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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Music Videos

BELIZE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 Jury

Marianne Pletscher

Rebecca Roos

Lynn Whitfield

Michael Mihail

The Winners

Best Feature Narrative

THE SOUND OF THINGS / EL SONIDO DE LAS COSAS
Directed by Ariel Escalante

Best Feature Documentary 

MADE IN BANGKOK
Directed by Flavio Florencio

Best Short Film

ON TIME
Directed by Xavier Burgin

Best Short Documentary

THE WOOD THRUSH CONNECTION
Directed by Dayna Reggero

Best Music Video

CLASSY
Directed by J-Money

Most Notable Environmental Film

WHALE SHARK
Directed by Sean Sullivan

Most Notable
Belizean Film

ON TIME
Directed by Xavier Burgin

Lifetime Achievement Award
for Music in Film

Andy Palacio

Festival Events

PREVIEW EVENT

OPENING NIGHT

FILM SCREENINGS

AV SYMPOSIUM

WORKSHOPS

CLOSING NIGHT

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TRAGIC JUNGLE, a dramatic suspense film from award winning Mexican director, Yulene Olaizola, is looking for Belizean actors for her 5th film in Belize City this weekend - April 13-15. Filming locations include the forest/ jungle area near the south of the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico and along the Belizean / Mexican border of the Rio Hondo as well as Chetumal and Bacalar. Production is currently scheduled for Oct. / November 2018 by the Production Team of Rubén Imaz, Pablo Zimbón, Yulene Olaizola and the Production Company Malacosa Cine - Varios Lobos (México) You can contact them at malacosacine@gmail.com for more information.

SYNOPSIS.
Two beautiful women Agnes (20) and Florence (27), are running away from Belize. They enter the jungle, crossing over the Río Hondo that marks the border with Mexico. But their pursuer finds them; only Agnes survives and runs off into the Mexican jungle. Days later, a group of Mexican chicleros (gum workers) find Agnes lying unconscious and they take her to their camp. Her presence produces tension among the men, who have been working in the jungle for eight months. One by one they fall under Agnes’s allure, and mysterious fatalities ensue; one chiclero plummets from a zapote tree, one falls sick with malaria, and another is eaten by ants. Only one Mayan chiclero suspects Agnes; according to a Mayan legend, a beautiful woman seduces men in the jungle and then causes their death.
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We are now accepting your films for the 2018 Belize International Film Festival. We have made some changes in film categories this year and we're excited to see what you will send in. Deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2018. Please feel free to email submissions@belizefilmfestival.com or fmau@nichbelize.org for entry forms or inbox us should you encounter any technical difficulties finding or downloading our entry forms. Looking forward to hearing from all of you!! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are now accepting your films for the 2018 Belize International Film Festival. We have made some changes in film categories this year and we're excited to see what you will send in. Deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2018. Please feel free to email submissions@belizefilmfestival.com or fmau@nichbelize.org for entry forms or inbox us should you encounter any technical difficulties finding or downloading our entry forms. Looking forward to hearing from all of you!! ... See MoreSee Less

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See the line where the script meets the screen? It calls you! Watch Baby Moana find her way to the Ocean. 👶🌺🌊

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Awesome exploratory meeting between Film and Media Arts Coordinator and BelizeIFF director, Suzette Zayden and Randy Riggins of Adobe Project 1324 at Adobe Headquarters in Silicon Valley. Lots of ways...

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More Caribbean films for you. “The Sweetest Mango” directed by Howard Allen. Now streaming. Please see link below. ... See MoreSee Less

#FilmmakerProfile ... HOWARD ALLEN of HAMAfilms Antigua. Howard's first feature film, THE SWEETEST MANGO, is currently streaming on Studio Anansi Tv. Watch now: studioanansi.tv/the-sweetest-mango H...

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Today a Selection of Award Winning Shorts was shown to Employees of Adobe System at their Headquarters in San Jose, California as part of the activities celebrating Black History month by the Black Employees Network. Joining us was Xavier Burgin, director of ON TIME, winner of the Best Short at the 2017 BelizeIFF. #adobeforall #BelizeIFF #nich ... See MoreSee Less

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