Saturday, October 25, 2014

Abo So is officially selected at the Bahamas Int'l Film Festival 2014

The award winning feature film 'Abo So' is officially selected at the Bahamas International Film
Festival 2014.

Showtime: Friday, December 5 at 12.30 PM

For more information visit the festival website: bintlfilmfest.com

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Abo So awarded best feature film

'Abo So' was awarded best feature film at the Belize International Film Festival 2014.

Also the film has been officially selected to screen in competition at Ariano International Film Festival 2014.

Visit the official movie website: Abo So

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Abo So has been officially selected at the 9th Belize Int'l Film Festival

The awarded musical film 'Abo So' has been officially selected at the 9th Belize Int'l Film Festival
which will take place this July. This is 'Abo So' 5th screening outside of Aruba.

For more information; click here for the festival website.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Aruban film 'Abo So' will be screening for the first time in the US

After a sold out presentation at Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam, 'Abo So' will be screening for the first time in United States of America during the DC Caribbean Filmfest at the prestigious American Film Institute Silver Theater.

Showtime: Saturday, June 14 at 3:15 PM

For more information; click here for the festival website.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Abo So is nominated for the Yellow Robin Award 2014

'Abo So' is nominated for the Yellow Robin Award 2014 from the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam. The festival will take place this April at the Cinemas in Willemstad.

It is an honor for the team of 'Abo So' to be nominated for the Yellow Robin Award. 'Abo So' will be screened during the upcoming festival.

Screenings
The Cinemas Curaçao:
Friday April 4th, 9.15 PM
Saturday April 5th, 3.15 PM
Sunday April 6th, 6.45 PM

For more information visit the festival website: curacaoiffr.com

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Abo So gets local theatrical release

The award winning feature film 'Abo So' gets local theatrical release on March 13. The film is making history to be the first one to be distributed in local theaters. It will be presented in 5.1. surround sound.

This romantic melodrama follows the almost impossible love affair between two young people from different worlds.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Juan Francisco Empire interview

Juan was interviewed by Simon Braund in Under The Radar from Empire online. In the interview Juan tells about his aspirations to become a filmmaker, and also he talks about his first feature film 'Abo So'.

The first feature film made in Aruba, that's quite an achievement.
Yes. It took a long time, but I'm very proud. The idea came from 2010, but I was advised by a friend of mine not to do a musical. Before, I did two short films, 10 Ave Maria and Awa Brak (Brackish Water), they won prizes in Aruba and internationally, but they were very different from a musical, very different filmmaking style. But I pushed on with the project and tries to bring my style to a musical.

How would you describe your style as a filmmaker?
I touch on social topics, and I try to bring in some symbolism and I try to make the film realistic, more documentary style. 

To read the complete article visit: www.empireonline.com

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Juan Francisco Caribbean Beat interview

It takes significant skill and perhaps even more restraint to tell a good visual story in just sixteen minutes. To lead the viewer through scenes of breathtaking beauty, trough enchanting and surreal and nuanced frames in order to move into that space that every director wants: for those witnessing the arc of that story to care deeply about the main character, even after the credits roll. Aruban director Juan Francisco Pardo achieved this and more with his courageous yet subtle 2011 short film 10 Ave Maria. This is how the article begins, which also describe his passion and commitment to the advancement of the film industry in Aruba.

To read the complete article visit: www.caribbean-beat.com
To watch Juan's short films visit: www.audiovisualinstitute.com

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Abo So awarded best Caribbean Spotlight Series film

Pardo's first feature-length 'Abo So' -- which premiered at the 4th Aruba International Film Festival
2013 -- won the audience award for best Caribbean Spotlight Series film.

'Abo So' has been officially selected to screen in competition at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2013 and at the Caribbean Tales Toronto showcase, during the Toronto International Film Festival 2013.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Abo So Pardo's first feature-lenght

'Abo So' (Only You) is AVI's third film production, directed by Juan Francisco Pardo. It is his first feature-length as well as first musical film.

'Abo So' is the story of two people whose love is put through different tests in a divided society. The film is produced by Pardo and Rebecca Roos and features the memorable songs of Padu del Caribe.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Juan Francisco received a Focus 2012 art & entertainment award

Juan Francisco Pardo was recognized by Focus magazine Aruba with an award in recognition of his achievements in art and entertainment in 2012.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

10 Ave Maria is officially selected at the 8th Montreal International Black Film Festival

The local short film '10 Ave Maria' will represent Aruba for the 6 time at a international film festival.
This time '10 Ave Maria' will be screened at the 8th Montreal International Black Film Festival in September.

For more information about the Montreal Int'l Black Film Festival visit the festival website: www.montrealblackfilm.com

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Awa Brak awarded best Aruba Flavor film

The new short film 'Awa Brak' -- which premiered at the 3rd Aruba International Film Festival 2012 -- won the audience award for best Aruba Flavor film.

'Awa Brak' has been officially selected to screen in competition at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2012.

For more information about this film visit the official movie site: Awa Brak

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

10 Ave Maria back to the post-production room

The successful short film '10 Ave Maria' will go back to the post-production room, this time for a Spanish version of the film.

Last year '10 Ave Maria' won the jury prize for best short film at the Tinidad & Tobago Film Festival. Since then 10AM was invited and screened on several film festivals: Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica.
For this year Havana's Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericana '10 Ave Maria' will be screened as part of a program created by TTFF which consist of 5 contemporary English, French and Dutch Caribbean films.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

10 Ave Maria is officially selected at the Bahamas Int'l Film Festival 2011

The award winning short film '10 Ave Maria' is officially selected at the Bahamas International Film Festival 2011.

Screening: Thursday, December 01 / 4.00 pm at the Galleria JFK Cinema theatre 2.

For more information visit the festival website: bintlfilmfest.com

Friday, October 14, 2011

10 Ave Maria awarded best short film

'10 Ave Maria' was awarded best short film at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2011.

Visit the official movie website:
10 Ave Maria

Thursday, September 8, 2011

10 Ave Maria is officially selected at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2011

The Aruban short film '10 Ave Maria' is officially selected at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2011.

Screenings: Mon 26 Sept 4.30pm, + Fri 30 Sept 7.00pm, The Little Carib Theatre
Sat 01 Oct 11.00am, Institute for Critical Thinking, UWI

For more information visit the festival website: ttfilmfestival.com.