The Winners

The 11th Edition of the Belize International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday night, November 13, with the DigiCell 4G LTE Closing Night Awards Concert presented by the Music Ambassador of Belize at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts.

The festival jury members this year were Andre Bennett, CEO of Cinema Esperança International in Canada; Alejandra Guzzo, Professor at the University of Tucuman & President of the Association of Documentary producers and filmmakers of Argentina; Sandro Halphen, Head of Development and Acquisitions for Corazon Films in Mexico; and Tim Cruz, writer/director with Guerrilla Hollywood in (USA) & owner of Tim Cruz Loves You (music video production company).

According to Festival Director Suzette Zayden, “Our 11th year is only the beginning of a new decade and move forward for BIFF. While we intend to remain an international festival to keep Belizeans exposed to stories from around the world that speak to our hearts and minds, we are still focused on maintaining within the festival high quality films from Central American, the Caribbean and Mexico as these are our neighbours, our region; and, where the stories and realities portrayed will most resemble us onscreen.”

The jury reviewed 34 selections from more than 20 countries, and 17 music videos in the Belizean-only music video category.

Best Narrative Feature

Award

sabina-k

SABINA K
Director – Cristobal Krusen

Special Jury Mention

ixcanul

IXCANUL
Director – Jayro Bustamante

Best Documentary Feature

Award

hexa

HEXA: GRANDSON OF THE RULERS OF BRAZIL
Director – Washington Carvalho

Special Jury Mention

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Best Short Film

Award

yochi

YOCHI
Director – Ilana Lapid

Special Jury Mention

manna_3

MANNA
Director – Daniel E. Hyde

Best Short Documentary

Award

wings-of-hope

WINGS OF HOPE
Director – Carol & Richard Foster

Best Music Video

Award

soca-mode

SOCA MODE
Director – Melonie Gillett

Best Environmental Film

Award

voces-latinoamerica

Most Notable Belizean Film

Award

manna_3

MANNA
Director – Daniel E. Hyde

Festival Schedule

 

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BELIZE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 Lineup

BELIZE CITY, Belize–The Belize International Film Festival (BIFF) is pleased to announce its 2016 Official Selection Listing of Films – a diverse lineup of 34 feature films, short films, documentaries, short documentaries and 19 Belizean music videos featuring well known artists such as Blakberry, Melonie Gillett, Ernestine Carballo, Nello Player and many more..

BELIZE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 Jury

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Alejandra Guzzo

andre-bennett

Andre Bennett

sandro-halphen

Sandro Halphen

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Tim Cruz

Festival Events

OPENING NIGHT

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM

FILM SCREENINGS

CLOSING NIGHT

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