Nassau, Bahamas – November 23, 2014 – The Bahamas
International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert,
the widow of film review specialist Roger Ebert, will be on hand to receive the
Tribute Award in Harbour island, Eleuthera.
Mrs. Ebert is the Chairman and CEO of the Ebert Companies, including
publisher of Rogerebert.com, and
manages print publishing, television production, public speaking engagements,
and organizes the annual Ebertfest film festival.She is also a producer,
known for Ebert Presents At The Movies and Cannes Retrospectives. She is
currently a subject of "Life Itself," the documentary about the life
of Roger Ebert.
Chaz Ebert will be on hand for a special Tribute
presentation on Saturday, December 13, at Pink Sands Resort in Harbour Island
Commented Vanderpool, “Chaz Ebert is the rock behind Roger
Ebert empire. With so much passion and love for cinema she is one of my role
models. I look forward to the island of Harbour Island getting to know the
importance of film through her spirit and legacy, through her efforts, that we
will never forget the great Roger Ebert.
BIFF will be showing the film about Roger Ebert called LIFE
ITSELF, in Harbour Island, Eleuthera, December 13 at Pink Sands Resort at 4pm.
About the Bahamas International Film Festival:
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 & future of cinema. BIFF aims to raise the
level of filmmaking, participation and education throughout The Bahamas and the
full BIFF program will be available in print or online at www.bintlfilmfest.com. Tickets can be purchased
in Harbour Island at the door.
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