iPOP at the Seventh Bermuda International Film Festival

iPOP at the Seventh Bermuda International Film Festival

iPOP at the Seventh Bermuda International Film Festival

by Wendy Mitchell/indieWIRE

indieWIRE was quite happy to leave snowy New York for (mostly) sunny Bermuda, for the Bermuda International Film Festival, held March 19-25 on the famed island. The festival attracted a number of high-profile guests and jurors, including jury head Willem Dafoe, filmmaker Jim Sheridan (who opened the festival with his “In America”), and Bermuda part-time resident Michael Douglas, who milled with guests at the festival’s VIP party. This seventh edition of the film festival presented a record 70 films from 26 countries. In addition to film highlights, special guests were treated to the town crier’s welcoming cries at the opening-night reception, a VIP party at ostentatious mansion Deep Water, and other social events.

Michael Douglas and Jim Sheridan relax at the VIP party at Deep Water, home of Rocco & Sammy Schiralli.

Photo by Jill Rubinchak/courtesy of the Bermuda International Film Festival

Hanging out with the ever-entertaining, and immaculately outfitted, town crier on opening night are Dave Calhoun from Dazed & Confused magazine, THINKFilm’s Rebecca Haverstick, and Empire magazine’s Damon Wise.

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Jurors Willem Dafoe and Carlos Cuaron at the opening night reception.

Photo by Jill Rubinchak/courtesy of the Bermuda International Film Festival

Stephanie Lutjens and Dan Blau of publicity firm Bumble Ward & Associates at the VIP party.

Photo by Wendy Mitchell/© 2004 indieWIRE

Juror Mark Salisbury, Premiere magazine’s London correspondent, poses with a shell-embellished bust of Neptune (you don’t see one of those every day) at the VIP party.

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Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman, co-directors of “Born into Brothels,” won the Bermuda festival’s jury prize for best documentary.

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“Festival Express” director Bob Smeaton and THINKFilm’s Rebecca Haverstick soak up some sunshine at host hotel The Fairmont Hamilton Princess.

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Brother and sister directing team Jessica and Frank Gorter, in Bermuda with their documentary “Piter,” pictured at a late-night party at the Elbow Beach Hotel on Sunday night.

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Aideen Ratteray Pryse presents Jim Sheridan with the festival’s Prospero award for excellence in film.

Photo by Jill Rubinchak/courtesy of the Bermuda International Film Festival

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