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Green Reel Documentary Competition

BIFF GREEN REEL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION PARTNERS WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF THE BAHAMAS

 

August 16, 2010. BIFF announces a new edition of the ‘GREEN REEL’ Documentary Competition in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy. The Conservancy is sponsoring the ‘GREEN REEL’ competition for its second year to enable students to create documentaries that explore the environmental issues affecting The Bahamas.

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today a call for submissions of documentaries from emerging Bahamian filmmakers between the ages of 15 and 18 to participate in the special competition sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. The topic the documentaries should focus on is the environment and the Bahamian community. Filmmakers should explore how Bahamians interact with the environment and how changes in the environment can impact Bahamian communities. They can focus on one or more of the following environmental issues – biodiversity, climate change, coastal erosion, conservation, invasive species, land degradation, over fishing, pollution, and threatened species/habitats.
 
The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool, who said "BIFF is always looking for ways to encourage young Bahamians to showcase their talents through film.”

Eleanor Phillips, Director of the Northern Caribbean Office of The Nature Conservancy here in The Bahamas stated “We at the Conservancy want to encourage the youth of The Bahamas to tell us through film how they want the environment of the country to be in the future. After all, we are the stewards of their future.”

Documentary Format / Length:
Final submission must be presented in DVD format and must be 5-10 minutes in length. It may include dialogue and commentary.

Award:
The winner will be given special recognition at the 2010 Bahamas International Film Festival and will receive a BIFF Award.

DVD Submission Deadline:
October 15, 2010

About The Bahamas International Film Festival:
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 is providing a unique cultural experience and educational programs and forums that explore the past, present and future of cinema.
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