Freeport, Bahamas - The third annual the
Lauderdale International Film Festival
On Location: Grand
Bahama Island dates have been announced! The film festival will run in Freeport from
October 31st - November 2nd, 2013. Organizers have expanded the film
competition and are calling for original Bahamian films nationwide for competition in
three categories: High School, College
High School Film Competition is open to every high school student who is a
resident of The Bahamas and between the ages of 14 and 18 years. The Bahamas College Film
Competition is also open to every college student who is a resident of The
invited to present a film of 5 minutes or shorter addressing a theme of their
choice. The contestant will be known and
referred to as the Director who is the one who has the idea and organizes the
production of the film and assumes overall responsibility for every aspect of
the film. A Director may enter as many
films as they like, but each entry must be original and entered separately.
in the open Bahamian Filmmaker Competition may choose to submit short films -
up to 30 minutes; or feature films - up to 90 minutes.
every category must be in produced in HD format.
contestants will be able to see the status of their entry on the Bahamas Film
Commission: Grand Bahama Facebook page.
Finalists must provide a written synopsis of their film (1-5 sentences) ; a trailer (preview) of their film in HD format
:30 – 1:00 in length) and supply 5 copies of their production on playable DVDs
along with 2 DVD data discs containing the movie files in .mov or .avi file
All contestants must submit at least one photo of either the director,
the star, or the full cast/crew. Production photos are also welcome.
A call for Bahamian films is now underway for the High School, College and Open categories. 2012 Bahamian high school film category winner, Tiahjah Smith of Sunland Baptist Academy (in striped shirt) with Donna Mackey of the Bahamas Film Commission / Ministry of Tourism (far left) and Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) founder, Gregory Von Hausch (far right). Also seen are Senator Tanisha Tynes (second left) and actor Mia Rolle (second from right) from Tiahjah Smith's film, "The Blame". Photo: Mackey Media Ltd / TheBahamasWeekly.com
Last year, a
total of twelve films from Nassau and Grand Bahama ranging in duration from two
minutes to sixty-three minutes, participated in the Bahamian Film and High
School competitions. This year entries are
expected to come from all of the Islands of The Bahamas.
American film star and FLIFF 2012 career tribute recipient, Giancarlo Esposito said
It is a wonderful thing what film does for us, in that it renews and reestablishes our awareness not only of who we
are, but what we aren't, and who we may want to become. We were able to be together as human beings,
and to laugh and to cry, and to really be educated...through film.
We can learn a lot about The Bahamas as well by fostering, and raising
up, and educating young Bahamian filmmakers."
Bahamian filmmakers are invited to submit their entries to email@example.com.
deadline for all submissions is OCTOBER 11, 2013.
Check out the Facebook page: "Ft. Lauderdale Int'l
Film Festival On Location: Grand Bahama Island" for photos and
the Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel, FLIFF on Location will also feature
international films, outdoor screenings, a Lifetime Achievement Award,
film specialist workshops, an island locations familiarization tour for
visiting filmmakers, and an awards and wrap party at the Grand Lucayan
FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island
is a collaboration between the Fort Lauderdale International Film
Festival, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Grand Bahama Island
Tourism Board. The event has been made possible through the generous
support of the following sponsors: Pelican Bay Hotel;
TheBahamasWeekly.com; Mackey Media Ltd; Bahamas Celebration Cruises;
Bahamasair; Balearia Bahamas Express; The Grand Bahama Port Authority
Limited; Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board; FLIFF; Ministry
of Tourism and SkyBahamas Airlines.