15 Documentary Features Advance in 2015 Oscar Race
- Dec 1, 2015 - 6:50:19 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA –The
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15
films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting
process for the 88th Academy Awards®
. One hundred twenty-four films were originally submitted
in the category.
The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies...
Most Diverse BIFF Yet Opens and Closes With Strong Female-driven Academy Award® Contenders
- Nov 30, 2015 - 3:56:36 PM
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the two
features that will bookend the Festival as the Opening and Closing Night
films. Director Todd Haynes’ beautiful feature film, “Carol”, starring
and Rooney Mara will raise the curtain at this year’s festival as the
official Opening Night Film in Nassau on
while Amy Berg’s critically acclaimed Janis Joplin documentary, “Janis:
Little Girl Blue”, will bring the week’s festivities to an end
in celebratory fashion as the official Closing Night film. The
announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director
Widescreen Film and Music Video Festival Announces Dates for 2016
- Nov 30, 2015 - 10:11:48 AM
Aventura, FLORIDA - Dates
have been set for the 2nd annual Widescreen Film and Music Video
Festival at AMC Theatre in Aventura. The four day event will take place
from February 24th through 28th, 2016.
Submissions are now being accepted.
The festival is founded by twenty-four year old self-taught Bahamian filmmaker Jarrod
Knowles who was one of the first Bahamians to delve into the
horror / comedy genre with his film,
"What Lies Beyond...The Beginning..."
Bel Canto Singers' Christmastide 2015
- Nov 27, 2015 - 10:06:37 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - After a splendid international summer tour in Montreal and Quebec,
Canada, the members of Bel Canto went straight to work for this year’s
Bel Canto will be presenting the 2015 Christmastide Gala – for the
first time ever at The Old Fort Bay Club on Friday, December 4th at 7:15
pm – which includes not only a concert, but also a silent auction as
well as wines and gourmet cuisine. The Gala Reception and Silent
Auction are the best kept secrets in The Bahamas!
performance will be held at St. Andrew’s, The Kirk, on Saturday,
December 5th at 7:30 pm...
JetBlue sponsors BIFF's New Vision Film Section
- Nov 23, 2015 - 2:00:28 PM
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.
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...
Bahamian filmmaker wins Best Cinematography Award in Berlin for ‘The Shark Dancer’
- Nov 19, 2015 - 2:26:28 PM
Bahamian filmmaker and photographer Eddy Raphael has won a Best
Cinematography Award at The Berlin Ciclopes Film Festival 2015 for ‘The Shark
Best known for his underwater camera work, Eddy Raphael engaged with top
advertising director Juurian Booij from Holland, and shark advocate and of Women Divers Hall of Famer, Cristina
Zenato to film the new Huawei cell phone commercial, 'The Shark Dancer.' Wearing chain-mail suits
and diving closely with sharks, Eddy developed the underwater story, along with
Sherman Johnson’s above-water camera work of Cristina’s unique connection with
the sharks around Grand Bahama Island...
Bahamian films well received at FLIFF 2015
- Nov 13, 2015 - 4:17:53 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism hosted a Bahamas Bahamas Night at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
(FLIFF) on November 11th and two Bahamian films were screened:
Gentle Giant: The Andre Rodgers Story,
When Pigs Swim.
The special evening offered a taste of Bahamian hospitality,
entertainment, and took place at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale.
crowd came out including Bahamians living in Florida thanks to the partnership with
Bahamas Tourism. When the director of...
“Cargo ” The largest Bahamian Film Production to date about to begin
- Nov 13, 2015 - 4:20:55 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Kareem J Mortimer, Chairman, and
Alexander I Younis, Vice-President, of Bahamian production company Best Ever
Film, announce the production of CARGO, a feature film written and to be
directed by award-winning Bahamian Filmmaker Kareem J. Mortimer. CARGO begins
production on November 14th
2015 and is starring British Actor
Warren Brown of BBC America’s critically-acclaimed crime drama series “Luther”
as the lead character, KEVIN.
“We are excited that we have Warren
Brown on board to portray Kevin. This role demands tremendous range and
physical discipline, as well as a deeply compassionate view of human nature.
Warren Brown possesses these qualities and more, and works with honesty and
FLIFF to present two Bahamian films: Gentle Giant and When Pigs Swim
- Nov 6, 2015 - 4:55:59 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism will be hosting a Bahamas Bahamas Night
at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) on Wednesday,
The special evening offering a taste of
Bahamian hospitality, entertainment, and Bahamian films will take pace at Here is how it
takes place at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale.
Here's the schedule
"DO YA JOB" New Single from Bahamian artist, Guidance
- Nov 6, 2015 - 4:30:12 PM
“Do Ya Job” is the first release by Bahamian artist, Guidance from his upcoming project titled “Musical Militant.”
drawn inspiration from his own experiences, as well as observing what
was going on around him, the message he was trying to communicate was
made clear in his lyrics. The song speaks to anyone in a position of
power or authority, basically stating that if you have a job to
do…simply get it done, without the distractions, corruption, and broken
Gia Miran releases "Addicted; Love, Life, Music"
- Nov 3, 2015 - 3:29:44 PM
In the world of Bahamian music there are few with the vocal chords
that Gia Miran, an Eleuthera native has. Recognizing at an early age her
love for music this vocal vixen is hitting and hitting it hard with the
release of her EP scheduled for release November 3rd, 2015. The EP
entitled, 'Addicted; Love, Life, Music', touches on many topics that all
women can relate to and the beautifully mastered tracks provide an easy
listening, easy to groove and nod your head to sound. You'll find
yourself memorizing the words, singing along and having a music video
moment as you commute through traffic.
The songstress who has done
covers from Adele to Mariah Carey has also been spotted on stage opening
for R. Kelly and performing (back up dancers in tow)for her hometown's
festival in sunny Eleuthera.
Chris Rock returns to host The Oscars
- Nov 2, 2015 - 12:39:03 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA – Multi-hyphenate artist and filmmaker Chris Rock will return to host the Oscars®
for a second time, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today. The 88th Academy Awards®
will be broadcast live on Oscar®
Sunday, February 28, 2016
, on the ABC Television Network. Rock previously hosted the 77th Oscars telecast in 2005.
“Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” said
Hill and Hudlin. “Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director,
documentarian – he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar
Bahamian Poet Launches Season 7 of “Poetry on Stage” at Sapodilla
- Nov 2, 2015 - 11:06:09 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - To start off the upcoming festive season, there is one
event that you would absolutely not want to miss. It is the Seventh
Edition of “Poetry on Stage” at Sapodilla of West Bay on Tuesday,
November 17that 6:30 p.m., to be staged under the auspices of Hon.
Obediah Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism for The Commonwealth of The
“Poetry on Stage” is presented by Jemima’s Playhouse and features the
work of Bahamian Poet, Tyrone Sawyer. Sawyer’s children, Nefitieri,
Tyrone, Jr., Joshua and Anwar will serve as Co-Masters of Ceremonies of
Ronnie Butler receives a Living Legend Award
- Oct 30, 2015 - 1:28:51 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Bahamian music
legend Ronnie Butler (centre) receives A Living Legend award during a ceremony to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the
Nassau Accord in Rawson Square, Thursday, October 29, 2015.
The ceremony was part of the Caribbean Muzik Festival. Also pictured are Prime Minister and Minister
of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie (left) and Alfred Sears, Director of
Caribbean Muzik Festival Postponed
- Oct 30, 2015 - 12:15:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Caribbean
Republic, Inc., the promoters of the Caribbean Muzik Festival, having
completed the first two of four planned events, announces the
postponement of the remaining two events due to insurmountable
The Festival organizers assures the
public that full restitution will be made on ticket purchases and
vendors will be refunded fees paid and all contractual obligations will
WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival Call for Films and Video
- Oct 30, 2015 - 11:48:40 AM
MIAMI, FL - Film and Music Video submissions will be accepted for the 2nd Annual
Widescreen Film and Music Video Festival starting Monday June 1st, 2015. The 6-day event will take place from
AMC Theatres in Miami, FL, among several other locations. It promises to
be even bigger and better than the last, introducing both a Fashion and
Talent Show to its line-up of events.
The festival was founded on October 12, 2014 by twenty-five
year old self-taught Bahamian filmmaker and entrepreneur, Jarrod Knowles who was also one of
the first Bahamians to delve into the horror / comedy genre back in 2012, with his feature
film, "What Lies Beyond...The Beginning."
The Bahamas Learning Channel Officially Launched
- Oct 29, 2015 - 7:11:20 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -- The Ministry of Education, Science and
Technology in partnership with Cable Bahamas Limited and the
Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas officially launched the Bahamas
Learning Channel (BLC) at the Performing Arts Centre of The College of
The Bahamas, Tuesday, October 28.
BLC is a 24-hour channel, which
features over 20 customised Bahamian made television programmes for
primary, junior and senior high school students. The channel will
highlight Bahamian students and educators and will embrace the slogan
“education is in the click”...
Bahamian gospel artists unite to assist cancer patient and family
- Oct 29, 2015 - 11:39:03 AM
A number of local gospel artists will come together this coming Sunday
November 1st 2105 beginning at 7:00PM for a mass gospel concert entitled
“The Power of Love Benefit Concert”. The concert is being held as a
fund raiser to assist Leroy & Setesa Burrows and their
Earlier this year Setesa Burrows was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast
Cancer. The news came as a blow to the mother of three (3) who works
within the civil service. Then on Friday September 4th while visiting
her doctor regarding her illness...
Island MMTS Season 2 Launch A Success
- Oct 27, 2015 - 11:34:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Music, Model and Talent Showcase of the
Islands (Island MMTS) successfully launched Season 2 this past Saturday,
24th October with the hosting of auditions in Nassau at Mario’s Bowling
and Entertainment Palace. Many Bahamians came out to take advantage of
the opportunity to showcase their talents. The Season 2 panel of judges
saw aspiring models, actors, singers, music producers and songwriters
all with incredible talent and dreams of becoming a part of the
international entertainment industry. Island MMTS would like to thank
everyone that auditioned and encourage them to continue to hone their
Bahamas International Film Festival Unveils Official Program Lineup For 12th Anniversary Edition
- Oct 27, 2015 - 11:14:50 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF),
celebrating its 12th anniversary and taking place December 1-12, today
revealed the lineup of films screening in the festival’s competition and
sidebar sections. The program was announced by BIFF Founder and
Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.
This year, the Festival will showcase more than 130 films from 40
different countries including nine international premieres, 28 Caribbean
premieres, and all are Bahamian premieres.