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JetBlue sponsors BIFF's New Vision Film Section
By Rogers and Cowan
Nov 23, 2015 - 2:00:28 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – It was announced today that JetBlue has come on board once again to partner with the 12th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF),  and will lend its name to the New Vision Film Category of the Festival. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool, and Alan Sweeting, General Manager of JetBlue Airways in The Bahamas.  The festival will take place Dec. 1-12, 2015.

Under terms of the deal, JetBlue has become the official airline sponsor of BIFF and the exclusive airline partner for festival travel between the United States and The Bahamas.

Commented Vanderpool, “JetBlue believes in providing the best exposure for the destination and organizations that believe in enhancing the travel and tourism outreach. Having JetBlue as the exclusive airline partner demonstrates that we provide unique opportunities as JetBlue is known to be very selective with partner organizations.”

“JetBlue is proud to sponsor the Bahamas International Film Festival in 2015 as it continues to grow in prominence,” said Alan Sweeting, general manager of JetBlue in The Bahamas. “This is a cultural event that attracts both tourists and locals to what will be an enriching experience.”

The New Vision category that JetBlue is sponsoring consists of the following films:
A BEAUTIFUL NOW (USA) directed by Daniela Amavia;
AFTER THE WEDDING (USA ) directed by Claudia Cifuentes;
BAD MOON RISING (JAPAN)  directed by Hirotaka Asano;
EMPRICIA (USA)  directed by Patrick Shanahan;
GOLDEN KINGDOM (MYRAMAR ) directed by  Brian Perkins;
LA EXTRANA (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) directed by Cesar Rodriguez;
JACKRABBIT   (USA ) directed by Destin Douglas
JOHNNY WALKER (USA ) directed by Kris De Meester
SINGAPORE SLING  (BRAZIL) directed by Marcus Sigrist
SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE (USA )directed by  Lanre Olabisi
THE AMASSADOR TO BERN (HUNGARY) directed by Attila Szasz
THE CENTER  (USA ) directed by  Charlie Graik

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 & future of cinema. BIFF aims to raise the level of filmmaking, participation and education throughout The Bahamas and the world.

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