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Spacecraft Data Suggest Saturn Moon's Ocean May Harbor Hydrothermal Activity - Mar 11, 2015 - 3:08:37 PM

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first clear evidence that Saturn’s moon Enceladus exhibits signs of present-day hydrothermal activity which may resemble that seen in the deep oceans on Earth. The implications of such activity on a world other than our planet open up unprecedented scientific possibilities.

“These findings add to the possibility that Enceladus, which contains a subsurface ocean and displays remarkable geologic activity, could contain environments suitable for living organisms,” said John Grunsfeld astronaut and associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington...
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World AIDS Day Op-Ed by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson - Nov 28, 2014 - 2:28:13 PM

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On December 1, 2014, the global community will observe World AIDS Day. First observed in 1988, this day provides all of us with the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, to show our support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate the lives of those who have died from this terrible disease. The statistics on HIV/AIDS are truly staggering. More than 35 million people – brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, neighbors and friends – have died from HIV/AIDS since the virus was first discovered in 1981. Today, some 34 million people around the globe are living with HIV. There are over 8,000 people living with HIV in The Bahamas at an estimated 3% prevalence among the population. In fact, the Caribbean region trails behind only sub-Saharan Africa as the most HIV-affected region in the world.
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Nassau filmmakers receive cash prizes from FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island - Jan 2, 2014 - 2:54:19 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Port Authority added to the Christmas festivities of two Nassau filmmakers by providing cash prizes for their winning entries in a Grand Bahama Island film competition.

The competition was part of the 3rd Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival On Location: Grand Bahama Island. The Port Authority and Ministry of Tourism partnered to select 26 Bahamian entries for the competition. Directors Kareem Mortimer and Britanny Ambrister emerged as winners in the Open and College category, respectively. Meanwhile, George McInnes was named the winner in the high school category.

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FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama wraps 3rd year with record number of Bahamian films - Nov 8, 2013 - 4:08:32 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The 3rd annual FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island film festival wrapped up on Sunday, November 3rd at the Pelican Bay Hotel.  The film festival is an offshoot of FLIFF, the international festival which runs in Fort Lauderdale from October 18th through November 11th. Each year the founder, Gregory von Hausch invites a handful of international filmmakers over to Grand Bahama for the 4-day 'On Location' event to screen along with Bahamian films in the open, college and high school categories. Aside from films, this year's event provided informative film workshops led by visiting filmmakers, including Ian Strachan from Nassau.  International FLIFF guests were also given an island locations familiarization tour in hopes to encourage future film locations.
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FLIFF Bahamas Video Welcome: Sir Sidney Poitier, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Sellers and Giancarlo Esposito - Nov 5, 2013 - 11:14:34 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The following is a Welcome Message for the 3rd annual FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island film festival taking place at the Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel from October 31st through November 4rd.

In this video hear from the  legendary actor, Sir Sidney Poitier; actor Dennis Haysbert (2011 Honouree); actor Giancarlo Esposito (2012 Honouree) and filmmaker, Michael Sellers...

Grand Bahama Island is an idyllic film location, and The Bahamas has a developing film industry. This year's festival boasts close to 20 filmmakers screening at the festival...
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Passage sails in to win at Film Festival in Grand Bahama - Nov 4, 2013 - 3:56:46 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Passage, a gripping story of human smuggling, seized first prize in the Bahamas open category of Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival On Location: Grand Bahama Island.

In the third edition of FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island, Bahamian submitted a record number of original films for the judging panel to consider for various prizes in three categories.  A total of 26 Bahamian films were submitted in the open, college and high school categories of the festival, which is an extension of the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival...
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FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama to close with the film THE ROCKET - Nov 3, 2013 - 12:10:59 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The third installment of FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island 2013 will play its closing film, THE ROCKET on Sunday, November 3rd at 11:30AM at the Pelican Bay Hotel's Canal House Delphine room. 

THE ROCKET has been winning awards around the globe at film festivals.
It is from the country, Laos and is about  a boy (Ahlo, 10), who is believed to bring bad   luck, is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family loses their home and are forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia (9) and her eccentric uncle Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine habit and a fetish for James Brown. Struggling to hang on to his father's trust, Ahlo leads his family, Purple and Kia through a land scarred by war in search
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Official Schedule for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Nov 2, 2013 - 3:42:27 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The filmmakers have arrived!

The third installment of FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island 2013 will take place in Freeport from October 31 – November 3rd at the Pelican Bay Hotel in their state-of-the-art Canal House facility.

Friday and Saturday are packed with events and films you'll want to attend so why not opt for the FLIFF All Access Pass for only $20, which gets you in to ALL films for the entire event, including all the workshops, and our closing day awards and wrap party!  Tickets are on sale now at Pelican Bay Hotel.
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Foreign films to screen at FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Nov 1, 2013 - 2:27:02 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The third installment of FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island 2013 will take place in Freeport from October 31 – November 3rd at the Pelican Bay Hotel in their state-of-the-art Canal House facility.  Celebrated actors, directors, producers and writers will once again arrive by Celebration Cruise Lines from the Florida and film fans will have an opportunity to meet them and view a variety of international films, along with Bahamian-made films.

"The Ministry of Tourism, the Grand Bahama Island Tourist Board, and all of our local supporters, are pleased to partner with FLIFF in hosting this dynamic film festival," said Craig Woods, Bahamas Film Commissioner. "We are delighted to bring international filmmakers to Grand Bahama's shores so they can see what the locations our island has to offer. The event allows...
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Film actor, Joelle Carter to be recognized tonight at FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Nov 1, 2013 - 12:30:36 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The organizers of FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island are pleased to announce that Joelle Carter is their 2013 Star on the Horizon honouree and will be acknowledged after the screening of A PERFECT MAN (in which she is featured) on Friday, November 1st at 8:30pm in the Pelican Bay Hotel's Canal House.

"Joelle is a great selection as our Star on the Horizon," said Gregory von Hausch, Founder of FLIFF, "She began as a model, turned to acting and in A PERFECT MAN also shows her talent as a singer. She is excellent at comedy, drama and suspense. Her star is just beginning to rise so look for her to shine even brighter in the future."

Accomplished actress, Joelle Carter has been acting in film, television and theater for the past decade...   
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Bahamian College Films screening at FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Nov 1, 2013 - 7:14:22 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The third installment of FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island 2013 will take place in Freeport from October 31 – November 3rd at the Pelican Bay Hotel in their state-of-the-art Canal House facility.

The festival has seen a pronounced increase this year in the College submissions and have accepted and approved films from Bahamian students enrolled at College of the Bahamas (C.O.B.); Full Sail University, Orlando and Hampshire College, Massachusetts.

"The College of The Bahamas and the Journalism Department keep encouraging students to express themselves using new technology, and in the case of this event we work with video," said 
Hugo Zárate, Assistant Professor, C.O.B., Nassau. "Addressing social issues in the country..."
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Film Workshops and Talks presented at FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama island - Nov 1, 2013 - 3:18:57 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The 3rd annual FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island film festival runs from Thursday, October 31st through Sunday, November 3rd at the Pelican Bay Canal House in Freeport. Aside from international and Bahamian films, the event will provide informative talks and workshops on filmmaking by local and international industry presenters.

"The beauty of film festivals is that movie enthusiasts get to meet some of the filmmakers," said Gregory von Hausch, Founder of FLIFF. "After their films we always open up the floor for a question and answers with the filmmaker. It's a great way to go even deeper into understanding a film. This year some of our guests are offering 1 hour mini-talks or workshops to give patrons an even deeper conversation."
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High School Films Announced for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island Competition - Nov 1, 2013 - 2:39:31 AM

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Competition Winner to be Announced on Opening Night!

Freeport, Bahamas - A call went out earlier this year to local and national high schools throughout the country to submit short films for the upcoming FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island festival which is set to get underway on Thursday, October 31st running until Sunday, November 3rd.  The High School Film Competition is sponsored by the Grand Bahama Port Authority and encourages youth of The Bahamas to get involved in telling their story through film.  All the films are being viewed and judged by a specially selected review panel of judges.

Seven films have been selected for the festival, and the winner will be announced as part of the official opening ceremony, Thursday, October 31st at Taino Beach starting at 7pm.  Although all the student filmmakers are winners simply by having their films shown in a film festival, only the...
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Open category Bahamian films announced for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Oct 31, 2013 - 10:55:58 PM

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FREEPORT, Bahamas –  The call went out earlier this year for submissions for local filmmakers interested in participating in the FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island film festival to take place from
October 29th through November 3rd at the Pelican Bay Hotel's Canal House in Freeport.

Films were received for submission in three categories, Open, High School and College; and at this time the organizers are pleased to announce the films to be featured in the Bahamian Open Category...
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Bahamian producer, Ian Strachan to present film workshop at FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island - Oct 25, 2013 - 8:40:01 AM


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Freeport, Bahamas - FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island is pleased to announce that Ian Strachan, writer, producer and director of the television series, “Gippie’s Kingdom" will be offering a workshop during FLIFF for aspiring filmmakers called, "Stories That Matter" on 10:00am at the Pelican Bay Canal House on Saturday, November 2nd. All participating local film makers in the three competition categories (high school, college and open) and anyone interested in film making are invited to attend (admittance by purchase of a $7 Day Pass or with an All Movies or All Access pass).

"I’m very excited about this opportunity to share with aspiring artists," said Strachan who hosts the current affairs television porgramme, “The Exchange,” on ZNS TV13 "Our world is getting smaller and smaller and we in The Bahamas are discovering that the world has many centres..." 

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FLIFF On Location 2013 Blue Ribbon Film Review Panel Appointed - Oct 24, 2013 - 1:00:51 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas – The 2013 Blue Ribbon Panel has been appointed to review and select submissions in the high school, college and open categories for the upcoming ‘FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island’, to be held at the Pelican Bay Hotel, Lucaya, October 31st through November 3rd, 2013.

In addition to independent and studio films made around the world, movies produced in the islands of the Bahamas, as well as those made by Bahamian filmmakers, will be featured prominently at the festival, now in its third year.

The five panelists, all residents of Grand Bahama are...
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FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island to Open with Free Outdoor Screening - Oct 24, 2013 - 12:59:20 PM

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Family adventure film, Sammy 2: Escape From Paradise to open Grand Bahama film festival

Freeport, Bahamas - Destined to be an unforgettable night out for the entire family, and set against the idyllic backdrop of the Bahamian waters at Taino Beach,
FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island is pleased to announce their opening night film, SAMMY 2: ESCAPE FROM PARADISE, a
3D animation which will be projected onto a 30' screen under the stars on Thursday, October 31st.

Come early as the opening ceremony for FLIFF On Location will take place at 7pm, and the movie will begin at 7:30pm.  Bring a chair or blanket, as seating could fill up quickly. Food and refreshments will be on hand for...
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The Countdown is on for FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island - Oct 23, 2013 - 1:56:34 PM

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Freeport Grand Bahama Island - The countdown is on. With only days to go before the 3rd Annual Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival on Location: Grand Bahama Island, organizers and sponsors of the event are tying up the final details, as festivities commence in less than a week.

This year's event will feature a broadened High School Film Competition, which is being sponsored by The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA).  Project Liaison and Corporate Affairs Officer for GBPA, Miss Kendra Clarke made a cheque presentation to organizing officials from the Ministry of Tourism and the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, last week in support of the upcoming event.
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2 Bahamian films to screen at Fort Lauderdale Intl. Film Festival (FLIFF) - Oct 9, 2013 - 2:17:15 PM

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As film-making in The Bahamas continues to grow, it's wonderful to see that two of the countries' filmmakers will be featured for the first time at the acclaimed, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) running from October 18 - November 11, 2013 showcasing entertaining features, documentaries, and shorts from around the globe. Nassau's Kareem Mortimer, and Freeport's Nathaniel Lewis both have a short film screening in Florida and Grand Bahama for FLIFF and FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island from October 29th through November 3rd.

Award-winning filmmaker, Kareem Mortimer ( Children of God, Float, I Am Not a Dummy) will be presenting his film, Passage which centers around a group of Haitians locked in the hold of a fishing vessel being smuggled through the Bahamas into the United States. On these vessels...
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(VIDEO) Bahamas High School film competition explained by Kendra Clarke of GBPA - Oct 6, 2013 - 8:00:26 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Grand Bahama Port Authority public relations officer, Kendra Clarke explains the rules and regulations for the High School Student Film Contest at FLIFF On location Grand Bahama Island.

High School Student Film Contest Rules and Regulations:
 
Present us with a film of 5 minutes or shorter addressing a theme of your choice.
 
Possible film genres:
Documentary/Mockumentary;
Musical
Drama, Comedy, Horror
A 30-second Tourism commercial.
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