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About the festival

WCA at a glance

World Cinema Amsterdam is Rialto's film festival that takes you to Africa, Asia and Latin America every year. The many beautiful films, often made by young directors, offer you an unforgetable view on life in all these parts of the world.

WCA each year offers an exhilarating  competition program in wich nine nominated films compete for the World Cinema Jury Award. There are also Special Screening, Open Air screenings and of course our Focus Program. Each year the festival zooms in on the cinema of a specific country or region. In 2018 this program focused on Cuba.

Apart from all these films, there is lots more to experience during the festival: Q&A's, good food, talk shows, live performances and not to forget: parties. In 2019 we will host the tenth edition of our festival. So, time for a big celebration!