Directed by: JAH SMITH,( USA/Belize 2017), 1hr 52m, Rated R

On Friday, September 15th, the organizers of the Belize International Film Festival (BelizeIFF) will make the long awaited announcement of the official line-up of films chosen for this year’s 12th Edition of BelizeIFF and reveal the Opening Night Film.

To mark this momentous occasion Belizean audiences – and BelizeIFF fans – will be treated to the Belize premiere of HOGAN, the most recent film from the creators of STATES and BANK,

Directed and produced by LA based Belizean brothers, Jah and Faron Smith, HOGAN is the story of an underdog bare knuckle boxer from Belize who overcomes a number of challenging situations in life. One day he gets a shot at the Title in a professional boxing match against the top fighter from a rival country, Guatemala.

HOGAN features a star-studded cast which includes Jah Smith as Hogan, Cleave Cadle (States, Bank), Mehgan James (Bad Girls Club/ Basket Ball Wives: LA), De’Aundre Bonds (The Wood), Samuel Monroe (Set It Off/ Player’s Club), Noel G. (Training Day/ Fast & Furious), Duane Finley (The Wood), and Auntie Fee (Barbershop 3)

Students: $5.00 (with Student ID) and Sr. Citizens: $5.00 (with Social Security Card)

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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!!



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

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

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

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

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

1. Mary Jane: The Women of Weed (USA) Dir. Windy Borman

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The Belize International Film Festival is grateful to all the filmmakers who submitted their work for the 12th Edition of our Festival. The selection process was difficult as always because we get such a wide range of interesting high quality material to look at by talented filmmakers. This year a surprising amount of the films tackled issues such as mental health, migration, and resistance to oppression. Some had good endings; some not so good, and some are still fighting to be heard. Unfortunately we do have space limitations and are not able to screen every film received. We thank you all for submitting and we look forward to seeing your entries for next year. Please check the next post to see if your film made the cut this year. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our promotional sale starts today. Buy a ticket for 50%...only $5.00... during 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m!
Don't miss HOGAN tonight!
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Check out the live streaming of Open Your Eyes yesterday where we were talking about HOGAN with Marleni Cuellar and cohost! ... See MoreSee Less

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The winners of FREE tickets to watch the screening of our movie HOGAN tomorrow night have been contacted. If you liked this page and shared and liked our post....check your inbox! See you tomorrow night at The Bliss for Performing Arts at 8:00 p.m. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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The first 25 People to 1. Like our page and 2. Share this post starting at 10:00 AM, will receive a complimentary ticket to the Belize International Film Festival Media Launch and Screening of the thrilling and motivating Movie "Hogan"! ... See MoreSee Less

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Watch HOGAN this Friday, September 15th at the Bliss Centre right after the Belize International Film Festival announces the OFFICIAL SELECTION for its 12th Edition of BelizeIFF in November. The fun begins at 8 pm at the Bliss. Boxing fans, don't miss Hogan as he goes up against the Guatemalan!! ... See MoreSee Less

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