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Aruba International Film Festival Year 5 Kicks Off October 7-11 2015.

The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) quickly became the international film community’s “must-attend” summer event after its opening in July 2010. After 4 intensely exciting years, the festival took a break in 2014 for a complete makeover and now is back with full force to celebrate year 5 from October 7th-11th, 2015. 

The festival offers a pleasurable and inviting atmosphere for filmmakers, press and film lovers. It serves to not only develop an understanding and appreciation of the art of cinema and filmmaking, but also to inspire, educate and promote emerging local and regional filmmaking talent. This in turn has helped position Aruba as a center of art, culture and creativity, and as a viable destination for international film and commercial productions.

The AIFF was founded in 2010 by film producers Jonathan Vieira and Giuseppe Cioccarelli, with artistic direction by 30-year industry veteran Claudio Masenza. Previous editions of the festival have showcased a diverse array of critically acclaimed fiction films and documentaries from every corner of the globe, and have attracted such notable industry names as:

Hollywood leading man Richard Gere (Pretty Woman, An Officer and a Gentleman)
Multi Oscar-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker (Raging Bull, The Aviator)
Mexican writer/director Guillermo Arriaga (The Burning Plain, Babel)...

 

 

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Interview with Filmmaker Zachary Sluser on THE DRIFTLESS AREA (2015)

Zachary Sluser Filmmaker Zachary Sluser’s debut feature film “The Driftless Area”, based on the novel by Tom Drury, tells the story of bartender Pierre (Anton Yelkin - Star Trek, Onlt Lovers Left Alive) who returns home to the small Midwest town of his birth after the death of his parents. It is an existential homecoming for Pierre whose mind is filled with memories and imaginings of his past while faced with the real world chaos around him caused by the crime capers of loca...

Interview with 12 MONTHS IN ONE DAY Director Margot Schaap

EEN DAG IN ‘T JAAR/12 MONTHS IN 1 DAY (Netherlands) is book-ended by two new years eve parties. In the span of one year, we follow three friends (Misha, Seb and Yvonne) who have been brought together by the death of someone close to them (Twan- brother, old friend and first love). Lyrical and introspective, the film weaves stream of consciousness inner monologues of each character with their conversations together as they help each other grieve. The film recently won Best International F...

Interview With Puerto Rican Director Angel Manuel Soto for LA GRANJA (2015)

Puerto Rican film LA GRANJA (2015) recently held its international premier at the 5th annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) in competition for the Caribbean Spotlight Series. In a fresh look at the dim side of Puerto Rican life, director Angel Manuel Soto's style pays homage to the likes of Alejandro Inarritu and Guillermo Arriaga, but holds a distinct tone of its own sure to carry Puerto Rican cinema to the next level and demand international attention. In Soto's...

Suns sets on the 2015 ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

  The ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is Aruba’s largest film event of the year, with this edition highlighting over 60 feature and short films. Another Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) has come to an end on the One Happy Island. The fifth annual festival was held from October 7-11 on the exotic Caribbean island of Aruba. Sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority, this world-class event was honored to host international and regional premieres of feature-length and s...

5th Annual AIFF Hosts Tyrese Gibson's SHAME (2015)

The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) has announced that SHAME, starring Tyrese Gibson (The Fast & The Furious and Transformers franchises) & Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson and produced by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington will screen before the opening night film THE DRIFTLESS AREA. SHAME is a 23-minute exploration of a man who wants to do the right thing for his family, but may not be strong enough to. Written by Gibson, the short is the story of an up-and-coming s...

2015 Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) Announces Line-Up

The 2015 ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is Aruba’s largest film event of the year, with over 60 feature and short films. The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) has announced their feature film and documentary competition programs, opening and closing screenings, short sections, and Caribbean films. The fifth annual festival will be held from October 7-11 on the exotic Caribbean island of Aruba. Sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority, this world-class event is filled with inte...

Aruba International Film Festival Year 5 Kicks Off! October 7-11 2015

  Oranjestad, Aruba – The island of Aruba will once again host filmmakers and film enthusiasts from around the world during the fifth annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), Oct. 7-11. Kicking off with a short film and Q&A session with actor Tyrese Gibson (from the Fast & Furious and Transformers franchises) and sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA), this world-class event is filled with international and regional premieres of feature-length and sho...

Interview with Randall Emmett (2 Guns, Empire State, Lone Survivor)

  At a time when independent cinema is struggling to survive more than ever, one independent film producer is at the top of his game, currently taking over Hollywood and the world. Prolific powerhouse producer Randall Emmett has produced over 77 films during his career and he is just getting started. There are few places in the world that have escaped the saturation of P&A for his latest film 2 GUNS (2013) by acclaimed Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (CONTRABAND, 2012...

Back of Beyond (2013). A Review.

    The winner of this year’s Aruba Flavor Shorts
 at the 4th annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) is newcomer Mexican/American director Leonardo Aguirre for his film Back of Beyond (2013). The film ends with this Latin phrase: ‘A diabolo, qui est simia dei’ (‘From the devil, who is the ape of God’). With an almost supernatural tone, this haunting tale is a question of faith in a world standing at the edge of a precipice. The f...

AIFF 2013; JULY 2 – 6, 2013

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JULY 6 & 7, 2013. DAY 5 & 6 of the 4th ANNUAL ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

JULY 6&7, 2013. DAY 5&6 of the 4th ANNUAL ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The final screenings of the 4th edition of AIFF were held at the Caribbean theater. Screenings included: the Winners of AIFF 2013 Jury Award Aruba Flavor BACK OF BEYOND by Leo Aguirre; Caribbean Spotlight Series film BRECHA EN EL SILENCIO by Luis & Andrés Rodríguez; Audience Award Aruba Flavor THE SHADOWS ARE SHINING by Ken Wolff; Caribbean Spotlight Series ABO SO by Francisco Pardo; La Glob...

JULY 5, 2013. DAY 4 of the 4th ANNUAL ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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-OFFICIAL AIFF PRESS RELEASE- JULY 5, 2013. DAY 4 of the 4th ANNUAL ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The day started with a panel discussion ‘Your Audience is Key’ about film production, sales, marketing and distribution moderated by BBC reporter Emma Jones. On panel was William Morris (WME) talent agent Rich Cook with filmmakers Storm Saulter (Better Mus Come, Ring di Alarm), Kareem Mortimer (Children of God, Passage) and programmer/producer Vanessa McMahon. Topics discussed were...

JULY 4, 2013. DAY 3 of the 4th ANNUAL ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The day began with masterclass ‘Words in Motion’ with Robert Alderingk Thijm, followed by ‘In Conversations With’ with veteran actress Maria Conchita Alonso and masterclass ‘The Hollywood Indie’ with Hollywood bigwig producer Randall Emmett (Empire State, 2013). Randall spoke on panel with Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Galloway. They discussed Randall's journey of film production from his days as a maverick indie film producer to becoming one of Holly...

DAY 2 @ THE ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2-6 July, 2013) - July 3, 2013!

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-OFFICIAL AIFF PRESS RELEASE- DAY 2 @ THE ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2-6 July, 2013) - July 3, 2013! Opening night proved a success for the 4th edition of the Aruba International Film Festival. Opening film Steekspel (Tricked) screened to a SOLD OUT audience. The film is the first user-generated production—part documentary, part narrative—from internationally renowned Dutch film director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Basic Instinct, Total Recall). Director Paul Verhoeven walked ...

DAY 1! The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) kicks off- July 2, 2013.

-OFFICIAL AIFF PRESS RELEASE- 4th ANNUAL ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF! Acclaimed Director Paul Verhoeven To Open Festival Aruba –JULY 2, 2013 – The fourth AIFF will open with Steekspel (Tricked), the first user-generated production—part documentary, part narrative—from internationally renowned Dutch film director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Basic Instinct, Total Recall). Verhoeven will present the film along with members of the cast and crew, and will giv...

ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Opens with Steekspel (Tricked) with director Paul Verhoeven

 Opening Film Steekspel (Tricked)  Every Festival Night to Sizzle with Excitement at Palm Beach Plaza Mall The fourth annual Aruba International Film Festival will take a thematic approach to each night of movie screenings. Each “daily focus” will have visiting filmmakers, stars, press and guests filling the red carpet, providing a vibrant and festive atmosphere for festival patrons and AIFF’s supporting tenants at the Palm Beach Plaza Mall. This year’s AIF...

4TH ANNUAL AIFF 2013 TO TAKE PLACE JULY 2 – 6

Director Paul Verhoeven   -AIFF OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE- 4TH AIFF 2013 TO TAKE PLACE JULY 2 – 6.  Acclaimed Director Paul Verhoeven To Open Festival! The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) fourth edition will take place July 2-6, 2013. The fourth AIFF will open with Steekspel (Tricked), the first user-generated production—part documentary, part narrative—from internationally renowned Dutch film director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Basic Instinct, Total Recal...

ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WELCOMES CONTINGENT FROM VENEZUELA

-OFFICIAL AIFF PRESS RELEASE- ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WELCOMES CONTINGENT FROM VENEZUELA Two Generations of Venezuelan Talent to Unite at AIFF Aruba – June 21, 2013 – Aside from showcasing a number of films from Venezuela, the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) announced today that it will host some of its neighboring country’s most recognizable names in film and television. Maria Conchita Alonso, multiple Grammy Award Nominee, Hollywood movie star, and one...

ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS COMPLETE SCHEDULE

-OFFICIAL AIFF PRESS RELEASE- ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS COMPLETE SCHEDULE Movie and Event Tickets Available at Palm Beach Plaza Mall Aruba – June 28, 2013 – Starting today, tickets to the Aruba International Film Festival movie screenings and industry events will be available for purchase at the AIFF Info Point Office at the Palm Beach Plaza Mall. Located near Caribbean Cinemas, the venue hosting the festival this year, the Info Point Office will be open daily fr...

'Mine Games' (2012) @ 4th Aruba International Film Festival. Director Richard Gray to attend with cast.

  Writer/Director/Producer Richard Gray.   'MINE GAMES' (2012) to screen at the 4th Aruba International Film Festival (2-6 July, 2013). Director of 'Mine Games' Richard Gray to attend AIFF with his wife (writer/producer Michele Gray) and cast of the film Joseph Cross ('Lincoln') and Briana Evigan ('Step Up').  http://2hands20fingers.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ArubaFilmFest?ref=ts&fref=ts   After screening 'Mine ...

'Mine Games' (2012) @ 4th Aruba International Film Festival.

'MINE GAMES' (2012); To screen at the 4th Aruba International Film Festival (2-6 July, 2013). Director Richard Gray and cast to attend!  Australian director Richard Gray’s (‘Summer Coda’, 2010) film ‘MINE GAMES’ (2012) is an inventive psychological thriller ahead of its time with philosophical undertones akin to the deep esoteric style of Lynch and Hitchcock. Produced by US production company Vitamin A Films, ‘Mine Games’ starts out...

'Angels in Exile' (2013) at the 4th Aruba International Film Festival (2-6 July)

Written, directed, produced by Billy Raftery (‘Children Rise’, 2012), ‘Angels in Exile’ (2013) is a documentary of the social disaster of rampant poverty in South Africa. The film focuses on two indigent youths- Zulieka and Ariel- who have grown up in the streets of Durban, South Africa. Billy follows the lives of these two for nearly a decade from glue-sniffing children to young adults. The film is narrated by Charlize Theron. Recently I interviewed Billy Raftery abou...

'Raze' (2013) at 4th Aruba International Film Festival. AIFF

  'Raze' (2013).  Not many professional actresses in the film industry can boast that they are also an award-winning stuntwoman, and a film producer. The beautiful and charismatic Kiwi actress/stuntwoman/producer Zoe Bell started her career as a gymnast in New Zealand and later became a stuntwoman for TV’s ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ and 'Hercules' and for films including ‘Kill Bill’ Vol. 1&2, ‘Inglorious Bastards’ and &lsq...

'Terms and Conditions May Apply' (2013) at the 4th Aruba International Film Festival (2-6 July)

  ‘Terms and Conditions May Apply’ (2013) is an acutely relevant documentary that anyone who uses any communication tool whatsoever-internet, computer, tablet, phone, etc.- must see. It is an accurate nail-biting suspense of a very real situation all of us buy into and sign up for every day, and yet neglect to really think about. Director Cullen Hoback’s thesis in ‘Terms and Conditions’ is a vital piece of journalism reminding us of the essence of freedom t...

‘The Cleaner’ (‘El Limpiador’, 2012) at 4th Aruba International Film Festival (2-6 July, 2013)

Peruvian director Adrián Saba’s breakout first feature film ‘The Cleaner’ (‘El Limpiador’, 2012) has won multiple awards (including the prestigious the New Voices/New Visions award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival) and traveled to numerous film festivals around the globe since its world premier in the New Directors category of the San Sebastian International Film Festival. This haunting and lyrical Peruvian gem is reminiscent of the post apo...

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