Lights, Camera, Action! The Barbados Independent Film Festival 2020
by Karen Rollins Jan 6, 2020
Local, regional and international creatives will get the chance to see their work on the big screen at the upcoming Barbados Independent Film Festival (BIFF) from 14-19 January 2020.
Alongside various screenings of independent films over five days, the festival will also feature meet and greet opportunities with stars and filmmakers; panel discussions with directors, writers and producers; masterclasses on screenwriting, acting, editing and producing and the BIFF awards.
The festival begins with a red-carpet gala at the Barbados Museum’s Walled Garden Theatre on Tuesday 14 January. Tickets cost $150 (BBD) and include food and premium drinks and the screening of the film ‘Joseph’ from local filmmaker Marcia Weekes.
Here are some of the other highlights of the festival:
Date: 15 January
Venue: Limegrove Cinemas
Showing: The Truth About Marriage
Date: 16 January
Venue: Copacabana Beach Club
Double showing: Reggae Boyz / Cabarete
Date: 18 January
Time: 10am – noon
Venue: Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination
Details: Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando screens of one of her favourite films and answers questions from the public.
Date: 19 January
Venue: Southern Palms Hotel Beach
Details: BIFF Awards / Shorts on the beach / ‘Too Lickrish’ film screening
Click here for the full festival schedule.
Tickets for most of the film screenings during the Barbados Independent Film Festival range from $10-$75 (BBD). There is also an all access pass for $400 (BBD).
So, grab some popcorn and enjoy some of the creative talent the Caribbean has to offer.
For all the details on the festival visit the official website.