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Aruba Opening Day!

Star journalists Rene Mioche and Wendy Mitchell at the opening beach reception just before opening night ceremony to the 2nd annual Aruba Film Festival.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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 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...

DIFF 2010

This fest ranks up there with Aruba on the fun scale. Love this fest, sigh!

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

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

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!  

Ruba and Patricia

Ruba Nadda and Patricia Clarkson on red carpet at Aruba IFF.   The night before their premier, we met at the Aruba Golf Resort at The Burning Plain after party and over all-you-can-Mumms, I spoke with them both about their experience filming entirely on location in Cairo. In the presence of flipping and twirling Aruba Carnivalesque stage dancers- a truly Lynchian moment- they told me h

under the sea

Bruno Chatelin of Fest21 having fun in Aruba 'UNDER DA SEA'!lmao! http://www.awardswatch.fest21.com/en/video/aruba_festival_visitors_deep_down_underwater      

Palm Springs Short Fest

Palm Springs ShortFest announces winners 2010 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS The Gold Mine receives 3 awards including Best of Festival Award; Off Season receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; The Story of My Life receives Future Filmmaker Award The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, the largest short film festival and market in

Richard Gere at Aruba Film Festival

Richard Gere receives Golden Aruba Award for first ever Aruba International Film Festival Richard Gere: "Tell me about this tree. What does it mean?" Otmar Oduber: "Well, it's the the symbol of Aruba. It means strength and endurance or our people." ...   When interviewed on the red carpet about hosting the Golden Aruba Award minister of Aruba culture Otmar Oduber po

Interview with cast of Venezzia

    To view interview with cast of Venezzia, cleck here: Interview by: Vanessa McMahon and Rollo Ross http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=editorial&assetType=film&p=aruba+film+festival+venezzia   Venezuelan actress Ruddy Rodríguez executive produces and stars in the new film Venezzia, opposite famous Mexican

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!

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      

Palm Springs ShortFest announces winners

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2010 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS The Gold Mine receives 3 awards including Best of Festival Award; Off Season receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; The Story of My Life receives Future Filmmaker Award The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 27, 2010. 314 short films screened throughout the Festival along with mo...

Aruba The Hyatt

View from the top (Governor's suite at the Aruba Hyatt) http://www.aruba.hyatt.com/

Red carpet with the team from Cairo time...in Aruba

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                                  The team from Cairo Time which premiered in Toronto, Tribeca...AND came to Aruba Film Festival. Daniel Iron (the producer) speaks with wendy Dent from the red carpet. ...

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...

cinema on the beach...wawwww!

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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! ...

NEWSLETTER N° 467: june 11, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 467: june 11, 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 every week. ARUBA International Film Festival Dailies ...

part of Aruba press gang

At the opening night party, the Aruba press gang began what would become a legend group of friends and create unforgettable memories. How much better can the first ever Aruba International Film Festival be?

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