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Winners of the Aruba International Film Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series

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Winners of the Aruba International Film Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series (CSS) Competition were announced on Sunday night at a special Festival event held on the rooftop of the Paseo Harencia. Encouraged by tremendous local support over the last two years, AIFF continues to expand its popular "Spotlight" series, which was created to showcase movies from Aruban and Caribbean filmmakers. The CSS Jury Award was split between two films; the US/Dominican Republic baseball...

Rob Reiner’s “The Magic of Belle Isle” to open Aruba Fest

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 Program details for the 3rd annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 22-28, 2012, were announced today. The Festival will showcase a diverse array of films from 18 different countries and feature several international and South American premieres. The lineup was announced by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza along with Festival founder Jonathan Vieira.   AIFF will open with the international premiere of director Rob Reiner’s ...

LOOKING BACK, Cinema's greatest moments... BLADERUNNER (1985)

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Bladerunner at Fantasporto, 2012 What better film to be honored at a 'Fantastic' film festival than the classic Sci-Fi film Bladerunner (1982)! At the 32nd International Film Festival of Porto (Fantasporto), which took place February 20 to March 3, 2012, the film was screened as an homage to cinemas of the future. Directed by Ridley Scott, the canonical film was based on the novel by Sci-Fi writer Philip K. Dick called: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" about...

Bladerunner at Fantasporto, 2012

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Bladerunner at Fantasporto, 2012 What better film to be honored at a 'Fantastic' film festival than the classic Sci-Fi film Bladerunner (1982)! At the 32nd International Film Festival of Porto (Fantasporto) the film was screened as an homage to cinemas of the future. Directed by Ridley Scott, the canonical film was based on the novel by Sci-Fi writer Philip K. Dick called: "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" about a time in the future where androids (who look like h...

Aruba Fest announces new dates for the third edition with new local initiatives

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The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) announced today that its third edition will take place June 22-28, 2012. Initial details surrounding the 2012 Film Festival were unveiled today at a press conference by AIFF Founder and executive producer Jonathan Vieira.                                     Ce...

Tiesto live at Mission: Impossible Premiere; Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol'

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 Tiesto live at Mission: Impossible Premiere; Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol' Live Movie Premiere Event; Media Darling: by Music News Australia Paramount Pictures And Coke Zero Present The Mission: Impossible 'Ghost Protocol' Live Movie Premiere Event Featuring A Live Performance By Tiesto From Rio De Janeiro, Brazil...   Fans Across the Globe Can Tune In Online to Experience the Red Carpet Firsthand    December 13 ...

Michael Kaplan 'Conversations With' at AIFF 2011

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  Costume Designer Michael Kaplan attended an ‘In Conversations With’ panel in Aruba during the Aruba International Film Festival 2011. Journalist Brandon Harris conducted the interviews. The panel went on for over and hour. Below is transcribed part of the Q and A that followed (to the best of what I could transcribe). Q: How are you able to keep yourself and your soul in the work that you do when it is for someone’s film and they have a specific idea of what they want? And als...

Michael Kaplan 'Conversations With' at AIFF 2011

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  Costume Designer Michael Kaplan attended an ‘In Conversations With’ panel in Aruba during the Aruba International Film Festival 2011. Journalist Brandon Harris conducted the interviews. The panel went on for over and hour. Below is transcribed part of the Q and A that followed (to the best of what I could transcribe). Q: How are you able to keep yourself and your soul in the work that you do when it is for someone’s film and they have a specific idea of what they want? And als...

Michael Kaplan 'Conversations With' at AIFF 2011

Costume Designer Michael Kaplan attended an ‘InConversations With’ panel in Aruba during the Aruba International FilmFestival. Journalist Brandon Harris conducted the interviews. The panel went onfor over and hour.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Michael Kaplan and Me at AIFF 2011

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  Costume Designer Michael Kaplan My interview with Costume Designer Michael Kaplan Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' panel session led by journalist Brandon Harris. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most celebrated films of cinematic history. Before his ‘Conversations With...

Michael Kaplan and Me

Costume Designer Michael Kaplan and writer/journalist Vanessa McMahonread our interview here: http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/aruba_international_film_festival/interview_with_michael_kaplan 

Interview with Michael Kaplan!

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   Costume Designer Michael Kaplan My interview with Costume Designer Michael Kaplan Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' panel session led by journalist Brandon Harris. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most celebrated films of cinematic history. Before his ‘Conversations With...

Michael Kaplan at AIFF 2011

Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' session. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most renown films of cinematic history. In this photo- Costume Designer Michael Kaplan, Festival Programmer Margherita de Paola and Festival Direc

Michael Kaplan at AIFF 2011

Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' session. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most renown films of cinematic history. In this photo- Kim Cattrall and Michael Kaplan  photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Michael Kaplan at AIFF 2011

Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' session. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most renown films of cinematic history. photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Michael Kaplan at AIFF 2011

Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' session. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most renown films of cinematic history. This photo- Conversations with Michael Kaplan led by Brandon Harris read 'Conversations' here: http://www

Michael Kaplan

Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' session. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most renown films of cinematic history. In this photo- Costume designer Michael Kaplan and actor Alessandro Calzaphotos by Vanessa McMahon 

Michael Kaplan

Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' session. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most renown films of cinematic history. photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Interview with Michael Kaplan

Fantastic fashion figure, costume designer Michael Kaplan attended the 2011 Aruba International Film Festival for a 'Conversations With' session. He spoke at length to press and film aficionados about his illustrious career in Hollywood as costume designer for some of the most renown films of cinematic history. photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Alessandro Calza

Actor Alessandro Calza (right) presented his film in Aruba at AIFF 2011 with his film CIAO (2008). On the left is costume designer Michael Kaplanphoto by Vanessa McMahon 

NEWSLETTER N° 513: june 18, 2011

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Winners of the Caribbean spotlight

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CARIBBEAN SPOTLIGHT SERIES AWARD CEREMONY AND PARTY MONDAY, JUNE 12th Children of God, winner of the Caribbean spotlight (Location: Gold Coast) Winners of the Aruba International Film Festival’s Caribbean Spotlight Series (CSS) Competition were announced on Tuesday night at a special Festival event held at Gold Coast Aruba. Encouraged by tremendous local support last year, AIFF expanded its popular "Spotlight" series this year, which was created to showcases movies ...

Aruba got talent

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Golden Globe Award-winning actress Kim Cattrall (“Sex and the City” franchise, “Big Trouble in Little China” , “Meet Monica Velour”) , Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Manchurian Candidate”), BAFTA Film Award-winning Hollywood costume designer Michael Kaplan (”Blade Runner,” “Burlesque,” “Fight Club”) and Academy Award®-nominated director Milcho Manchevski (“Before the Rain,” “Mothers”) will be attending the 2nd An...

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!

Award winning costume designer Michael Kaplan walks the red on opening night at Aruba International Film Festival, 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon 
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