Go Cuba! – Fourth Round of Projects Selected


World Cinema Amsterdam encourages Cuban film talent. Today the filmprojects to be considered for financial support as part of the Go Cuba! programme were announced. As many as 63 projects were submitted, from which eleven have been selected.


Go Cuba!, which started in 2015, is an initiative of World Cinema Amsterdam in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for financial support of young, independent Cuban filmmakers to enable them to produce their films. Its role is especially important as freedom of expression is insufficiently guaranteed in Cuba, despite the gradual changes of the past years.


The programme has been a huge success: more than sixty young Cuban filmmakers submitted their projects to World Cinema Amsterdam this year – significantly more than in the three previous years. The films were of high quality and the choice was not easy, but eventually the selection committee singled out the following eleven entries:


Aterdecer en el tropico – Marta Maria Borras Francisco
Resolver, el arte – Alejandro Fernández González
Futuro paraíso – Karel Ducasse Manzano
Chistis (Los puros) – Carla Valdes Leon
Generacion no-venta – Yilian Lisbeth Fernandez Alacal
Hacia la luz – Aracelys Avilés Suárez
Frágil – Camila Carballo Rodriguez
Hora azul – Horizoe Garcia Miranda


La teoría cubana de la sociedad perfecta – Ricardo Figueredo Oliva
El miembro fantasma – Alan Gonzalez
De eso no se habla – Amílcar Ortiz Cárdenas


These films will be showcased in the coming editions of World Cinema Amsterdam. During the next edition of World Cinema Amsterdam (16 to 25 August 2018) three full-length features and several shorts from the two previous Go Cuba! years will be presented to festival visitors.