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Sir Sean Connery to Present Career Achievement Award

Sir Sean Connery will attend the 3rd Annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) to present the BIFF Career Achievement Tribute at a Gala Event sponsored by Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch (LODH) to Nicolas Cage, his co-star in The Rock.


Cage, an Oscar® Winner, and Bahamian resident, will receive the BIFF Chopard Career Achievement Award on Friday, December 8th at the Atlantis Theatre at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Casino.


Over the four day festival, BIFF will screen a selection of Nicolas Cage’s films including: Face/Off, Adaptation and Wild at Heart. There will also be a conversation with the actor, moderated by a well known personality, during which additional highlights of Mr. Cage’s career will be presented, following the conversation with Nicolas Cage the audience will have an opportunity to ask Mr. Cage questions about his career.


"To have the pleasure of sponsoring the Tribute to Mr. Cage, with the added excitement of Sir Sean Connery on hand to present it to him is an honour and we are delighted to be a part of the Bahamas International Film Festival,” says Christian Coquoz, Local Managing Director at Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch. "They are both respected as actors and gentlemen throughout the world.”


Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery, also a Bahamian resident, co-starred together in Michael Bay’s action/adventure film The Rock, in which Cage played a FBI chemical weapons expert thrown together with incorrigible prisoner and Alcatraz escapee Connery.


BIFF gets underway December 7th at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Casino located on Paradise Island and Galleria 6 JFK in Nassau, Bahamas and will screen more than fifty films over the four-day event. The festival has four juried competition categories; the "Spirit of Freedom” including Narrative and Documentary films presented by Chopard; and the "New Visions” award presented by Hard Rock Café. Other film programs include "World Cinema,” "Special Screenings,” "Family Films,” "Caribbean Spotlight,” and a new component added this year "East Meets West,” which will showcase films from Eastern Europe, India, East Asia and the Pacific Islands.


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. For more information on the Festival’s films and programs or to purchase tickets, call 356-5939 or visit our website at www.bintlfilmfest.com. The online and telephone Box Office is now open. On November 20th, 2006 Tickets and Programmes will also be available at the Galleria 6 JFK Theatre.


INDIVIDUAL MOVIE TICKETS $8.00

PANEL DISCUSSIONS $10.00

NICOLAS CAGE TRIBUTE $50.00

KIDS DIRECTORS WORKSHOP – FREE !!!!!!


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