I have fantastic news to announce. This year Humans of Film Amsterdam will collaborate with World Cinema Amsterdam Festival. Which takes place from the 16th till the 25th of August. You can visit the festival at the Rialto and De Balie theatres in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
What to expect?
What does this mean? It means that besides film reviews of spectacular films you can expect interviews with audience members, film directors, and many others.
About World Cinema Amsterdam Festival.
World Cinema Amsterdam launched nine years ago and it is a film festival that brings you all around the world without you even having to leave Amsterdam. The festival shows a variety of films from different parts of the world, hence why its called World Cinema. For example films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and even the Caribbean. World Cinema Amsterdam consciously chooses to be a platform for upcoming and independent filmmakers of feature films and documentaries. Therefore the films that are displayed at the festival show strong cinematographic and artistic visions.
The festival creates a space where the film industry can meet up and spectators can experience World cinema. A multilateral program is arranged every year that surrounds the richness of a variety of cultures throughout the world with for example culinary discoveries, meet and greets, Q and A’s and debates with filmmakers. The festival also focuses on connecting directors with the Dutch film industry through the facilitation that it offers.
This year there is a programme that focuses on talent from Cuba. It is called Cine Cuba. Six films (2 features, 4 shorts) in the programme were made with support from Go Cuba!, an initiative which was started in 2015 by World Cinema Amsterdam in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to financially support young Cuban filmmakers. The complete Cine Cuba programme includes 11 further films which could not have been made without this support and which also deserve to be seen and savored by Dutch viewers.