Filmmakers Special

The Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) is a boutique showcase committed to exhibiting a wide spectrum of foreign films, with the hope that these programmes will entertain, enlighten and inspire film appreciation for all. BIFF is an annual spring event, which highlights the best in world cinema. The festival features top films from the world’s leading filmmakers as well as introduces new talent from around the globe.

Since 1997, the Bermuda International Film Festival has brought important cinematic works from around the world to the island of Bermuda. Our week-long celebration of cinema consists of a Main Slate of both narrative and documentary feature films, programmes of short films, provocative and controversial late night shows and a section devoted to Bermudian films. In addition to the official selections, the festival includes special events, filmmaker Q&A’s, panel discussions and master classes.

For 19 years, the Bermuda International Film Festival has built an outstanding reputation through a stellar selection of international films and guests, intriguing discussions, opportunities for filmmakers and film lovers to connect, and memorable special events. The Bermuda International Film Festival is presented by the Bermuda International Film Festivals Purpose Trust, a Bermuda registered charity, registration No. 465.

Since becoming a qualifying festival in 2004 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science for the Short Film – Live Action Oscar, two of our Grand Jury Prize winners have gone on to win the Oscar: Wasp (2005) and Toyland (2009). In addition, a number of short films that screened in competition over years went on to receive Oscar nominations including: Miracle Fish (2010), Death of a Shadow (2013), Asad (2013) and Henry (2013).