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The Bahamas International Film Festival is dedicated to providing the local community and International visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. educational programs, and forums for exploring the future of cinema.

BIFF’s 16th anniversary dates are scheduled for December 9 to December 15 with all activities taking place at Baha Mar and venues around Nassau. BIFF will contribute all revenue after expenses towards Hurricane Dorian Relief for Hope Town, Abaco.

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A Boy Has Disappeared (پسری که ناپدید شد)

 

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Bamdad Raki, Noushin Masoudian

World Premiere

 

When nothing goes right, a 7 years old boy decides to disappear himself as well as the objects around him. Trailer

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Aida Alimadadi

Iran / 2020, 15 mins

A Dangerous Practice

 

Drama

Cast: James Faulkner, Juliana Paes, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Antonio Saboia, Alexandre Borges

Caribbean Priemere -  Screening only for Bahamas and Caribbean

 

 

An uneducated family man is chosen by a mysterious force to rise up as a psychic healer. After channeling the surgical skills of Dr. Adolf Fritz he miraculously cures thousands of desperate sick and dying people. Though his extraordinary ability is beyond the explanation of medical science, his spiritual and physical healings quickly become scrutinized by the medical profession and the Catholic Church. Throughout his career, he was persecuted by the Brazilian government for being a fraud but never gave up on using his power by helping those in need. Trailer

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Gustavo Fernández

Brazil / 2020, 107 mins

A Shot Through The Wall Film

 

Drama

Cast: Kenny Leu, Ciara Renée, Fiona Fu, Tzi Ma, Lynn Chen

Caribbean Premiere

 

A young Chinese-American cop unravels after accidentally shooting an innocent African-American man through a wall.  Trailer

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Aimee Long

United States / 2020, 90 mins

A Storybook Ending

 

Short Film - Crime, Dark-Comedy, Neo-Noir

Cast: Carra Patterson, Rotimi Paul, Toni Ann DeNoble, Sawandi Wilson

Caribbean Premiere 

 

When a black man accidentally kills a white cop in self-defense, the cover-up sets off a chain reaction of deceit, blackmail, and murder.  Trailer

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Lanre Olabisi

United States / 2020, 18 mins

Algorithm (Algoritmo)

 

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Agda Couto, Gui Clevitta, Pablo Magalhães, Humberto Pedrancini, Pirita Regueira, Mariah Praia, Vitória Barreto, Marcelo Pelucio and Wellington Abreu

North America Premiere

 

A government-controlled algorithm keeps track of several citizens, including a 18-yeard student who gets involved with a resistance guerilla. 

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Thiago Foresti

Brazil / 2020, 20 mins

Amicus

 

Short Film - Student film

Cast: Perry Chen Norman, Coda Marcus, Graham Vines

Caribbean Premiere

 

Befriended solely by his ostracized roommate, fifteen-year-old newcomer Thomas Lang struggles to find his place in the social hierarchy of a prestigious boarding school.

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Yancey Wang

United States / 2019, 15 mins

Angels in the Asylum

 

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Morven Christie, Leila Mimmack, Stephen Wight

Caribbean Premiere

 

As war ravages 1940s Britain, a willful young woman fights for her mother's release from a mental asylum after she was unjustly incarcerated for contracting typhoid. Whilst inside, her mother is fighting a war of her own. Trailer

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Rob Sorrenti

United Kingdom / 2019, 20 mins

Angie: Lost Girls

 

Drama, Thriller, Social Justice

Cast: Jane Widdop, Olivia D'Abo, Dylan Sprayberry, MC Lyte

World Premiere

 

After Angie escapes the horrifying world of sex trafficking, she struggles to heal from the atrocities she’s endured as she mourns her stolen innocence. Eventually, she must confront her shame and fear to save the girls she left behind.  Trailer

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Julia Verdin

United States / 2019, 108 mins

Ashmina

 

Short Film- Drama

Cast: Dikshya Karki, Fabian Gleeson, Prakat Pageni, Sadhana Bhandari

Caribbean Premiere

 

In an impoverished country, rife with contradiction, a young girl is torn by her obligation to her family and the influence of foreign visitors. Trailer

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Dekel Berenson

Nepal / 2019, 16 mins

Butterflies (Parparim)

 

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Yoel Rozenkier, Avraham Selektar, Varda Ben-Hur

Caribbean Premiere

 

Another Sunday in April. A Kibbutz in the north of Israel. A natural phenomenon. A family on an impromptu ride, maybe the last one.  Trailer

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Yona Rozenkier

Israel / 2019, 7 mins

Divine 419 - Hawkers Hustle

 

Short Film - Drama, Comedy

Cast: Fiifi Neizer, Evan Eghan

Caribbean Premiere

 

Kwame, a young hustling hawker, strives to be a successful actor, but when he loses everything the only way out seems to be the word of God.  Trailer

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Johannes Krug

Ghana/ Germany / 2020, 35 mins

Don't Be Afraid if I Hug You (Se ti abbraccio non aver paura)

 

Documentary

Caribbean Premiere

Cast: Franco Antonello, Andrea Antonello

 

Franco has an autistic son, Andrea. When Andrea turned 18, father and son decided to cross the United States with a motorbike. From that adventure, the writer Fulvio Ervas wrote the book Don't be afraid if I hug you, that in 2019 became a movie directed by Academy Award Winner Gabriele Salvatores. During the production of the movie, we decided to take Franco and Andrea and put them again on a motorbike, to cross all Europe to Africa, to arrive in the desert of Sahara. Creating a new documentary about autism, about the relationship between a father and son, and dedicated to a man that decided to never give up.

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Niccolò Maria Pagani

Italy / 2020, 56 mins

Either Side of Midnight

 

Comedy, Romance, Drama

Cast: Adam Kantor, Yasha Jackson, Comfort Clinton, Allison Strong, Sarah Rich

World Premiere

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Roger Spottiswoode

United States / 2020, 98 mins

Freeland

 

Drama

Cast: Lily Gladstone, Krisha Fairchild, Frank Mosley, George Psarras, Cameron James Matthews, Michelle Maxson

Caribbean Premiere

 

An aging pot farmer finds her world shattered as she races to bring in what could be her final harvest.  Trailer

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Mario Furloni, Kate McLean

United States / 2020, 80 mins

Honeydew

 

Horror, Thriller

Cast: Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, Barbara Kingsley
Caribbean Premiere

 

 

Strange cravings and hallucinations befall a young couple after seeking shelter in the home of an aging farmer and her peculiar son.

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Devereux Milburn

United States / 2020, 106 mins

Jumbo

 

Drama, Fantasy

Cast: Noémie Merlant, Emmanuelle Bercot, Bastien Bouillon,  Sam Louwyck

Caribbean Premiere

 

Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated with carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That's when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park's new flagship attraction. Trailer

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Zoé Wittock

France, Belgium, Luxembourg / 2020, 93 mins

Kings of Mulberry Street

 

Comedy, Family

Cast: Aaqil Hoosen, Shaan Nathoo

Caribbean Premiere

 

Once in a lifetime comes a story of true greatness such as the epic tale of Baboo and his best friend Ticky. Feisty TICKY is like a tjara artful dodger – cheeky and daring with a streetwise swagger and little respect for rules. He escapes the realities of his 80’s Sugarhill District existence by living in a Bollywood dream world where he’s an unbeatable action hero. Rooftops are his kingdom. When chubby, timid BABOO moves into the neighborhood with his snooty, academic dad, Ticky thinks he’s the biggest loser he’s ever seen – but soon the two boys are drawn together by the shared threat of local bully and crime boss, RAJA.  Trailer

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Judy Naidoo

South Africa / 2019, 87 mins

Like Father and Son

 

Ethical film

Cast: Hui WangJun, Bai ZeZe

Caribbean Premiere

 

The film tells a story about a peddler named Gouren and a kid named Maodou. We watch as Gouren seeks revenge over the loss of his child, while Maodou continues his journey to look for his father. Gouren and Madous’ relationship evolves from being resentful towards one another into a somewhat sweet father son bond. During Gourens journey towards redemption, hope slowly begins to kindle within him, with the feeling of revenge fading away day by day. All while, Maodou begins developing a sense of true belonging and understanding for his place in life.  Trailer

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Bai ZhiQiang

China / 2019, 97 mins

Master Maggie

 

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Lorraine Bracco, Neil Jain, Brian Dennehy, Kenan Thompson, Chris Henry Coffey

Caribbean Premiere

 

A celebrity acting coach is interrupted by an unknown actor begging for her help for a TV audition.  Trailer

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Matthew Bonifacio

United States / 2019, 22 mins

Materna

 

Drama

Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Lindsay Burdge, Jade Eshete, Rory Culkin, Michael Chernus, Sturgill Simpson, Assol Abdullina

Caribbean Premiere

 

A closely observed psychological portrait of four women, whose lives are bound together by an incident on the New York City subway.

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David Gutnik

United States, Kyrgyzstan / 2020, 105 mins

Mother-in-law

 

Short Film - Queer, Drama, Comedy

Cast: Sohn Soo Hyun, Anjella An

Caribbean Premiere

 

Hyoung-suk visits her daughter Hyun-seo’s room to give her some Kimchi and there she encounters Min-jin, her daughter's friend. Hyoung-suk gets displeased with Min-jin living off at her daughter's house as if it is her own house. But as she talks to Min-jin a while, she becomes to open her mind and cooks a meal for her. And then, Hyun-seo comes into the room drunken...

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Shin Seung Eun

Korea, Republic of / 2019, 24 mins

My Blood Is Red (Meu Sangue é Vermelho)

 

Documentary

Cast: Criolo, Sonia Guajajara, Vincent Carelli

Caribbean Premiere

 

A young indigenous poet and rapper search for identity in the violent landscape of Brazil’s indigenous genocide. Trailer

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Marcelo Vogelaar, Thiago Dezan, Graciela Guarani, Alexandre Pankararu

Brazil, U.K. / 2019, 86 mins

On The Ride

 

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Jeremy Glazer, Beverly Todd, Brant Rotnem, Spencer Moore II

Caribbean Premiere

 

On his morning bike ride, Scott grapples with the memories of the trauma he experienced with his husband Todd. When his route suddenly takes an unexpected turn, Scott finds himself on the doorstep of a stranger intimately connected to the past he can’t shake.

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Jen McGowan

United States / 2020, 14 mins

One Night In Miami

 

OPENING FILM

Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.

Drama
Caribbean Premiere

 

Set on the night of February 25, 1964, "One Night in Miami" follows a young, brash Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center the new Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. Against all odds, he defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the sports world. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach to celebrate the match, Clay - unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws - spends the evening at the Hampton House Motel in Miami's African American Overtown neighborhood celebrating with three of his closest friends: Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown. During this historic evening, these icons, who each were the very representation of the Pre-Black Power Movement and felt the social pressure their cross-over celebrity brought, shared their thoughts with each other about their responsibilities as influencers, standing up, defending their rights and moving the country forward to equality and empowerment for all black people. The next morning, the four men emerge determined to define a new world for themselves and their community.  Trailer

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Regina King

United States / 2020, 110 mins

Paper Boats

 

Comedy, Drama

Cast: Pedro Damian, Alexandra Melkman, Isabella Sky, Max Levi, Lior Alexander

Caribbean Premiere

 

Paper Boats: Mexican - American indie film that tells the story of Jorge, a man who seems to have lost it all that recovers his will to live in the face of a tragedy, deportation.  Trailer

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Yago Muñoz

USA, Mexico / 2020, 72 mins

Roommate Wanted

 

Comedy, Horror

Cast: Angelique Sabrina White, Jack Shulruff, Ricky Cruz, Isabela Valotti, MJ Garcia

Caribbean Premiere

 

Maria and her college housemates think they've found the “perfect” roommate in Dean, only to discover that he’s an escaped mental patient with multiple violent personalities. It’s up to Maria to face her fears and save her roommates from a total massacre. Trailer

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Michael McCartney

USA / 2020, 90 mins

Sapelo

 

Documentary

Cast: Cornelia Walker Bailey

Caribbean Premiere

 

On the barrier island of Sapelo, two brothers, JerMarkest and Johnathan, are growing up in the last remaining enclave of the Saltwater Geechee people. Their greatest joy is exploring the island like their adoptive mother, Cornelia Walker Bailey, did as a child. As Sapelo’s storyteller and elder matriarch, she works to preserve what remains of this unique community established by her ancestors. Reflecting on the complicated splendor of her youth, Cornelia strives to shepherd her young sons through theirs. At the dawn of adolescence, the brothers inherit her hope but begin to clash with each other and the wider world. Trailer

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Nick Brandestini

USA. Switzerland / 2020, 91 mins

Should The Wind Drop (Si Le Vent Tombe)

 

Drama

Cast: Grégoire Colin, Hayk Bakhryan, Arman Navasardyan, David Hakobyan

Caribbean Premiere

 

An immersive film by a director coming from a visual art background.  Trailer

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Nora Martirosyan

France, Belgium, Armenia / 2020, 100 mins

Small Time

 

Drama

Cast: Audrey Grace Marshall, Kevin loreque, Holter Graham, Dominique Johnson, Maria Hasen

Caribbean Premiere

 

Growing up a girl in Narco-Rural America. Trailer

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Niav Conty

United States / 2020, 104 mins

Special (Especial)

 

Drama

Cast: Greyber Rengifo, Ruper Vásquez, Brenda Moreno

Caribbean Priemere -  Screening only for Bahamas and Caribbean

 

CHUO, a profoundly charming young man must navigate the challenges of early adulthood with Down Syndrome as he seeks to build a life of independence from his troubled father. Trailer

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Ignacio Márquez

Venezuela, USA / 2020, 91 mins

The Angler

 

Short Film - Drama

World Premiere

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David Darg

United States / 2020, 20 mins

The Golden Record

 

Short Film - Sci-fi, Fantasy, Drama

World Premiere

Brandon Thomas, Elena Ester, Chase Fernander, Xander Sherman, Jaquay Adderley

 

The Film introduces Taino (24), a passionate young student who lives in Nassau, Bahamas. Taino is frequently found daydreaming and lost in thought despite the gorgeous backdrop of paradise. As someone who always has his head in the clouds, he struggles to find his place in the world. And though he tries to build relationships, his only real friend is Elina. Elina (23) is a bubbly, outspoken islander whose mantra in life is to be present in all moments. She never rushes to get anywhere on time and stops whenever possible to admire the beauty around her.  Trailer

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Brandon C. Thomas, Kyle Ferguson

Bahamas, United States / 2020, 19 mins

The Subject

 

Drama

Cast: Jason Biggs, Aunjanue Ellis, Anabelle Acosta, Carra Patterson, Nile Bullock, Caleb Eberhardt

Caribbean Premiere

 

A successful white documentary filmmaker deals with the fallout from his last film, which caught the murder of a Black teenager on tape. Now, someone else is videotaping his every move, threatening his idyllic life.  Trailer

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Lanie Zipoy

United States / 2020, 89 mins

Thin Skin

 

Drama

Cast: Ahamefule J. Oluo, Annette Toutonghi

Caribbean Premiere

 

Thin Skin  is a music-infused dark comedy about keeping it together when you're falling apart. This story is loosely based on the award-winning Off-Broadway hit "Now I'm Fine." Aham is a divorced father of two who longs for a career as a musician but must pay the bills with his soul-sucking desk job. His father, a stranger from Nigeria, steps in with opinions on the matter which sends Aham into a tailspin.  Trailer

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Charles Mudede

United States / 2019, 120 mins

Three Blades

 

Short Film - Drama

Cast: Davidson Duphy, Jordany Cothias, Norbert Alix

Caribbean Premiere

 

Haiti, nowadays. One day in the life of a family of three: three men, alone with their dreams and frustrations. Three generations under the burning sun. A day like every other day... And between them, everywhere, in every hand, there are blades: machetes. So when the night eventually comes… Trailer

 
 
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Matthieu Maunier - Rossi

Haiti / 2019, 30 mins

Woman Of The Photographs (Shashin no Onna)

 

Romance, Horror, Comedy

Cast: Hideki NAGAI / Itsuki OTAKI / Toshiaki INOMATA / Toki KOINUMA

North America Premiere

 

A misogynic photographer discovers for the first time in his life the joys of loving a woman, this one confused about her self-identity and self-esteem, by helping her in her perceptions of herself with his photographic retouching skills. Trailer

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