Back in April 2012, Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam– the Caribbean ‘sister’ of the renowned International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the Netherlands – experienced its first and highly successful
edition in Willemstad, Curaçao. For its second edition in April 2013, Curaçao IFFR first introduced its annual Yellow Robin Award film competition.
With this competition, Curaçao IFFR intends to offer a hospitable platform for new films and filmmakers. In cooperation with IFFR, the Netherlands, and in
cooperation with several regional film festivals and institutions it aims to encourage, support, and contribute to the careers of talented beginning
filmmakers from the region.
The winner of the Yellow Robin Award competition will receive US$ 10,000 as well as priority access to one of the important IFFR activities, such as CineMart or Rotterdam Lab or a special
screening at the festival in the Netherlands.
Christine Davila, who is also Ambulante California’s Festival
Director, is in charge of programming this competition. With her vision
and experience Davila and her team carried out the first touring
documentary film festival in Los Angeles back in September.
What kind of films are we looking for?
The identity of the people of Curaçao, its history and culture shows a clear link to its African and European roots. Culturally and economically, the
island has strong bonds with the Caribbean region, the Latin-American mainland but also with the United States.
Films that are eligible for the Yellow Robin Award competition should, by its country of origin, theme, and chosen form, be relevant to this contemporary
society and its historical network, in all its facets. Films submitted for the competition can be feature length fiction or creative documentaries. The
first public screening has
not taken place prior to
1 January 2014
Deadline to submit your work is
1 January 2015
For more information visit HERE