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BIFF THE COOLEST

We are pleased to have launched our hybrid film festival this past January showcasing films in person and digitally with our streaming partner Filmocracy. Take a look at our BIFF Island 

BIFF has showcased and celebrated hundreds of filmmakers and celebrities in The Bahamas. 

Our legacy of excellence has garnered awareness to be recognized as one of 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the world, an honor given by MovieMaking Magazine in 2015 and 2018.

BIFF has attracted and celebrated A-List celebrities, notably Johnny Depp, Debra Messing, Roger Corman, Sir Sean Connery, Heather Graham, Danny Glover, Alan Arkin, Daryl Hannah, Nicholas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Anna Faris, Sydney T. Poitier, Zoe Kravitz, Michael K. Williams, Rae Dawn Chong, Cicely Tyson, Naomie Harris, Sophie Okonedo, Denys Arcand, Oliva D’Abo, Krisha Fairchild and more.

Writers Residency

We are very proud to announce the 2021 Writers Residency Program selected works. To read about the writer's selected click NEWS

For 17 years, BIFF has encouraged writers from script to screen. In addition to celebrating completed films at BIFF this past January, showcasing 40 plus films, BIFF shifts focus on mentoring writers for TV to the screen. 


This is an opportunity for you to witness firsthand pre-production. In addition to the residency mentorship, BIFF will offer pitching sessions such as panels on writing and producing with a focus on taking your creation to be the showcase for all to enjoy.

SUBMIT TO BIFF 2022

Film & Script submissions NOW OPEN on FILM FREEWAY until September 30th

Rules & Terms

Films must have been completed after January 2020 to be eligible. 


Films must never have been screened anywhere in The Bahamas or streaming online in the Caribbean prior to the Festival.


Non- English-language films must be subtitled in English.


Participants who are selected will be notified via email of the selection results approximately six weeks before the Festival. 

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