Ad Meliora

Genre: Coming of Age

Ad Meliora' (translation: Towards Better Things) is an experimental short film about the struggles girls go through growing up in a male dominated society. / World Premiere

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Rebekah Burrows

Bahamas / 2019, 9 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 11:00am

Saturday, December 14 / 2:00pm


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Being

Genre: Drama

Cast: Genji Jacques, Justin Pack, David Durkee, Alana DaCosta

With poetic intensity, he recalls the experience; that of a black man's nightmare, many, many years ago. / Caribbean Premiere

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Cathleen Dean

Bahamas, USA / 2019, 9 mins


Friday, December 13 / 1:45pm

Sunday, December 15 / 2:00pm


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Black Hat

Genre: Religious, Drama, LGBTQ

Cast: Adam Silver, Sebastian Velmont, Shelly Kurtz, Alan Lennick, Nicholas Hylander, Carolyn Michelle Smith

A seemingly pious Hasidic man living a secret double life misplaces his black hat one night which will cause his two separate lives to collide in a way he never imagined.  / Caribbean Premiere

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Sarah Smith

United States / 2019, 15 mins


Sunday, December 15 / 3:00pm


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Cannonball

Genre: Drama, Crime, Comedy

Cast: MJ Brackin, Trevor Torseth, Shannon Holmes


A type-A Brentwood mom hires a superstitious hitman...but the universe teaches them one big lesson: inertia's a bitch. / Caribbean Premiere / FILM TRAILER

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Sean Fredricks

United States / 2019, 18 mins


Sunday, December 15 / 3:00pm


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CAP

Genre: Drama

Cast: Medina Senghore, Tunde Adebimpe, Dusan Brown 

15 year-old Manny Bennitt learns the hard way the price of being cool. / Caribbean Premiere

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Marshall Tyler

United States / 2019, 16 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 11:00am

Sunday, December 15 / 1:00pm


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Carl's Motel

Genre: Psychological Drama

Cast: Fabianne Therese, Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able


Carl's Motel is set over the course of 16 minutes in a motel room where Jack has called his wife to reveal that he is leaving her and their son for another woman. Afterward, with a sense of relief and hope he calls his girlfriend with the exciting news only to learn that she does not want to be with him. / Caribbean Premiere / FILM TRAILER

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Stuart McIntyre

United States / 2019, 15 mins


Sunday, December 15 / 3:00pm


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Child of the Cenote

Genre: Underwater

Cast: Sabine Banet, Stephanie Schuldt 


A female freediver embarks on an underwater journey through the underwater caves of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula, called Cenotes, to follow the light that shines within the deepest and darkest part of the caves. This entire film was shot freediving (on breath hold). / World Premiere / Film Trailer

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André Musgrove

Bahamas / 2019, 5 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 11:00am

Sunday, December 15 / 1:00pm


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Dios Nunca Muere

Genre: Drama, Social

Cast: Mónica Del Carmen, Diego Sanchez, Miley Cabañas

God Never Dies is filmed in upstate New York with a community of immigrant farmworkers, Dios Nunca Muere tells the story of a mother struggling to raise her two children on her own. Living with dozens of other undocumented families on an isolated farmworkers camp, Paula and her kids have little time and space to be a family. When a new mobile home arrives on the farm they live on, Paula allows herself and her children to imagine the home is their own -- if only for a moment. / Caribbean Premiere

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Barbara Cigarroa

Ireland / 2019, 15 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 11:00am

Sunday, December 15 / 1:00pm


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Electric Swan

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Cast: Juan Carlos Aduviri, Nelly Prince, Elisa Massino


Buildings are not supposed to move. But on Avenida Libertador in Buenos Aires the top floor of a bourgeois building is shaking, causing a mysterious leakage that devours the walls and its residents. It all ends up flooding the basement, where the concierge lives.  / Caribbean Premiere

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Konstantina Kotzamani

Mexico / 2019, 40 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 7:00pm


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Flight

Genre: Inspirational, Coming Of Age, Drama

Cast: Rohiem Phillips, Craig Robinson, Jermaine 'Zbek' Nelson, Danielo Reid, Akalia Golding, Christopher McKoy

From Jamaica, the little island of big dreams, an inner city youth KEMAR has the biggest dream of all – to fly to the moon. At its core, this is a story that explores dreams bigger than us, what fuels them, what stands in the way of them, their ability to transport us and those around us, if they take FLIGHT. / Bahamas Premiere / FILM TRAILER

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Kia Moses, Adrian McDonald

Jamaica / 2019, 13 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 11:00am

Sunday, December 15 / 1:00pm


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Freedom To Paradise

Genre: Documentary, Drama

Cast: Quinton Carey, David Basden


Freedom to Paradise is about a man who understands the complexities of handling death on family islands and the cultural significance of burying a loved one. / World Premiere

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Luke Madden

Bahamas, USA / 2019, 11 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 7:00pm

Sunday, December 15 / 5:00pm


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Guy Propose To His Girlfriend On A Mountain

Genre: Rom Com

Cast: Laurence Rupp, Christopher Schärf, Clemens Berndorff, Michaela Schausberger


A oneshot filmed with a mobile phone. A bromance. A proposal. / Caribbean Premiere

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Bernhard Wenger

Austria, Germany / 2019, 13 mins


Sunday, December 15 / 3:00pm


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Is Someone There?

Genre: Horror

Cast: Travis Van Winkle, Nikolett Barabas,  Elizabeth Keener, Executive Producer: Benico Del Toro /

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If you have to ask... you don't want to know.

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Tim Garrick

United States / 2019, 19 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 7:00pm


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License 2 Create

Genre: Documentary

Cast: Anastarcia Palacious, Wendi, Nathan J. Burrows, TAP, David Rolle, Sawyerboy, Sarsha Taylor, Kishan Munroe


Bahamian Creative Entrepreneurs sharing their journey of what it's like being a Bahamian Creative Entrepreneur.  / World Premiere

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Kerel Pinder, Matt Bull

Bahamas / 2019, 18 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 11:00am

Friday, December 13 / 9:00pm


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Lifted

Genre: Documentary Short

Cast: Carlos & Family, Kriston Chen, Damir Shorab Ali, Mekhal Weeks


Trinidad and Tobago is home to over 7,000 asylum-seekers and refugees—including parents who have fled to protect themselves and their children. Set against frank conversations about diversity, Lifted follows the highs and lows experienced by a refugee family as they journey through Port-of-Spain, and encounter a group of Moko Jumbies (stiltwalkers). / Bahamian Premiere / FILM TRAILER

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Miquel Galofré, Leila Jane Nassif

Trinidad & Tobago / 2019, 28 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 11:00am

Sunday, December 15 / 1:00pm


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Madame

Genre: Crime, Comedy, Drama

Cast: Evelyne Buyle, Damien Bonnard, Bernard Verley


Inside a grand Parisian apartment lives an elegant elderly lady. And inside this lady lives a monster. / Caribbean Premiere

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Garth Jennings

France / 2019, 23 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 7:00pm


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Miller & Son

Genre: Drama, LGBTQ

Cast: Jesse James Keitel, Ryan Cutrona, Travis Hammer, Alexandra Grey, Carter Ray


A transwoman mechanic lives between running her family’s auto shop during the day and expressing her femininity at night, until an unforeseen event threatens the balance of her compartmentalized life. / Caribbean Premiere

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Asher Jelinsky

United States / 2019, 22 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 8:45pm


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Moth

Genre: Drama, Psychological Drama

Cast: Roza Khayrullina, Oleg Mazurov, Svetlana Pervushina


Three generations of the family lived all together. But then everything changed. The grandma remained alone, her granddaughter visits her less and less and her daughter doesn’t see her at all. A moth appears in the flat of the old woman and it is impossible to get rid of her. Because the moth is the loneliness. / Caribbean Premiere / Film Trailer

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Alexey Frenkel

Russia / 2019, 18 mins


Friday, December 13 / 5:30pm

Sunday, December 15 / 5:00pm


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Moving On

Genre: Drama

Cast: Elvis Nolasco, Marrianne Jean Baptiste, Keith L Williams, Chet Anekwe, Anthony Griffith

The day of his Dad’s funeral Steve receives a phone call. Harry’s Diner: 9pm...Apparently things aren’t as simple as they seem. / Caribbean Premiere / FILM TRAILER

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Nyasha Hatendi

USA / 2019, 11 mins


Sunday, December 15 / 3:00pm


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My Father Belize

Genre: Drama

Cast: Roger Guenveur Smith, Arlen Escarpeta,  Kisha Sierra


A  US born  Belizean  man travels to  Belize  Central America to scatter  the  ashes of his deceased  father , only to discover that he himself conceived  a  son during  a  past visit to  the  country. / Bahamian Premiere / FILM TRAILER

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Leon Lozano

Belize / 2019, 30 mins


Friday, December 13 / 5:30pm

Saturday, December 14 / 4:00pm


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Night Song

Genre: Drama

Cast: Eniko Eszenyi, Henriett Tunyogi

The girl who was born of rape, searching for answers from her dying mother of who her father was. Both mother and daughter go through a profound emotional and moral purification as the painful and traumatic past comes to the surface. / Caribbean Premiere

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Henriett Tunyogi

Hungary / 2019, 12 mins


Friday, December 13 / 7:00pm


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Plastic Warriors

Genre: Social Documentary


Plastic Warriors is a profile of Kristal Ambrose also known as "Kristal Ocean" following her fight to battle plastic pollution in The Bahamas / Bahamas Premiere / Film Trailer

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Lavado Stubbs

Bahamas / 2019, 10 mins


Friday, December 13 / 12:00pm

Sunday, December 15 / 5:00pm


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Prizefighter

Genre: Animation, Drama, Documentary

Cast: Keith David, JB Blanc, Alesha Renée



Prizefighter is an animated sportrait depicting three days in the life of heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, battling his fiercest opponent - racism. / Caribbean Premiere / FILM TRAILER

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Lyndon Barrois

United States / 2019, 6 mins


Tuesday, December 10 / 7:30pm

Thursday, December 12 / 5:30pm


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Silence

Genre: Drama

Cast: Jamie Flatters, Luca McDonald


To escape the spectres of a traumatic experience, Tom strikes up a friendship with a younger boy. However, it pulls him into places and memories he’s desperate to forget. Silence is a study of abuse and PTSD, reminding that some things are too big to tackle alone.  / Caribbean Premiere

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George Jaques

United Kingdom / 2019, 8 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 3:00pm

Friday, December 13 / 5:30pm


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Sleepwalk

Genre: Drama

Cast:  Greg Lucey, Durant Mcleod, Joy Green, William Knight


A man goes on a journey for a slice of apple pie.  / Caribbean Premiere / FILM TRAILER

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Filipe Melo

Portugal, U.S / 2018, 15 mins


Sunday, December 15 / 3:00pm


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Standstill

Genre: Drama
Cast: Victoria Diamond, Mark Antony Krupa, Marc-Antoine Kelertas


A fight to get through the gridlock becomes a fight for survival for Amanda as her body comes to a standstill. / Caribbean Premiere / FILM TRAILER

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Katia Shannon

Canada / 2019, 12 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 5:30pm

Saturday, December 14 / 4:00pm


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Student Film & 48 Hour Competition Showcase

For 16 years, BIFF has worked with over 1000 Bahamians of varying ages to develop an interest in film making and to impart the skills involved. BIFF will showcase the films made by students / World Premieres

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Students of Bahamas

Bahamas / 2019, 30 mins


Monday, December 9 / 7:30pm

Saturday, December 14 / 6:30pm


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The Aftermath

Genre: Documentary Short, Drama

Cast: Tyrone Burrows Jr. and K'ron Lightbourne Jr.


A hurricane Dorian survivor from Abaco, reflects on his life and his traumatic experience during the storm. / World Premiere

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Anaya Dean, Santia Dean

Bahamas / 2019, 4 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 11:00am

Saturday, December 14 / 7:30pm


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The Arrival

Genre: Drama, Romance
Cast: Naomi Ackie, Anthony Welsh, Sharlene Whyte

It’s August 6th, 1962 – Jamaican Independence Day. Daisy, a young Jamaican arrives to the ‘Mother Country’ of Britain to start a new life with her husband, whom she has not seen for two years. However, she’s holding a secret, which if discovered, could jeopardize everything. Daisy must choose what she wants for her life. / Caribbean Premiere / FILM TRAILER

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Annetta Laufer

United Kingdom / 2018, 18 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 5:30pm


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The Autobiography of the Dictionary

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Alice Langford, Vijay Subramanian, D. Sean Nottage, Akilan Vijay

How would the life of a Dictionary be in this era of tech-savvy kids. 

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Vijay Subramanian

Bahamas / 2019, 11 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 1:00pm

Sunday, December 15 / 1:00pm


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The Blues Crab

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama

Cast: Music and Sound, Ben Cozens


 Animated Silent Art Film for audiences of all ages. An old gnarled crab tells his story of loss and sorrow, hoping to save a couple young crabs from the life of blues he’s led / Caribbean Premiere / Film Trailer

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Ari Rubenstein

United States / , 14 mins


Saturday, December 14 / 5:30pm

Sunday, December 15 / 5:00pm


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The Hall

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Cast: Adam G. Simon, George Maguire, Diane Amos, Pamela Portnoy, Ron Kaell

An abusive, family patriarch brings estranged siblings to a hospital, resulting in a decision that will change all their lives. / Caribbean Premiere / FILM TRAILER

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Ted Leonard

United States / 2019, 15 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 5:30pm

Saturday, December 14 / 4:00pm


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The Wind Phone

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Cast: Megumi Kabe, Hitoshi Masaki, Akari Harada, Yukina Takase, Linda Chung, Miho Ando, Hiroshi Watanabe, Natsuko Aoike

A phone booth on an ocean cliffside brings together seven strangers whose seemingly different conversations are connected by one harrowing reality. Based on true events. / Caribbean Premiere / Film Trailer

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Kristen Gerweck

United States / 2019, 15 mins


Thursday, December 12 / 5:30pm

Saturday, December 14 / 4:00pm


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To Each Your Sarah

Genre: Drama

Cast: OH Mi-ne, JEON So-hyun, KIM Ja-young


To Each Your Sarah (Naui Saerassi)

Having been discouraged by her life in Seoul, 51-year old woman ‘Jung-ja’ returns to her hometown.

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Kim Deok-geun

Republic of Korea / 2019, 25 mins


Friday, December 13 / 5:30pm

Saturday, December 14 / 4:00pm


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We are Coca-Cola Bahamas

Genre: Short Documentary

“ We are Coca-Cola Bahamas”  is the story of Bahamian Coca-Cola Bottler, Caribbean Bottling Company, and the wider Coca-Cola system’s response to the needs immediately following Hurricane Dorian.

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Tatiana Clare

Bahamas / 2019, 15 mins


Saturday, December 14 / 7:30pm


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Without

Genre: Drama, Grief, Mystery, Thriller
Cast: 
Sophie Netanel, Allan Lazo, Vienna Wade

Each day, a woman draws a circle of ash around the isolated cabin she lives in with her young baby, but as her protective ritual begins to lose its power, she must confront her fears in whatever shape they take.

Each day, a woman draws a circle of ash around the isolated cabin she lives in with her young baby. She is alone, and protected. But as she begins to experience flashes of memory from her past life, it becomes clear to her that her protective ritual is losing its power.  / Caribbean Premiere

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Jacob Combs

United States / 2019, 12 mins


Friday, December 13 / 5:30pm

Saturday, December 14 / 6:00pm


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