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Bahamas Int'l Film Festival Announces Full Lineup: Bookended by 'Quartet' & 'Sapphires'

Indiewire By Sophia Savage | Indiewire November 9, 2012 at 4:16PM

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), running December 6-9, announced the lineup for its ninth edition. Dustin Hoffman's "Quartet" will open the festival and Australia's musical gem "The Sapphires" will close. BIFF will feature 78 films from 26 nations, among them are 45 features and 33 short films -- all of which are making their Bahamian premieres. Films will compete in four competition categories: Spirit of Freedom: Narrative & Documentary; New Visions; and Short Film. The complete lineup -- including "The Iran Job," "Habibi," "Dead Man's Burden" and "Redlegs" -- is listed below:
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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), running December 6-9, announced the lineup for its ninth edition. Dustin Hoffman's "Quartet" will open the festival and Australia's musical gem "The Sapphires" will close.

BIFF will feature 78 films from 26 nations, among them are 45 features and 33 short films -- all of which are making their Bahamian premieres. Films will compete in four competition categories: Spirit of Freedom: Narrative & Documentary; New Visions; and Short Film. The complete lineup -- including "The Iran Job," "Habibi," "Dead Man's Burden" and "Redlegs" -- is listed below:

SPIRIT OF FREEDOM (NARRATIVE)

A.L.F. (France) Director: Jerome Lescure

APARTMENT IN ATHENS, APPARTAMENTO AD ATENE (Italy) Director: Ruggero Dipaola

CHANCE (USA) Director: Evan Kaufmann

GRASSROOTS (USA) Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

HABIBI (Gaza) Director: Susan Youssef

MEHERJAAN (Bangladesh) Director: Rubaiyat Hossain

MR. SOPHISTICATION (USA) Director: Danny Green

THE DESTINY OF LESSER ANIMALS (Ghana) Director: Deron Albright

SPIRIT OF FREEDOM (DOCUMENTARY)

ARISE (USA) Director: Lori Joyce & Candice Orlando

DOLPHIN BOY (Israel) Director: Dani Menkin

GREEDY LYING BASTARDS (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Peru, Switzerland, Uganda, UK) Director: Craig Rosebraugh

HAITI UNTOLD (Haiti, Canada) Director: Dan Shannon

THE IRAN JOB (Iran, USA), Director: Till Schauder

THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA (Germany) Director: Marten Persiel

UPRISING (Egypt, USA) Director: Fredrik Stanton

RISING FROM ASHES (Rwanda, South Africa, United Kingdom) Director: T.C. Johnstone

WOMANISH WAYS, FREEDOM, HUMAN RIGHTS & DEMOCRACY, (Bahamas) Marion Bethel & Maria Govan

NEW VISIONS

BETWEEN FRIENDS (Trinidad & Tobago) Director: Omari Jackson

BETWEEN US (USA) Director: Dan Mirvish

BREAKFAST WITH CURTIS (USA) Director: Laura Colella

DEAD DAD (USA) Director: Ken J. Adachi

DEAD MAN’S BURDEN (USA) Director: Jared Moshe

MAYBE TOMORROW (USA) Director: Michael Wolfe

MY BROTHER JACK (USA) Director: Stephen Dest

REDLEGS (USA) Director: Brandon Harris

THE TAIWAN OYSTER (USA) Director: Mitchell Jarrett

THE STORY OF LUKE (USA) Director: Alonso Mayo

MULBERRY CHILD (USA) Director: Susan Morgan Cooper

SELF DISCOVERY

ART MACHINE (USA) Director: Doug Karr

INOCENTE (USA) Director: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

I AM NOT A ROCK STAR (Canada) Director: Bobbi Jo Krals- Hart

CARIBBEAN SPOTLIGHT

BREATHE (Bahamas, USA) Director Martin Khodabakshian

JACKSON (Bahamas, USA) Director: Karen Arthur & Thomas Neuwirth

NORMAN SOLOMON (Bahamas) Director: Maria Govan

SHE (Bahamas) Director: Kareem Mortimer

WORLD CINEMA

BEWARE OF MR. BAKER (USA) Director: Jay Bulger

BITTERSWEET MONDAY

CAN’T STAND LOSING YOU (USA) Director: Andy Grieve

CITY MONKEY (China) Director: Kong Lingchen

FRENCH IMMERSION (Canada) Director: Kevin Tierney

GO LALA GO (China) Director: Xu Jinglei

IRVINE WELSH’S ECSTACY (Canada) Director: Rob Heydon

REGIN OF THE ASSASSINS (China) Director: Su Chao, John Woo

REVOLUTION (USA) Director: Robert Stewart

RULES OF THE GAME

WITHOUT A NET (Brazil) Director: Kelly J. Richardson

SPECIAL SCREENING

QUARTET (USA, UK) Director: Dustin Hoffman

THE SAPPHIRES (Australia) Director: Wayne Blair

SHORTS

ALEKESAM (USA) Director: Jason Berg

AMOS (USA) Director: Taylor Maxwell

APOCRIFO (Mexico) Director: Ernesto Fundora

ATLANTIS (USA) Director: Matthew Ornstein

BASEBALL IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA (Haiti, USA) Director, David Drag & Bryn Mooser

BEACHED (Guyana) Director: Kojo McPherson

BLACK IRISH (USA) Director: Anika Poitier

BRIGIDY BRAM (Bahamas) Director: Toby Lunn

BURNING HEARTS (Japan) Director: James McFay

BUSTED IN BRINGHAM (USA) Director Talibah Newman

CADAVER (USA) Director: Jonah Ansell

CRESENDO (German) Director: Alonso Alvarez Barreda

DELIVERY (France) Director: Fabien – Mariano Ortiz

DOCKET # 32357 (USA) Director: Randy Wilkins

FIGHT SCENE (USA) Director: Jim Ford

HOMEBODY (USA) Director: Kate Marks

HOURGLASS (Norway) Director: Pedro Collantes

JOCYLEN & THE COYOTE (El Salvador) Director: Pilar Colome,

LE NID (France) Director: Aurelien Drach

LEGACY (USA) Director: Maya Anand

MISSION OF MERMAIDS (USA) Director: Susan Rockefeller

ONE NIGHT STAND (China) Director: Michael Thai

OYSTER ROCKEFELLER (USA) Director: Charles Rogers

PEARL (USA) Director: Dan Butler

PLAY THROUGH (USA) Director: Paul Wagner

PRIVATE SUN (Palestine) Director: Rami Alayan

RAISE YOUR HANDS, (USA) Director: Elliot Kotek

RED AMBER GREEN (Jamaica) Director: Christopher Byfield

SOLACE (USA) Director: Tchaiko Omawale

THUGZ THE MUSICAL (USA) Director: Liam Sullivan

TO MUSIC (USA) Director: Sophie Kohn

TRAVIS PORTER: RED ROCK (Bahamas, USA) Director: Ryan Lightbourn

TU & EU (Portugal, USA) Director: Edward Shieh

VALSE FAVORITE (France) Director: Deborah Helpert

VICTOR (Philippines) Director: Jarell M. Serencio
 

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