November 23, 2011
The Bahamas International Film Festival is set for December 1st through 4th.
Opening Night Film will be The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp which will be followed by the Opening Night Reception, all at the Atlantis. Depp plays an American journalist, Paul Kemp who takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there.
The Closing Night Film will be Breakaway, followed by a Bollywood themed Closing Night Celebration. Breakaway stars Camilla Belle and Vinay Virmani and is a comedic drama about family, tradition, growing up and hockey, with a pinch of Bollywood thrown in.
About the Bahamas International Film Festival
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is a nonprofit organization committed to providing the local community and international festival-goers with a diverse presentation of films from the Bahamas and around the world. In addition to showcasing films that might not otherwise be released theatrically, BIFF provides unique cultural experiences, educational programs, and forums for exploring the past, present and future of cinema. BIFF aims to raise the level of filmmaking, participation and education throughout the Bahamas and the world.
Major Sponsors of the 2011 BIFF are; Ministry of Tourism, Atlantis, Royal Bank Of Canada, The Nature Conservancy, Dolphin Encounters, Galleria Cinemas, TheBahamasWeekly.com, and CheapCaribbean.com