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Wednesday January 17, 2024

Barbados Museum – Garrison St. Michael

Doors Open 6:00pm – Film at 7:00pm

Why Kites Fly (Barbados)
Dir. Keya Bartlett/Kwame Lestrade
7:00
To Ezra Lorde and other kite lovers, their kites are their artistic masterpieces, sources of comfort and even symbolic representations of themselves. To many in the Barbadian community, the buzzing noise the kites make, are seen as a constant source of irritation. This film was produced as part of the BIFF Collaboration Grant.

That Great British Documentary (UK)
Dir. Joan Joan
1:00:00
That Great British Documentary shot over ten years and prompted by the death of her father, filmmaker Joan explores Britain’s colonial past and the legacy her dual black and white heritage has had on her life. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker

https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/biff-2024—the-great-british-documentary

Thursday January 18, 2024

CINE CUISINE – Haymans Market, ST. PETER

A night of local food, inspiring films and cocktails. Includes 3 specially crafted small plates from Haymans Market kitchens.

Doors Open 5:00pm – Films at 7:00pm – Panel at  9:00pm

Just Beneath the Surface (Aus)
Dir. Jimmy John Thaiday
5:09
Just Beneath the Surface On a fishing trip, a man struggles with a strange and menacing ocean. Will he fight against nature’s forces, or submit to its power?

Common Ground (USA)
Dir. Josh & Rebecca Tickell
1:38:00
COMMON GROUND is the highly anticipated sequel to the juggernaut success documentary, Kiss the Ground, which touched over 1 billion people globally.  By fusing journalistic expose’ with deeply personal stories from those in the front lines of the sustainable food movement, COMMON GROUND unveils a dark web of money, power, and politics behind our broken food system. The film reveals how racist practices forged our current farm system in which farmers of all colors are literally dying to feed us. The film profiles a hopeful and uplifting movement of white, black, and indigenous farmers who are using alternative “regenerative” models of agriculture that could balance the climate and save our health – before it’s too late. Followed by a panel discussion

https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/biff-2024—cinecuisine—common-ground

Thursday January 18, 2024

Barbados Museum – Garrison St. Michael

Doors Open 6:00pm – Film at 7:00pm

Why Kites Fly (Barbados)
Dir. Keya Bartlett/Kwame Lestrade
7:00
To Ezra Lorde and other kite lovers, their kites are their artistic masterpieces, sources of comfort and even symbolic representations of themselves. To many in the Barbadian community, the buzzing noise the kites make, are seen as a constant source of irritation. This film was made through the BIFF Collaboration Grant.

Opal France/Martinique (animation)
Dir. Alan Bidard
1:25:00
Once upon a time a magic kingdom of giant calabash-shaped floating islands where summer lasted forever and where the animals and the inhabitants were immortal. The source of all magic was a young princess called Opal. Legends said that her joy would bring wonders and prosperity to the kingdom. But her sadness would only bring chaos and darkness…

https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/biff-2024—opal-

Friday January 19 2024 – Matinee

‘The Pink Church’, next to Local & Co, Speightstown

Doors Open 2:00pm – Film at 3:00pm

Mighty Afrin: in the time of floods (2023) (Greece)
Dir. Angelos Rallis
1:27:00
In the desolate wilderness of the disappearing islands along the Brahmaputra river, 12-year-old orphan Afrin is coming of age. Acclaimed director and cinematographer Angelos Rallis filmed over five years as heavy rainfalls and flood waters ravage Afrin’s island, and he captures her refusal to surrender to Bangladesh’s deadly tides. As Afrin rows herself in a wooden boat toward the teeming metropolis of Dhaka, she attempts to find her estranged father, only to find herself among the millions of new climate refugees. Forced to grow up fast, Afrin must confront the mysteries of a sinking world where her dreams merge with reality.
Followed by a panel discussion

https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/biff-2024—mighty-afrin

Friday January 19 2024

Barbados Museum – Garrison St. Michael

Doors Open 6:00pm – Films at 7:00pm

The Land of the Forgotten (UK/Greece)
Dir. Vladimir NIKOLOUZOS
1:33:00
The Land of Forgotten Songs is a collective creative collaboration between The Deep Forest Foundation and indigenous communities from the Amazon. It captures key moments of the Kaxinawa Huni Kuin, the Awa, the Kayapo, the Matis, the Enawene Nawe and the Shipibo people who all live alongside wide rivers and massive trees. With an ancient myth as a recurring motif, one is immersed in their hunting, dancing, singing, chanting and much more while we also connect past and present by juxtaposing this with unique 20th century archive material.

The Knowledge (Australia)
30:00
The Knowledge is an Australian documentary on First Nations’ traditional knowledge on responding to climate change. The documentary is 30 minutes long and was filmed in the ACT/South Eastern NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/biff-2024—the-land-of-the-forgotten

Saturday January 20 2024

Parachute Studios, Warrens

10:00am – LIGHTING/GRIP WORKSHOP with Roger Moore “Know your light”

A practical  ‘hands on’ lighting Workshop for Film, Photography & TV introduces you to video lighting principles and how to set up different professional lights.
https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/biff-2024—workshop—lightinggrip

1:00pm – Exploring Method Acting WORKSHOP
with renowned acting Instructor Gary Swanson He studied with Lee Strasberg and is a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio in NY

4.00- 5.00pm “Actors panel”
with award-winning actors Andrea Allen, Jazz Lintott and Gary Swanson
@Parachute Studios, Warrens
https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/biff-2024—acting-workshop

Saturday January 20 2024 – Matinee

‘The Pink Church’, next to Local & Co

Doors Open 11:00am

INTO ZEPHYR (IRAN)
Dir. Seyed Morteza Sabzeghaba, Amin Nazari
30 minutes
The teacher of “Tengeh Dez” village spends a sweet but difficult experience every week on a walk and a trip in nature, and by being with the people of this deprived village. In order to cross the raging river in order to educate the children of this village, he has no other tools at his disposal except his feet, body and life.

A REVOLUTION ON CANVAS (USA)
Dir. Sara Nodjoumi, Till Schauder
1:30:00
In this hybrid political thriller and verité portrait documentary, Sara Nodjoumi, working with co-director and husband, Till Schauder, makes her directorial debut with this personal film, diving into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of more than 100 “treasonous” paintings by her father, seminal Iranian modern artist Nickzad Nodjoumi.

https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/biff-2024—a-revolution-on-canvas

Saturday January 20 2024

Red Carpet Gala
Barbados Museum – Garrison St. Michael

Doors Open 6:00pm
Live band and stalls

Why Kites Fly (Barbados)
Dir. Keya Bartlett/Kwame Lestrade
7:00
To Ezra Lorde and other kite lovers, their kites are their artistic masterpieces, sources of comfort and even symbolic representations of themselves. To many in the Barbadian community, the buzzing noise the kites make, are seen as a constant source of irritation. This film was produced as part of the BIFF Collaboration Grant.

Invisible Beauty (USA)
Dir. Bethann Hardison & Frederic Tcheng
1:55:00
A Documentary film directed by Bethann Hardison and Frédéric Tcheng. It explores the life and career of Hardison. Explores the life and career of Bethann Hardison, following her journey as a model, modeling agent, and activist. Whoopi Goldberg, Zendaya, Naomi Campbell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Fran Lebowitz, Tyson Beckford, Pat Cleveland and Stephen Burrows appear in the film.

https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/biff-2024–red-carpet-caribbean-gala

Sunday January 21 2024

La Paillotte, Goodmans Land, 82 St. Elizabeth Village, St Joseph

10:00a.m – ACTORS RETREAT (INTENSIVE) with Gary Swanson (20 maximum capacity)

https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/biff-2024—workshop—acting-intensive-

Sunday January 21 2024

Shorts on The Beach – Southern Palms (Free event )

A night of International and Barbadian films
Provided by the kind support of the US Embassy for Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean and Southern Palms Hotel