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Filmmakers discuss secrets for success

Organisers of the upcoming Bermuda International Film Festival have announced a series of special events aimed at complementing the 2014 festival.

On the schedule are a series of live talks led by filmmakers, gala presentations for some of the higher profile films and the annual awards ceremony.

Festival operations manager Andrew Stoneham said: “This year we have restyled and reformatted the social aspect of the festival in order to make it more accessible.

“There's something on every night of BIFF 2014 so if you come to a film and want to soak up more of the festival action, you can.”

A total of four live talks will take place at the Bermuda National Gallery in City Hall, each starting at 5.15pm.

The first, on March 24, is titled ‘Producing Shining Examples” and will feature an experienced executive producer discussing making films that have longevity and impact an audience.

The following afternoon, ‘Diary of a Documentarian' will feature local documentary filmmakers, talking about how they have been inspired and how they identify strong stories.

‘Short But Sharp', on March 26, will feature the creators of short films, detailing their challenges and secrets for success.

And ‘The Secrets of Selection' will bring together a panel of experts to provide insight on film selection for festivals, and talk about how film makers can make their mark.

Gala presentations will be held for the screening of ‘Le Week-End' on March 21, ‘The French Minister' on March 24, and ‘Alan Partridge' on March 27. All three are scheduled to start at 7pm.

Port O Call on Front Street will host BIFF After Dark every night between March 21 to 26, excluding Sunday, bringing together filmmakers, international press and industry professionals, while Victoria Grill will be offering Dinner and a Movie — a special three-course meal for those seeing a BIFF film that evening.

The Festival will culminate with the annual awards ceremony at The Deep, starting at 9pm on March 27.

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Published March 06, 2014 at 10:14 am (Updated March 06, 2014 at 3:26 pm)

Filmmakers discuss secrets for success

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