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Aruba introduces new film lab

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Furthering its mission to encourage, educate and activate young Aruban filmmakers by creating new opportunities for hands-on learning and development, the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) is introducing a new Film Lab for the festival’s second edition, which takes place June 10-16, 2011. The announcement was made today by Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira and AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. Sponsored by Regeling KulturA, which provides money for...

Aruba Festival reveals line up

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Program details for the 2nd Annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 10-16, 2011, were announced today. The Festival will showcase a diverse array of films from 13 different countries and feature several international premieres. The lineup was announced by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza along with Festival founders Giuseppe Cioccarrelli and Jonathan Vieira. Among the titles, the international premieres at AIFF include the Massimiliano Bruno directed Italian...

Jonathan Demme guest of second Aruba, along other prestigious line up

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It was announced today that Golden Globe Award-winning actress Kim Cattrall (“Sex in the City” franchise, “Big Trouble in Little China,” “Meet Monica Velour”), Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Manchurian Mandate”), BAFTA Film Award-winning Hollywood wardrobe designer Michael Kaplan (”Blade Runner,” “Burlesque,” “Fight Club”) and Academy Award®-nominated director Milcho Manchevski (“Before the Rain,” “Mothers”) will b...

Curtis 50 cent JacksonActor/Rapper on Hand for Caribbean Premiere of Latest Film "Things Fall Apart"

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It was announced today that rapper, actor and multi-tiered business mogul Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson will be attending the 2nd Annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) for the red carpet premiere of his latest feature film "Things Fall Apart." The announcement was made by AIFF Founders and Producers Giuseppe Cioccarelli and Jonathan Vieira and Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. The year's Festival takes place June 10-16, 2011.       ...

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...

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

Claudio Masenza and Thelma Schoonmaker

Beautiful picture of Claudio Masenza and Thelma Schoonmaker, devoted and uber talented editor for Martin Scorsese. Walking the red carpet at the Aruba International Film Festival, 2010.   See an in depth interview with Thelma Schoonmaker here:  http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/thelma_schoonmaker_interview  

Penso Un Sogno Cosi

Ahhh! The memories of Aruba's first ever IFF! And I just love this picture of the cast with Claudio Masenza and especially the pink drape against Marina Rocco's red lips!   left to right: Marina Rocco, Marco de Luca, Fulvia Caprara, Claudio Masenza, Paolo Stella :-D See this story about this fantastic indie Italian film Penso Un Sogno Cosi which debuted at the Aruba Internation

NEWSLETTER N° 468: june 16, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 468: june 16, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 79 000 film professionnals e...

Arubaaaaaa, its a a wrap, braaaaavo

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In an economy where long-running festivals are struggling, the Aruba International Film Festival had a solid inaugural run. "For the first year, I think it's a success," says one of the festival's founders, Guiseppe Cioccarelli. Bruno chatelin added " We, at filmfestivals.com, know of 4000 festivals in our directory, adding a new one is a challenge we always like to salute, but doing so, taking the risk to launch an event with such great ambit...

Aruba wrapped a success inaugural edition

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In an economy where long-running festivals are struggling, the Aruba International Film Festival had a solid inaugural run. "For the first year, I think it's a success," says one of the festival's founders, Guiseppe Cioccarelli.The new festival on this Caribbean island (17 miles north of Venezuela, part of the lesser Antilles) was the brainchild of Giuseppe Cioccarelli, a veteran line producer who moved to Aruba three years ago, and Jonathan Vieira, a local music and TV producer. (The pair run A...

Richard Gere starrer “Hachiko” and Duplass Brothers’ “Cyrus” To Bookend The Aruba Festival as Opening and Closing Night Films

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Program details for the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 4-11, 2010, have been revealed. The Festival will showcase 25 films from 16 different countries, featuring several international premieres and many Caribbean/South American premieres. The lineup was announced by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza along with Festival founders Giuseppe Ciocarrelli and Jonathan Vieira. Films having their international premiere at the Festival include t...

Griffin Dunne had the world premiere of his short Veronica in Aruba

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Griffin Dunne will have the world premiere of his short Veronica in ArubaAcademy Award® nominated actor and filmmaker Griffin Dunne ("After Hours," "40 Days and 40 Nights," "Game 6," "Johnny Dangerously") will present the world premiere of his short comedy titled "Veronica" at the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) today - Sunday, June 6 - at 6:30pm at Paseo Herencia (screening room 2). The surprise announcement was made today by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. Dunne's short is pa...

Griffin Dunne will have the world premiere of his short Veronica in Aruba

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Academy Award® nominated actor and filmmaker Griffin Dunne ("After Hours," "40 Days and 40 Nights," "Game 6," "Johnny Dangerously") will present the world premiere of his short comedy titled "Veronica" at the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) today - Sunday, June 6 - at 6:30pm at Paseo Herencia (screening room 2). The surprise announcement was made today by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. Dunne's short is par...

Inaugural Aruba International Film Festival Carribean spotlight

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The inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 4-11, 2010, will include a special screening series that showcases movies from Caribbean filmmakers. Details were revealed today by AIFF co-founder and executive producer Jonathan Vieira. "Although the Film Festival will show films from the four corners of the world, it hasn't forgotten its roots," said Vieira. "Caribbean films have a unique outlook, and a cinematic style that differs from those in ...

The Golden Aruba Award to be offerered to filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci

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  The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) announced today that legendary, Academy Award® winning filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor, Last Tango in Paris, The Conformist, The Dreamers) will be bestowed with The Golden Aruba Award for outstanding achievement in film at the inaugural Film Festival, taking place June 4-11, 2010. The announcement was made by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza.Serving as the Festival's most prestigious symbol of r...

Inaugural Aruba reveals line up for upcoming film feast at Dutch Caribbean island

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ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS OFFICIAL 2010 LINEUP Richard Gere starrer “Hachiko” and Duplass Brothers’ “Cyrus” To Bookend The Festival As the Opening and Closing Night Films Thelma Schoonmaker and Patricia Clarkson Among the Notable Guests To Join Richard Gere and Guillermo Arriaga in AIFF’s Signature “In Conversation With” Series Aruba – May 20, 2010 – Program details for the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 4-11, 2010, ...

The Golden Aruba Award to be offerered to filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci

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  The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) announced today that legendary, Academy Award® winning filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor, Last Tango in Paris, The Conformist, The Dreamers) will be bestowed with The Golden Aruba Award for outstanding achievement in film at the inaugural Film Festival, taking place June 4-11, 2010. The announcement was made by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. Serving as the Festival's most prestigious symbol of recognition, t...

Richard Gere hosting inaugural Aruba International Film Festival

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Legendary leading man and activist Richard Gere will open the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) as its official host when the Festival unspools this June. In addition to opening the Festival, Gere will be bestowed with a special humanitarian award and participate in the Festival's "In Conversations With" series engaging the Festival audience. "Richard Gere is a man whose amazing career is matched only by his remarkable and on...

Richard Gere will open the inaugural Aruba Int’l Film Festival.

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Legendary leading man and activist Richard Gere will open the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) as its official host when the Festival unspools this June. In addition to opening the Festival, Gere will be bestowed with a special humanitarian award and participate in the Festival's "In Conversations With" series engaging the Festival audience. Gere's involvement was revealed today by AIFF's Artistic Director, Claudio Masenza, along with Festival founders/producers Giuse...

NEWSLETTER N° 450: January 27, 2010

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 450: January 27, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned for Sundance, Berlin.... ___________________________________________________...

Aruba will host a new international film festival

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It was announced today that the island nation of Aruba will host a new international film festival (the nation’s first), The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which will take place June 4-10, 2010. Details were unveiled at a press conference today by AIFF Founders and Producers Giuseppe Cioccarelli and Jonathan Vieira, along with the Festival’s Artistic Director Claudio Masenza, at the Radisson Hotel & Resort in Aruba’s Palm Beach.       ...

Aruba to host a new international film festival next june

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It was announced today that the island nation of Aruba will host a new international film festival (the nation’s first), The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which will take place June 4-10, 2010. Details were unveiled at a press conference today by AIFF Founders and Producers Giuseppe Cioccarelli and Jonathan Vieira, along with the Festival’s Artistic Director Claudio Masenza, at the Radisson Hotel & Resort in Aruba’s Palm Beach.Commented Minister of Tourism, Labor and Transporta...

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