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16-Apr-2014 6:13pm PDT  

 

Bahamas International Film Festival

11 Annual December 04, 2014 to December 14, 2014

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Bahamas International Film Festival
4th Terrace East Collins Ave, P. O. Box CB 11421
Building 10, Ground Floor
Nassau Bahamas 00000
Bahamas
Phone: 954-281-8751
leslie@bintlfilmfest.com
http://www.bintlfilmfest.com

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Films
SHORTS AND FEATURES WELCOME. The Official Competition at this year's festival is THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM, but The Bahamas International Film Festival welcomes all genres and forms, and will host screenings in several different programs - including World Cinema and New Visions- regardless of theme.
Documentaries
SHORTS AND FEATURES WELCOME. The Official Competition at this year's festival is THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM, but The Bahamas International Film Festival welcomes all genres and forms, and will host screenings in several different programs - including World Cinema and New Visions - regardless of theme.
Caribbean Spotlight
The Bahamas International Film Festival welcomes all Filmmakers to submit films to this category that are either based in the Caribbean or made by Caribbean Filmmakers.
Shorts
The Bahamas International Film Festival accepts short films no more than 31 minutes long.
Caribbean Spotlight Script Competition
This category is open to anyone with Screenplays.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Save The Date: December 4 - 14, 2014

The Bahamas International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local community and International visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to offering films that might not otherwise be released theatrically in the Bahamas, BIFF will provide a unique cultural experience, educational programs, and forums for exploring the future of cinema. BIFF aims to raise the level of film debate, participation and education in The Bahamas.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
BIFF continues to grow as an important film festival and an invaluable experience for emerging filmmakers. Exciting films and workshops for new talent has made the BIFF experience very rewarding. Showcase films to welcoming audiences, Mentor filmmakers in an intimate environment. Looking forward to continuing to work with the festival for many years to come. Dan Guando, Weinstein Company


I had a fantastic experience at BIFF. It was such a pleasure to take part in a festival that celebrates such a diverse collection of films and filmmakers. Not only to be able to experience this world class festival, but to also receive the Shining Star tribute, was an incredible honor. Leslie Vanderpool and BIFF have created a wonderful community in which artists from all over the world come to share in the experience of cinema, and I can't think of a more beautiful place to do that than the Bahamas. Sydney Tamiia Poitier, BIFF Honoree

ORGANIZERS
Leslie Vanderpool (Founder & Executive Director) ; Leslie Vanderpool (Founder & Executive Director) ; Leslie Vanderpool (Founder & Executive Director) ; Leslie Vanderpool (Founder & Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
1. Films must have been completed after January 2012.

2. All non-English language films must have English subtitles.

3. Films must be available for Festival screening on Quicktime, HDcam (NTSC)

4. Preview tapes will not be returned. After the Festival, tapes will be archived and made available to buyers and distributors upon request.

5. Label the outside of your package: FOR FESTIVAL PREVIEW ONLY-NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. Do not value the package any higher than $10 Dollars.

6. Do not send tapes in fibre-filled envelopes as the dust can damage tapes and viewing equipment.

7. Submissions may not be withdrawn from the Festival once they have been entered, except at the sole discretion of the Festival.

8.All selected films may be excerpted (up to 2 minutes) for publicity purposes.

9. Preview films must be labeled with the title, running time and contact information. DO NOT send film prints, master tapes or other originals.

10. After selection, acceptance letters will be sent electronically: please provide an e-mail address.

11. Films not accepted will not be notified to check status please visit your submission on withoutabox.

12. Films accepted to BIFF must be Bahamian Premieres. Films Screened anywhere in The Bahamas will not be eligible for acceptance.

Thank you

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Submissions may not be withdrawn from the Festival once they have been entered, except at the sole discretion of the Festival. Selected films may be excerpted (up to 2 minutes) for publicity purposes.