The Second Edition of BIFF takes place from Jan 9-14, 2018.

The Barbados Independent Film Festival highlights the work of filmmakers, producers and actors from around the world. The Festival provides a platform for independent films that embrace the power of storytelling to inform, inspire and entertain.

The Festival will program feature films and shorts that celebrate the power of resilience and humankind’s ability to overcome adversity.

Celebrating Women in Film

Join our campaign to create meaningful opportunities for women in film. BIFF 2018 will highlight those filmmakers who create a platform for female expression and impactful dialogue.

Stay tuned for our roster of female influencers, films, awards and featured guests.

2018 Billboards


2017 Opening Night reel by Kirk Brown

An entire week of film and fun, including special events that highlight elements of each screening and incorporates a unique networking opportunity for filmmakers, industry professionals, funders and filmgoers.

Film Screenings

Extraordinary films from rising stars and seasoned filmmakers will be paired with locally inspired events.

Filmmaker Workshops

Compelling Q&A’s and workshops will support professional and artistic development, and open the dialogue on current issues in the film industry.

Island Excursions

Local and guest filmmakers, producers, actors and professionals can explore Barbados and enjoy the best the island has to offer.

Special Events

The Festival will host an array of special events, all set within tropical and lush settings across the island.


For those looking to make an impact through independent film, there are plenty of opportunities to support this initiative.

Join the team

We invite you to join our team of hard-working, fun-loving, problem-solving movie lovers.


Bim loves flim

Consider donating to help keep independent filmmaking strong in Barbados!


Connect with us

If you have questions or feedback, send us a message and let’s chat.

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September 7, 2017

BIFF Invests in Emerging Filmmakers with a Collaboration Grant and Local Filmmaker Award

June 30, 2017

Stephen Lang Joins Barbados Independent Film Festival Advisory Board