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VIRTUAL BIFF

BIFF will offer a vibrant online interactive space, powered by cutting edge internet platform Filmocracy.  You will experience all the excitement and buzz of the festival while in the comfort of your home.

BIFF is proud to embrace the new technology and aims to provide the magical, island touch, creating an environment for viewing films, panel discussions, tributes, and industry networking. Film festivals around the world are adapting positively to the pandemic by combining small-scale physical screenings with large-scale, world-wide reach by streaming online and for the foreseeable future, the hybrid format seems likely to be here to stay.

The online BIFF virtual experience will be hosted on the Bahamas International Film Festival website. Once tickets or passes are on sale, ticket and pass holders will enter into the magic of the virtual platform.

Streaming will not take away the quality of curation that we will showcase this year. 

BIFF presents world premieres and all films shown at BIFF are Bahamian premieres. There are four competition categories; Spirit of Freedom: Narrative & Documentary; New Visions; and Short Film. Special sections include World Cinema as well as Gala Screenings.

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Participating virtually 

Pass holders can create a profile, which begins the interaction of hopping from one virtual venue to the next, such as, Information Center, Networking Pavilion, Film Venues, Education Center for panels and workshops, and a Special Events Pavilion.

Tickets will soon be on sale for the following levels:

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

EARLY BIRD  - $8

SAME DAY TICKET - $10

PASSES

B Roll $29
SHORT FILMS

A Roll $50
FEATURES & DOCUMENTARIES Access to 15 Feature Films & Documentaries


Close up $49
PANELS & WORKSHOPS Access to ALL Panels & Workshops


A-List $25
BIFF AWARD SHOW Live music, tributes, and film award presentations.

Immersive $49
BIFF PITCH An opportunity to pitch your film or television idea to a panel of industry executives, investors, producers, and distributors.

Full Frame $90
ALL ACCESS PASS Access to all panels, film screenings (Shorts, Features, Documentaries), and events, Including the Award Show.

Superstar $125
VIP ULTIMATE ACCESS, to all BIFF panels, film screenings (Shorts, Features, Documentaries), Events, Virtual VIP lounge, the Award Show & the Pitch Session.

the impact of biff 

For 16 years BIFF has showcased and celebrated “Cinema In Paradise”, our slogan as we have successfully attracted hundreds of filmmakers, celebrities, and festivalgoers to The Bahamas in celebration of the art of cinema. As we celebrate our 17th year, January 4 – 10, 2021 we are proceeding mindfully.

BIFF has become one of the most respected and exciting film festivals in the Caribbean and named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World”.

BIFF has introduced The Bahamas to more than one million film professionals and enthusiasts from around the globe and has injected an economic impact of over $25 million into The Bahamas.

Benefiting from its outstanding hospitality and extraordinary island lifestyle, BIFF has drawn attention and praise from media outlets around the world, including CNN, The New York Times, Entertainment Tonight, The London Times, Variety, Screen International, and more.

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