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The Black Moses, narrated by Dennis Haysbert closes 10th annual B.I.F.F. - Dec 13, 2013 - 4:50:38 AM

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Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) debuted The Black Moses as its closing film at the 10th edition of the festival, featuring Bahamian director Travolta Cooper and the narration of American actor Dennis Haysbert.

The unique documentary incorporates a mixture of traditional narration and character acting by Haysbert.  It was a style that veteran film critic Jeffrey Lyons said he had never seen before...
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Danny Glover receives BIFF Career Achievement Award - Dec 11, 2013 - 11:56:04 PM

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Paradise Island, Bahamas – American film and television actor, Danny Glover was honoured with the
Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF)  Career Achievement Award last night, December 6th at the Atlantis Theater.

“Danny Glover is an extraordinary man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are equaled by his humanitarian achievements,” said Vanderpool in an press release announcing the award. “We’re honored to recognize his amazing career at the Bahamas International Film Festival.”

During the evening remarks were given by the
Bahamas Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr. Daniel Johnson, as well as Leslie Vanderpool...
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Minister Johnson attends Bahamas International Film Festival opening - Dec 11, 2013 - 2:19:26 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. Danny Johnson shares a humourous tale as Bahamas International Film Festival Founder and Executive Director Ms. Leslie Vanderpool (left) and actress Pamela Poitier (Sir Sidney Poitier's daughter), laugh during the festival's opening, Dec. 5, 2013, at the Atlantis Theatre.

Photos enclosed...

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Dennis Haysbert in The Bahamas for BIFF Closing Night Film, "The Black Moses" - Dec 8, 2013 - 2:11:58 PM

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The 10th Bahamas International Film Festival will close tonight at the Atlantis Theater and American film actor, Dennis Haysbert will be in attendance, along with the Bahamas Prime Minister and other local dignitaries.

Golden Globe nominated Haysbert stars in the Closing Night Film, "The Black Moses" , a film about  the life and times of Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, the first black Prime Minister of The Bahamas. 

"The Black Moses" is said to be a documentary and will feature commentary from widow Dame Marguerite Pindling; American minister and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, American politician, diplomat, activist and pastor Andrew Young; Sir Sidney Poitier; former South African President Thabo Mbeki (for Nelson Mandela)...
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Bahamas Int'l Film Festival celebrates community with 'Youth in Film' workshops - Nov 25, 2013 - 3:18:56 PM

Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), celebrating its 10th anniversary and taking place December 5th – 13th, continues to focus on educating and inspiring the next generation of filmmakers through its signature Youth Film Workshop. This year, the program partnered with five local Bahamian private and public schools throughout Nassau and Eleuthera and integrated the workshops directly into classrooms. The Festival will screen the winning films and clips from the program December 5th – 8th in Nassau and December 9th – 13th in Eleuthera. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool.
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Bahamas Int'l Film Festival jury announced - Nov 20, 2013 - 2:33:59 PM

Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), celebrating its 10th anniversary, today announced the members of the jury that will preside over the competition categories at the Festival, which takes place December 5th – 13th. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.

The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary; New Visions; and Short Film. Jury members are:
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Bahamas International Film Festival Unveils Official Program Lineup For 10th Anniversary Edition - Nov 14, 2013 - 12:52:23 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas  – The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), celebrating its 10th anniversary and taking place December 5-13, today revealed the complete 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 108 films from 32 different countries, including four features of which are world premieres and all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Documentary; New Visions; Short Film and other categories are Panorama Narrative; Documentary and Short Films out of competition...
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Danny Glover to receive Bahamas Int'l Film Festival career achievement award - Nov 12, 2013 - 6:15:04 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Dreamgirls, The Color Purple) will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year’s Film Festival (the 10th anniversary edition), taking place December 5-13. Glover will be on hand for the special tribute and presentation at the Atlantis Theater on the evening of Friday, December 6th. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.

“Danny Glover is an extraordinary man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are equaled by his humanitarian achievements,” said Vanderpool. “We’re honored to recognize his amazing career at the Bahamas International Film Festival.”
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Bahamas Int'l Film Festival Re-Teams with Global PR Powerhouse ROGERS & COWAN - Nov 11, 2013 - 2:37:33 PM

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Rogers & Cowan to Oversee Festival’s Worldwide Publicity Campaign for 10th Anniversary Edition of BIFF


Nassau, Bahamas – November 11, 2013 – The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that it has once again retained Rogers & Cowan, the world’s leading entertainment public relations and marketing agency, to handle all publicity for the 10th anniversary edition of the festival, taking place December 5-13, 2013. The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.

Rogers & Cowan’s global media reach and specialized expertise in film festival campaign management will once again be utilized by the Bahamas International Film Festival to broaden the Festival’s visibility and profile, locally and internationally.
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BIFF partners with Embassy Of the People’s Republic of China - Sep 9, 2013 - 2:35:02 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The 10th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) December 5 – 13 once again celebrates “Cinema in Paradise”.

BIFF is proud to announce for the second year the Embassy Of the People’s Republic of China In the Commonwealth of The Bahamas will be providing Chinese films to be showcased before and during the 2013 Film Festival.

BIFF’s Fo under & Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool says, “The relationship between BIFF and the Embassy Of the People’s Republic..."
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BIFF Student Production, 25 Years of Junior Junkanoo, soon available on DVD - Apr 18, 2013 - 1:00:15 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Last December the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) held its 9th annual film festival.  In the months leading up to the festival, BIFF partnered with Esso Bahamas Limited and BTC and went to the Government Schools for the 8th year to provide the Youth of our nation with the opportunity to learn how to make a film in a day.
 
The film “25 Years of Junior Junkanoo” Documentary was an exciting project that educated 80 students from C.C. Sweeting, C.R. Walker, Woodcock Primary and A.F. Adderley on the art of film making, giving the students an opportunity to tell the world the story of Junior Junkanoo.
 
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BIFF announces Bahamian Oscar winners - Feb 27, 2013 - 2:19:14 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Winners for the BIFF Bahamian Oscars are:

Best Short - Brigidy Bram, directed by Toby Lunn and Laura Gamse

Best Documentary Feature - Jackson: A Native Son, directed by Karen Arthur & Tom Neuwirth

Best Narrative - Ghetto Story, directed by Brave Tbr

Best Performances - Unforgiven, directed by Jennie Cyril
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BIFF's, "A Night at the Oscars" - Feb 24, 2013 - 1:32:47 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will host A Night At The Oscars  Sunday, February 24, 2013 at The Humidor at Graycliff, West Hill Street

Cocktails start at 5:30pm - Enjoy a Red Carpet Fashion Show presented by Coles Of Nassau at 6:00pm - The Oscars Showtime is at 7:00pm

Tickets Available at Coles Of Nassau Locations: Bay Street and Old Fort Bay..
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Call For Entries to Bahamas International Film Festival 2013 - Jan 10, 2013 - 10:10:33 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Submissions to the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) are now being accepted.  This year's festival takes place from December 5th - 13th in Nassau. Celebrate with us our 10th year anniversary as we once again take over multiple screens and party venues across the Islands.

Please see the BIFF Film Submissions page for details. Online entries submitted via Withoutabox.com.

Deadline for Submissions is July 17th, 2013...
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(VIDEO) Sydney Tamiia Poitier receives The Bahamas International Film Festival's 'Shining Star Award' - Dec 22, 2012 - 9:48:05 AM

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Nassau Bahamas - On December 8th 2012, the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) presented its prestigious Shining Star award to Sydney Tamiia Poitier. BIFF presents this award to the actor or actress whose noteworthy performances have put them on the path for elite and lasting stardom in the industry. BIFF founder Leslie Vanderpool said of Tamiia, “Nobody embodies the spirit of BIFF’s Shining Star Award more than Sydney Tamiia Poitier. She is one of the most gracious, exciting and multi-talented performers who excels in Film and TV. We know the Bahamian community will embrace her and help us celebrate her past, current and, most certainly, future successes. As anyone who has seen Sydney’s collection performances can attest, Sydney is definitely one of the most gorgeous and talented actors who’s star is shining brightly and rising rapidly.”
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Bahamas International Film Festival 2012 winners announced - Dec 14, 2012 - 9:12:39 AM
 
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Spirit of Freedom Narrative
-  Honorable Mention: Apartment In Athens, Director: Ruggero Dipaola Winner: Between Us, Director: Dan Mirvish.

Spirit of Freedom Documentary - Honorable Mention: Dolphin Boy, Director: Dani Menkin Winner: Mulberry Child, Director: Susan Morgan Cooper.

New Visions - Winner: Maybe Tomorrow, Director: Michael Wolfe.
 
Short Film
- Honorable Mentions Baseball In The Time Of Cholera, Director: David Drag Brigidy Bram, Directors: Toby Lunn & Laura Gamse Winner: Cresendo, Director: Alonso Alvarez Barreda

Audience Award Best Documentary - Winner: Rising From Ashes, Director: T.C...
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BIFF goes island hopping to Eleuthera - Dec 12, 2012 - 1:56:17 PM

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Immediately following it's ninth annual festival held this past weekend in Nassau, the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will travel to Eleuthera for a continuation of this year's celebration to be known as The Best of the Fest Eleuthera.

During its visit to Harbour Island and Governor’s Harbour, a full programme of films and festivities will be offered for the enjoyment of visiting filmmakers, guests and local residents. The schedule of events to be held Dec. 10–14, includes Opening Night Film and Welcome Reception at Coral Sands Resort, daily film screening...
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PM Remarks at Opening of BIFF - Dec 11, 2012 - 1:51:41 AM

I am honoured to be here to bring remarks at the opening ceremony of the 9th annual Bahamas International Film Festival, and knowing that you are all eager to view the opening night film, Quartet, I will be brief.

Since its beginning in 2004, under the leadership of Ms. Leslie Vanderpool, BIFF has grown to truly be an international film festival that is distinctly Bahamian in flavor and is something that The Bahamas can be proud to boast on its annual calendar.

The festival offers a chance for Bahamian film-buff residents to indulge in a...
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BIFF Best Of Fest Eleuthera to hold celebration tribute for Arthur Rolle - Dec 11, 2012 - 12:35:27 AM

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On December 12th, Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will be saluting Arthur C Rolle of Governor's Harbour in Eleuthera who had the foresight to establish the original Parade Theatre in 1965 located across from the ball park in Governor's Harbour.

"Rarely do I meet a gentleman like Mr. Rolle, charming, regal with such a kind soul, resembling, Hollywood's best such as Harry Belafonte or Sidney Poitier.  Mr. Rolle single-handedly operates the only Movie Theater in Eleuthera, The Globe Princess Theater embodying a Cinema Paradiso allure," said Leslie Vanderpool, Founder and Executive Director, BIFF.
"Mr. Rolle's passion for Film is an inspiration as it brings...
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BIFF updated FIlms, Events and Venues schedule (Pdf) - Dec 8, 2012 - 8:36:23 AM


Nassau, Bahamas - This year, the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will showcase 8 films from 26 different countries, including 45 features and 33 short films of which several are international premieres and all are Bahamian premieres. BIFF 2012 ends this Sunday, December 9th in Nassau, be sure to download the updated Films events schedule PDF attachment so that you don't miss out on all the excitement.

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