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Richard Gere speaks about Hachiko and AIFF

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Just before the screening of Hachiko, Richard Gere opened by saying a few words about the AIFF. "You should be very proud because you've come to the very first Aruba International Film Festival and you can tell your children and your grandchildren and Im very proud ot be part of that." He was honored to open this festival with a film he felt especially close to and which he produced as well as acted in; Hachiko, the story of a dog's loyalty. He warned the audience to keep their klee...

Otmar speaks

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When interviewed on the red carpet about hosting the Golden Aruba Award minister of Aruba culture Otmar Oduber pointed out that Aruba depends on tourism for 70% of its economy and that these kinds of events (the international film festival) and Aruba's first ever upcoming fashion week..."we are going just stepping up two steps ahead and its fabulous."     ...

Opening night of first AIFF

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On 04 June 2010, Richard Gere appeared at the first Aruba Film Festival to accept an award of the Golden Aruba Award, the first ever given by the minister of tourism of Aruba Otmar Oduber and the festival organizer Claudio Massenza. It was given for Gere's lifetime achievements as true screen legend as well as humanitarian activist. Audiences were moved by Gere's eloquent acceptance speech as he praised Aruba for having put such a festival together.  It was Gere's first time to Aruba...

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...

Jeep tour around Aruba island with friends from the festival

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The jeeps departed from the lobby of the HYATT REGENCY HOTEL at a very early 8:00AM- This proved rather difficult a challenge for some of us (Vanessa?) we had all celebrated rather late the brillant opening of the festival and  a very warm party by the beach. This Jeep Safari, the island's most popular attraction, is the only way to access the Natural Pool and its refreshing, crystal-clear waters. We got to drive them taking turn for a wild fun!     &...

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 ...

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, ...

AIFF reveals initiatives to help promote environmental preservation in Aruba

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  Looking to play an active role in preserving and protecting the beautiful ecosystem that defines the beautiful island nation of Aruba, The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) announced plans to implement pro-environmental practices throughout the festival to minimize the ecological footprint of the week-long event (June 4-11, 2010). AIFF has launched several initiatives to help promote environmental preservation. These include:   Partnership with Aruba's Arikok Park: ...

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...

The Aruba International Film Festival Thinks Green

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The Aruba International Film Festival is very excited about its plans to reduce the environmental footprint of its week-long event by adopting pro-environmental practices in its planning. The film industry, historically, has been at the forefront in raising critical issues for society, and current concerns about environmental threats from climate change and over-exploitation of resources are no exception. The AIFF acknowledges that climate change is an important issue, and recognizes that red...

"I Love Aruba" You Tube Video Contest:

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If you create our favorite YouTube video showing why you love Aruba, we will send you 2 free plane tickets to the Aruba International Film Festival, and throw in a room for 8 days at the beautiful Renaissance hotel!   YouTube Lovers! Show us in 15-30 sec how much you love Aruba, and we will show you how much we love you! If you create our favorite YouTube video showing why you love Aruba, we will send you 2 free plane tickets to the Aruba International Film Festival, and throw in a ...

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...

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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...

The Global Film Village: 2009 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES WINNERS by Marla Lewin

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We have attended the Palm Springs International Shortfest through the years, and it is one of the best short film festivals in the world.   Award winners receiving a first place prize in four categories are automatically eligible to submit their films to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Academy Award® consideration. Over the past 14 years, the Festival has presented 64 films that have gone on to receive Academy Award nominations.The  Palm Springs International ShortFest &a...

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films

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If you dare wear short shorts, then wear them to the 2007 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market (ShortFest), held from August 23-29, 2007 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, CA. Now in its 13th year, the Festival has announced its roster of 332 films, selected from more than 2,500 worldwide entries. The Festival will showcase 54 World Premieres, 12 North American Premieres and 20 U.S. Premieres. The selection of films for screening and competition feature...

Palm Springs Shorts brings a long list of awards

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The best things in life are short, especially those screened at the 2005 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market (ShortFest), the largest short film festival and market in North America, now in its 11th year. Setting new records all around, more than 500 filmmakers and industry representatives from around the world participated in this year’s Festival which screened 324 short films in competition and included more than 2,400 of the filmmaker submissions, from ov...

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