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

Competition & Awards

Lis Kogan Lis Kogan studeerde af in de richting film aan de Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro. Haar betrokkenheid bij de Braziliaanse cinema begon in 2000, toen zij in verschillende projecten Braziliaanse films promootte. Van 2007 tot 2010 was zij verantwoordelijk voor de programmering van het Rio de Janeiro Janeiro International Short Film Festival. Samen met andere curators en filmmakers richtte zij in 2009 het festival Semana dos Realizadores op, dat zich exclusief richt op contemporaine Braziliaanse film. In 2011 werd zij benoemd tot artistiek leider van dit festival.Op World Cinema Amsterdam ontmoet je inspirerende filmmakers van over de hele wereld en zie je hun indrukwekkende film
Een aantal van hen is ook aanwezig op het festival voor Q&As na afloop van de films.
 
Opening & slot
Het festival, en daarmee het competitieprogramma, gaat op woensdag 10 augustus feestelijk van start met de exclusieve voorpremire 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 program
The 2013 World Cinema Amsterdam competition program features eight truly exceptional films, taking us on a grandiose journey around the world with stops in Uruguay, Mozambique, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, Israel, Cuba, Chile and Iran, and presenting work by seasoned filmmakers as well as directorial debuts by young directing talents. This years nominees are: Gabriel Brak, Allan Ribeiro, Ritesh Batra, Asghar Farhadi, Carlos Machado Quintela, Brillante Mendoza, Licinio Azevedo and Sebastin Lelio. The selected films, some of which have already received awards at renowned international festivals such as Cannes and Berlin, will have their Dutch or European premieres during the festival.

Wednesday 7 August will see the grand opening of World Cinema Amsterdams fourth edition with the screening of The Lunchbox, the new film by Indian director Ritesh Batra. After the screening, Ritesh Batra will answer questions from the audience. On Saturday 17 August the competition program is concluded with the closing film Gloria by Sebastin Lelio.

Awards
The competition programme forms the backbone of World Cinema Amsterdam. It includes two awards with a cash prize of 5000 each: the Jury Award (for one of the nine nominated films) and the Audience Award (for the film with the highest audience rating). The winner of the Jury Award will be announced on Saturday evening before the screening; the winner of the Audience Award will be made public through the press on Monday 19 August. With these prices World Cinema Amsterdam support the filmmakers in their new project.
Members of the jury  

Tessa Boerman - photo by Samul Reiziger2 Tessa Boerman

Tessa Boerman studied documentary directing at Netherlands Film and Television Academy, after which she worked for VPRO and made documentaries for several public broadcasting networks. She has organized film programmes and discussions about visual culture, imaging and identity and was the program director for African diaspora cinema. Boerman has had a seat on several advisory committees for the arts and media and she has been a crown-appointed member on the Dutch Council for Culture.

Lorna Tee1 Lorna Tee

Lorna Tee is a producer from Malaysia who divides her time between Asia and Europe. Between 2005 - 2010 she managed the marketing and distribution at Focus Films Hong Kong, produced the Asian Film Awards, headed the Asian office for Variety, and was the general manager of the fund Irresistible Films. Currently, she is working with production company October Pictures (Hong Kong) and manages her own production company Paperheart (Malaysia) on producing several films across Asia.

Peggy Brandon1 Peggy Brandon

During her Japanese studies, Peggy Brandon also focused on anthropology, communications, media and film. She worked in PR, advertising and sponsoring before becoming director of the Sieboldhuis in Leiden and board member of film theatre Rialto, which enabled her to broaden and extend her knowledge of non-Western films since 2001. Brandon has a seat on several boards and councils in the cultural field.

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