World Cinema Specials: GO CUBA!

 

Cuba is abundant with film talent, but the resources for film production are very limited. Therefore World Cinema Amsterdam began a collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2015 on a project called GO CUBA!

This initiative acts as a fund where Cuban filmmakers find extra support in order to complete their film projects. Every year (2015 – 2017), up to five shorts and two feature films receive the financial aid of GO CUBA! with a maximum of € 2.500 per selected short film project and € 10.000 for the feature film projects.
Now in its seventh year, World Cinema Amsterdam will show the results of the project through the screening of five shorts and one film, all belonging to the first generation of Cuban projects that were supported by the fund in December 2015.

 





  • Belleza


    Unfortunately the screening of this film has been canceled.

    Each year, two girls meet in the city of Gibara. It’s...



  • Casa de la noche


    Nocturnal Havana, a city rooted in the souls of its inhabitants. Director Marcel Beltrán offers a utopian vision, inspired...



  • La costurera


    The grandmother of 8-year-old Laurita tells wonderful stories at bedtime about a world of rag dolls where she is...



  • La singular historia de Juan sin nada


    “The Strange Story of John Without Anything” is the literally translated title of Ricardo Figueredo Oliva’s critical and ironic...



  • Luxemburgo


    Last year, director Fabián Suárez was present as a guest of World Cinema Amsterdam to mark the world premiere...



  • Oculta


    Teen pregnancy is a common occurrence in Cuba, especially in rural areas. Director Jessica Franca shows the implications for...