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Aruba International Film Festival


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)...




MOTHERS, Milcho at AIFF 2011

Milcho Manchevski in Aruba 

Sound like a RHCP album??? :-)


Well, it's not. No, this is the latest film by celebrated Macedonian filmmaker Milcho Manchevski (Before the Rain, 1994; Dust 2001; Shadows, 2007). This week Milcho has attended the 2nd annual Aruba International Film Festival to showcase his latest film, MOTHERS, as well as his Golden Lion award-winning film BEFORE THE RAIN. He will also attend a 'Conversations With' discussing at length his career as an award-winning filmmaker and as teacher of film at the prestigious NYU Film School. This will take place tonight at the Paseo Herencia theater in Aruba conducted by Screen International writer/editor Wendy Mitchell. 


The genius director Milcho Manchevski (Before the Rain, 1994; Dust, 2001; Shadows, 2007; Mothers, 2010) walks the red carpet just before 50 Cent arrived on June 14th at AIFF 2011.

Milcho's groundbreaking poignant films have stayed so deeply ingrained in the psyche of his audience that he does not need to put on airs while walking the carpet. Oh no, Milcho is just himself... illustrating the point that the glamour of film should be contained in the film itself and not on all the fanfare of the red carpet.

When asked by press on the way into the screening of his film MOTHERS, he said, 'I wanted to make a film about truth, that explores the boundaries of what we see as truth and fiction. It's all fine and dandy to make pretty fiction narrative film but what are we going to do about the ugly reality?'


Stay tuned for a transcription of the Conversations With coming well as a review of Milcho's film MOTHERS. 


read about Milcho's latest opus here:

"MOTHERS begins with fiction, indeed with the fabrication of a lie, moves on to an attempt at the fabrication of a myth and ends in the shattering imagery of the real, where no fabrication is possible. Lying below the surface of all the episodes is a small web of fibs and betrayals, minor on the whole, but gaining an awful power in the final act, where a man respected by the community turns out to have deceived them all. There is no easy reading of Mothers, only a need for us to work with the filmmaker to uncover its many meanings."...


photos of Milcho Manchevski by Vanessa McMahon 

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