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Cinema: Bahamas International Film Festival

December 6-9, the 9th Annual BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (BIFF), a first-class destination event renowned by filmmakers and fans alike opens. Taking place in an idyllic, tropical resort, BIFF features a top-notch film program, stunning landscapes, and balmy temperatures providing the perfect setting for filmmakers, industry professionals, and film lovers from around the world to connect and celebrate independent cinema.

The Festival has showcased more than 600 films from 50 countries in just under a decade. BIFF’s unique and thoughtful program includes films of every genre and type, “New Visions” for first and second-time directors, and the Spirit of Freedom Competition which explores cinema’s potential to express the human spirit as well as humanity’s relationship to freedom. Showcasing a handpicked combination of narrative and documentary features, this section provides insight into the mosaic of cultures that make up our world. Other BIFF programming categories include Films for the Family, Short Films, and the Caribbean Spotlight. BIFF additionally rewards Screenplays related to the Bahamas or Caribbean region.

All accepted filmmakers that attend BIFF receive complimentary festival passes and are encouraged to also attend the Filmmaker Retreat. In the past the Festival has honored and welcomed A-List celebrities including Heather Graham, Johnny Depp, Alan Arkin, Sir Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Roger Corman, Daryl Hannah, Sophie Okonedo, Anna Faris, Naomie Harris, and Zoe Kravitz. The deadline to enter your film is April 16, 2012. Visit here for details.