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To advance the love of independent film from around the
world and create a community welcoming to filmmakers and filmgoers. To
encourage and to inspire young Bermudians to capture their very special
narrative through a camera lens.
BIFF emerged on the cultural scene in 1997, in a response to the lack of international film distribution in Bermuda. It was well received by the community and expanded to 84 films by its tenth season.
BIFF2018 is slatted for March 17-25th at City Hall. We will be screening dozens the world’s best independent full-length films, as well as “Bermuda Shorts” films from the nearly 600 submissions for the Oscar® Qualifying series. BIFF continues it school screenings of its Books to Film for primary students and Reel to Real for middle school student, along with a Film-makers social where professionals and expiring professionals can mingle.
BIFF has developed these programmes over several years in response to audience feedback and as a result of strategic planning processes. In 2010 BIFF prepared a new business plan in conjunction with a film festival consultant and the Advisory Division of KPMG. This business plan was updated in 2016 to broaden the areas by which BIFF can benefit the local film enthusiasts, and youth making a career in the film industry, and people whom can find their voice and express frustrations thru art.
The Bermuda International
Film Festival began as an effort to promote, highlight and support the
cinematic arts in Bermuda. There are
enormous opportunities to expand knowledge, discover cultures and improve our
understanding of the impact of our lifestyle choices on ourselves and on others
through film. BIFF is the only organisation
in Bermuda actively pursuing, making and supporting these efforts by way of the
cinematic arts. Through the annual film
festival, and by reaching out to school students, BIFF seeks to broaden our
horizons beyond the island’s shores.
BIFF appreciates your support.