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November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - PREVIEW EVENT

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - THE SOUND OF THINGS (1hr 18 min) PG-13

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November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - RED CARPET ARRIVALS

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm - OPENING CEREMONY & OPENING NIGHT FILM:  INHERITANCE (1 hr 16 min) R

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November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - GREEN DAYS BY THE RIVER (1 hr 42 min) PG-13

November 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - SHORT DOCS BLOCK (1 hr 15 min)

November 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - K2 & INVISIBLE FOOTMEN (54 min 13 sec) PG-13, LIFE IS WAITING (59 min) PG-13  

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - FINDING OSCAR (1 hr 40 min) PG-13

November 10 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm - CARGO (1 hr. 52 min) R

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November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - THE WEEKEND (29 min) R, JUST A LITTLE LUCK (1 hr) PG-13

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - SHORT FILMS BLOCK (1 hr 33min)

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - AMSTERDAM: TRACES OF SUGAR (57 min) G, MADE IN BANGKOK (1 hr 15min) PG-13

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - SALSIPUEDES (1 hr 37 min) PG

November 11 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm - DESERT (1 hr 28 min) R

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November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - CUBA LIBRE (2 hr) G

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS CEREMONY

November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - HOGAN ( 1hr 48 min) PG-13)

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BELIZE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 Lineup

BELIZE CITY, Belize–The Belize International Film Festival (BelizeIFF) is pleased to announce its 2017 Official Selection Listing of Films – a diverse lineup of feature films, short films, documentaries, short documentaries and 15 Belizean music videos featuring well known artists.

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BELIZE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 Jury

Marianne Pletscher

Rebecca Roos

Belize International Film Festival 2017 Launches!

The long anticipated list of films making the Official Selection for the 12th Edition of the Belize International Film Festival (BelizeIFF) was revealed during a brief ceremony at the Bliss Centre on Friday, September 15, 2017 which also featured the screening of the movie HOGAN by Belizean brothers Jah and Faron Smith and a surprise appearance by three important figures in Belize’s boxing history, Roy “Shorty” Clark, David Dakers and Kid Bowers, who came out for the event…

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Don't let your students miss the chance to see the Screen Adaptation of Michael Anthony's beloved classic Caribbean novel, GREEN DAYS BY THE RIVER, at the BLISS CENTRE in November followed by Q&A with the film's director, Michael Mooleedhar. Call 227-0811 to reserve seats for bulk attendance.

NOT SHOWING IN THEATRES NOR AVAILABLE ON DVD
General Admission - $10.00
Student & Senior Citizen's Discount - $5.00

GREEN DAYS BY THE RIVER
(Trinidad & Tobago, 2017) Dir. Michael Mooleedhar / 1hr 42 min/ Rated: PG-13

Synopsis: In a remote village in 1952 Trinidad, a curious boy pursues the affection of two girls. Despite his ailing father’s advice, Shell follows the compassionate Mr. Gidharee to work on his plantation along the river, in hopes of attracting his daughter Rosalie, but then falls for Joan, a sweet, sensible girl from the city. From the love triangle that ensues, Shell learns bittersweet lessons of life and love that will define his manhood and future forever.

‘Green Days by the River’ (2017) is the first feature film of rising film director Michael Mooleedhar. This probing look at Trinidadian culture is the culmination of his journey into understanding the forces of culture & race. His previous successes were short films which he collaborated with his mentor Professor Patricia Mohammed gaining acclaim locally and as far afield as New Dehli. ‘Coolie Pink & Green’ (2009) not only won People’s Choice at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival but opened the Parvasi Film Festival in New Delhi. ‘The Cool Boys'(2012) and ‘City on the Hill’ (2015), explored inner city struggles in a tasteful thought-provoking way. ‘City On The Hill’ Went on to win People’s Choice Award at Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. Michael has traveled widely, seeking to understand the world in which he lives and to translate it into film, creating a truly unique voice in world cinema.
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BelizeIFF School Series: GREEN DAYS BY the RIVER

November 10, 2017, 1:15pm - November 13, 2017, 3:15pm

Don't let your students miss the chance to see the Screen Adaptation of Michael Anthony's beloved classic Caribbean novel, GREEN DAYS BY THE RIVER, at the BLISS CENTRE in November followed by Q&A wit...

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JOIN US FOR THIS GLAMOUROUS RED CARPET EVENT THAT WILL BE BROADCASTED LIVE ON CHANNEL 5!

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Red Carpet Arrivals

7:30pm - 7:45pm
Seating in Auditorium

8:00pm
OPENING CEREMONY
w/ Special Invited Guest:
US Actress Lynn Whitfield

immediately followed by
OPENING NIGHT FILM: INHERITANCE
(USA/Belize) 1hr 18 min Rated R
Directed by Jessica Kaye and Laura Davis

When Maura arrives in Belize for her estranged father’s birthday, his unexpected death turns the anticipated celebration into a funeral. She returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home where she must face her past while fighting for intimacy in the present.

Shot entirely on location in Belize with a majority Belizean crew and actors in supporting roles, INHERITANCE is a beautifully shot, daring indie film with echoes of Vinterburg’s Festen.


ENTRANCE:
a) Purchase a ticket for BZE$25.00
b) You sent an RSVP to an emailed invitation (THis is not it!)
(RSVP List will be at door)
c) Show a Full Access Festival Photo ID Pass (valued at BZE$75)

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Official Opening Night-Belize International Film Festival 2017**

November 9, 2017, 6:30pm - November 9, 2017, 10:30pm

JOIN US FOR THIS GLAMOUROUS RED CARPET EVENT THAT WILL BE BROADCASTED LIVE ON CHANNEL 5! 6:30pm - 7:30pm Red Carpet Arrivals 7:30pm - 7:45pm Seating in Auditorium 8:00pm OPENING CEREMONY w/ Spe...

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JOIN US FOR THIS GLAMOUROUS RED CARPET EVENT THAT WILL BE BROADCASTED LIVE ON CHANNEL 5!

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Red Carpet Arrivals

7:30pm - 7:45pm
Seating in Auditorium

8:00pm
OPENING CEREMONY
w/ Special Invited Guest:
US Actress Lynn Whitfield

immediately followed by
OPENING NIGHT FILM: INHERITANCE
(USA/Belize) 1hr 18 min Rated R
Directed by Jessica Kaye and Laura Davis

When Maura arrives in Belize for her estranged father’s birthday, his unexpected death turns the anticipated celebration into a funeral. She returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home where she must face her past while fighting for intimacy in the present.

Shot entirely on location in Belize with a majority Belizean crew and actors in supporting roles, INHERITANCE is a beautifully shot, daring indie film with echoes of Vinterburg’s Festen.


ENTRANCE:
a) Purchase a ticket for BZE$25.00
b) Show a Full Access Festival Photo ID Pass (valued at BZE$75)
c) You replied RSVP to an Official INVITATION emailed to you (This is not it!). RSVP List will be at the door.

CASH BAR
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Official Opening Night-Belize International Film Festival 2017

November 9, 2017, 6:30pm - November 9, 2017, 10:30pm

JOIN US FOR THIS GLAMOUROUS RED CARPET EVENT THAT WILL BE BROADCASTED LIVE ON CHANNEL 5! 6:30pm - 7:30pm Red Carpet Ar...

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BelizeIFF Preview EVENT
Film Screening: THE SOUND OF THINGS
Panel Discussion: SUICIDE - Those who are left Behind
Where: Government House / House of Culture, Belize City
When: Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


THE SOUND OF THINGS / EL SONIDO DE LAS COSAS
(Costa Rica, 2016) Dir. Ariel Escalante / 1hr 18min / Rated: PG-13

Dealing with grief can be a painful and solitary experience. That’s definitely the case for Claudia. She’s just lost her dear cousin and rather than face her absence, the young nurse walls herself off from the world. That is, until she runs into an old friend who’s in need of help. With a muted color palette and an equally restrained central performance El sonido de las cosas is a probing character study of what it means to lose those we are closest to.

Join the Belize International Film Festival (NICH) and its partners - the Mental Health Association, the Musuem of Belize and the Embassy of Costa Rica for this opportunity to learn more about a subject that that has impacted many of our lives. Refreshments will be provided by the Embassy of Costa Rica.

General Admission - $10.00, Students with valid ID - $5.00, Seniors with Golden Social Security Card - $5.00, BelizeIFF Full Access PASS Holders- Free

50% of the proceeds will go to the Mental Health Association. Additional donations accepted.
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Coping with Suicide: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

November 8, 2017, 5:30pm - November 8, 2017, 8:30pm

BelizeIFF Preview EVENT Film Screening: THE SOUND OF THINGS Panel Discussion: SUICIDE - Those who are left Behind Where: Government House / House of Culture, Belize City When: Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 20...

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Huge Congratulations to director Ilana Lapid and her team at YOCHI FILM as they start their OSCAR qualifying theatrical run this week for the LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM category!! This official USA-BELIZE co-production between Yochi Film LLC and Youngstarr Entertainment won the award for Best Short Film at the 2016 Belize International Film Festival, features an all Belizean cast and majority Belizean crew and showcases four languages of Belize: Maya, English, Spanish and Creole. Once it qualifies, YOCHI will be competing with around 150 other qualifying films from around the world to make the Top 10 Shortlist. Another round will lead to 5 films being nominated for the 2018 Oscars in the LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM Category. Join us in wishing the producers the absolute best as they take on this challenge to take YOCHI and Belize to the OSCARS!! ... See MoreSee Less

Some exciting news to share :). “Yochi” is one of ten films selected for “SHORT FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD,” an Oscar-qualifying theatrical run presented by ShortsTV. The other shorts include...

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Congratulations to all the filmmakers whose works were chosen to light up the silver screen at this year’s 2017 BelizeIFF!!

BELIZE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION - FILMS

FEATURE NARRATIVE

1. CARGO (Bahamas, 2017) Dir. Kareem Mortimer
2. CUBA LIBRE (Cuba, 2015) Dir. Jorge Luis Sanchez
3. DESERT / DESIERTO (Mexico, 2016) Dir. Jonas Cuaron
4. GREEN DAYS BY THE RIVER (Trinidad & Tobago, 2017) Dir: Michael Mooleedhar
5. HOGAN (USA/Belize, 2017) Dir. Jah Smith
6. INHERITANCE (USA/Belize, 2017) Dir. Jessica Kaye and Laura Davis
7. SALSIPUEDES (Panama, 2016) Dir: Ricardo Aguilar & Manuel Rodriguez
8. THE SOUND OF THINGS (Costa Rica, 2016) Dir: Ariel Escalante

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
1. AMSTERDAM: TRACES OF SUGAR (The Netherlands, 2017) Dir: Ida Does
2. FINDING OSCAR (USA, 2016) Dir. Ryan Suffern
3. K2 & THE INVISIBLE FOOTMEN (USA /Pakistan/Brazil, 2015) Dir. Iara Lee
4. LIFE IS WAITING (Western Sahara /USA/ Spain, 2015) Dir. Iara Lee
5. MADE IN BANGKOK (Mexico/ Thailand, 2015) Dir. Flavio Florencio

SHORTS
1. Grandma’s Stove (Indonesia, 2015) Dir: Rahma Nurlinda Sari
2. Hard Times (Costa Rica, 2016,) Dir: Adrian M. Ramirez
3. Holy Trinity (Canada, 2017) Dir: Blake Morrow
4. Hotel (Cayman Island, 2016) Dir: Trevor Murphy
5. Olde E (USA, 2016) Dir: Xavier L. Neal- Burgin
6. On Time (USA, 2016) Dir: Xavier L. Neal- Burgin
7. Saturday (Costa Rica, 2015) Dir: Nicole Villalobos
8. Self-Prescribed (Cayman Island, 2016) Dir: Laurel Burgan
9. Swimming in the Desert (USA, 2016 ) Dir: Alvaro Ron
10. Tense (Jamaica, 2017) Dir: Rajeev Pollard

SHORT DOCS
1. The Painting of War (Indonesia, 2016) Dir. Agustinus DWI Nueroho
2. The Wood Thrush Connection, (USA, 2017) Dir. Dayna Reggero
3. Whale Shark (Belize & USA, 2017) Dir. Sean Sullivan

SCREENING OUT OF COMPETITION
1. The Weekend (Trinidad & Tobago, 2016) Dir. Sean Hodgkinson
2. Just a little Luck (Belize, 2017) Dir. Michael Flores

SCREENING AS A WORK IN PROGRESS
1. Mary Jane: The Women of Weed (USA) Dir. Windy Borman

MUSIC VIDEO

1.ABOUT LIFE - Dir: Kenneth Flowers - Artist: Unlmtd
2.CLASSY - Dir: Carlo Habet - Artist: Big Bang
3.DO DA X - Dir: Junimar - Artist: Di X Band
4.DR. MALARKIE - Dir: Junimar - Artist: Coconoboy
5. I MAHOGANY - Dir: Roland Gabourel - Artist: Ras Seraphim
6. IMAGINE - Dir: Carlo Habet - Artist: STiG Da Artist
7. JANKUNU TIME - Dir: Wayne Joseph - Artist: Harlem Youths
8. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT - Dir: Kenneth Grant - Artist: Cross Di Nitro
9. NUH TRUST - Dir: Olynn Kingston - Artist: TY
10. NUH WA YOUR MA - Dir: Heavy Films - Artist: Dajah
11. ON FLEEK - Dir: Dice Pandy - Artist: Ernestine Carballo
12. SLAVEMAN - Dir: Anthony Diego - Artist: Deizel Da Don
13. SOCA FEELING - Dir: Shauna Williams - Artist: Boss Lady
14. SUH MI LIKE IT - Dir: Michael Vasquez - Artist: Denise Castillo
15. TILL THE END - Dir: Jermaine Jenkins - Artist: Ronald "Young C" Reneau

To see the Playlist of music Videos Here is the link
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAjOWHvlJU-VBwgE0EZE36p_2OicBDfg0&disable_polymer=true

Congrats once again !!!!!

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