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The 9th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival take place on Decemebr 6-9th at the Atlantis Resort. It will screen an incredible line-up of independent films, provide educational programs for youth, host panels and networking opportunities for participants and will attract celebrated actors and filmmakers from around the globe. Events will include classes, awards night, galas and receptions in addition to screenings. Notables expected to be in attendance include Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, Rick Fox and Sean Connery.

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.  

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. Each successive year, BIFF grows significantly, with public relations dollar value of $20 million over 8 years, according to the renowned publicity firm Rogers and Cowan. BIFF has attracted A-List celebrities such as Heather Graham, Johnny Depp, Alan Arkin, Sir Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Roger Corman, Daryl Hannah, Sophie Okonedo, Anna Faris, Naomie Harris and Zoe Kravitz.

BIFF has showcased more than 600 films from countries around the world exposing The Bahamas to an international audience of filmmakers. As recent as June 18, 2012, U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton delivered a video message addressing the example of Nassau, Bahamas civil society joining together with the US Embassy to advocate and break barriers to raise awareness by showcasing films that combat discrimination.

Additionally, BIFF has succeeded in promoting The Bahamas as a tourist destination and potential cinema production venue through its annual events. For more information, visit www.bintlfilmfest.com.