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Nassau, October 28, 2015 – Cornèr Bank (Overseas) Limited and the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will team up for the first time this year in an exciting new sponsorship deal. Cornèr Bank is launching the 2015 Bahamas International Film Festival Mobile App, as well as putting its support behind the festival’s World Cinema and Latin America Film sidebars and receptions. This exclusive partnership with the festival was announced today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.


Cornèr Bank (Overseas) Limited is an off shore wealth management bank in The Bahamas celebrating 20 years of business this December – perfect timing for its alliance with BIFF. This year’s festival is scheduled for December 1-12 with screenings and events spread over Harbour Island, Governor’s Harbour and Nassau.


Available now for free download on iTunes and Google Play stores, The BIFF Mobile App presents the festival schedule and events in a convenient format. Besides film listings, tickets and screening locations, the BIFF App offers early-bird access to the festival's official selection and daily exclusive videos and event features during the festival. The festival is also preparing easy access tools for media, as well as buyers/distributors looking to connect with filmmakers.


The BIFF Mobile App also extends the festival's content offering beyond its annual December dates, with year-long events and film features planned, all accessible on a smartphone.


“We are excited to launch our first app for Bahamas Film Festival, knowing how connected film lovers are to their smartphones it is a natural extension for us to bring our films and filmmakers into a wider audience,” says Leslie Vanderpool, BIFF Founder and Executive Director. “As BIFF gains recognition around the world, recently being hailed as one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine, we feel that it is important to elevate our outreach. We are pleased that Cornèr Bank (Overseas) Limited has the foresight to support such a venture and in doing so expand its brand awareness to a more diverse market,” says Vanderpool.


Michele Clivio, Manager of Cornèr Bank (Overseas) Limited said “CornèrTrader, in conjunction with Cornèr Bank (Overseas) Limited, is delighted to assist BIFF through its sponsorship of the Festival. It is because of Cornèr Bank’s firm belief in the arts and its power to enrich lives and build better communities, that we applaud and fully support BIFF’s desire to raise awareness by showcasing the expertise and talents of film makers locally and internationally.”


The BIFF Mobile App can be accessed on iTunes and Google Play.


About Cornèr Bank (Overseas) Limited

Cornèr Bank (Overseas) Limited was established in Nassau, the capital of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, in 1996 and is licensed and supervised by the both the Central Bank of the Bahamas and the Securities Commission of the Bahamas. Cornèr Bank (Overseas) Limited is an affiliate of the Cornèr Bank Group and offers a full range of Private Banking Services including CornèrTrader, a bespoke trading platform.


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About the Bahamas International Film Festival


The Bahamas International Film Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local Bahamian community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to offering films that might not otherwise be released theatrically in the Bahamas, BIFF provides a unique cultural experience and set of educational programs and forums for exploring the past, present and future of cinema.  


The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) was launched in 2004 with its mission as a non-profit organization dedicated to create a cine-literate arts community, bridging cultures, gaining knowledge, and attracting a targeted tourism sector through the film industry.


Over the years. BIFF has attracted A-List celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Chaz Ebert, Debra Messing, Danny Glover, Heather Graham, Alan Arkin, Sir Sean Connery, Roger Corman, Daryl Hannah, Sophie Okonedo, Anna Faris, Naomie Harris, Zoe Kravitz, Lenny Kravitz, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Roger Guenveur Smith, Lee Daniels and many more


BIFF has showcased more than 800 films from countries around the world exposing The Bahamas to an international audience of filmmakers.


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