Sophie Okonedo will be the subject of the sixth Bahamas International Film Festival’s Rising Star Tribute in Nassau on December 16.

Okonedo, nominated for a supporting actress Oscar in 2005 for Hotel Rwanda, recently starred in Skin and The Secret Life Of Bees and her credits include Dirty Pretty Things, This Year’s Love and Scenes Of A Sexual Nature.

“As anyone who has seen Sophie’s collection of feature film performances can attest, her star is most definitely on a meteoric rise,” festival founder and executive director Leslie Vanderpool said.

For further details visit the official Bahamas International Film Festival website.