Bahamas International Film Festival
BIFF 2015 winners announcement
By Rogers and Cowan
Dec 14, 2015 - 1:25:06 PM

Nassau, Bahamas  – Competition winners at the 12th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) were revealed at a packed awards ceremony held poolside at the Graycliff Colonial mansion and hotel in Nassau.

The competition categories at BIFF were Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary; New Visions; and Short Film.

Competition winners were announced by their respective juries. Complete details on all films can be found at BIFF 2015 winners are:

Spirit Of Freedom Narrative

Winning film: SHOWING ROOTS / Director Michael Wilson

Spirit Of Freedom Documentary

Winning film: INDIA'S DAUGHTER / Director Leslee Udwin

New Visions

Winning film: SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE / Director Lanre Olabisi

Short Film

Winning film: MORE THAN GOD / Director Kev Cahill

The Industry & Co (I&Co), an official sponsor of the festival, awarded a $25,000 prize package to competition film A BEAUTIFUL NOW, directed by Daniela Amavia and starring Abigail Spencer, to be used for a creative marketing campaign that the firm will produce. Matthew Shreder, founder and managing partner, presented the award.

Additional categories out of competition included World Cinema Narrative and World Cinema Documentary; Caribbean Spotlight Narrative and Caribbean Spotlight Documentary; Comedy; and non-Jury Short Films.

The Festival also hosted a Screenwriters’ Residency Program and held a variety of panels covering a number of topics including Development & Production, Pitch & Writing Career, Music & Film, Film & Finance, Woman in Film, Editing and Art of Collaboration.

Celebrating its 12th year, the Bahamas International Film Festival has established itself as a marquee international Festival in the Caribbean region, discovering and promoting independent voices and talent from around the world and showcasing a diverse array of international films.

About the Bahamas International Film Festival

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is a nonprofit organization committed to providing the local community and international festival-goers with a diverse presentation of films from The Bahamas and around the world. In addition to showcasing films that might not otherwise be released theatrically, BIFF provides unique cultural experiences, educational programs, and forums for exploring the past, present and future of cinema. BIFF aims to raise the level of filmmaking, participation and education throughout The Bahamas and the world. For additional information, please visit

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