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Program 2022

Tip of the veil

From 20 to 27 August 2022 it is time for the 12th edition of WCA. Also this year with all the familiar program elements, such as the WCA Competition and Go Cuba! We are currently working hard on the programming. Keep an eye on this page, because soon the full program will appear here. Although we would like to give you a sneak peek of the veil.

Focus program - Cine Chili

This summer, WCA, in collaboration with the team of Cine y Center de Creacíon (CCC) from Santiago de Chile, will present a special focus program on Chilean cinema in addition to the usual program components: Cine Chile.

Part of this program are titles such as the Dutch premiere¬†La Vaca que cant√≥ una canc√≠on sobre el futuro¬†(2022) by¬†Francisca Alegr√≠a, Mis hermanos sue√Īan despiertos (2021)¬†by¬†Claudia Huaiquimilla and the debut film¬†Perro Bomba¬†(2019) by¬†Juan C√°ceres.

Film buffs are probably familiar with Pablo Larrain's most recent films, but Chile produces beautiful films every year that are invariably selected for festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Locarno and our own IFFR, which are less known here. Time to bring this talent to the Netherlands and present it.

Raymond Walravens - Director Rialto and curator World Cinema Amsterdam
First Competition films confirmed

In addition to Cine Chile, the annual WCA Competition is also part of the festival. The WCA Competition includes the Dutch premiere Baqyt (2022) by Askar Uzabayev and Casablanca Beats (2021) by Nabil Ayouch.


World Cinema Amsterdam 2022 takes place from Saturday 20 to Saturday 27 August at the main locations Rialto VU, Rialto de Pijp and De Balie.