Organisers at the seventh annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) are bringing back the Filmmaker’s Residency Programme.

The scheme encourages global film-makers to submit screenplays that are based in the Bahamas or Caribbean region.

Entrants will get the opportunity to spend a full day with working professionals from Los Angeles and New York. Residency advisors include Precious producer Tom Heller and film-maker Ray Forchion.

Attending film-makers and their projects include Karen Webb with Arthur’s Salvation (US), Andrew Beckford with Slavery In The Bahamas (Bahamas) and Christina Smith with Fearless Summer (US).

“It is our intention that the contacts made will last beyond the time spent at the programme, and that all who take part in the programme will benefit from attending,” BIFF founder and executive director Leslie Vanderpool said.

BIFF is set to run from December 2-5.