By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act December 5, 2011 at 8:38PM
The 8th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival announced its winners last night at a ceremony held at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island. As I mentioned in my previous post today, Zoe Kravitz was in attendance to accept the Rising Star Award.
We've profiled two of the winners, Restless City and Better Mus' Come, which won the New Visions and Honorable Mention for Spirit of Freedom Award respectively. Other films to note which pertain to this site are the short film Tall Tale of An Accidental Tourist (trailer embedded below) and the documentary Amos (clip below), about real life Bahamian spiritual artist Amos Ferguson.
BIFF 2011 winners are:
RESTLESS CITY (USA) / Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Best Feature: AMOS (The Bahamas) / Director: Karen Arthur, Thomas Neuwirth
Best Short: FIVE BONES (The Bahamas) / Director: Tyler Johnston
*Honorable mention to TALL TALE OF AN ACCIDENTAL TOURIST (The Bahamas) / Director: Jason Evans
Spirit of Freedom: Narrative
VIPS (Brazil) / Director: Toniko Melo
*Honorable mention to BETTER MUS’ COME (Jamaica) / Director: Storm Saulter
Spirit of Freedom: Documentary
MARATHON BOY (USA/UK/India) / Director: Gemma Atwal
*Honorable mention to ZERO PERCENT (USA) / Director: Tim Skousen
HOMECOMING (USA) / Director: Gursimran Sandhu
2011 BIFF Audience Awards
Best Narrative Feature: BETTER MUS’ COME (Jamaica) / Director: Storm Saulter
Best Documentary: ON THE WINGS OF MEN (USA/The Bahamas) / Director: Calvin Dwight Harris
*The winning screenplay in BIFF’s Filmmakers’ Residency Program is Danea Cash’s screenplay MARCH ON. The Filmmakers’ Residency Program nurtures screenwriters by providing them with the opportunity to spend a full day with accomplished professionals who make a living working in the industry from Los Angeles and New York.