About the festival


Would you like to travel around the world without leaving the city? For the eighth year running, World Cinema Amsterdam will showcase the most beautiful, independent films from Latin America, Asia and Africa this summer from August 17 to 26. Discover how life is elsewhere through the eyes of young and talented filmmakers.


World Cinema Amsterdam consists of various sections: the Competition Programme (nine films compete for our World Cinema Jury Award), Special Screenings, Open Air and, of course, our themed programme. Through Actual Africa the festival will feature the broad and diverse world of contemporary african films.


But World Cinema is not only about film, there’s much more: Q&A’s with the filmmakers, tasty food, DJ’s and parties… Come and join the non-stop celebration at World Cinema Amsterdam!


Festival Staff


Raymond Walravens – director Rialto and curator World Cinema Amsterdam


Annemeijn Verheij – online communication
Anouk Piket – marketing & communication
Dirk de Bruin – office & finance manager
Fey Yen van Kolfschoten – assistant marketing & communication
Fred Stuart – projectionist and technician
Fleur Weve – coordinator ticket sales & assistant theatre manager
Irene Engels – coordinator volunteers
Marek Stolarczyk – assistant festival coordinator
Margriethe van der Helm – theatre coordinator
Mariët Bakker – co-curator Actual Africa
Mark Mallon – text editor & coordinator catalogue
Marnix Carpentier Alting – projectionist & tecnical department
Matthijs Blonk – projectionist & print traffic
Miroslav Haska – projectionist
Mylène Roth – bar coordinator
Olivia Buning – coordinator GO CUBA!
Petra van Dongen – festival coordinator
Rick Bovendeert – projectionist
Rita Nurhayati – assistant office manager
Robert Pattinama – theatre manager
Roos Oudshoorn – theatre coordinator
Saskia Mollen – guest coordinator
Suzanne van Bessem – assistant festival coordinator
Suzanne Weijers – head of programming
Veerle Snijders – coordinator marketing & communication
Wim Straub – administration & box office

Credits Actual Africa

Programme consultance:
Nancy Asaah –  Asaah Events and Productions
Angelique Mbundu – iAfrica filmfestival

Marketing consultance:
Judith van der Kooij
Stancey Jay Ogenia – Afrovibes
Katy Streek – Afrovibes
Paul Verstraeten – Paul Verstraeten Communicatie

Talkshow consultance
Jerry Afriyie – Nederland Wordt Beter
Souraya Kichouhi – Stichting 4 en 5 mei
Kiza Magendane