Competition winners at the 12th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) were revealed at a packed awards ceremony held poolside at the Graycliff Colonial mansion and hotel in Nassau, The Bahamas Weekly reports.
The competition categories at BIFF were Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary; New Visions; andShort Film.
Spirit Of Freedom Narrative
Winning film: SHOWING ROOTS / Director Michael Wilson
Spirit Of Freedom Documentary
Winning film: INDIA’S DAUGHTER / Director Leslee Udwin
Winning film: SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE / Director Lanre Olabisi
Winning film: MORE THAN GOD / Director Kev Cahill
The Industry & Co (I&Co), an official sponsor of the festival, awarded a $25,000 prize package to competition film A BEAUTIFUL NOW, directed by Daniela Amavia and starring Abigail Spencer, to be used for a creative marketing campaign that the firm will produce. Matthew Shreder, founder and managing partner, presented the award.
Additional categories out of competition included World Cinema Narrative and World Cinema Documentary;Caribbean Spotlight Narrative and Caribbean Spotlight Documentary; Comedy; and non-Jury Short Films.
The Festival also hosted a Screenwriters’ Residency Program and held a variety of panels covering a number of topics including Development & Production, Pitch & Writing Career, Music & Film, Film & Finance, Woman in Film, Editing and Art of Collaboration.
Celebrating its 12th year, the Bahamas International Film Festival has established itself as a marquee international Festival in the Caribbean region, discovering and promoting independent voices and talent from around the world and showcasing a diverse array of international films.