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Students get a taste of the BIFF experience

As part of the celebration of film that is the 20th Bermuda International Film Festival, organisers are entertaining primary students with its “Books to Film” series.

The series, which ran throughout this week at the Earl Cameron Theatre, features a series of books being read to the children by volunteers.

Patrice Horner, director of BIFF Ltd, said: “Books to Films is where there is a picture of the pages of a book on the screen and it is read. Then there is a short movie. The programme for primary schools looks to engage their imagination on topics that will help them live a better life.”

This morning the series continues with “Reel to Real” for teenagers featuring a series of short films hoped to prompt thinking and discussion about important topics led by assistant programmer Tashel Bean and former premier Dame Jennifer Smith.

A spokeswoman said: “The films are exceptionally produced and deal with poignant topics for teens.

“We are welcoming more teenagers for the Friday morning screening from 8.30am to 10.30am tomorrow at the Earl Cameron Theatre.”

The festival is set to continue throughout the weekend, with a special CaribFilm Fest on Saturday and a BerMovie Day on Sunday highlighting the best of Bermudian filmmakers.

Tickers are still available at www.biff.ptix.bm or at the City Hall Box Office.

Students attend the BIFF Books to Film event earlier this week (Photograph provided)

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Published May 04, 2017 at 2:55 pm (Updated May 04, 2017 at 2:55 pm)

Students get a taste of the BIFF experience

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