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Youth Film Workshop 2016 Announced

Bahamas International Film Festival 2016 Youth Film Workshop

BIFF is proud to announce the annual Youth Film Workshop Program sponsored by RBC Royal Bank, The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), Verandah House and Sandyport Beaches Resort.

This year’s workshop will feature a three-week-long series of the pre, production and post film making tutorials. Each session aims to further the knowledge and skill of amateur and novice filmmakers. Every tutorial and discussion will be led by an industry professional, on topics such as; the history of filmmaking, selecting movie themes, film script writing, casting and character selection, the elements of cinematography and Film editing and presentation, thus giving attendees working insight and expertise.

Participating Schools:
Akhepran International Academy
Government High School
St. Andrews
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)


Students will produce their own film throughout the duration of the program and the short films will be shown during the 2016 BIFF, December 5 – 8 in Harbour Island and December 8-11 in Nassau.

Additionally, BIFF will open the program to the public Saturday, October 8, 15 and 22, for more information please call 242 698-1800 or visit the BIFF website at

The University of Georgia’s esteemed Department of Entertainment and Media Studies will assist with the instruction.

“We are pleased to support BIFF’s mission in raising awareness of the film industry. This medium contributes to important youth development by offering young Bahamians access to expert knowledge on film making and cinematography from industry professionals from around the world,” said Deborah Zonicle, RBC Royal Bank’s Market Manager for Products, Marketing and Channels, Northern Caribbean.


“URCA is excited to welcomes the opportunity to support the further development of the ICT sector through the work of the Bahamas International Film Festival’s Youth Film Workshop.” According to URCA, “by encouraging the development of innovative and quality content production by young persons in The Bahamas, we are fulfilling one of our key objectives under the Communications Act, and the Government’s Electronic Communications Policy.” We look forward to supporting similar initiatives in the future.

The Bahamas International Film Festival is a 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 will provide a unique cultural experience and set of educational programs and forums for exploring the past, present and future of cinema.

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