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Closing evening WCA 26-08-2017 - Small res - Melanie Lemahieu (80)

Medewerker(s) marketing & communicatie gezocht

De negende editie komt eraan!  Van 16 t/m 25 augustus 2018 zal World Cinema Amsterdam weer de beste films uit Afrika, Azië en Latijns-Amerika en vertonen. Dit jaar is er ook nog een focusprogramma dat zich ...
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(Nederlands) Meeting ALL the directors

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch ...
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Closing evening WCA 26-08-2017 - Small res - Melanie Lemahieu (125)

It’s a wrap! Closing night of WCA2017 was one to remember

After 10 days of top cinema with great people, films, directors and interesting q&a's and events we could only celebrate a very succesful festival in style. The closing film and award ceremony plus a fun party ...
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Closing evening WCA 26-08-2017 - Small res - Melanie Lemahieu (10)

World Cinema People: an overview

What did the audience think of the film? An overview of the video interviews Rocco ter Haar made during the festival. Watch them all!


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Audience Award

We like to hear your opinion on the movies we screen. The film with the highest average vote in our audience poll will win the Audience Award, a cash prize of 5000 for a next ...
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WCA MHP -25-08-2017- Small Res - Melanie Lemahieu (18)

WCA Open Air Mawlana

On one of the finer summer nights the open air screening of Mawlana took place on Marie Heinekenplein. Mélanie Lemahieu was around to capture the best moments of the event. Check out all the photos here.

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The Wound wins Jury Award, Frontières Audience Award

The Wound won this year's Jury Award for best film. South African director John Trengove, who attended the festival's first few days, was happy to receive this price. The award comes with 5000 euro fee ...
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Closing evening WCA 26-08-2017 - Small res - Melanie Lemahieu (58)

Festival video

We loved every minute of WCA2017! Sanne van Zoest made this cool overview video of big and small highlights during the festival.Read More ...
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WCA open air MHP 24-08-2017 - Melanie Lemahieu (102)

World Cinema in the Open Air: Newton

The open air sessions at Marie Heinekenplein are more laidback than ever, with the loungy beach chairs and big cushions. Watching a film under the stars was never more comfortable. On August 24th we screened ...
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World Cinema People on Vazante

It is the first time that Brazil's slavery history was ever depicted in a film: Daniela Thomas chose this theme as the main one in Vazante. What did the audience think of the film? Rocco ter ...
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Closing evening WCA 26-08-2017 - Small res - Melanie Lemahieu (34)

WCA in the picture

World Cinema Amsterdam would not be a good film festival if we did not understand or use the power of images. So for each event at this year's edition we were able to find a talented photographer ...
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World Cinema People on The Net

World cinema Amsterdam takes the visitors to unknown places all over the globe. North Korea for instance. The country remains a mystery to outsiders. Director Kim Ki-Duk dove into the tension between the north and ...
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