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  • BIFF will be held at the beginning of 2023 dates to BE ANNOUNCED soon

submissions are closed

Thank you for your submissions we wish all those who submitted the very best

Filmmakers will be notified by

December 5 regarding acceptance to BIFF. Please hold your requests regarding film consideration until after the date.

Thank you for your patience.


BIFF has showcased thousands of international and Bahamian films since 2004 from more than 150 countries. 


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.

Discoveries from first-time filmmakers and notable masters are previewed at BIFF such as Golden Globe and Academy Award season contenders: CAROL, THE IMITATION GAME, THE QUARTET, THE KINGS SPEECH, JUNO, PRECIOUS, MUDBOUND, CAPERNAUM, ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI and many more.

We look forward to welcoming you to an in-person event in 2022 while continuing to embrace our digital virtual space. Take a look at the virtual BIFF Island 

Honors and Tributes

BIFF celebrates tremendous achievements in the cinematic landscape, attracting A-List as Festival Patrons the late Sir Sean Connery and Sir Sidney Poitier, presented the Career Achievement Tribute Award to Oscar® winner Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Daryl Hannah, Laurence Fishburne, and the late Cicely Tyson.


In addition, BIFF has had the privilege to honour Hollywood’s stars, Naomie Harris,  Anna Faris,  Debra Messing, Roger Corman,  Heather Graham, Danny Glover, Alan Arkin,  Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Sydney T. Poitier, Zoe Kravitz, Michael K. Williams, Rae Dawn Chong, Sophie Okonedo, Denys Arcand, Oliva D’Abo, Krisha Fairchild and more.


We continue to play a key role in advancing the world of Cinema. The Career Achievement Tribute encompasses success and entails a public appearance and dialogue – moderated by a distinguished film critic, or director with extended film clips that form the basis of the conversation and discussion. 


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