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

Go Cuba! honors nine new Cuban film projects

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World Cinema Amsterdam had already announced the project during its most recent edition this August: Go Cuba! - an initiative through which the festival aims to financially support independent Cuban filmmakers. Many applied, nine of these applications were honored. Their names were made public on December 8 during the Havana International Film Festival.

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The World Cinema Amsterdam foundation received in total 19 feature and 22 short film projects for the first edition of the Go Cuba! programme, mostly submitted by young Cuban filmmakers. On behalf of World Cinema Amsterdam, a commission evaluated all 41 applications, both in terms of content and budget. The members of the commission showed their preference for those projects in which the filmmaker has succeeded in linking contemporary local issues with universal themes. Based on the expected artistic and technical quality, a total of nine projects (five shorts and four features) were assessed positively and will receive a grant from the GO CUBA! 2015 budget ranging from 1,000 to  8,000

Shorts films:
Luxemburgo by Fabin Surez
La costurera by Rosa Maria Rodriguez Pupo
Casa de la noche by Marcel Beltrn
Belleza by David Moreno
Oculta by Jessica Franca

Feature films:
La singular historia de Juan sin Nada by Ricardo Figueredo Oliva
El ltimo pas by Gretel Marn Palacio
Antes que llegue el ferry by Juan Caunedo Domnguez & Vladimir Garca Herrera
El visitante ingls by Carlos Machado Quintela

In the coming years, films that have been completed thanks to the support of the Go Cuba! project will be presented during the World Cinema Amsterdam festival.

The deadline for the next GO CUBA! application round has been set on March 15, 2016.

Go Cuba! is an initiative of World Cinema Amsterdam that is made possible thanks to the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Embassy in Havana.