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2013 Submissions To Open

Submission Deadline: July 17, 2013

December 5 – 13, 2013

Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will take place December 5- 13, 2013 in Nassau, Bahamas and Eleuthera. Celebrate with us our 10th year anniversary as we once again take over multiple screens and party venues across the Islands.


BIFF is a highly anticipated landmark on the Bahamas calendar and fast becoming the best festival experience for the industry and festival goers to attend. The Festival will showcase and premiere works by celebrated Filmmakers around the world in Gala Screenings, as well as works from emerging artists.


BIFF to open submissions this month. Information to follow on




BIFF is an excellent opportunity to present your work to the press and network with other filmmakers, buyers and industry representatives.  The Bahamian community will give you a very warm welcome as we are known for our hospitality and most importantly integrity of programming quality films. We look forward to having you here this winter. 



  • Films must have been completed after January 2011 to be eligible
  • Films must never have been screened anywhere in the Bahamas prior to the Festival
  • Non- English-language films must be subtitled in English
  • Only online screenings or DVD’s will be accepted for preview.  DO NOT send master tapes for preview screenings.
  • Viewing tapes must be labeled with the title, running time and full contact details (including name, address, phone number and e-mail)
  • Delivery cost for the viewing tape will be borne by the applicants.
  • All Submissions will be added to the BIFF archives and made available to buyers and distributors upon request.
  • Films Submitted will not receive screening fees for showcasing films
  • Films selected will be placed in the appropriate category by BIFF
  • All submissions must be received by July 17, 2013.  Participants will be notified via email of the selection results approximately six weeks before the Festival. Shipping instructions for films selected for the Festival will be included.
  • Exhibition prints/tapes must arrive at the Festival by November 19,2013
  • The festival accepts limited responsibility for technical damage to prints or tapes and for loss or theft for the period of time that the prints are in the Festival’s possession, up to a maximum of $100.
  • Delivery cost of the exhibition print will be borne by the applicant. BIFF will cover return or forwarding cost of the exhibition print but not any additional charges, which may be incurred at the consignee’s end.
  • Programmed works may be excerpted (up to 2 minutes) for television and other promotional purposes.

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