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Youth Film Workshop 2015 Announced

BIFF and RBC Royal Bank released the schools selected for the

 “2015 Youth Film Workshop”


Their work will be shown during the 2015 Bahamas International Film Festival


Nassau, June 2nd-The Bahamas International Film Festival and RBC Royal Bank announced today the five schools selected to be part of the 2015 “Youth Film Workshop”, a program dedicated to introduce local students to the fascinating world of filmmaking. The schools that will be part of this film-making program are Lyford Cay School, Kingsway Academy, Adelaide Primary, H.O. Nash, all in Nassau, and North Eleuthera High in Eleuthera.


The theme for this year’s program will be  Identity . Students will create a film based on their views or experiences related to the topic. Their films should expose issues that can lead to bullying, like ethnicity and gender. Their final work will be shown throughout the Film Festival and a special event to be held on December 10th as part of the 2015 Bahamas International Film Festival to reveal the People’s Choice Award.


The movies will be posted in the BIFF youtube channel. After watching the films, the public should go to BIFF facebook page where they can vote for their favorite movie to receive the 2015 Youth Film Workshop People’s Choice Award.


“RBC Royal Bank is pleased to partner with and support the 2015 The Youth Film Workshop as we believe that our youth are indeed the future of The Bahamas. What a wonderful opportunity to expose our students to new careers and opportunities in the film industry. We congratulate The Bahamas International Film Festival for creating a unique platform for youth to express themselves through film creation and look forward to their perspectives on  Identity  ,” said Sharell Carroll, Manager, Corporate Communications, RBC Royal Bank.


From September 21 to the 25th, the students of these participating schools will learn the fundamentals of making a film in a day and will be guided through the process of producing, scriptwriting and the screening of the film. The RBC Royal Bank and BIFF have been working together to provide students around The Bahamas the opportunity to enter into the creative world of filmmaking. Efforts like this inspire the youngsters to see beyond their horizons.


“The Bahamas International Film Festival believes in the importance of creating unique opportunities within our community, to promote education, which will translate in a better future for The Bahamas. Through its Youth Programs and annual events, BIFF has not only expanded the film industry in our country, but it has also introduced The Islands of The Bahamas as a highly desirable location for cinema production and as a cultural destination”, said Leslie Vanderpool, founder and executive director of BIFF.



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