Meet the directors


directors 2017

One of the biggest perks of World Cinema Amsterdam is the fact that you can actually meet and greet the directors up close and personal after the screenings. Chances are even that you will catch them on the dancefloor or will drink a beer with them to discuss the films some more. This year we are happy to host seventeen directors from every corner of the world.


In competition: 

Alain Gomis – Félicité (Senegal) (read his interview here – in Dutch)

John Trengove – The Wound (South Africa) (read his interview here)
Ariel Escalante – El Sonido de las Cosas (Costa Rica)
Júlia Murat – Pendular (Brazil) (read the interview here)
Daniela Thomas – Vazante (Brazil) (read the interview here – in Dutch)

Cecilia Atán & Valeria Pivato – La Novia del Desierto (Argentina) (read the interview here)


In Actual African programme: 

Apolline Traoré – Frontières (Burkina Faso) (read interview here – in Dutch)
Rahmatou Keïta – The Wedding Ring (Nigeria)
Ernest Nkosi – Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us (South Africa)
Keni Ogunlola – Lodgers (Nigeria)

Mantegaftot Sileshi – Gerreta (Ethiopia)


In special programme: 

Gretel Marín Palacio – El Último País (Cuba) (read interview here – in Dutch)
Alán González – El Hormiguero (Cuba)
Malique Mohamud & Bouba Dola – La Rage (The Netherlands)
Shueti & Shai – Shai (The Netherlands)