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RBC sponsors $10,000 to 2016 BIFF Youth Film Workshop
By Sharell Carroll
Aug 10, 2016 - 9:39:31 AM

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Check Presentation: Deborah Zonicle, Market Manager, PMC, Northern Caribbean, and Tanya Hutchinson, Assistant Manager PMC, RBC Royal Bank present $10,000 sponsorship to Leslie Vanderpool, Founder and Executive Director, BIFF for the 2016 annual Youth Film Workshop.

Nassau, Bahamas - “RBC Royal Bank is pleased to co-sponsor the 2016 Youth Film Workshop,(YFW) a program designed to introduce local students to the world of filmmaking," said Deborah Zonicle, Market Manager, Products, Marketing & Channels, RBC Royal Bank. “We are proud to support BIFF’s mission in raising awareness of the film industry, which is very important to our local economy.  It also gives young Bahamians access to expert knowledge on film making and cinematography from industry professionals from around the world"
Leslie Vanderpool, Founder, YFW, and Executive Director, The Bahamas International Film Festival, explained that this year’s workshop will feature a three-week-long series of the pre, production and post film making tutorials. Each session aims to further the knowledge and skill of amateur and novice filmmakers. Every tutorial and discussion will be led by an industry professional, on topics such as; the history of filmmaking, selecting movie themes, film script writing, casting and character selection, the elements of cinematography and Film editing and presentation, thus giving attendees working insight and expertise.

Additionally, students will produce their own film throughout the duration of the program and the short films will be shown during the 2016 BIFF, December 5 – 8 in Harbour Island and December 8-11 in Nassau.
“The Bahamas International Film Festival believes in the importance of creating unique opportunities within our community, to promote education, which will translate in a better future for The Bahamas. Through its youth programs and annual events, BIFF has not only expanded the film industry in our country, but it has also introduced The Islands of The Bahamas as a highly desirable location for cinema production and as a cultural destination”, added Ms. Vanderpool.
“We believe that our youth are indeed the future of The Bahamas. What a wonderful opportunity to expose our students to new careers and opportunities in the film industry. We congratulate The Bahamas International Film Festival for creating a unique platform for youth to express themselves through film creation and look forward to their perspectives and new films,” concluded Mrs. Zonicle.

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