The Island House
April 13th – 16th, 2023
April 13th – 16th, 2023
4 days of films, talks, workshops and celebration.
The Island House Film Festival is an independent non-competitive film festival in The Bahamas. TIHFF celebrates and focuses on films and filmmakers that emerge from the Caribbean region, celebrating Bahamian premieres of international, regional and local narrative films and documentaries. Panels and workshops that educate and inspire creativity amongst the Bahamian population, as well as placing a strong focus on educational outreach programs is key to TIHFF, thus expanding the film industry in the region.
Like The Island House itself, the 48-seat cinema was designed to attract and captivate both guests and local culture buffs alike. Regularly featuring both blockbuster and art house films, the versatile space also hosts live music, seminars and speaking events.
Merging the height of contemporary luxury with the understated elegance of authentic island life, The Island House offers today’s sophisticated traveller an experience that is warm and intimate in spirit, polished and discerning in character.
Unwind in a plush contemporary style with sweeping views of our Lyford Cay Marina or Relax in your very own private retreat with spacious porch whilst enjoying poolside views amongst lush greenery.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at The Coffee Bar, lunch takeout at Mahogany Pizza, open air dining at Shima or cocktails at Mahogany House.
Wellness is a central theme of The Island House. The property features a variety of health, fitness and treatment options designed to energize, rejuvenate and relax.
Tickets for all films are only $10, workshops and talks are free –You can book by clicking on the Eventbrite link (under each event/activity), by visiting The Island House Front Desk or by calling 698.6300 for more information.
“A stunning and distinct array of skills, shots and presentations that articulate the splendor of different and unique views and talents coming together in a weekend of intense filmic pleasure at the third annual Island House Film Festival.”
“I had an amazing experience at my University of the Bahamas lecture – It was great interacting with fellow creatives and I hope to come again!”
“Thank you so much for the fabulously intimate festival, I feel I made very real connections and appreciated the opportunity to share my film with the Bahamian audience. The events were well organized, the team calm and collected and the movies were great!”
“Thank you to The Island House Film Festival. You made our trip for Life In The Doghouse so special!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Insight Into The Film Industry Workshop, thank you once again to The Island House Film Festival as well as Evelyn Vaccaro. I learnt so much and was delighted to get such an intriguing insight into the industry.”
“I’m always available for TIHFF – Thanks for opening the door to me and my films.”
“Tim’s screenwriting workshop was really inspiring – He is so relatable and gave us lots of great tips that I can’t wait to use in my future pieces”
“Thanks so much for another wonderful festival, a great screening of Reggae Boyz (and party!), for your hospitality and for making everything super comfortable for everyone.”
Cydne Coleby (B. 1993, Nassau, Bahamas) attended The College of The Bahamas (now University) where she received her associate degree in art in 2012.
In 2018, Coleby reintroduced her art practice at The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas as a part of their Ninth National Exhibition with a body of work entitled “A God Called Self”. Since then, she continues to produce digital collages and mixed-media paintings that engage themes of personal and Caribbean identity, sexuality, and gender.