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Submarine gets nominated

Winner of the BIFF 2011 Best Narrative Feature went to the delightfully quirky, offbeat. coming-of-age comedy Submarine. It proved to be so popular that BIFF accommodated the audience with an additional screening.

Today the British Independent Award nominations were announced with Submarine landing a total of 5 nominations. Such noms include;

Best Debut Director- Richard Ayoade
Best Screenplay- Richard Ayoade
Best Supporting Actress- Sally Hawkins
Most Promising Newcomer- Craig Roberts
Most Promising Newcomer- Yasmin Paige

To see the full list of nominations see here.

The competition is fierce this year with so many well received films Submarine is up against. My money is on Best Screenplay and Most Promising Newcomer.


For Your Consideration: Juliette Binoche

Indiewire’s Peter Knget discusses 13 underdog actresses that deserve attention at this year’s oscar race. Topping the list is Juliette Binoche for her role in this month’s Bifflix selection Certified Copy. Here’s what Peter has to say:

Juliette Binoche, Certified Copy
Winner of best actress at Cannes Film Festival last year, Juliette Binoche’s work in Abbas Kiarostami’s twisty, beautiful “Certified Copy” is actually eligible this year due to its March theatrical release. In the film, Binoche gives a complex, compassionate (and funny!) performance that stands among her very best and certainly among 2011’s. Unfortunately, her chances at an Oscar nomination for it are next to nil, but hopefully a critics group or the European Film Academy decides to help make up for that.

To see the full article and read up on the other deserving actresses on the list look here.

Certified Copy: Movie Review B+

BIFF attendee and film critic Peter Rainer shares his thoughts on this month’s Bifflix selection. Check out the full film review here.

biff 2012: call for entries now open

BIFF announced today that the 15th annual Bermuda International Film Festival will be held March 23rd – March 29th, 2012. The festival has announced a Call for Submissions for short film entries. Competition categories are Bermuda Shorts Award, and the Audience Choice Award.

The deadline to submit both U.S. and International films for the 2012 Bermuda International Film Festival is November 5, 2011.

Entry form and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2012 Bermuda International Film Festival can be found here.

Questions regarding submissions may be directed to or by calling 441-293-3456.

six word story contest: october edition

The BIFF challenge continues in October… Create your own original six word story this week – pilferred words of others not accepted! The film genre for October is romantic drama.

The October winner was Mark Carey whose story was:

Reality revealed, escaping reflection top priority

Challenge yourself and you can win two tickets to October’s BIFFlix film Certified Copy. New entries accepted now and close at noon on Wednesday, 26 October. Click here to enter.

bifflix: certified copy on oct 30th

Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) announces that it will host a screening of “Certified Copy” on October 30, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. as part of its monthly film series, BIFFlixs. The film will be shown in the Tradewinds Auditorium at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) on Crow Lane in Hamilton.

Juliette Binoche won the the Best Actress prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for her performance.

Certified Copy is a playful and provocative romantic drama from legendary auteur Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us), his first feature made outside of Iran.

Binoche (Chocolat, The English Patient) plays a gallery owner living in a Tuscan village who attends a lecture by a British author (opera star William Shimell) on authenticity and fakery in art. Afterward, she invites him on a tour of the countryside, during which he is mistaken for her husband. They keep up the pretense and continue on their afternoon out, discussing love, life and art, and increasingly behaving like a long-married couple. But are they play-acting on a whim, or is there more to their seemingly new relationship than meets the eye?

Tickets are available in advance on or at the door on the day from 4:30 p.m. Tickets are price at $9 for BIFF members and $13 for non-members. For reservations or enquiries email programming@biff.bm5

biff alumni returns with realist romance film “save the date”

Michael Mohan new feature film Save the Date is now in post-production. Indiewire had a chance to sit down with the talented filmmaker to discuss wedding presents and his upcoming project. Check out the interview here

Michael’s intimate and beautifully crafted short film Ex-Sex screened at BIFF 2011 in-competition. The film has screened at numerous festivals winning many accolades, and prizes. Check out the teaser trailer below.