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Official Poster 2023 by Shakina aka ShaQueen and Kam Cheng

BIFF Returns in Person

May 3 – 7, 2023, BIFF is ready to celebrate Cinema In Paradise at Atlantis Theater at the Atlantis Hotel, Paradise Island, ECCHO (the Current) Art Gallery located in Baha Mar, University of Bahamas in the Harry B Moore Building and May 8th in Cat Island, Bahamas at the Rake & Scrape Grounds, Arthur's Town, Cat Island.

This year, the Festival will showcase five days of films to be screened in Nassau and Cat Island. More than 50 films from over 20 countries including all Bahamian premieres, and 30 Caribbean premieres. The curated selection of films is divided into four (4) categories - Spirit of Freedom Documentary, Spirit of Freedom Narrative, New Visions and Short Films - providing something for everyone!

We look forward to welcoming you to Cinema in Paradise 2023 while continuing to embrace our digital virtual space. Take a look at BIFF's pervious virtual Island 

cat Island - Biff island hops

For the first time ever BIFF will island hop to Cat Island on May 8 for the screening of the documentary SIDNEY, with producers and the daughters of the late Sidney Poitier.

Location Rake & Scrape Grounds Arthur's Town.


MovieMaker Magazine describes BIFF as one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World in 2015 and 2018. Showcasing the finest locations in The Bahamas and premiering cinema at its best.

Since its inception 19 years ago, BIFF has created a legacy of excellence in presenting The Bahamas as a premier film destination to the international cinematic community. Apart from showcasing 1000+ local and international films, we have introduced our culture to more than one million film professionals and enthusiasts from around the world and delivered millions in PR exposure. Benefiting from its outstanding hospitality and extraordinary island lifestyle, BIFF has drawn attention and praise from media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, Entertainment Tonight, The London Times, Variety, Screen International, and more.


We are really looking forward to sharing 2023 Celebrity honorees, save the date May 3 - 7 and Cat Island May 8.

BIFF has attracted A-List celebrities such as the former Sir Sean Connery, Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Debra Messing, Cicely Tyson, Heather Graham, Zoe Saldana, Alan Arkin, Roger Corman, Jeffrey Wright, Daryl Hannah, Grace Jones, Anna Faris, Chaz Ebert, Danny Glover, Sophie Okonedo, Naomie Harris, Zoe Kravitz, Lenny Kravitz, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Roger Guenveur Smith, Michael K Williams, Rae Dawn Chong, Lee Daniels and many more.

BIFF 2023 kicks off at Baha Mar,  ECCHO Gallery at Baha Mar and other amazing venues to showcase. Stay tuned.


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