World Cinema Premières

Alongside the competition, the festival screens a number of titles that have their Dutch première during World Cinema Amsterdam. These are films that will be later released in Dutch theatres. These are thus pre-premières!





  • Blessed Benefit


    Jordanian director Mahmoud al Massad once saw a friend land in prison for a foolish offense. When he visited...



  • Kedi


    Istanbul is a megacity in more than one way: millions of people live here, but the feline population is...



  • Knife in the Clear Water


    The quiet, heart-breaking story of loss and sacrifice in Chinese director Wang Xuebo’s directorial debut offers a rare glimpse...



  • Sepultura Endurance


    With its merciless thrash and death metal the music produced by the Brazilian band Sepultura (Portuguese for “grave”) isn’t...