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Cage and Connery Ready for Honors at 3rd Bahamas International Film Festival

By Indiewire | Indiewire November 15, 2006 at 11:05AM

The Bahamas International Film Festival announced plans for its third annual event taking place at the Atlantis Paradise Resort outside Nassau December 7 - 10. As previously announced, Oscar winner Nicolas Cage will be the recipient of the Career Achievement Tribute, while the BIFF Tribute Chopard Award will go to Sir Sean Connery. Director Susanne Bier's "After the Wedding" will open the festival and six films will screen in the fest's narrative competition, while five are slated for the doc competition. BIFF's "New Visions" competition includes six titles, and the festival will screen additional work in its Panorama World Cinema and Caribbean Spotlight sections in addition to special screenings "Johnny Slade's Greatest Hits" by Larry Blamire and "The Origins of AIDS" by Catherine Peix and Peter Chappell. "BIFF is committed to exhibiting films that showcase unique international themes as well as combining both enjoyment and thought provoking concepts via the cinematic arts," commented Leslie Vanderpool, founder and executive director of BIFF. "We have screened hundreds of films from all over the world which we will be showcasing a slate of fifty narrative, documentary and short films over the festival's four days." For more information and a full line up, visit the Bahamas International Film Festival's website. [Brian Brooks]
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The Bahamas International Film Festival announced plans for its third annual event taking place at the Atlantis Paradise Resort outside Nassau December 7 - 10. As previously announced, Oscar winner Nicolas Cage will be the recipient of the Career Achievement Tribute, while the BIFF Tribute Chopard Award will go to Sir Sean Connery. Director Susanne Bier's "After the Wedding" will open the festival and six films will screen in the fest's narrative competition, while five are slated for the doc competition. BIFF's "New Visions" competition includes six titles, and the festival will screen additional work in its Panorama World Cinema and Caribbean Spotlight sections in addition to special screenings "Johnny Slade's Greatest Hits" by Larry Blamire and "The Origins of AIDS" by Catherine Peix and Peter Chappell. "BIFF is committed to exhibiting films that showcase unique international themes as well as combining both enjoyment and thought provoking concepts via the cinematic arts," commented Leslie Vanderpool, founder and executive director of BIFF. "We have screened hundreds of films from all over the world which we will be showcasing a slate of fifty narrative, documentary and short films over the festival's four days." For more information and a full line up, visit the Bahamas International Film Festival's website. [Brian Brooks]