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Six Yellow Robin Award winners available on IFFR Unleashed

IFFR offers online alternative for cancelled Curaçao IFFR 2020

Due to covid-19 circumstances, the 9th edition of Curaçao IFFR (CIFFR), scheduled for 21 to 26 April 2020 in Willemstad, has been cancelled. To continue to offer visibility to filmmakers from the Caribbean region, IFFR has made six previous winners of the Yellow Robin Award available to watch online in Curaçao and the Benelux until 12 May 2020.

Ever since its launch in 2013 at the second edition of CIFFR, the Yellow Robin Award Competition has served as the festival’s major platform for upcoming filmmaking talent from the region.

Festival director IFFR Vanja Kaludjercic: “The Yellow Robin Award Competition serves as a launch pad for participating filmmakers to gain access to the wider international film scene. Their personal stories are of great value and enrich the cinema IFFR stands for.”

Each year, an international jury decides which filmmaker receives the $10,000 prize. On top of that, the winning film goes on to screen at the next editions of both IFFR and Mexico’s Morelia International Film Festival. 

IFFR Unleashed now presents six recent winning films, by filmmakers hailing from Panama, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

The six films are: 

Tierra adentro by Mauro Colombo (Yellow Robin Award 2019)

Black Mother by Khalik Allah (YRA 2018)

El hombre que cuida by Alejandro Andújar (YRA 2017)

Antes que cante el gallo by Arí Maniel Cruz (YRA 2016)

Las vacas con gafas by Alex Santiago Pérez (YRA 2015)

No quiero dormir sola by Natalia Beristáin (YRA 2013)

Separate films cost €4,50. It’s also possible to watch three films of choice for only €12, or all six for only €22.50.

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With 340,000 admissions and 2,691 film professionals attending, IFFR is one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the world, offering a high quality line-up of fiction and documentary feature films, short films, exhibitions, performances, masterclasses and talks. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through numerous industry initiatives including co-production market CineMart, through the BoostNL and Propellor initiatives, its Hubert Bals Fund and Rotterdam Lab. IFFR's 50th edition takes place from Wednesday 27 January to Sunday 7 February 2021. More information can be found at IFFR.com.