FLIFF Bahamas Video Welcome: Sir Sidney Poitier, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Sellers and Giancarlo Esposito
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Nov 5, 2013 - 11:14:34 PM
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.
video hear from the legendary actor,
Sir Sidney Poitier; actor
Haysbert (2011 Honouree); actor
Giancarlo Esposito (2012 Honouree) and
Michael Sellers. Also seen in our video is Gregory von Hausch, Founder of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF).
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.
The following is this year's schedule.
Note that all the
Italicized film names are from The Bahamas.
FLIFF ON LOCATION: GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND OFFICIAL SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST
10:00 a.m. Jonathan Bird’s BLUE WORLD I, Canal House (Free. Q & A with Jonathan Bird) [pg. 109]
7:00 p.m. - Official Opening, SAMMY 2. Taino Beach, (screening of High School Competition winner) FREE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST (All programs Nov 1-3 take place at Canal House)
10:00 a.m. Jonathan Bird’s BLUE WORLD Program II with Jonathan Bird [pg. 109]
1:00 p.m. Mr. Florida Film, William Grefe recounts stories of Indie Filmmaking [pg. 32]
2:00 p.m. LITTLE ONE (South Africa) 84 min. [pg. 75]
4:00 p.m. Short n Funny, a collection of hilarious films
Frapper Avec Amour (Hit with Love), Nathaniel Lewis [pg. 126]
When We Meet, Tyler Johnstone
7:30 p.m. BROCHE DEL ORO (Puerto Rico), Special Guest Diego de la Texera [pg. 44]
Music of Life, David Hanna
Mercantile, Basil Lewis
8:30 p.m. Passage, Kareem Mortimer [pg. 54]
8:30 p.m. A PERFECT MAN (Netherlands), 95 min. with, Joelle Carter, Star on the Horizon, [pg. 86]
Eric & Coletta, Conrad Knowles
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND
10:00 a.m. Stories That Matter, workshop with Dr. Ian Strachan
11:00 a.m. Writing, Producing, Directing & Acting an American Indie, with Jayce Bartok and Tiffany Bartok
12:05 p.m. Keep G. B. Clean Anniversary, Nina Sanchez; Keep G.B. Clean, Commercial, Vashti Charlton
Jane Cartwright, Wiaja Hepburn;
The Good Samaritan, Joanne Petit Homme.
Bahamians Must Learn to Feed Themselves, Kenneth Farrington;
Happy 40th Bahamas, George McInnes;
Teddy Bear, Delphine Carroll
1:00 p.m. JONATHAN BIRD’S BLUE WORLD Program III, Special Guest Jonathan Bird [pg. 109]
1:30 p.m. Distribution, What’s That All About, Workshop, with distributor Jere Rae-Mansfield & Scott Mansfield of Monterray Releasing.
2:00 p.m. CHASING SHAKESPEARE (USA), 116 min. Special Guest Norry Niven [pg. 47]
Turning Point, Vanessa McIntosh/Kya McPhee;
Anyone Ever Told Me, Stephen Hanna;
Father May I, Sloan Smith;
Rhythms of the Bahamas, Brittney Armbrister.
Finding Freedom; Drip-Colour My World, Aryana Joy Roberts
Something’s Lurking in the Water, Marinah Janello
4:30 p.m. GIRL ON A BICYCLE (France), 110 min. Special Guest Jere Rae-Mansfield [pg. 59]
The Mask, I Call Face, Royell Bowleg.
The Spirit of Junkanoo, Jamar J/Cam B
Crave, Bruce Russell
Roses, Tracey Ann Perpall
Affliction, Matthew Kelly
Womanish Ways, Marion Bethel
7:00 p.m. FREE RIDE (USA), 83 min. [pg. 15]
9:00 pm THEY CAME FROM THE SWAMP (USA), 98 min. Special Guest William Grefe [pg. 32]
Trail Blazer, The Mychal Thompson Story, Gina Rodgers-Sealy
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd
1:00 p.m. THE ROCKET (Laos), 96 min. [pg. 90]
3:15 p.m. Wrap Party/Award Presentations
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Film Festival On Location: Grand Bahama Island" for photos and
the Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel,
October 31st to November 3rd
FLIFF on Location will feature
international and Bahamian films in the open, college and high school categories.
prices are Day Pass $7.00; All Movies $10.00 and All Access Pass (movies, workshops, wrap party),
$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 film.
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
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