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 is rewarded with a prize of USD 10.000; composed of USD 2.500 in cash and USD 7.500 worth of training/education in the context of talent development by participating in programs such as BoostNL (Utrecht) or Cinemart (Rotterdam). In addition, the film will be screened in the Bright Future program section of International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands and at Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) in Mexico.
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 July 2019.
Deadline to submit your work is 4 January 2020.
For further questions please contact us at yellowrobin@CuracaoIFFR.com