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FLIFF On Location 2013 Blue Ribbon Film Review Panel Appointed
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Oct 24, 2013 - 1:00:51 PM

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5 Grand Bahamians selected to the 2013 FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island Blue Ribbon Panel. Panelists are seen here with some of the organizers and sponsors of FLIFF On Location 2013. The panel is responsible for reviewing Bahamian films in the Open, College and High School Categories. Standing (left to right): Stage actor and film critic, Rouen Robinson (panelist); Andre Cartwright, Sr Exec. Communications for Tourism; film producer Cornelius McKinney (panelist), and stage actor and voice talent, Mark Gardiner (panelist). Seated (left to right) Kendra Clarke, Project Liaison, GBPA; VP, Grand Bahama Port Authority, Ginger Moxey (panelist), attorney Willie Moss (panelist), and Betty Bethel General Manager, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. (GBPA Photo)

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 attorney Willie A. M. Moss,
partner with the firm, Graham Thompson and Co.; Ginger Moxey, Vice President of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA); stage actor and film critic, Rouen Robinson; stage actor and voice talent, Mark Gardiner; and film producer Cornelius McKinney.

“I was pleasantly surprised by the level of artistic quality, coupled with the perceptive and creative nature of many of this year’s entrants," said panelist Mark Gardiner. "It's been a thrilling experience working with my fellow panelists.  The Bahamas is indeed on the rise in filmmaking, as the potential here is limitless.”

FLIFF On Location opens on Thursday, October 31st at Taino Beach at 7:30pm with the winning high school film screening prior to a special outdoor screening of SAMMY 2: ESCAPE FROM PARADISE, a family adventure film. This event is free to the public.

The high school winner will also receive the following:

1.Two (2) round-trip tickets to Fort Lauderdale for the winner and a parent/guardian to attend the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) on November 8th and 9th, 2013 inclusive of accommodations and transportation to all the FLIFF Events.

2.A Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited building award for their school’s trophy case.

3. $500 cash

Visitors and residents alike will be encouraged to come out and enjoy the films and events on offer during the four-day festival. More information about screenings, special events, parties and seminars can be found on TheBahamasWeekly.com  or the festival's Facebook page:

"Ft. Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival On Location: Grand Bahama Island" for photos and further information.

Hosted at the Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel,
from October 31st to November 3rd , FLIFF on Location will also feature international films, outdoor screenings, an annual honour ee (previously Dennis Haysbert and Giancarlo Esposito), film specialist workshops, an island locations familiarization tour for visiting filmmakers, and an awards and wrap party at the Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel.

Ticket prices are Day Pass $7.00; All Movies $10.00 and All Access Pass, $20.00 and can be purchased at the Pelican Bay Hotel. All films will be screened at Canal House, Pelican Bay except for the opening night films which are free of charge.

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;  The Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited; Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board; FLIFF; and the Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism.

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