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Chaz Ebert Special Tribute

Nassau, Bahamas – November 23, 2014 – The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert, the widow of Roger Ebert, will be on hand to receive the Tribute Award in Harbour island, Eleuthera.


Mrs. Ebert is the Chairman and CEO of the Ebert Companies, including publisher of, and manages print publishing, television production, public speaking engagements, and organizes the annual Ebertfest film festival. She is also a producer, known for Ebert Presents At The Movies and Cannes Retrospectives. She is currently a subject of "Life Itself," the documentary about the life of Roger Ebert.


Chaz Ebert will be on hand for a special Tribute presentation on Saturday, December 13, at Pink Sands Resort in Harbour Island Eleuthera.


Commented Vanderpool, “Chaz Ebert is the rock behind Roger Ebert empire. With so much passion and love for cinema she is one of my role models. I look forward to the island of Harbour Island getting to know the importance of film through her spirit and legacy, through her efforts, that we will never forget the great Roger Ebert.


About the Bahamas International Film Festival:

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is a nonprofit organization committed to providing the local community and International festival goers with a diverse presentation of films from The Bahamas and around the world. In addition to showcasing films that might not otherwise be released theatrically, BIFF provides unique cultural experiences, educational programs, and forums for exploring the past, present & future of cinema. BIFF aims to raise the level of filmmaking, participation and education throughout The Bahamas and the world.

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