Belize Film Festival

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Type Of Event
Start Date
Monday, 8 Nov, 2021Annually
Entrance Fee
11/6/2019 - 11/10/2019

  • Film Screenings
  • Music Videos
  • Shorts
  • Green Globe
  • Collective Memories
  • Belize City
  • Awards
About Event

Belize International Film Festival

The Belize International Film Festival is an annual event that brings together top world films and filmmakers in Belize for four days. The festival focuses on independent films produced in Belize and other Central American countries and Caribbean countries that display storylines celebrating cultural diversity, topical social issues and stories of resistance.

2019 Belize International Film Festival

The 2019 Belize Film Festival starts on November 6 with screenings at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts. Screenings will be held throughout the week. Please refer to the schedule for accurate dates and times.

Why should you attend the 2019 Belize International Film Festival?

This is an event that you do not want to miss. Celebrating the 13th Edition of the Belize International Film Festival, be there to see unique culture-centric films. Bring a friend and enjoy films from Belize and other participating countries.
Suitable for:
What to bring?
  • Cash
  • Camera
  • Creative Ideas
Learning, Movies
Outline of Event
Start Time
11/6/20196:00 PMEvents at the Bliss Centre
11/7/20197:00 PMEvents at the Bliss Centre and Ramada Princess
11/8/20197:00 PMEvents at the Ramada Princess
11/9/201912:30 PMEvents at the Ramada Princess, Mexican Culture Institute, Digi Park, and Thirsty's
11/10/20193:00 PMEvents at the Ramada Princess and Sagebrush Church in San Pedro
Contact Information
Location Information
Bliss Center
Belize City, Belize
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
1. Private Vehicle
2. Aircraft
2. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles
3. Public Transportation (Buses)
4. Taxi
5. Hitch-hiking

For a detail description of these transportation options, check out the FAQs section below.

To arrange a rental/shuttle/charter, has a wide range of rental, charter and shuttle options to book today! See the options here: (Shuttles) (Rentals/Charters)
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Private Vehicle: a. If you own a vehicle or has access to a private vehicle and have a valid driver’s license, you can drive to the selected location. This is the easiest and most recommended option for transportation. 2. Aircraft: a. There are domestic flights to all five of the screening locations available via Tropic Air and Maya Island Air. To view the Maya Island Air flights schedule, visit To view the Tropic Air flights schedule, visit 3. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles: a. If you would like to drive or be driven directly to a selected location, you can rent a vehicle (make sure you have a valid driver’s license) or request a charter or shuttle. Arranging this option is easy, has a wide range of rental, charter and shuttle options to book today! See the options here: (Shuttles) (Rentals/Charters) 4. Public Transportation (Buses): a. On the mainland, buses can take you anywhere along the highways. Getting on a bus would require you to go to the town’s bus terminals or wait at the road side of a main road. 5. Taxi: a. This option is convenient if you are anywhere close to the selected screening locations.
Here are the prices for admission: Individual Films: General Admission – $10 Students with valid ID – $5 Seniors with Golden Social Security Card – $5 Events: Opening Night Red Carpet Gala – $25 Closing Night Award Show – $25 Panel Discussions – Open to the public Workshops – to be determined Full Access Pass: Registration is required for a full access pass. BelizeIFF pass includes access to Opening and Closing Night Events, all films as well as a festival t-shirt and souvenir bag. This pass is for one individual and will require a photo upload. To register for a full access pass, visit:
Yes, the Belize International Film Festival Committee is accepting submissions for the 2018 Belize International Film Festival. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2018. Please feel free to email or for entry forms or inbox us should you encounter any technical difficulties finding or downloading our entry forms.
Whats Nearby
San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi's frequent and reliable schedule will provide you with a quick and enjoyable trip through the Caribbean Sea to your destination. Their professional ... moreservices will ensure your satisfaction and put your mind at ease.
Type of Destination:
Water Taxi Terminal
Colorful harborfront village featuring a variety of souvenir shops, along with bars & restaurants. 30 gift shops including MOHO chocolate shop offering free samples or organic, ... moreBelize-made chocolates, including duty-free and jewelry stores. You'll also find clean restrooms, a cybercafe, tour kiosks, restaurants, and other services. Security is tight in the Tourism Village, and you'll feel safe. On cruise ship days, vendors also set up booths on streets just outside the Tourism Village.
Type of Attraction:
Phone Service, Restaurants, ATM services, Banks, Sports Bars, Market, Coffee Shops
The Baron Bliss Lighthouse pay tribute to one of Belize's greatest benefactors, Henry Edward Earnest Victor Bliss, commonly "Baron Bliss". Having never actually setting foot in Belizean ... moreshores, he died with the request of being buried in a granite tomb, enclosed by iron fencing, near the sea with a lighthouse nearby.
Type of Attraction:
The Museum of Belize is an art and history museum. Located in Belize City, this museum was built between the years of 1854 and 1857 while Belize was still under Britain's rule, and ... moreinitially served as a prison. It was later transformed to The Museum of Belize in 2002. The museum is divided into three sections: History, Exhibits and Activities. The museum of Belize strives to provide inclusive history and learning experiences of Belize's history and Culture.

To learn more about the museum, watch our video above, or read our blog.

Opening Hours:
9am to 4:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
(Closed on Mondays and National Holidays)
Type of Attraction:
Phone Service, Parking
Learn More
Destinations/Attractions Nearby
Tours & Shuttles
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Departs From:
Belize City
Welcome to G&W enterprise A tour of Belize's old capital in our comfortable, air-conditioned van is just what you need to experience a historical and educational taste of our Jewel. ... moreWe have a licensed, knowledgeable and friendly Tour Operator and Tour Guide awaiting you at your port of entry or hotel. We will traverse along the beautiful shores of the Caribbean Sea on the Northern side of Belize City passing The Baron Bliss Lighthouse, which is the monument of one of our greatest benefactors.

This exciting and enjoyable ride will take you along the route of several embassies of varying foreign countries, major hotels, Linbert's Landing “known as "BTL Park”, some of our major high schools and universities, several residential areas including the residence of the Prime Minister. The tour will then proceed across one of the three bridges that connect the north to the south side of Belize City. Tourists will experience a true sensation with pedestrians and motorists during the busiest times of the day. The ride will take you to pass the recently built Belize Multi-purpose Center and into the metropolitan area of our City which includes the various banks, shopping center, schools and even a view of one of the oldest churches, the Anglican Cathedral of Belize.

Our tour guide will then go onto the George Price Highway is formerly known as the Western highway for 10 minutes to Old Belize which features the Cucumber Beach. At Cucumber Beach you can enjoy an activity-packed day with friends. Why not try their water slides, water trampolines and the jump off the rope swing at the amusement park? For those interested in what the Old capital looked like in the early 50’s and 60’s you can take a train tour of the museum right on site at Cucumber Beach.

This is definitely a taste of Belize!!! One you will never forget. You have got to book with us today to BELIZE it….A Belize adventure awaits you with G&W Tours.
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Departs From:
Belize City
View some Belize of the most beautiful birds in the tropical wetland; Birding-by-Boat Cruise At The Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect location Birds in Belize. This incredible ... morewetland ecosystem that is the largest of its kind in northern Belize is 30 miles north of Belize City. Mother Nature has designed this huge lagoon just for birds. It’s home to most of Belize 574 species of birds found in the country, including One the largest flying Bird in the Americas Jabiru Stork, different species of Birds Like egrets and herons and even the magnificent Northern Jacana just to name a few. But birds aren’t only animals you can see on this cruise. On this cruise will have high possibility To see Morlet crocodiles, green as well as spiny tail iguanas and even howler monkeys.
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Departs From:
Belize City
Your Tour Guide will meet Guest/s at Fort Street Tourism Village in Belize City then will commence tour by engaging guests with an Educational tour on the North side of Belize City ... morestopping at the Light House/ Baron Bliss monument then proceed along the Marine Parade and provide Historic information on key locations Chateau Caribbean Hotel, Central Bank of Belize, MCC Grounds, BTL Park (formerly known as Lindsberg Landing), Marion Jones Sporting Complex, ST. John’s College, Edward P Yorke High School, Nazarene High School, Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), Social Security Board and Palotti High School. Then take the exit on the Phillip Goldson Highway heading north to Ladyville located approximately 10 miles out of Belize City, to the Crocodile Eco-Sanctuary at Captain Hook’s Restaurant and bar one of Belize’s newest and most fascinating tourist attractions, located on the Caribbean shrimp farm.

The Caribbean shrimp farm is a small sustainable 266 acres farm surrounded by protected wetland habitat where shrimp are raised organically. These shrimp are harvested on the farm and sold locally here in Belize.

While visiting you can enjoy tours such as:

Horse Back riding

Mayan walk trail

After your tour is completed you may purchase lunch and enjoy the Belizean dish of the day, then take the Phillip Goldson Highway back to the city where upon entering the City you can stop at the Travelers rum Factory for a short tour and free sample of Belizean rum and also purchase gift items. After leaving the Rum factory your Tour Guide will take you on the South Side of Belize City then stop at one of the oldest church in Central America, St. John’s Cathedral built in 1812, then will proceed back to the Fort Street Tourism Village.


This half day tour is available to cruise passengers and overnight guests.

Both locations are kid friendly.

There is an onsite gift shop to purchase souvenirs.

This tour departs from and returns to Belize City unless there is a special request from our guests
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Departs From:
Belize City
In this compact Belize City tour, your Smart Travel Tour Guide will make sure that you get history, culture, cuisine, and shopping in one package. To get your tour started, you will ... moremeet your Smart Travel Belize Tour Guide at the Fort Street Tourism Village in Belize City. Together you will take an Educational tour on the North side of Belize City where we will visit the Lighthouse/ Baron Bliss monument. We then proceed along the Marine Parade and provide historical information on key locations such as Chateau Caribbean Hotel, Memorial Park, Central Bank of Belize, MCC Grounds, BTL Park (formerly known as Lindbergh Landing), Marion Jones Sporting Complex, Central Bank, Old Belize City Prison among many other buildings.

As we make our way through the city, we will be making 5 stops.

Museum of Belize (Previously the Old Belize City Prison)

The Belize Sign

St. John’s Church (the oldest Anglican Church in Central America)

Old Government House (Now the House of Culture)

Downtown Belize City (Albert Street Shopping Central)

Throughout the tour, guests will have the opportunity to take pictures, buy souvenirs, eat the local cuisine and meet local fruit/food vendors. From there we will make our way back to the Fort Street Tourism Village. Your Smart Travel Belize Tour Guide will make sure that you get history, culture, cuisine and shopping in one compact package.


This tour is available to cruise passengers and overnight guests.

Kid friendly.

Gift shops in route.

This tour departs from and returns to Belize City unless there is a special request from our guests.
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Indulge yourself in the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea. This is a must do tour when you’re in Belize. For all the water lovers and those that want to experience the underwater ... moreworld and swim in a real-life aquarium. Caye Caulker Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley is the place to be. You will get a chance to overcome your fears to swim with friendly nurse sharks and southern stingrays. As your boat pulls up to the area, you will get a first-hand view of the sharks as they come close to the boat. These creatures flock to this site due to the fishermen that are normally in the area. Your guide will also lift the rays for you to take wonderful pictures and will guide you as you enter into the crystal clear water so you can swim with the sharks and rays.

During this tour, you will be able to snorkel at 3 locations for about 45 mins to an hour. As you swim the barrier reef, you’ll get a chance to see different coral formations along with different schools of tropical fishes. You will definitely have a UNBELIZEABLE time here. After snorkeling, you may stay on the island to grab a quick bite to eat before returning to Belize City.
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