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Festival Dates 2019:
Oct 24 - 27: Nassau
Oct 28 - Nov 1: Hope Town, Abaco
Nov 1 - Nov 4: Governor's Harbour


Past, Present and Current Film Series

Explore a Global Lens through Film at the Current Art Gallery

Bi Weekly Film Series from August to December

$12.00 complimentary glass of wine. Raffle and door prizes and more

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at the door cashless purchase only

Yearly Line up

August 27

Matangi / Maya/ Mia

Director: Steve Loveridge, 2018 / Documentary / Biography / Music / 96 Min (USA, UK, Sri Lanka)

Cast: M.I.A, Madonna, Bill Maher, Nicki Minaj

Drawn From A Never-Before-Seen Cache Of Personal Footage Spanning Decades, This Is An Intimate Portrait Of The Sri Lankan Artist And Musician Who Continues To Shatter Conventions.

Age range 16 and up

September 10

Carousel  – (Short) (USA) Directors & Actors: Persia White & Joseph Morgan

Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years Of Jean-Michel Basquiat  (Feature Film) Director: Sara Driver, 2017 / Documentary / 1hr 19 mins (USA)

Never-Before-Seen Works, Writings And Photographs Offer Insight Into The Life Of Jean-Michel Basquiat As A Teenager In New York In The Late 1970s. The Times, The People And The Movements Of The City Help Basquiat Form His Artistic Vision.

Age range 16 and up

In partnership with The Current Gallery at Baha Mar, Sunshine Holdings, Bristol Wines & Spirits


Winner of 2018 Screenwriters Residency Program, Mr. Kerry Douglas Dye says "At the BIFF Screenwriting Residency, the writers are the VIPs. Five days of sun and sand in an intimate, welcoming environment, hanging out with industry insiders dedicated to improving your script and advancing your career. It's one of the best things I've ever done as a writer." 


Writers have four full days of mentorship, receiving feedback and a read-through of the script, with mentors, fellow writers, and local actors filling out the cast.   On the final day of the program, each writer will have one specific scene workshopped with the cast, to get their creative juices flowing. 

BIFF connects emerging TV & Film writers with the best industry professionals in an intimate setting in Hope Town Abaco. Writers receive first hand knowledge and build lasting relationships with field experts.

The program consists of 4 days of intense workshops. Three (3) writer will be selected for features film scripts and Three (3) for TV scripts. Six (6) fortunate applicants will be extended the invitation to attend the mentorship in Hope Town, Abaco and eligible for a Cash Prize to be awarded to both the 1st Place winners of the film and TV scripts.

Deadline September 5

Hear from other writers

Yvonne Paulin

Michael Graf


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Bahamas International Film Festival has an astonishing intimacy about it. Each year filmmakers from around the world rub shoulders with the who's who in the film industry.

Asger Hussain says “BIFF is simply put one of the best curated film festivals around, considering the mix of films and attending filmmakers. Be prepared to be blown away by the hospitality and be inspired by potential future collaborators” Asger Hussain, Award winning film producer of Precious, The Paperboy, Five Fingers for Marseilles with 15 years of experience in the motion picture industry. Well versed in development, physical production, financial structures and sales/distribution. Experience with international co-productions.

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