' screen outdoors at Taino Beach on Thursday, October 25th.

This year at Cannes, Sammy 2 opened and the reception could not have been more spectacular. This family film was on par with the best in the world...
Entertainment
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Announces Official 2012 Line-up for the 27th Annual Event - Oct 5, 2012 - 8:01:50 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA
The 27th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) announced its official line-up for the 27th Annual event, October 19 – November 11, 2012.   Of the 200 films the festival presents, 78 are premieres including 14 World Premieres, 2 North American, 6 U.S. Premieres, 3 East Coast, 31 Southeast and 22 Florida.
 
“This year FLiFF has one of the most exciting film line-ups in our history.   There are a number of   films with all-star casts, a feature film directorial debut by one of our most revered actor. The documentaries are enlightening and engaging; some controversial, others political and some..."
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Foreign films announced for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Sep 29, 2012 - 7:34:32 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island 2012 will take place in Freeport from October 25 – 28 at the Pelican Bay Hotel in their state-of-the-art Canal House facility. Celebrated actors, directors, producers and writers will once again arrive by sea and air from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) and film fans will have an opportunity to meet them and view a variety of international films, along with Bahamian-made films.


“We look forward to building on last year’s inaugural, which was well received by the filmmakers,”
Mr. Gregory von Hausch, Founder of FLIFF...

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