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7th edition: 11 April - 15 April 2018

More Than Film 2017

Submerge yourself in film and more during the festival week with any (or all!) of these activities:


Pelíkula den Bario 2017: Landfill Harmonic

Come and enjoy a free film evening for the whole family at these community centers:

Friday 24 March: Esmeralda Room - Instituto Buena Bista. RSVP on Facebook!
Friday 31 March: Sentro di Bario Ser'i Papaya. RSVP on Facebook!
Thursday 6 April: Sentro di Bario Rooi Santu. RSVP on Facebook!
Friday 7 April: Sentro di Bario Westpunt. RSVP on Facebook!

Doors open: 19:00 | Film starts: 19:30 | Free Admission | For all ages!


CIFFR Film Quiz 2017

Test your knowledge on anything to do with film in a fun trivia quiz presented by DJ Maarten Schakel on Monday 3 April.
Register your team (max. 5 people) at 19:30. We start right on time at 20:00. Fee is ANG 10 per team.

MON 3 APR • 20:00 • GOMEZ PLEIN, PUNDA


CIFFR Education Program 2017

Every year, thousands of students flock the theater for the special education program for elementary and high school students. Lesson plans (available in Dutch) are made available to the participating schools with background information and assignments.

Groups 6, 7, and/or 8 (Funderend Onderwijs)
This year's film is the animated fable The Red Turtle from director Michael Dudok de Wit. Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited only by turtles, crabs, and birds, the film recounts the milestones in the life of human being. With a special presentation by Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao. Volunteers tell about their work and discuss with the students how they can contribute in protection the oceans and the sea turtle population around Curacao.

Secondary Education (Voortgezet Onderwijs)
Violins, flutes, drums: the instruments played by the members of the poverty-stricken Paraguayan youth orchestra in the documentary Landfill Harmonic are made from waste.
The documentary explains how music has unexpectedly offered these children a brighter future. (Spanish/English subtitles).

Films previously screened in the education program include: De Boskampi's (2016),  The Idol (2016), Girlhood (2015), Pelo malo (2014), and Nairobi Half Life (2013).

THU 6 & FRI 7 APR • 08:30 AND 11:15 • THE MOVIES (FO) & THE CINEMAS (VO)


Dennis Aalse Youth Orchestra Concert - Tribute to Oliver Hardy

This year we pay tribute to Oliver Hardy who was born 125 years ago. Together with Stan Laurel he brought and still brings audiences across the globe the best of comedy and slapstick. The Dennis Aalse Youth Orchestra brings a lively concert with film scores of Oliver & Hardy films. Some seating is available so feel free to bring an extra folding chair!

FRI 7 APR • 20:00 • FOUNTAIN SQUARE, RENAISSANCE MALL • FREE ADMISSION


Award Show & Surprise Film

Join us to applaud the Yellow Robin and Caribbean Shorts Award winners of 2017, followed by that one extra film you will not find anywhere in the program: the Surprise Film!

SAT 8 APR • 19:00 • CINEMAS 1 (tickets available from Saturday 1 April)


It's Family Time on Sunday Morning

Enjoy an extra screening of the Oscar nominated animation The Red Turtle on Sunday morning. 2-FOR-1 SPECIAL!

SUN 9 APR • 10:30 • CINEMAS 6 • (tickets available from Saturday 1 April)


Kids Only 2017 - Shadow Puppetry

Shadow Puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat cut-out figures (shadow puppets) which are held between a source of light and a screen. Kids create a story, the puppets and a short film. This creative workshop is presented by Instituto Buena Bista and recommended for age 10-15.
Workshop fee is ANG 20 (incl. materials) and tickets are for sale at The Cinemas.

SUN 9 APR • 12:45 • RENAISSANCE HOTEL SALON C 3RD FLOOR

Check back regularly for updates to the program.Visit the photo gallery for an impression of earlier editions.