Bermuda-born actor Earl Cameron will return to the island to be honored with a film retrospective and take part in an on-stage interview on Mar 17. Cameron's credits include Pool Of London, Flame In The Streets, and The Interpreter.
'Mr Cameron has been widely hailed as the most successful black actor that Britain has produced, and rightly so,' the festival's director of programming David O'Beirne said. 'His career has spanned more than half a century, and he continues to be a working actor today.'
Overall more than 80 films will screen at the festival, which brings together a diverse roster of programmes covering in-competition narrative and documentary features, world cinema, a Czech Republic sidebar, children's films, special presentations, a focus on Bermudan cinema, and Midnight Madness.
Selections include the German best foreign language Oscar winner The Lives Of Others, 12:08 East Of Bucharest (Romania), Cashback (UK), Storm Of Emotions (Israel), Climates (Turkey), Time (South Korea), and Taxidermia (Hungary).
Festival organisers announced that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected to recognise the festival as a qualifying festival for the short films category for the annual Academy Awards.