Bermuda Announces Lineup For Sophomore Fest
by Mark Rabinowitz
The Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) is set to kick off its
second edition in May, with 13 feature films, 15 shorts and several
workshops and coffees with filmmakers. Films in the festival include
Sundance veterans like Jonathan Stack and Liz Garbus' "The Farm"
(Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner, 1998) and Contance Marks and
Bob Eisenhardt's "Green Chimneys" and festival vets such as Sam Seder's
"Who's the Caboose" (New York Comedy Festival, Aspen Comedy Festival),
Will Geiger's "Ocean Tribe" (Directing Award Winner, 1997 Los Angeles
Independent Film Festival) and Idrissa Ouedaogo's French/U.K. entry,
"Kini & Adams" (Cannes Film Festival, 1997).
The short films are also a selection from around the world, counting
Don Galle's festival veteran "Babyface," Jeremy Boxer's "The Last
Supper" (ResFest, Sundance) and David Birdsell's "Phil Touches Flo" from the
U.S. and Greg Holfeld's animated "Heartbreak Motel" from Australia,
and the world premieres of Barry Berk's "Angel" from South Africa
and "Buy Me" from directors Paul Wilkins and Ravi Kumar (United Kingdom).
Workshops and seminars include a focus on London's New Producers'
Alliance and how it has helped seed the renaissance of the British film
industry; a seminar on screenplay development with attending filmmakers
and local Bermuda filmmaker Errol Williams, and a panel on film
investment with an emphasis placed on Europe and North American film
The remaining features at the festival are: "Trouble on the Corner" (Alan
Madison, USA 1997); "Mixing Nia" (Alison Swan, USA 1997); "The Best
Revenge" (James Becket, USA); "Neptune's Rocking Horse" (Robert Roznowski
and Robert Tate, USA 1997); "Stolen Heart" (Terry O'Brien, Canada 1997);
"Stranger in the Kingdom" (Jay Craven, USA 1997); "Hang the DJ" (Marco
and Mauro La Villa, Canada 1997-98) and "Ingrid" (Alexander Tana, USA 1997)