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Filmmakers teaching 2017 BIFF Youth Film Workshop

BIFF Public Film Workshop returns!  Bahamas International Film Festival, University of Georgia’s esteemed Department of Entertainment and Media Studies, The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) Sunshine Insurance, Sandyport Beach Resort, Dunkin Donuts, Club One Fitness, Bahamas Air Bahamas Local and Avis Rental Car partners to expand A three-week-long series of pre, production and post filmmaking tutorials.

Dates for Public Workshop 

Saturday April 22
Saturday April 29 
Saturday May 6 

Three week workshop ONLY
$ 75.00 before April 15 
$100.00 after April 15

Limited to 20 students

For more information please call 242 698-1800

Dates for Participating Schools

April 24 - May 12

St Johns


Centerville Primary

Bishop Michael Eldon

Teachers of the Program:


Assatu Wisseh

is a screenwriter, producer and educator from Atlanta, Georgia. She is completing a master of arts in mass media studies at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she serves as a graduate teaching assistant in screenwriting and producing.  While studying film and TV production, Assatu wrote and produced a PSA for Greenbriar Children's Center in Savannah, Georgia.  Assatu also holds a master of arts in teaching from the Rossier School of Education and worked for many years in youth services.

Jennifer N. Simms 

is from Nassau, The Bahamas.  Her life-long love of story-telling and fine arts has energized her dream to craft fun, exciting films that not only uplift and entertain, but also inspire and motivate positive change.  She loves all aspects of filmmaking from writing, to lights and cameras, to editing, but also enjoys working as a team and collaborating with others.  Jennifer has produced more than ten short films in the last few years and is currently working on a documentary, The Last Boatbuilders, about the history of boatbuilding in Abaco in The Bahamas.  She has Bachelors degrees in Film and Television and in Telecommunications and a Masters of Fine Arts.

For over 13 years, BIFF has organized Film Workshops to 1000 students in Nassau, Exuma and Eleuthera. The reputation we have built to impact the youth of our community has been very positive through educational initiatives that allow them to explore their creativity and gain knowledge about the film industry as a whole.

Students are introduced and work in all the different jobs on a film set: Actor, Director, Sound and Lighting and editing all the essentials of making a film from pre-production to editing. 
In these hands on workshops you will learn script writing, casting and character selection, acting, cinematography, film scoring and film editing. 

The reward, a completed film showcased at the 2017 Bahamas International Film Festival December 10 – 13 in Harbour Island & December 14 - 17 in Nassau.

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