Naomie Harris will receive the Bahamas International Film Festival's (BIFF) Rising Star Tribute on December 11.

Harris' credits include 28 Weeks Later, Pirates Of The Caribbean 2 and 3, and Miami Vice.

Festival organisers also announced that BIFF's Filmmaker Residency Programme will award $10,000 toward development and production on an independent Bahamian and Caribbean film-maker's project.

Filmmaker Residency advisors include Shoreline Entertainment CEO Morris Ruskin, Mighty Joe Young screenwriter Lawrence Konner, Ghost Rider producer Norman Golightly, veteran film festival director Nicole Guillemet and writer-director Susan Jacobsen.

The film-makers and projects selected for the BIFF's Filmmaker Residency Programme are:

Miguel A Drayton The Slumber Party
Jason Darcy Adam's Quest
Kareem Mortimer Daybreak
Gustavius Smith Built For Load
Ian Poitier Flight Of The Bumblebee

The festival is scheduled to run from December 6-13 and will showcase 83 films from 26 countries. For further details visit