Tribeca Film Festival announces 2017 dates and expansion of submission areas
- Aug 17, 2016 - 7:49:03 AM
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the sixteenth edition will be held
April 19– April 30, 2017
in New York
City. The Festival will expand its areas of submissions from feature
films, short films, and experiential storytelling (Storyscapes) program,
to include submissions across all of the programming areas of the
Festival. Creators can submit work to debut at the
Festival’s industry leading Virtual Arcade (virtual reality, 360 films,
and augmented reality), the highly successful television section
(episodic storytelling, anticipated premieres, and independent pilots),
and N.O.W. program (new online work, stories created
specifically for the online space)...
Bahamas International Chorale Festival to feature choirs from 8 countries
- Aug 11, 2016 - 11:51:49 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Nassau will come alive with the sound of music
this month when 13 choirs from eight different countries gather on
August 21st – 31st for the America Cantat 8 Bahamas International Choral
America Cantat is the premier cultural music festival
of the Americas, and is the only noncompetitive choir festival to unite
singers, conductors, and festival choirs from North, Central, and South
America in a 10-day cultural and musical immersion program.
of the workshops held throughout the week will focus on Bahamian
classical music, Junkanoo music and folk music of The Bahamas...
RBC sponsors $10,000 to 2016 BIFF Youth Film Workshop
- Aug 10, 2016 - 9:39:31 AM
“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
Grand Bahama production company captures soca sound of 'Varcy' Duncombe
- Aug 5, 2016 - 1:05:43 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Aryana Roberts has been busy since graduating from
Full Sail University with a Bachelor's in Film in 2014. The Grand
Bahamian has been freelancing in the film and television industry since
2008, and has worked on over 50 projects including, but not limited to
(World Wrestling Entertainment), ABC's "The Bachelorette", and on music
with R & B stars B. Smyth and Mario, and Bahamian musicians such as
Starr and Julien Believe
company, Artistic Soul Productions was initiated in 2011, and
officially registered with the Grand Bahama Port Authority in February
2016. "We are set to launch officially later this year," said Roberts,
"but I welcome and continue to produce films, commercials and music
videos until then."
Film Review: Nerve
- Aug 4, 2016 - 1:22:13 PM
Are You A Watcher Or A Player?
A high school senior joins
a popular online game for some harmless fun, but as she is partnered
with a mysterious stranger the game begins to take a sinister turn with
increasingly dangerous acts. When truths about the game are uncovered
she must team up with her friends in a last ditch effort that will
determine the future of all involved.
Venus ‘Vee’ Delmonico is a
senior with dwindling prospects after high school and joins the online
game Nerve as a player to prove to herself that she is tired of living
life on the sidelines...
Grand Bahama gets a kick out of family film
- Aug 4, 2016 - 5:09:10 AM
Film producer Derek Lee Nixon started a love affair with The Bahamas
with his latest production, promising to bring even more film shoots to
Nixon began filming the family feature,
, on Grand Bahama Island this summer. The production includes local
cast members as well as Bahamian crew and support staff.
It was a
project destined for another country until Nixon and producer Philip
Marlatt got in contact with Bahamian Sarah Hamilton. The co-producers
were scouting the Dominican Republic at the time.
The legendary Ronnie Butler performs at the 1st annual Grand Bahama Homecoming
- Aug 2, 2016 - 10:26:27 PM
Grand Bahama - Independence Park was filled to
capacity at the 1st annual Grand Bahama Homecoming Family Fun Day with a free concert that took place on July 29th, 2016.
You could tell that the crowd loves
Ronnie Butler’s music by the way they rocked and sang along with him.
want his performance to end and begged for more.
Bahama showed their appreciation for Mr. Butler music and he also thanked them
and sent his love...
Julien Believe to headline at the Grand Bahama Regatta
- Jul 21, 2016 - 5:00:23 PM
The Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming is set to take place at
Taino Beach in Freeport from July 22nd through 24th. The regatta
committee is excited to announce that one of their headliners will be
Julien Believe, creator of the Junkanoo Pop Sound and Bahamian Icon
Award winner for the Most Popular Song in 2014 for his single ‘
The Caribbean Slide’
"We are very fortunate and excited to have obtained Julien for our Homecoming," said committee chair, Chervita Campbell. "Julien
represents the younger generation in our entertainment industry, and
just like the music industry, we need our youth to keep the sport of
sailing alive and thriving..."
Veola Sophiato to release new single, ‘Keep Moving,’ on July 25th
- Jul 21, 2016 - 4:17:31 PM
Monday, July 25, the independent contemporary gospel singer Veola Sophia will
debut her latest studio endeavor, a single entitled ‘Keep Moving.’ The elegant
new track, which was produced by Reubin Heights and DJ Elevator at Perfect
Blend Studios, is a beautiful excursion through Veola’s talent for inspiring
her listeners with masterful lead vocals and relatable lyricism. The song will
go live on all major digital music platforms, and local fans can also pick up a
physical copy of the new effort at the Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day
Adventists in Nassau.
native of the Bahamas, Veola began singing gospel music in church at a very
young age. Over the years, she has been lauded for her talent in the Bahamas,
and in the United States.
Her infectious, lovable presence as a performer has often put her into the
limelight as a featured lead vocalist of church groups. In 2014, she debuted as
a solo vocalist with her first release, ‘100 Meters...
D-Mac to headline at the Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming
- Jul 20, 2016 - 8:37:57 PM
The Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming is set to take place at Taino
Beach in Freeport from July 22nd through 24th. The regatta committee is
excited to announce that one of their headliners will be D-Mac, one of
The Bahamas' top award winning recording artists who is popularly
recognized for his bodies of work in the Rake N Scrape genre. His most
notable Bahamian song is,
"Grand Bahamians have fallen in love with DMac's music and
performances," said regatta committee chairperson, Chervita Campbell
who calls herself an admiring fan. "Don't miss this performance, because
he's going to 'mash up' the place!"
is D-Mac’s mission to represent the Bahamas by exposing the world to
the infectious rhythms and indigenous stories of the Bahamas and
Bahamian way of life.
Bahamas' Pyfrom sisters, Fourever1, release single with “American Idol” music master Randy Jackson
- Jul 15, 2016 - 10:34:55 PM
Executive Produced by Randy Jackson with remixes by Bimbo Jones, Sean Finn, Tavo, and Jason Kohlmann
As FOUREVER1, identical quadruplets Jodi, Catherine, Christina, and Janelle Pyfrom aim to conquer the music charts with “All About Tonight”, their high-energy pop single produced by Pilfinger and Sarah West. Written by West and executive produced by Randy Jackson, the empowering track by the sister group discovered on YouTube,encourages fans to step out of their comfort zones.
What’s better than a beautiful, talented, singer-songwriter whose performances set the spirits of men and women on fire? How about four in one!
Hon. Daniel Johnson on the Passing of Percival Sweeting
- Jul 14, 2016 - 6:02:03 PM
I join the fraternity of Bahamian musicians, entertainers and performers
mourning the untimely passing of Mr. Percival Sweeting, President of
The Bahamas Musicians and Entertainers Union.
My ministry values
his contributions to the formulation of policy relative to culture,
entertainment, special events and promotions. Mr. Sweeting had a concern
about developing the now and next generation of Bahamian talent and
To his dear wife, Mrs. Patricia Sweeting and the family, I extend the sympathy of a grateful people and entertainment community....
Bahamian Icon Grand Bahama winners Johnson, Pierre set the pace
- Jul 14, 2016 - 3:35:14 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – Still reveling in their Bahamian Icon win,
actor/director Patrice Johnson and playwright Gea Pierre were honoured
to bring the prestigious award back home to Grand Bahama.
Bahamian Icon Award, founded in 2103, acknowledges the exemplary
achievements of men and women who have excelled in a cross section of
industries and contributed to the overall development of The Bahamas.
This year’s event was staged at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort in New Providence and aired live Saturday, July 2nd on Our TV...
1st Annual Grand Bahama Homecoming: July 29th - Aug. 1st
- Jul 14, 2016 - 3:17:23 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Freeport, get ready for the
1st Annual Grand Bahama Homecoming
July 29th - August 1st, 2016
The event kicks off on
Friday, July 29th
Mega Family Fun Day & FREE Concert
featuring Ronnie Butler, Geno D, Stileet, Jah Hem, Jah Troy &
Christopher Martin on The Independence Park....
Saturday, July 30th
it's all about
Goombay Park Grounds. Live performance by Nesbeth, Tiko T, Ras Pow &
Xcitement hosted by JJ. Get 5 for $10 Beers and mix drink specials...
Be sure to join the Grand Bahama Home-coming Committee on Monday,
The Junkanoo Beach Club
on Taino Beach...
K.B. Says Stop Government Spying
- Jul 13, 2016 - 10:32:58 PM
Rake-n-Scrape superstar, Kirkland 'K.B.' Bodie takes aim at government
spying with his new release entitled, "Dey Spyin' Spyin' Everyday".
K.B. said the message music track speaks to the new, digital age of
information technology in which we live and the threat of any
unscrupulous government snooping, "Government surveillance of its
private citizens is wrong, the mere thought of it makes my skin crawl.
The song, Dey Spyin' Spyin' Everyday, is me holding up a mirror to our
government and showing them for what they truly are when they abuse
Between (Season 2)
- Jul 13, 2016 - 6:00:25 PM
Pretty Lake Is Under Full Quarantine
mysterious virus has killed every person 22 years of age and older in a
small town, but those left alive must eek out a living with the threat
of government sanctioned elimination looming. After a failed attempt to
eradicate the population under 21, the remaining survivors must take
steps to ensure their town’s continued longevity.
Wiley is a
young mother who must do what is best for her infant in the face of
dwindling resources after surviving the attempted euthanasia of the
Pretty Lake inhabitants with a fake immunization...
KB releases "Anchor Projects" single
- Jul 5, 2016 - 8:11:19 PM
Kirkland ‘KB’ Bodie, the Bahamas’ top-selling recording
artist, is pouring on the lyrical heat again taking his message with the
unmistakable beat and a social conscience to the airwaves and the public’s appetite is bigger than ever – more than 40,000 have tuned
in to hear ‘Anchor Projects’ since it launched last month.
“ ‘Anchor Projects hurtin’ we all’ is the latest in a series of songs
with substance written and produced by KB and sponsored by Save The
Bays, the environmental advocacy group with more than 20,000 Facebook
‘Crazy Love’ says goodbye after 7 sold out shows
- Jun 30, 2016 - 5:37:36 AM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – After seven sold-out shows one would think that
Grand Bahama had had enough of the craziness, but it hadn’t and that’s
why Gea Pierre, writer and producer of Crazy Love brought the beloved play back for one last goodbye.
Last weekend, Out of the Ashes Entertainment took the cast and crew back to the
stage where it all started for the goodbye show at the Regency Theatre.
The week before, the play was back on the road in New Providence for another
three nights of laughter.
New Miss Bahamas Pageant Engages Fans with Reality TV Series, "Road to the Crown"
- Jun 29, 2016 - 3:45:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Miss Bahamas Organization® (MBO) will make history
once again when it crowns the new Miss World Bahamas on July 24, 2016.
For the first time in Bahamian pageant history, the general public will
not only get to watch the pageant live, but will also help to select
the winner by voting in real time.
Voting duties for the
general public begin with MBO’s new Road to the Crown Reality TV Show,
which premieres on Our TV on June 28 at 8 p.m., immediately following
Our News. The 10 contestants will be introduced to the public through
the 4-week series which will showcase the contestants through
interviews, challenges, activities and preliminary competitions...
BIFF Announces Co-Executive Director
- Jun 25, 2016 - 11:44:37 AM
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to
announce today that Tatiana Donaldson has joined Founder Leslie
Vanderpool as the Co-Executive Director. Donaldson and Vanderpool will
share roles in Sponsorship, Programming, Marketing & Event Planning.
“There is no better person to join BIFF, together we will work
effectively to advance the Bahamas International Film Festival,”