BIFF will showcase 53 films from 22 countries offers you the lineup of the films that will be screened in the 16th Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) that will take place from December 9 to 15 at Baha Mar Resort.

BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool revealed the lineup of films to be showcased in and out of competition during the festival.

This year, two powerhouse studio films are planned for the opening and closing of the festival.

JUST MERCY (Warner Bros) with Michael B. Jordan, Academy Award® winners Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx will be the centerpiece of the opening night gala, on Wednesday, December 11.

PAIN & GLORY (Sony Pictures Classics) written and directed by Academy Award® winner Pedro Almodovar, and starring Academy Award® winner Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas will shine at BIFF’s closing gala, on Sunday, December 15.
Leslie Vanderpool is honored to have the most diverse films to be showcased at BIFF among them two of the most talked about films of the year. She said:“As The Bahamas faces a collective resolve to support two economic tourist meccas Abaco and Grand Bahama, BIFF will assist by donating ticket sales to support students from those islands that were impacted by Hurricane Dorian.”
In addition, for the first time in many years BIFF will take place entirely in Nassau, with the Writers Residency Program and the main event once again celebrating Cinema In Paradise.
This year, the Festival will showcase 53 films from 22 countries including 8 World Premieres, 43 Caribbean Premieres and all Bahamian Premieres.
The four categories in competition at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary; New Visions; and Short Film.

Leslie Vanderpool and her guests

The official BIFF feature lineup is comprised of the following films:

DOING MONEY (Romania) / Director: Lynsey Miller
ETERNAL WINTER (Hungary) / Director: Attila Szasz
GIVE ME LIBERTY (USA) / Director: Kirill Mikhanovsky
INSIDE THE RAIN (USA) / Director: Aaron Fisher

DONS OF DISCO (Italy) / Director: Jonathan Sutak
FREE MEN (USA) / Director: Anne Frederique Widmann
THE RAVEN & SEAGULL (Denmark) / Director: Lasse Lau
THE REMIX: HIP HOP X FASHION (USA) / Directors: Lisa Cortes, Farah Khalid

QUEST (USA) / Director: Santiago Rizzo
RANGE RUNNERS (USA) / Director: Philip Plowden
SAME BOAT (USA) / Director: Chris Roberti
SELL BY (USA) / Director: Mike Doyle
TUSCALOOSA (USA) / Director: Philip Harder

ABDUCTION (USA) / Director: Ernie Barbarash
MISS VIRGINIA (USA) / Director: R.J. Daniel Hanna
WATCH LIST (Philippines) / Director: Ben Rekhi

DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME (USA) / Director: A.J. Eaton, a Sony Pictures Classics
BORN INTO THE GIG (USA) / Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
DO THE RIGHT THING (USA) / Director, Writer, Producer, Spike Lee. Starring Rosie Perez, Roger Guenveur Smith, Martin Lawrence, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Spike Lee, John Turturro.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Writers: Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham, Bryan Stevenson
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan
Producer: Gil Netter, Michael B. Jordan, Asher Goldstein, a Warner Bros. Studio film

Writer, Director: Pedro Almodovar
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas
Producer: Agustin Almodovar, Esther Garcia, a Sony Pictures Classics

BLACK HAT (USA) / Director: Sarah Smith
CANNONBALL (USA) / Director: Sean Fredricks
CAP (USA) / Director: Moira Griffin
CARL’S MOTEL (USA) / Director: Stuart McIntyre
DIOS NUNCA MUERE (USA) / Director: Barbara Cigarroa
FLIGHT (USA) / Director: Kia Moses
IS SOMEONE THERE? (USA) / Director: Tim Garrick
GUY PROPOSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND ON A MOUNTAIN (Austria, Germany) / Director: Bernhard Wenger
MADAME (France) / Director: Garth Jennings
MILLER & SON (USA) / Director: Asher Jelinsky
MOTH (Russia) / Director: Alexey Frenkel
MOVING ON (USA) / Director: Nyasha Hatendi
MY FATHER BELIZE (Belize, USA) / Director: Leon Lozano
NIGHT SONG (USA) / Director: Henriett Tunyogi
SILENCE (United Kingdom) / Director: George Jacques
SLEEPWALK (USA) / Director: Filipe Melo
STANDSTILL (Canada) / Director: Katia Shannon
THE ARRIVAL (UK) / Director: Annetta Laufer
THE HALL (USA) / Director: Ted Leonard
THE WIND PHONE (USA) / Director: Kristen Gerweck
TO EACH YOUR SARAH (Korea) / Director: Deokgeun Kim
ELECTRIC SWAN (Mexico) / Director: Konstantina Kotzamani
WITHOUT (USA) / Director: Jacob Combs

AD MELIORA (Bahamas) / Director: Rebekah Burrows
BEING (Bahamas) / Director: Cathleen Dean
CHILD OF THE CENOTE: (Bahamas) / Director: André Musgrove
FREEDOM TO PARADISE (Bahamas) / Director: Luke Madden
LICENCE 2 CREATE (Bahamas) / Directors: Kerel Pinder, Matt Bull
LIFTED (Trinidad & Tobago) / Directors: Miquel Galofre, Leila Jane Nassif
PLASTIC WARRIORS (Bahamas) / Director: Lavado Stubbs
PRIZEFIGHTER (USA) / Director: Lyndon Barrois
THE AFTERMATH (Bahamas) / Directors: Anaya Dean, Santia Dean
THE BLUES CRAB (USA) / Director: Ari Rubenstein