The second annual Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao IFFR) kicks off today. And as we did at the Havana Film Festival last December, the ttff will be presenting a special programme representing Caribbean cinema.
The programme will entail the screening of a past ttff selection, Raoul Peck’s Moloch Tropical (Haiti, 2010), and a presentation by Dr Bruce Paddington, Founder and Festival Director, ttff. Dr Paddington’s presentation is entitled Small Islands on the Big Screen: A History of Caribbean Cinema.
In addition, the ttff is one of the partners of the Yellow Robin Award, a new development prize for Caribbean and Latin American filmmakers. Five films are nominated for the inaugural award, and all will screen at Curaçao IFFR. Three of the films—Yao Ramesar’s SistaGod (T&T, 2006), Kareem Mortimer’s Children of God (Bahamas, 2009) and Chris Browne’s Ghett’a Life (Jamaica, 2011) are past ttff selections. The winner will be announced at the festival’s award ceremony.
Curaçao IFFR is affiliated with the prestigious International Film Festival Rotterdam, one of the world’s leading film festivals.
Image: A shot from Moloch Tropical