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2012 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival visits Grand Bahama Island, October 25-28 - Sep 25, 2012 - 1:03:40 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) is making a stop at Grand Bahama Island this fall, at The Canal House of Pelican Bay Hotel from October 25 - October 28, 2012.

Guests of the festival will have the opportunity to attend film screenings of movies made in The Bahamas, student and independent films from around the world and an ‘Underwater Cinematography Workshop’ by award-winning cinematographer Paul Mockler. In addition, a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ will be presented to actor Giancarlo Esposito, known for his role...
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GBPA becomes contributing sponsor of FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island 2012 - Sep 23, 2012 - 9:31:23 PM

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Sunday, 23rd September, 2012 – Freeport, Bahamas – The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) is a contributing sponsor of this year’s Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) with FLIFF on Location, slated to be held October 25 – 28 on Grand Bahama Island.  Event organizers and two young FLIFF film entrants were recently welcomed by GBPA Vice President, Ginger Moxey, who chatted with the group and presented a sponsorship cheque.

Extending commendation, Vice President Moxey first praised the organizers on the return of the film festival.  “Last year’s event was an eye-opener for many...

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Bahamian films announced for 2012 FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Sep 21, 2012 - 5:04:37 PM

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FREEPORT, Bahamas –  The call went out earlier this year for submissions for local filmmakers interested in participating in the FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island festival and the Blue Ribbon film review panel comprising of Willie A. M. Moss, John Swain, Sarah Hamilton, Rouen Robinson, and Cornelius McKinney have completed their review and selection of films to be showcased this year at the second annual film festival to take place from October 25 - 28th at the Pelican Bay Hotel's Canal House in Freeport.

"We are delighted with the increase in the number of entries as well as the quality of content and cinematography of the films submitted this year!" ...

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FLIFF on Location film festival goes high tech with Aurasma app - Sep 14, 2012 - 12:54:56 PM

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FREEPORT, Bahamas – As part of promotions for the upcoming ‘FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island’ (FLIFF On Location) event (October 25 -28 at Pelican Bay Hotel), The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism & Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board commissioned Indusa Global, an IT Services and New Media Specialist to develop an Augmented Reality experience. Indusa Global achieved this using Aurasma Lite, an augmented reality app from HP for Apple / Android mobile devices.

The service allows these mobile device users to bring to life the ‘FLIFF On Location’ logo, and the ‘Islands of The Bahamas’ logo by visiting an assigned URL . Once they’ve downloaded the ‘Aurasma Lite’ app, the link will open in the app, and they’ll be able to watch a video by simply hovering over the image...

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Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) is returning to Grand Bahama! - Sep 12, 2012 - 6:02:24 PM

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Our honored guest and award recipient is the talented Giancarlo Esposito, an award-winning film and television actor and director best known for his roles in The Usual Suspects and his portrayal of Gustavo Fring on the AMC series Breaking Bad. This Fall, Giancarlo stars in the new NBS series, Revolution.

The Festival will feature:
- Movies made in The Bahamas
- Underwater Cinematography Workshop, including a shark
dive, by award-winning cinematographer Paul Mockler
- Independent Films from around the world
- Complimentary outdoor screenings
- Student Film Competitions

To receive instant savings, please apply the appropriate Promo Code during the booking process for your air & hotel package. Minimum 2 persons per package. Other restrictions may apply...

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Blue Ribbon Film Review Panel Appointed for FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island - Aug 23, 2012 - 8:09:02 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas – The Blue Ribbon panel has been appointed to review and select submissions in the high school, college and open categories for the upcoming ‘FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island’, to be held at the Pelican Bay Hotel, Lucaya, October 25th through 28th, 2012.

In addition to independent and studio films made around the world, movies produced in the islands of the Bahamas, as well as those made by Bahamian filmmakers, will be featured prominently at the festival, now in its second year.
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Last call for Bahamian film submissions for FLIFF on Location: Take 2 - Aug 1, 2012 - 2:27:31 PM

FREEPORT, Bahamas –  The deadline for submissions for local filmmakers interested in participating in the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) on Location. The deadline for submissions for the High School, College, Open Bahamian Short and Open Bahamian Feature is 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 3rd, 2012.

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will feature an expanded film competition while on location at Grand Bahama Island, October 25 - 28.  Organizers have called for original films nationwide for competition in four categories.  “We have received submissions in each of the categories” said Senior Manager, Film Development, Donna Mackey...
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Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Offers Special Rate for FLIFF on Location 2012 Take Two - Jun 11, 2012 - 8:42:03 AM

Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort, located in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, is offering locals and visitors a special rate for FLIFF on Location 2012 Take Two. The film festival will take place October 25 - 28 at the Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel. The Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach all-inclusive rate is $127 per person, per night, double occupancy.

This marks the second year that the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, or FLIFF, will take place on Grand Bahama Island. Celebrated actors, directors, producers, writers and film fans will have an opportunity to view a variety of international and original films made by Bahamians in the Bahamas...

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Call for Bahamian Films: 2012 FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Take 2 - Jun 9, 2012 - 2:46:16 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) will feature an expanded film competition while on location for FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island - Take 2, which runs from October 25 - 28, 2012. 


Organizers have called for original films nationwide for competition in four categories:

High School; College; Open Bahamian Short; and Open Bahamian Feature...
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FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island – Take 2: October 25 – 28 - May 2, 2012 - 2:31:05 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - FLIFF on Location 2012 will take place in Grand Bahama October 25 – 28 and the promotion of the film festival will begin at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in May, FLIFF CEO Gregory von Hausch has announced.

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

Celebrated actors, directors, producers and writers will once again arrive by sea and air for the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival on Grand Bahama Island, and film fans will have an opportunity to view a variety of international films...
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Winners of the 2011 FLIFF Unveiled - Two Bahamian Films Win Awards - Nov 18, 2011 - 11:09:38 AM

Two Bahamian Films Win Awards!

Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA –The 26th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) unveiled their Jury and Audience awards during a ceremony on closing night, Friday, November 11.  Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
THE ARTIST drew four top awards:  Best Picture, Best Director - Michael Hazanavicius, Best Actor - Jean Dujardin and Best Actress - Bernice Bejo.  As winner of Best Film, THE ARTIST, received the prestigious Seashell Award, a trophy uniquely created by Uruguayan artist Jesus Sosa and presented each year by Professor Nelson Pilosof, President of The World Trade Center of Montevideo.

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GB Youth Film Competition winning entry, "Cyberbullying" by Katrina Dorsett - Nov 10, 2011 - 7:18:12 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Budding filmmaker Katrina Dorsett was the winning entry of the inaugural Grand Bahama Youth Film Competition (GBYFC) for her film Cyber-Bullying The GBYFC was created as a component to the 2011 inaugural FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama to showcase young filmmakers’ work from the island.

Katrina, a 14 year old student from Bishop Michael Elden, focused on an internationally recognized topic affecting young people around the world.  She says,  “As teenagers it can be hard growing up with peer pressure and bullying. If you have low self-esteem, you can be pushed to the edge like Anna. The story is about...

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Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival shines a spotlight on Grand Bahama - Nov 4, 2011 - 1:10:13 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The inaugural year of FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island was a resounding success! The initiative started a year prior when Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) was invited to screen Beneath the Blue in Freeport at the Regency Theatre during their 25th festival season. This sparked the idea of having an "On Location" 4-day segment for Grand Bahama Island.

A team of people from various walks of life were called to the Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism offices to help get the plan in motion. The result was a well-run and highly appreciated festival by those who attended, and by visiting tourists, actors and filmmakers who came from as far away as Australia to enjoy film and camaraderie...
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FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island Awards Ceremony and wrap party - Nov 3, 2011 - 5:40:44 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - October 30th, 2011, High marks were given to the first ever film festival to take place on Grand Bahama Island by the international filmmakers, Bahamas Film Commissioner, Craig Woods; attendees and FLIFF On Location; Grand Bahama first Career Achievement Award recipient, actor Dennis Haysbert. Mr. Haysbert commented that he see's a bright future for subsequent festivals to take place on Grand Bahama Island.

A primary objective of The Ministry of Tourism for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island was to generate interest in Grand Bahama as a possible location for future films; judging from the positive responses from the filmmakers and in particular Dennis Haysbert during the familiarization tours, the prospects so far are quite favorable...
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Actor Dennis Haysbert receives Career Achievement Award at FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Nov 2, 2011 - 11:47:07 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Accomplished actor Dennis Haysbert was the first recipient of the FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island , Career Achievement Award.  The award ceremony took Friday, October 28th, 2011 at the Canal House at Pelican Bay. The well attended event included a cross section of Bahamian residents and international film industry producers, directors, writers and actors that flew in from around the world specifically to attend Grand Bahama Island's first ever Film Festival and to scout out the island as a possible location for future productions. Also in the audience was special guest, Patricia Poitier. The award was presented by Bahamas Film Commissioner, Craig Woods.
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Lewis' Politicking in Paradise wins FLIFF best overall Bahamian short film - Nov 2, 2011 - 11:47:48 AM
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The Freeport News: Nathaniel Prince Lewis, one of Grand Bahama's budding filmmakers, now has bragging rights for the best overall Bahamian short film in the prestigious Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) on-Location hosted here over the weekend.

Politicking In Paradise, which is just under 30 minutes, was among 12 films made in Grand Bahama and New Providence that were submitted for viewing.

The all–day viewing session took place on Saturday at the Canal House, Pelican Bay Resort and the winner was announced yesterday at the award ceremony ...

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FLIFF on Location screening SCHEDULE for Grand Bahama - Oct 29, 2011 - 3:47:34 PM

“All Movies All Day,” “All Access” and “Function Tickets” are now available for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on location at Grand Bahama Island. In addition, organizers have released the full schedule of films and special events to take place during the occasion, which will run from Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, October 30.

In addition to two workshops:  Underwater Cinematography and Filmmaking in the Caribbean, more than 25 films will be shown over three days during the inaugural FLIFF On Location at the state of the art Canal House at Pelican Bay Resort.  Two films will be shown free of charge to the public in an outdoor setting at Taino Beach and Count Basie Square.

All Access Passes are only $50 and available at Pelican Bay Hotel....
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Films made in The Bahamas for FLIFF On Location – Grand Bahama Island - Oct 29, 2011 - 3:31:05 PM

Film Fans will have an opportunity to view a variety of films made by Bahamians in the Bahamas, the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival on Location, scheduled for this weekend.  

A total of twelve films ranging in duration from two minutes to sixty-three minutes have been submitted for viewing all day on Saturday, 29th October, 2011, at Canal House, Pelican Bay Resort.  The locally made films from Nassau and Grand Bahama include:  “Addicted”, “Bui”, “Comin’ over Tonite”, “Jasmines”,  “Knocking Duh Conch Style”, “Politicking In Paradise”, “Salt Cay”, Shakespeare in Lytes”, “Surprise” and “Unashamed”.  Also featured will be the winner of the Grand Bahama Youth Film Competition, “Cyber-Bullying”...
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FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama to honour acting career of Dennis Haysbert TONIGHT! - Oct 28, 2011 - 4:40:38 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - An accomplished actor with a distinct voice will receive special recognition on October 28, when Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) is on location at Grand Bahama Island.  

Dennis Haysbert, who has found success in film and television, has maintained a constant presence on screen over the years.  He has appeared in films such as Waiting to Exhale, Love & Basketball, Jarhead and Kung Fu Panda 2.  

On television, he has played the president of the United States on 24...

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(Photos) Beneath the Blue opens FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island - Oct 28, 2011 - 2:15:33 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Under the palm trees on the beautiful shores of Grand Bahama, the family feature film, Beneath the Blue screened against the backdrop of the azure waters to open FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island, an offshoot of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

The screening was free to all and there ended up being standing room only as movie enthusiasts enjoyed the film which was shot on location in the neighbouring community of Smith's Point and at the UNEXSO dolphin sanctuary...

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