World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Competition & Awards

Een aantal van hen is ook aanwezig op het festival voor Q&A’s na afloop van de films.
 
Opening & slot
Het festival, en daarmee het competitieprogramma, gaat op woensdag 10 augustus feestelijk van start met de exclusieve voorpremière van het Iraanse A Separation in aanwezigheid van de maker Asghar Farhadi. Op zaterdag 20 augustus wordt het competitieprogramma afgesloten met de slotfilm Once Upon a Time in Anatolia van de Turkse regisseur Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
 
Awards
Op de laatste dag van het festival, zondag 21 augustus, worden de World Cinema Amsterdam Awards uitgereikt. Met de hieraan verbonden geldprijzen van € 7.500,- ondersteunt het festival de filmmakers in hun volgende project. De World Cinema Amsterdam Jury Award gaat naar een van de negen films uit het competitieprogramma. De World Cinema Amsterdam Parool Audience Award, wordt door het publiek toegekend aan de beste lange film uit het hele festivalprogramma.
 
Competition & Awards
As in previous years, nine films will be competing for the World Cinema Amsterdam Jury Award this summer. In addition to the prize, the winner will receive € 5,000 to be spent on his or her next film project. Nine films from nine countries are nominated, including the festival's opening and closing films, impressive Israeli courtroom drama GETT, THE DIVORCE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM by brother and sister Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz and DIFRET, the shocking true story of the kidnap of a young Ethiopian girl, co-produced by Angelina Jolie. Both films will be released in the Netherlands later this year.
 
The other nominees are THE OWNERS, also included in the Hello Kazakhstan! programme; A GIRL AT MY DOOR (July Jung); RETRATO DE UN COMPORTAMIENTO ANIMAL (Florencia Colucci & Gonzalo Lugo) from Uruguay (also in the Hola Uruguay! programme); the Argentine film THE THIRD SIDE OF THE RIVER (Celina Murga); IGLÚ (Diego Ruiz) from Chile; LAS BÚSQUEDAS from Mexico and finally Japanse coming-of-age drama STILL THE WATER (Naomi Kawase).
 
The festival audience also grants its own award: the World Cinema Amsterdam Audience Award, which is accompanied by a € 5,000 cash prize for the winning filmmaker. All audience members voting for the Audience Award have the chance to win a travel voucher worth € 1,000, sponsored by Shoestring.
 
The winner of the Jury Award will be announced on Saturday, August 23, and the winner of the Audience Award on Monday 25.
 
World Cinema Amsterdam 2014 - Jury Members
 
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ALEJANDRA TRELLES
Alejandra Trelles (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1974) has an MA in Performing Arts (Cinema Mention). A teacher of Spanish and Literature, translator, and journalist, she has also worked with the Amiens International Film Festival. Since 2005, she has been artistic director of the four-screen Uruguayan Cinematheque, where she is responsible for all regular programming and the selection for the International Uruguay Film Festival
in Montevideo. She’s also been programmed the Punta del Este Film Festival since its 15th edition, in 2012.

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RENÉ WOLf
René Wolf (Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1963) studied Political Science and Communication at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. After having worked as a volunteer for the Filmhuis Arnhem arthouse cinema, he started his professional career in 1988 in Amsterdam’s Filmmuseum. He has held various positions within the museum, now known as EYE, where he is currently senior programmer. Besides his work for Filmmuseum/EYE, he was part of the editorial staff of Dutch film magazine Skrien (1990 - 1999) and has sat on various film festival juries, including the Rocket Cinema Festival (Amsterdam), the Latin American Film Festival (Utrecht) and the Shortcutz Festival (Amsterdam).

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