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BIFF Welcomes Filmmakers From Around The World
Dec 1, 2015 - 10:07:13 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – The 12th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), kicks off today, welcoming over 35 international filmmakers to present their movies, participate in panels, and immerse themselves in Bahamian community and culture.

BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool said, “This year’s range of directors coming to the Festival is extraordinary. Film lovers attending BIFF will have the chance to mix with these great creatives, discuss their films and ask them questions, and mingle with them at BIFF events.”

Tickets are on sale now! BIFF screenings and events are the hottest tickets on the island so festival goers are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance! Details on BIFF tickets and individual ticket vouchers can be found on the Festival’s website.

Ticket prices for BIFF screenings range from $4 for a general screening, to $25 (advance) or $40 (on the day) for BIFF Opening Night and Closing Night films “Carol” and “Janis: Little Girl Blue”.

Anyone can download the FREE BIFF Phone App available on iPhone and Android for more information on events and ticketing and all the latest BIFF updates.

Starting today, through its conclusion on December 12th, BIFF will screen more than 130 films from 40 different countries including nine international premieres and 28 Caribbean premieres. All are Bahamian premieres. Filmmakers who will be in attendance this year include the following directors:

Ana Cristina Martínez Pérez – “$2 Pesos” (Canada)

Kate Halpin – “A Private Matter” (Australia)

Claudia Cifuentes – “After The Wedding” (USA)

Vanessa Hope – “All Eyes And Ears” (USA/China)

Samuel Benchetrit – “Asphalte (France)

Brian Klugman – “Baby Baby Baby” (USA)

Sam Johnson – “Billy the Kid” (UK)

Francis Ceschin – “Catatonico” (Brazil/USA)

Jaine Green –“Cherry Cake” (UK)

Ariel Tagar – “Congo Beats The Drum” (Israel/Jamaica)

Kerim Duran – “Dear Harley” (USA)

Michael David Lynch – “Dependent's Day” (USA)

Wendy Loten – “Every Child Counts” (Canada)

Brian Perkins – “Golden Kingdom” (Myramar)

Ido Mizrahy – “Gored” (USA/Spain)

Martin Rodahl – “Happy Hour” (USA)

Leslee Udwin – “India’s Daughter” (India)

Dean Jacobs – “Island Dreams” (Bahamas)

Isabella Astengo – “New Horizon in Cambodia” (Cambodia)

Yaniv Rokah – “Queen Mimi” (USA)

Sean Kiely – “Shipwrecked Under Wasted Tables” (USA)

Michael Wilson – “Showing Roots” (USA)

Maria Hengge – “Sin and Illy” (Germany)

Marcus Sigrist – “Singapore Sling” (Brazil)

Lanre Olabisi – “Somewhere in the Middle (USA)

Alle Hsu – “Sophie” (Hong Kong/Singapore/USA)

Tyrone Burrows – “Stone Shacks” (Bahamas)

Bruno Mello – “Terra Incognita” (Brazil)

Moon Molson – “The Bravest, The Boldest” (USA)

Matthew Kohnen – “The Funeral Guest” (USA)

Josh Yunis – “The Schwartz Test” (USA)

Vijay Subramanian – “The Wish” (Bahamas)

Christopher Smets – “This Not What You Planned” (Canada)

Sean Hodgkinson – “Trafficked” (Trinidad & Tobago)

Details of these films, their screening dates and times and the full BIFF lineup can be found at http://www.bintlfilmfest.com/the_festival/film_guide

The BIFF box office is open from 11am each day throughout the Festival for ticket purchases and is located at the following venues:

Romora Bay, Harbor Island

Globe Princess Theatre, Governor’s Harbor

Galleria JFK and Melia Hotel, Nassau

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 www.bintlfilmfest.com.

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