6ate7

Underneath the greatest betrayals can sometimes be the truest of loves.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Maggie Kiley

Australia / 2018, 16 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 1:00pm

Saturday, December 1 / 12:00pm

Accidentals

An estranged father and daughter come to terms with their frayed relationship during a tense road trip as they each limp towards the realization that neither of them is doing okay on their own.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Natalie Novak

Canada / 2018, 10 mins


Friday, November 30 / 5:45pm

Saturday, December 1 / 12:00pm

Broken Angel

This film, inspired by a true story, tells how a fifth-grade pupil met with an abandoned infant on her way to school over a decade ago.

*Caribbean Premiere
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Yichuan Hu

China / 2018, 15 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 1:30pm

Saturday, December 1 / 2:30pm

Campesino

CAMPESINO

An amateur photographer, who works as a skycap at Salt Lake City Airport, documents for the last 15 years the disappearing way of life of Cuba’s tobacco farmers, forging friendships and capturing dignity while introducing us to a captivating cast of characters.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Mia Tate

United States / 2018, 90 mins


Friday, November 30 / 7:30pm

Monday, December 3 / 3:00pm

Capernaum

A politically-charged fable, featuring mostly non-professional actors, about a child who launches a lawsuit against his parents.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Nadine Labaki

Lebanon / 2018, 123 mins


Friday, November 30 / 7:30pm

Carousel

A criminal escapes death and gets a second chance at life in more ways than one. When he returns to the small town he grew up in, he's forced to face the consequences of what he left behind, and attempts to make things right before fate catches up with him.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Joseph Morgan

United States / 2017, 28 mins


Friday, November 30 / 9:30pm

Monday, December 3 / 7:30pm

Diana

Sofia is a deluxe escort. Jano a successful entrepreneur.The night that Jano visits Sofia's apartment, we find that neither is what they seem.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Alejo moreno

Spain / 2018, 101 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 10:00pm

Excuse Me I'm Looking For The Ping-Pong Room and My Girlfriend

A film about a couple on a wellness trip, where one partner disappears and the other isn't sure whether he's looking for her or himself. 

*Caribbean Premiere

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Berhard Wenger

Austria / 2018, 24 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 8:15pm

Wednesday, December 5 / 6:30pm

Five Fingers From Marseilles

Lives change forever when Tau, the young lion, kills two corrupt policemen in a South African shanty town.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Michael Matthews

South Africa / 2017, 118 mins


Saturday, December 1 / 6:00pm

Four Days In May

FOUR DAYS IN MAY:  WEST KINGSTON 2010 is a collaborative,, experimental documentary that focuses on the 2010 State of Emergency in West Kingston, Jamaica, during which the military and police forces attempted to apprehend Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who had been ordered for extradition to the United States, in the process killing at least 75 civilians.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Deanne M. Bell, Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn, and Deborah A. Thomas

Jamaica, United States / 2018, 40 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 1:00pm

Friday, November 30 / 2:00pm

Haircut

The course of a romantic relationship plays out over a series of haircuts overseas through a single fixed camera's point of view.

* Caribbean Premiere

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Hanxiong Bo

United States / 2018, 11 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 3:10pm

Saturday, December 1 / 12:00pm

In Reality

Ann is consumed by the fantasy of finding true love. Just when she thinks she's found it, she is friend-zoned. The disappointment of rejection sends her into an obsessive downward spiral that tests the limits of her sanity and the strength of her closest friendship.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Ann Raffaela Lupo

United States / 2018, 83 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 3:00pm

Friday, November 30 / 5:45pm

Isabelle

Once they move into the ideal neighborhood, a couple's dream of starting a family slowly shatters before their eyes as they descend into the depths of paranoia and must struggle to survive a specter that wants nothing more than their very own lives.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Robert Heydon

Canada / 2018, 80 mins


Friday, November 30 / 9:30pm

Tuesday, December 4 / 8:00pm

Jamaica Man

JAMAICA MAN is a subjective documentary profile of British expat Nigel Pemberton. Directed by Michael Weatherly, this biographical picaresque is a highly stylized and unconventional portrait of a raconteur nearing the end of his life.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Michael Weatherly

Jamaica, United States / 2018, 65 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 5:30pm

Friday, November 30 / 2:00pm

Tuesday, December 4 / 6:00pm

LADDIE: The Man Behind The Movies

LADDIE is one daughter's journey to discover her father, Alan Ladd, Jr, the quiet studio head and producer behind such iconic films as STAR WARS, ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER, CHARIOTS OF FIRE, POLICE ACADEMY AND YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Amanda Ladd-Jones' quest leads her to understand her father as the man that he is and the impact he's had on American Cinema. 

*Caribbean Premiere

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Amanda Ladd-Jones

United States / 2017, 83 mins


Wednesday, December 5 / 3:30pm

Lalo's House

Inspired by true events, two young sisters must escape a child sex trafficking ring disguised as a Catholic orphanage after being taken from their home in Jacmel, Haiti.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Kelley Kali

Haiti, United States / 2018, 25 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 1:00pm

Wednesday, December 5 / 6:30pm

Letter from Masanjia

When a woman in Oregon opens a box of Halloween decorations and finds a distressing letter written by a political prisoner from inside a Chinese labour camp, her discovery makes waves across major news outlets worldwide. 

*Caribbean Premiere

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Leon Lee

Canada / 2018, 75 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 1:30pm

Saturday, December 1 / 2:30pm

Man Proposes, God Disposes

A young Polish man and Brazilian woman struggle to make sense of their relationship after a one-night stand leads to unplanned pregnancy.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Daniel Leo

Canada, Brazil, Poland / 2017, 80 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 8:15pm

Saturday, December 1 / 2:45pm

Meerkat Moonship

Timid, wildly imaginative 13-year-old Gideonette de La Rey learns that the name she was given comes with it a horrible curse.

* Caribbean Premiere

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Hanneke Schutte

South Africa / 2017, 96 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 11:00am

Saturday, December 1 / 12:30pm

Ovum

A reclusive fisherman's life is forever changed by a mysterious discovery.

* Caribbean Premiere

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Luciano Blotta

United States / 2017, 15 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 7:00pm

Saturday, December 1 / 12:00pm

Tuesday, December 4 / 8:00pm

Queen

Queen is a coming of age drama about an eleven year old girl who must survive a night on Skid Row.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Gabrielle Shepard

United States / 2018, 20 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 1:00pm

Saturday, December 1 / 12:30pm

Sadie

SADIE is the story of a 13-year-old girl who lives at Shady Plains Trailer Park with her mother while her father serves repeated tours in the military. Her dad has broken many promises that he will return, but Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss) idolizes him and believes in his cause, so she waits, preserving his place on the home-front.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Megan Griffiths

United States / 2018, 96 mins


Friday, November 30 / 12:00pm

Monday, December 3 / 5:30pm

Say Her Name The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

In 2015, Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old black woman from Chicago was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town.  Three days later, Sandra was found hanging from a noose in her jail cell.  Though ruled a suicide, her death sparked allegations of racially-motivated police murder and Sandra became a poster child for police brutality and the BLM Movement, leaving millions to question 'What really happened to Sandra Bland?' 

The filmmakers worked closely with the family's legal team starting ten days after Sandra's death, tracking the two-year battle between Sandra's aggrieved family and a trio of small-town Texas authorities.  Filled with disturbing, never-before-told revelations about the case, the film is also punctuated by Sandra’s own passionate video blogs which call out racism in law enforcement, and eerily foreshadow her own death.  

Part legal thriller, part parable about race in America, SAY HER NAME takes viewers deep inside a story that came to polarize the nation.

*International Premiere

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Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

United States / 2018, 105 mins


Friday, November 30 / 4:00pm

Saturday, December 1 / 4:15pm

Sharkwater Extinction

Sharkwater Extinction (2018) is a thrilling and inspiring action packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it — a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks. 

*Caribbean Premiere

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Rob Stewart

Canada / 2018, 87 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 3:30pm

Thursday, December 6 / 5:30pm

Shooting in Vain

A look at the heroin epidemic sweeping America, told through the eyes of a struggling artist who lost the love of his life.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Jared Januschka

United States / 2018, 92 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 4:30pm

Saturday, December 1 / 2:30pm

Snow

11-year-old Sam leaves an injured girl in barren farmland and returns home to care for his grieving family. After a snowstorm he sets back out to find her before it's too late.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Alex Murawski

Australia / 2018, 19 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 7:00pm

Friday, November 30 / 12:00pm

Sprinter

A Jamaican teen, burdened by an unstable father and an unruly older brother, hopes a meteoric rise in track-and-field can reunite him with his mother , who has lived illegally in the U.S. for over a decade.

OPENING NIGHT FILM

* Bahamas Premiere

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Storm Saulter

Jamaica / 2018, 112 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 7:30pm

Saturday, December 1 / 11:00am

Sunday, December 2 / 7:30pm

Stray

In a cold and remote landscape, two strangers struggle to repair their broken pasts.

*Caribbean Premiere

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Dustin Feneley

New Zealand / 2018, 103 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 6:00pm

Monday, December 3 / 7:30pm

Student Film Showcase

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) conducted a three week Film Workshop on Pre Production, Production and Post Production.


All participants will complete a short film to be showcased on ALIV mobile devices for competition and showcased at BIFF, November 28–December 6.


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A.F. Adderley, R.M. Bailey D.W. Davis, Columbus Primary School, Senior Citizens Charity, Bahamas Correctional Facility

Bahamas / 2018, 30 mins


Friday, November 30 / 6:00pm

The Deliverer

When a desperate fisherman’s hunger strike fails to stop a corrupt Government from destroying his village, he brokers a deal with a mysterious drug runner to traffic cocaine to save his home.

*Bahamas Premiere

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Ron Morales, Paul Pryce

United States / 2018, 15 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 7:00pm

Saturday, December 1 / 12:00pm

Wednesday, December 5 / 6:30pm

The Invisible

Four young Jews survive the Third Reich in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become "invisible."

*Caribbean Premiere

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Claus Räfle

Germany / 2017, 110 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 2:30pm

Saturday, December 1 / 4:30pm

The Kodiak Queen

The transformation of a WWII warship into an artificial reef and dive site in the British Virgin Islands, helping to restore the islands following Hurricane Irma. 

*Caribbean Premiere

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Rob Sorrenti

United Kingdom / 2018, 17 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 3:30pm

Thursday, November 29 / 7:00pm

Thursday, December 6 / 5:30pm

The Lightkeeper

Set on a remote stretch of stormy coastline, a hardened young woman agrees to dinner at the home of an aging recluse. 

* Caribbean Premiere

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Zach Bandler

United States / 2017, 16 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 7:00pm

Saturday, December 1 / 12:00pm

Sunday, December 2 / 7:30pm

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post

In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.

*Caribbean Premiere

Sundance Film Festival Winner Grand Jury Prize Dramatic, Desiree Akhavan

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Desiree Akhavan

United States / 2018, 91 mins


Friday, November 30 / 9:45pm

The Playback. 'It Takes Two To Tango'

A young lady's man seduces a once faithful young lady leaving her scarred; and the reason behind his cold blooded charm starts to unfold.

* World Premiere

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Jonico Pratt

Bahamas / 2018, 29 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 3:00pm

Friday, November 30 / 6:00pm

The Reverse Diaries

A novelist Rihito Shiraishi meets Saki Honda, a somewhat eccentric woman and triggered by reading her diary,  Shiraishi recognizes that their encounter was not a coincidence.

*Caribbean Premiere

TRALIER

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Shin Sonoda

Japan / 2018, 98 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 3:10pm

The Shark Whisperer

Shark Whisperer is the story of a little girl who befriends a "man-eating" shark and begins an extraordinary interspecies relationship with the most feared and misunderstood predators in the sea. As she grows up, she learns who the real predators are and must defend her friend from the head of a criminal shark-finning organization.

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George Monteiro

Bahamas / 2018, 2 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 3:30pm

Thursday, November 29 / 7:00pm

The Yellow Elder Wreck


Bahamas dive legend, Stuart Cove, literally swims us through the sinking of the HMBS Yellow Elder, in this documentary film-short by media pioneer, Giovanni Stuart.  The Yellow Elder shipwreck is set in the waters off the southern coast of Nassau/New Providence, near the Tongue-of-The-Atlantic-Ocean. The former Royal Bahamas Defence Force Cutter will have a new life as an artificial reef, home to a myriad of sea life and an iconic recreational attraction for scuba divers, the world over.

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Giovanni Stuart

Bahamas / 2018, 8 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 3:30pm

Thursday, November 29 / 7:00pm

Tocsin

A young musician travels to a remote island studio in search of inspiration. While attempting to overcome his creative block, he discovers a much darker secret.

*Bahamas Premiere

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Frank E Flowers

Cayman Islands / 2017, 11 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 7:30pm

Saturday, December 1 / 12:00pm

Tuesday, December 4 / 6:00pm

We Forgot to Break Up

After a few years absence, Evan unexpectedly returns one night to face his now-famous former bandmates. 

*Caribbean Premiere

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Chandler Levack

Canada / 2017, 10 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 7:00pm

Saturday, December 1 / 12:00pm

Wednesday, December 5 / 6:30pm

Weekend Tide

As four college friends cling to the weekend to escape their day to day challenges, their reality suddenly takes an unexpected turn.

* World Premiere

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Julio Ramírez

Switzerland, United States / 2018, 19 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 5 / 6:30pm

Wrestle

WRESTLE is an intimate and nuanced documentary that follows the wrestling team at JO Johnson High School in Huntsville, which has been on Alabama's failing schools list for many years. As they fight their way towards the State Championship and the doors they hope it will open, wrestlers Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face injustices and challenges on and off the mat.

* Caribbean Premiere

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Suzannah Herbert

United States / 2018, 96 mins


Wednesday, November 28 / 11:00am

Saturday, December 1 / 1:00pm

You Go To My Head

Following a mysterious car accident in the desert, Dafne suffers from post-traumatic amnesia. Jake, the first person she sees when she regains consciousness, tells her he’s her husband.

* Caribbean Premiere

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Dimitri de Clercq

Belgium / 2017, 95 mins


Thursday, November 29 / 1:00pm

Saturday, December 1 / 4:15pm


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