The jury came from far and wide to the Ninth Annual Bermuda International Film Festival. The panel that had film festival directors (Roger Durling of Santa Barbara International Film Festival and Lia Rinaldo of the Atlantic (Canada ) Film Festival, national journalists (Peter Rainer of NPR) and Robert Koehler of the Daily Variety), actors and filmmakers (Laura Elena Haring, Peter Riegert, and Emmanuel Itier) and local expert Elmore Warren, were responsible for selecting the winning films.
Emmanuel Itier and Roger Durling. To hear Roger's thoughts on the BIFF click here: Download roger.wav To listen to Emmanuel's comments click: Download emmanuel.wav For more information on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and to read Roger's meeting with none other than Barry Manilow click here: http://www.sbfilmfestival.org/
Peter Riegert, Marjaneh Abedini, and Robert Koehler at closing night festivities. Koehler, writer for the Daily Variety and internationally reknowned film critic, would later add freqent flier miles after the festival by serving on the Guadalajara Film Festival jury. He will later go to Buenos Aires, then to Cannes. To hear his thoughts on the BIFF click here: Download kohler1.wav . Bob comments on the hazards of traveling the festival circuit from 30,000 feet: Download kohler2.wav To see an example of Bob's work, click on this link : http://www.rottentomatoes.com/author-3435/
Peter Riegert (here with public relations specialiste, Carol Marshall), has had roles in over 60 films and television series', including "The Sopranos", "Law and Order", and "Animal House". He is also a director and writer (visit this site to see his filmography http://imdb.com/name/nm0726200/ ) To hear Peter speak on the BIFF: Download riegert_juror.wav