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SOME OF THOSE PRESENTING AT FLIFF: Bahamian writer, director, producer and author, Dr. Ian Strachan; actor, director, and writer, Jayce Bartok; film distributor Scott Mansfield; and naturalist and underwater photographer, Jonathan Bird.
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."
As a special treat to local schools in Grand Bahama, FLIFF guest,
naturalist and underwater photographer,
Jonathan Bird will be presenting
from his acclaimed
adventure series, BLUE WORLD I on
Thursday, October 31st at 10am and BLUE WORLD II on Friday,
November 1st at 10am. BLUE
WORLD III is open to all on
Saturday, November 2nd at 1pm. Bird's series also features The Bahamas' Stargate Blue Hole in
a remote part of Andros Island, which leads into a beautiful and stunning underwater cave system.
Friday, November 1st, FLIFF guest
William Grefe who is a writer,
director and producer will recount stories of Indie Filmmaking in the
FLIFF talk, "Mr Florida Film" at 1pm in the Canal House. The Godfather
of Grindhouse', William Grefe' the legendary director synonymous with
drive-in cult classics such as Sting of Death, Impulse, Death Curse of
Tartu (1966), and Stanley.
The Bahamas writer, director and producer,
Dr. Ian Strachan, will lead a
Saturday, November 2nd at 10am called, "Stories That
Stories That Matter workshop is geared toward preparing writers to
bring engaging stories to the small and big screens. "Drama is
about conflict. The more difficult circumstances become for your
characters the more interested your audience is in your story.
And your characters ought to be people your audience can relate to;
people they can root for, or can dislike passionately. 'Real'
characters, and 'real' problems equal real good drama,"
writer, producer and director of the television series, GIPPIE'S KINGDOM
"I am happy to be a part of FLIFF in Freeport
and happy to share my experiences. I really do believe The Bahamas is
undergoing an artist revolution and that the world will
want to hear and see our stories."
Saturday, November 2nd at 11am is the workshop, "Writing,
Producing, Directing & Acting an American Indie,"
with actor, director and writer
Jayce Bartok and producer/ director
Tiffany Bartok. Jayce Bartok has been a regular contributor to
MovieMaker Magazine, and featured in NOW WRITE! Screenwriting, published
"Distribution, What’s That All About," with
Jere Rae-Mansfield & Scott Mansfield of Monterey
Releasing will lead a workshop on that subject on
Saturday, November 2nd at 1:30pm. Scott Mansfield founded
Monterey Media and has been distributing acclaimed Independent films for
over 30 years.
In summary (all at Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel):
Thursday, October 31st:
10:00 a.m. Jonathan Bird
BLUE WORLD Program I, a free event
and Jonathan will attend and offer a Q & A)
Friday, November 1st
10:00 a.m. Jonathan Bird
BLUE WORLD Program II, a free event
and Jonathan Bird will attend and offer a Q & A
Mr. Florida Film, with director, William Grefe recounts stories of Indie Filmmaking
Saturday, November 2nd
10:00 a.m. Dr. Ian Strachan, Workshop, "
Stories That Matter"
11:00 a.m. "
Writing, Producing, Directing & Acting an American Indie,"
with actor, director & writer Jayce Bartok and producer/director
1:00 p.m. Jonthan Bird's
BLUE WORLD Program III, with Jonathan Bird. Q & A after screening.
Distribution, What’s That All About , Workshop, with
distributor Jere Rae-Mansfield & Scott Mansfield of Monterray
All workshops, except those specified as free are accessible to those who
purchase of a $7 Day Pass or with an $10 All Movies or a $20 All Access pass.
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
the Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel,
October 31st to November 3rd
FLIFF on Location will also feature
international films, outdoor screenings, an annual honour
(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.
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 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
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