2010 BAHAMAS FILM FESTIVAL

The Bahamas International Film Festival wrapped in Nassau Thursday night with the closing night film, Precious, which brought out the island out to watch the film and then partake in a Q&A with screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher and Lenny Kravitz, who stars in the film. The seven day fest also included a career tribute to Johnny Depp earlier in the week, another tribute to Bahamanian underwater cinematographer Gavin McKinney and a Rising Star honor to actress Sophie Okonado.

I attended the fest, where I moderated the closing night Q&A, and here’s some shots from the fest.


Children of God (Opening Night Film) director Kareem Mortimer and the film’s editor Maria Cataldo.


Festival founder/executive director Leslie Vanderpool (center).


Elliot Kotek (left) moderates the Career Tribute discussion with Gavin McKinney.


Sophia Okonado Rising Star honor.


Sophia Okonado.


Leslie, myself and Geoffrey Fletcher at the closing night screening. (photo by Elliot Kotek)


Geoffrey Fletcher and Lenny Kravitz. (photo by Elliot Kotek)