In 2011, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) entered into a three-year partnership with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, to present a mini fest on Grand Bahama Island.
“This partnership attracted the support of celebrities, including Dennis Haysbert, Giancarlo Esposito and Joelle Carter”, said president and CEO of FLIFF, Gregory von Hausch.
Although the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy in 2013 damaged some areas of Grand Bahama, and the guests that sailed to the island from Palm Beach Florida were not allowed to disembark, (apart from the FLIFF contingent); amazingly, the event attracted its highest attendance numbers. Pelican Bay was one of the few businesses that could remain open during this time, due to the effects of the hurricane.
Returning for year four, FLIFF will bring over fourteen films. They will screen twice each on Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, at Pelican Bay Hotel. Local admission to each film is USD$5, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Grand Bahama Children’s Home. A USD$20 for a Fast Pass gives you admission to all the films. Tickets will be available at Pelican Bay’s front of house.