BIFF ‘Talks With Film Professionals’ Panelists

March 11, 2019

The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] announces that it will hold four panel discussions about the film business as part of its annual ‘Talks with Film Professionals’ series.

The panels will take place daily from Tuesday March 12 through Friday March 15 in the City Hall lobby lounge, Hamilton, beginning at 530pm. Film screenings will begin on each of those days at 630pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall.

The discussions will feature a range of guests including BAFTA award-winning director Mike Newell, Bermudian actress Joanne Tucker, Bermudian filmmakers Antoine Hunt, Bayard Outerbridge, Lara Smith and Milton Raposo, and visiting filmmakers including longtime BIFF attendee Neil Leifer.

On Tuesday, ‘Producing across Borders’ will feature an all-Bermudian panel of filmmakers Lara Smith [The Isles of the Queen: Bermuda], Milton Raposo [FABRIC: Folklore] and Antoine Hunt [A Story of Mezcal].

The Isles of the Queen: Bermuda, the documentary on which Ms Smith and Mr Raposo worked, screened on Sunday March 10 in the Tradewinds Auditorium at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.

Mr Hunt’s documentary film will screen on Saturday March 16 at 6pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton.

On Wednesday, ‘Being on Camera’ will feature Bermudian actress Joanne Tucker, whose credits include The Report [2019], Listen up Philip [2014] and Gayby [2012].

On Thursday, ‘Shooting on Location’ will feature Mr Outerbridge and short filmmakers Amanda Renee Knox [Night Call, winner of the Bermuda Shorts competition at BIFF in 2018], Brian Long [My Name Is], and Tracy Chutorian Semler [Playing with Matches].

Mr Outerbridge’s short film Aleppo screens on Saturday March 16 at 6pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton. It is paired with the documentary, A Story of Mezcal.

On Friday, ‘Director/Producer Corner’ will feature BAFTA award-winning director Mike Newell, who will receive the Prospero Award for Excellence in Film from BIFF at the festival’s Awards Celebration on Sunday March 17; producer Peter Raymont from Toronto’s White Pine Pictures, whose film The Corporate Coup d’État is screening at BIFF; producer, director and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member Neil Leifer, whose short film Playing with Matches is screening at BIFF; and Cheryl Staurulakis, principal of Orama Filmworks and co-founder of Global Film Fund.

Mr Raymont’s documentary film will screen on Friday March 15 at 3pm at Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton, while Mr Leifer’s film will screen on Thursday March 14 as part of the competition shorts film set at Speciality Cinema, which runs from 1215-145pm.

Attendance at the panels is free.

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