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Many thanks for your submissions to the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF).   We know that you have a choice to apply to over 6,000 film festivals around the world and we appreciate your interest.   Good luck to the filmmakers

BIFF Programmers

Leslie Vanderpool, Founder & Co-Executive Director

Francis Litzinger

Donovan Lynch

Hope Nevins

Submissions are now closed


  • Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway's online or Withoutabox screener method only. Please DO NOT mail DVDs. 
  • Films must have been completed after January 2014 to be eligible
  • Films must never have been screened anywhere in the Bahamas prior to the Festival
  • Non- English-language films must be subtitled in English
  • Only online screenings will be accepted for preview.  DO NOT send master tapes for preview screenings.
  • All Submissions will be added to the BIFF archives and made available to buyers and distributors upon request.
  • Films Submitted will not receive screening fees for showcasing films
  • Films selected will be placed in the appropriate category by BIFF
  • All submissions must be received by MAY, 2016.  
  • Participants will be notified via email of the selection results approximately six weeks before the Festival. 
  • Shipping instructions for films selected for the Festival should be included.
  • Exhibition prints/tapes must arrive at the Festival by OCTOBER, 2016
  • The festival accepts limited responsibility for technical damage to prints or tapes and for loss or theft for the period of time that the prints are in the Festival’s possession, up to a maximum of $100.
  • Delivery cost of the exhibition print will be borne by the applicant. 
  • BIFF will cover return or forward cost of the exhibition print but not any additional charges, which may be incurred at the consignee’s end.
  • Programmed works may be excerpted (up to 2 minutes) for television and other promotional purposes

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