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Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:39

 

WILLEMSTAD — The second edition of the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao IFFR) starts on March 28th with a ‘Preview’ performance: a typical festival film that will be announced later on. This preview also heralds the launching of the film program with the presentation of the official Curaçao IFFR magazine 2013. The festival itself is from April 4 to 7 at The Cinemas.During a press conference at the Renaissance Hotel yesterday the organizers announced the preview program of the film festival. At the initiative of the American consul-general, two young American filmmakers will come to Curaçao to give several workshops on filmmaking. Ben and Joshua Safdie will give the workshops on film ideas, shotlist, camera technique, optimizing sound systems and various options for editing.

 

The brothers produced Go Get Some Rosemary, a semi-autobiographic story about their childhood years. This American independent film is a comic ode to life and the imperfect human. Go Get Some Rosemary appeared in 2009 and was shown at the film festivals of Cannes, Thessaloniki and Sundance. The brothers will focus especially on young filmmakers. The workshops are for youngsters from 13 to 21 years and will take place in the week of April 1st up to and including 7th. Further details on location, time and registrations will be announced soon.

 

Film music

This year the Dennis Aalse Youth Orchestra will provide for the musical accompaniment. The orchestra will play a selection of film music on Friday evening, April 5th, in the Riffort. The concert is free and starts at seven.

 

Lecture

On Saturday morning, April 6th, Bruce Paddington, founder and director of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, will give a lecture on the film history of the Caribbean area. He will also give details on current films, filmmakers and festivals in the region. The exact time and location of this lecture will be announced later.

 

The ticket sales for the Curaçao IFFR start on Friday, March 29th at twelve a.m. at The Cinemas. Details and up-to-date information can be found on the website www.curacaoiffr.com.