Countdown to Belize International Film Festival 2016 begins

In its 11th edition, the Belize International Film Festival (BIFF) will build on a decade of growth with a soon-to-be-announced lineup of feature films, shorts and music videos.

5 things to know about BIFF 2016:

1. It takes place in Belize City from November 10-13 entirely at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts with encore showings of select films to take place November 14-16.

2. Free Community Screenings will take place in 9 public spaces countrywide.

3. The BIFF Symposium will take place on November 11 & 12 also at Bliss. All master classes held as part of the two-day Symposium are free and open to the public.

4. Ticket prices will be: Opening Night – $25 (red carpet arrival, cocktail and film), with a CASH BAR; Closing Night – $15 (film, reception, awards show); Film Screenings – $10 each on Friday and Saturday; Festival Pass – $75 (Includes opening, closing and access to all films in the festival.

5. On a date to be announced, tickets can be purchased at the Bliss Box Office, and for the first time, online at the website.

This year BIFF acknowledges the four movie industry veterans who have been advisors, supporting the work of BIFF organizers before and during the film festival over the years.

● Estrella Hendrickson: Hendrickson is one of the founders of the International School of Film and Television (EICTV) in San Antonio de Los Banos, Cuba and head of its Department of Informatics and Communications since its founding in 1986.

● Manu Savani: Savani is the CEO of GALA GLOBAL INC. of California. He has been a consultant on India to the American Film Market, a member of the Board of International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (The Emmy Awards) and is a member of the advisory board to the Belize International Film Festival.

● Cristina Venegas: Venegas is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and former Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she teaches and researches Latin American film and digital media history and industry.

● Denise Williams Watts: Music Video Producer. Ms. Watts is Head of Video Production at Apple Music/iTunes and leads content across all music related video projects. –


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