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.
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)