Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is an award winning organization with its mission being to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film. In 2013, AIFF was awarded the Alan McClennen Community Arts Award by the Arlington Center for the Arts, the Gold Star Award by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Person of the Year award by the Arlington Avocado Blog. Through the founding of AIFF, the mission has also focused on enriching the community and broadening the view of our world and ourselves. Utilizing the power of collaboration, AIFF has engaged and involved students, volunteers, businesses and town leaders, fellow arts organizations, and of course, filmmakers and directors from around the world. AIFF believes that the arts are here to connect us, to communicate across boundaries, and touch our common humanity.
4th Annual Arlington International Film Festival
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The Arlington International Film Festival Kick-Off celebrating the cultural encounter of…
The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is truly committed to building vibrant communities through the arts. This year’s KICK-OFF is truly a celebration of the arts… an evening of film, wine & hors d’oeuvres, music by Ken Field & The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and an exhibition of work from six local artists. Premiering at the KICK-OFF is the narrative short, O Atelier by Brazilian Director Edgar Duvivier, a preview of the independent films that will be screened in the upcoming Festival October 15 – 19.
O Atelier (14 min) Edgar Duvivier, Writer/Director | Brazil | 2014
Brazilian born Edgar Duvivier is an accomplished lawyer, saxophonist, sculptor and the director of O Atelier,meaning the art studio. A witty narrative film about art…the value, legitimacy, creativity, ethics and appropriation of art, the story opens with Antonio (Gregorio Duvivier), a young real estate agent crashing an art opening (recorded in Edgar Duvivier’s show at Parque das Ruínas) for the purpose of following up on a potential client, Maria (Maria Clara Gueiros), daughter of a famous sculptor who has recently passed. Maria hires Antonio to sell her father’s house and atelier; thus, begins the engagement of creative experience and the temptation of fraud.
Ken Field & The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble “one of Boston’s most dedicated and versatile musicians” will perform at the 2014 AIFF KICK-OFF
For more information on the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble please visit: http://www.revolutionarysnakeensemble.org
Honors the ‘Fine Arts’ With an Exhibit Featuring Artists
In celebration of the ‘arts’, the Arlington International Film Festival has organized a fine art exhibit featuring local artists from the greater Boston area that will be on display for the KICK-OFF, September 18th as well as during the Festival, October 15-19 at the Regent Theatre.
The exhibit provides an opportunity to view the stories/journeys of this remarkable group of artists from New England; each painting, sculptor and/or photograph illustrates something unique that the individual artist felt best represents his world, feelings, views, and ideas. And for the filmmakers in attendance, it emphasizes art as an essential part of film.
David Ardito – http://arditoart.weebly.com - Larry Blumsack - http://zokainstitute.com -
Steve Mardo - http://13forest.com – Michael Rose - http://michaelrose.photoshelter.com -
Lorraine Sullivan - https://arlingtonarts.wordpress.com/tag/lorraine-sullivan -
Carol Wintle - http://collagebywintle.com
Celebrate with sweets “Diversity through Film”
Sponsored by Arlington, Massachusetts Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group
Join us for a sweet celebration…a Boston film premiere & enticing desserts provided by Whole Foods
Thursday, October 9, 7:00 PM
Town Hall Auditorium, 730 Mass Ave, Arlington
$15 at the door
THE ROCKET by Kim Mordaunt (96 min, Australia, 2013) The Rocket has been chosen as one of the eight films to travel
around the world with Sundance Film Forward, an international touring program designed to enhance greater cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue.
A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by the legacy of war, to prove he’s not bad luck he builds a giant rocket to enter the most exciting and dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival