Two Generations of Venezuelan Talent to Unite at AIFF

Aside from showcasing a number of films from Venezuela, the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) announced today that it will host some of its neighboring country’s most recognizable names in film and television.  Maria Conchita Alonso, multiple Grammy Award Nominee, Hollywood movie star, and one of Venezuela’s classic film and telenovela actresses, will attend the festival to promote her work in the documentary Femme: Women Healing the World.  While in Aruba, Alonso will participate in a special “In Conversation With” interview session, where she will discuss her nearly forty-year career in the entertainment industry.

The second night of the AIFF, themed “Latin Night”, will feature regional film premieres from countries such as Venezuela, Colombia, and Mexico.  Joining Alonso in the festivities will be, among others, actresses María Alejandra Martín, Hilda Abrahamz, and Ivette Domínguez, and actor Albi de Abreu.  Luis and Andrés Rodriguez, the filmmakers behind the Venezuelan hit Brecha en el Silencio (Breach of Silence) will attend along with members of the cast to conduct an audience Q&A after the screening of their film.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to unite two generations of film and television royalty in Aruba during the festival,” shared AIFF Executive Director, Jonathan Vieira.  “Having Maria Conchita Alonso and other established and emerging Venezuelan talent with us this year is further proof of the importance of our festival for the Latin-American market.”

Tickets for AIFF 2013 will be available soon in a variety of price ranges, from a simple movie and industry event ticket, to special passes for multi–event attendance.

About the Aruba International Film Festival

The breathtaking Caribbean island of Aruba provides the backdrop for the film industry’s newest marquee summer event – the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF).

Now in its fourth year, the AIFF stands to further global awareness for the Island of Aruba as a center of art, culture and creativity, and to serve as a platform to promote the understanding and appreciation for the art of cinema and filmmaking. The Festival remains dedicated to inspiring, educating and promoting emerging Aruban filmmakers.

Its inviting atmosphere, suited like none other, attracts actors, directors, filmmakers, and film lovers to a destination where participants enjoy a relaxed Aruban ambiance and a casual interaction between filmmakers and audience.

For more information please visit the Aruba International Film Festival website at