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Nessuno mi può giudicare

Lucia Ocone and Paola Cortellesi come to support the world premier of their film 'Nessuno mi può Giudicare' (2011) in Aruba for AIFF 2011.photo by Vanessa McMahon

Kim Cattrall interview on the red carpet in Aruba

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Actress Kim Cattrall opened the 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival (AIFF) on June 10th, 2011 with the world premier of her film MEET MONICA VELOUR (2010). She was met by crowds of fans consisting of Aruba locals as well as visitors from all corners of the globe. As she walked up the red carpet, she answered questions about her film to inquiring press. ME: Can you tell us about your character Monica in this film and why she was a challenge to play compared to the characters you have played in the pa...

ARUBA PART 2!

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Claudio Masenza and Kim Cattrall                 Welcome to Aruba where film fantasy and paradise meet- an Edenic tropical island, rich Aruban culture, crystal blue Caribbean water, stimulating humidity, sizzling sun and a celebration of international art-house cinema... This year’s Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) began with a sensual flare welcoming beloved actress, Sex In The City star Kim Cattrall ...

Aruba Opening Day!

Actress Kim Cattrall in Aruba at AIFF 2! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Aruba Opening Day!

Producer Jonathan Viera, Michelle Winklaar, Aruba Minister of Tourism Otmar Oduber walk red carpet opening AIFF Part 2!Laughing to the comment from TV announcement saying, 'these guys definitely have a touch of celebrity in them!'photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Aruba Opening Day!

Aruba Opening Night!Minister of Economic Affairs in Aruba, Michelle Winklaar walks red carpet at 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

AIFF Opening Night

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Claudio Masenza and Kim Cattrall                 Welcome to Aruba where film fantasy and paradise meet- an Edenic tropical island, rich Aruban culture, crystal blue Caribbean water, stimulating humidity, sizzling sun and a celebration of international art-house cinema... This year’s Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) began with a sensual flare welcoming beloved actress, Sex In The City star Kim Cattrall ...

NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011

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NEWSLETTER N° 511: May 31, 2011

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Aruba Film Fest heast up for second year

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  Building on the success of the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) last June, which attracted stars and films from around the world and entertained thousands over the course of a week, it has been confirmed that the island nation of Aruba will host a second edition of the AIFF this June (June 10-16). Initial details surrounding the 2011 Film Festival were unveiled today at a press conference by AIFF Founders and Producers Giuseppe Cioccarelli and Jonathan Vieira. Acto...

Animacam winners

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*ANIMACAM.TV (INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION ONLINE) **WINNERS** OF THE THIRD EDITION 2010*The audience from 106 countries, Jury of the Festival through their vote Online, with 500.000 visits registered, decided that the Winners of the Three Categories, sponsored with 2000 each one by the Entity Xacobeo S.A., were for films coming from /Colombia and Spain /Best short film Animation*T**ati n (la casa en l rbol)*/Josu Jaramillo//Colombia. 2010//Best Multimedia Animation/*L**os d as del Kr...

67th Biennale Jury members

On the jury this year at 67th Biennale in 2010, the great writer/director Guillermo Arriaga   Check out my in-depth interview with him in Aruba!   http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/interview_with_guillermo_a...

Guillermo Arriaga Venice FF 2010 Jury member

On the jury this year at 67th Biennale in 2010, the great writer/director Guillermo Arriaga   Check out my in-depth interview with him in Aruba!   http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/interview_with_guillermo_arriaga  

Venice Film Festival in 1 week!

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  Robert Rodriguez' film Machete (2010) to open at Venice Film Festival 2010   I will be at La Biennale 2010 doing Film Festival updates, market and interviews. Please stay tuned for exciting news and press at La Biennale right here!   In the meantime, check out some other interesting film industry production insight from previous interviews below!   1) Interview with Guillermo Arriaga (Babel, 21 Grams, The Burning Plain) in Aruba at AI...

'I Think of a Dream Like That' Paolo Stella

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 Here is the charming, cute and clever Paolo Stella, actor of my favorite underdog indie film of the year, the Italian breakout film, ‘Penso Un Sogno Cosi' (I Dream A Dream Like That) (2010) by visionary director Marco de Luca. Paolo is here to speak about his film and his career as an actor in Rome!  I met Paolo in Aruba at the Aruba International Film Festival and our first words were my interview of him on the red carpet before the Aruba premier of their film and then the followin...

Claudio and his buddy Richard

Here is Claudio Masenza with his good friend Richard Gere who came to inaugurate the Aruba IFF and to accept the Golden Aruba award. Hmm, looks like they're drinking... What is that? Moet! gniam gniam! ;-)))   See Richard junket in Aruba and my apparently moronic question! lol! http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/richard_gere_not_ready_to_write_a_book

Claudio Masenza with Mr. and Mrs. Arriaga

It was Claudio Masenza who organized the first ever Aruba International Film Festival. It was a smashing success and we can all thank with praise to Claudio for making such a beautiful event possible. Grazie mille Claudio!!! Here is Claudio walking the red carpet with writer/director Guillermo Arriaga and his lovely wife.    see this one of a kind interview filmed in Aruba with Guillermo Arriag

NEWSLETTER N° 472: july 21, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 471: july 10, 2010

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Cuba Libres without the Coke, please!

fun in Aruba with the girls!   Actress/producer Kimberly Campoli, writer/producer Vanessa McMahon, and actress/producer Rachel Reenstra celebrate fun, film and festival at Aruba International FF!  

Chris D'Arienzo and Barry Munday

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see film trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mNCIFBH0Ys Chris D'Arienzo was unable to make it to the first AIFF but his film was and indeed proved a hit among viewers.After the festival, I contacted my talented writer friend and asked him if he'd answer a few questions for me about the experience of making hisfirst feature film. Ironically, I had asked to interview him 3 months before the festival for a research project I was doing for University ofLondon but he was too busy s...

Cinema de la plage Aruba

AIFF: cinema on the beach This is one of the first sights upon arriving in Aruba for the first ever Aruba International Film Festival. Can anyone ask for more? Beaches all day and great cinema by night and/or both all at once? That is what the AIFF offered on opening night with Richard Gere and guests... a Cinema de Plage Aruba style. Wawwww!

Thelma Schoonmaker interview

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On Martin Scorsese Thelma Schoonmaker on Martin Scorsese: interview   watch whole Getty Images interview on this link:  http://www.fest21.com/en/video/interview_with_3_times_oscar_winner_thelma_schoonmaker                     Three time Academy Award winner for editing Thelma Schoonmaker in an up-close-and-personal interview about what it has been like to work alongside ...

Vanessa at Aruba International Film Festival

June 05, 2010 at Aruba International Film Festival This is after KLM lost my bags and I had nothing to wear! Hence, jeans on the red! See the Fest21 team having fun in Aruba: http://www.awardswatch.fest21.com/en/video/the_team_having_fun_covering_aruba_inaugural      

NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010

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