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BIFF 2012 Lectures and Panels kick-off tomorrow!

In addition to a stellar film lineup, BIFF 2012 also provide FREE face time with the experts during our BIFF Film Academy Lecture and Chats With… lunchtime panel dicussions. Be sure to check them out!

BIFF Film Academy Lectures

Two of our esteemed BIFF 2012 jurors will be serving double-duty this year as BIFF Academy lecturers. On Monday (March 19), film academic, Leslie Taubman, Ph.D., will present, “Film Appreciation: Cinema as Art,” which will serve as an introduction to the history of movies. Leslie has lectured extensively around the world, including India, Canada, Germany, Venezuela, El Salvador, Colombia and Vietnam. Leslie serves as juror for the Brooklyn International Film Festival and is attached to Fordham University in New York as an Adjunct Associate Professor. On Tuesday (March 20), Oscar-winning film producer and Director of the U.K.’s National Film and Television School, Nik Powell, will speak on “The A to Z of story,” looking at the art of storytelling from the point of view of the producer. Both lectures will be held 11am-12pm at Speciality Cinema & Grill on Church Street in Hamilton and admission is free.

Chats with… lunchtime panel discussions

This year, BIFF has expanded its popular free lunchtime panel discussion series to four days, with sponsorship from Bacardi. Each event will take place 12.15-1.15pm at Speciality Cinema & Grill. The schedule is as follows:

 March 19, “The Production Line” – BIFF’s International Advisory Board member, David Poland, sits down with top British filmmaker, Nik Powell, to discuss the tricks of the trade when it comes to producing, learnt from over 40 years in the business.

 March 20, “Rock Royalty” – Local film aficionado and host of CITV’s “Filmmakers’ Corner,” Keith Caesar, talks with Bermudian legend, Michael Frith, about “Fraggle Rock,” the Emmy Award-winning show he co-created with a little local inspiration.

 March 21, “Making Headlines” – Tim Hodgson from discusses film journalism in the 21st century with NPR’s Peter Rainer, Cinespect’s Carlos Segura and Filmmaker Magazine’s Lauren Wissot.

 March 22, “Short cuts” – Peter Rainer of NPR gets the inside track from visiting short filmmakers: Logan Sandler, Director of “All It Will Ever Be,” George Hamilton, Director of “Corner Shop,” Alexis Fortier Gauthier, Director of “Snowbound,” and Stefan Lengauer, Director of “Zoe.”

In Bermuda Sun’s opinion, the social lineup adds to an already impressive film lineup…


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