Tuesday, May 17, 2011

FLIFF On-Location: Grand Bahama Island

By Angelika P. P. Cartwrigh, MOT

Freeport, Bahamas - As a part of their ongoing efforts in film development, the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, in conjunction with the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF), and the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, will debut “FLIFF On-Location: Grand Bahama Island” later this year.

FLIFF, now in its 26th year, will take place October 21 – November 11, 2011. However, for the first time, the festival will feature an offshore component, “FLIFF On-Location,” on Grand Bahama Island, October 27 – 30, 2011.

This inaugural staging of “FLIFF On-Location: Grand Bahama Island,” will be hosted at the brand new, state of the art Canal House at Pelican Bay Hotel.

The Festival will feature an array of programs and events, including:

Movies made in The Bahamas
Underwater Cinematography Workshop by award-winning cinematographer Paul Mockler
Independent Films & Films from around the world
Complimentary outdoor screenings
International Student Film Competition and
The Inaugural “Grand Bahama Youth Film Competition” Winner’s Screening - a competition is for young filmmakers (14 to 18 years old)

Visitors and residents alike will be encouraged to come out and enjoy the films and events on offer during the four-day festival. More information about screenings, special events, parties and seminars will be announced as the festival dates approach.

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