Nine films compete for Jury Award


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Nine films from eight different countries competed for the World Cinema Amsterdam Jury Award 2017. And the winner is: THE WOUND. BAR BAHAR received a Special Mention.

Jury WCA 2017



Every year the jury who picks the winning film for the Jury Award, consists of talented film makers who have earned their merits in world cinema. This year World Cinema Amsterdam is honoured to have an all female jury for the first time. We proudly introduce them:   Appoline Traoré (Burkina Faso, 1976) travelled the world as a child with … Read More

Meet the models: filmmaker Sibs Shongwe-La Mer



The third World Cinema Amsterdam campaign model is South-African director Sibs Shongwe-La Mer. Based in Amsterdam he won the Jury Award for his film ‘Necktie Youth’ at World Cinema Amsterdam in 2015. Fiction film about a girl who live streams her own suicide on the internet, set amongst the suburbs of middle class Johannesburg. We spoke with him about his work and what the festival means to him … Read More

Félicité opens World Cinema Amsterdam


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Like every year the competition programme forms the backbone of the festival. 9 films compete to win the World Cinema Jury Award. The festival opens with Félicité, on Thursday August 17th. We are honoured and happy to announce that the French-Senelagese director Alain Gomis will be present for the opening night and available for a q&a session during the festival.  Félicité won the Silver Bear award at the Berlin … Read More