Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Bahamas International Film Festival Unveils Official 2016 Program

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Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore Star in “BLIND”, directed by Michael Mailer

Derek Burrows Bahamian documentary “BEFORE THE TREES WAS STRANGE”

Caribbean Bollywood Romantic Comedy “BAZODEE”, starring Machel Montano and written by 2008 Screenwriter Residency Program winner Claire Ince.

Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 13th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 5-8, in Harbour Island and December 8 – 11 in Nassau.

Michael Mailer of “Blind” starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore and Dylan McDermott will open the festival with a red carpet screening at Rawson Square, Downtown Nassau on Thursday, December 8th followed by the documentary “Before The Trees Was Strange” directed by Derek Burrows. The Closing film “Bazodee” starring Machel Montano to close the festival with an evening screening on Sunday, December 11th at Fort Stanley, Fort Charlotte.

This year, the Festival will showcase 95 films from 26 different countries, including 31 features of which several are international premieres and all are Bahamian premieres. The five competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Documentary; New Visions; Sports Highlight; and Short Film. With a Special section for World Cinema.