The Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) on Location 2012 will take place in Grand Bahama on October 25–28, 2012. According to FLIFF CEO Gregory von Hausch, the promotion of the film festival will begin at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in May.
“We look forward to building on last year’s inaugural, which was well received by the filmmakers,” Mr. von Hausch said.
Celebrated actors, directors, producers and writers will once again arrive by sea and air for the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival on Grand Bahama Island, and film fans will have an opportunity to view a variety of international films and original films made by Bahamians in the Bahamas. The festival will be hosted at Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel, and the format will include the Lifetime Achievement Award, specialist workshops, outdoor screenings, and local film competitions in three categories: high school, college and independent. There will also be a wrap party and awards at the Grand Lucayan Resort.
Bahamas Film Commissioner Craig Woods explained that the festival’s purpose is to “feature Grand Bahama Island as a film location of choice, with emphasis on proximity (to the United States), year-round good weather and an available crew base, and (to) build a strong international relationship with a tradition partner located nearby.” [. . .]
For more information, you may contact Donna Mackey, Senior Manager of Film Development, Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island, at (242) 350-8625 or via email at email@example.com
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