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

Go Cuba! supports 8 new film projects

Yesterday (14 June), World Cinema Amsterdam, the film festival dedicated to world cinema, announced in Havana which Cuban filmmakers will receive financial support as part of the GO CUBA! project that was kicked off in 2015. For the second round, for the group of 2016, eight film projects have been selected: documentaries, shorts and feature films.

GO CUBA - winaars juni 2016


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For the 2016 application round, the World Cinema Amsterdam Foundation received a total of 40 applications by mainly young Cuban filmmakers: 13 for feature films and 27 for short film projects. On behalf of World Cinema Amsterdam, a selection committee evaluated all applications both in terms of content and budget. Filmmakers who had managed to link local issues to universal themes at an artistically as well as thematically high level were favored. Based on these criteria eight projects in total were accepted six shorts and two full-length features. Their makers will receive a grant from the GO CUBA! fund, ranging from 400 to 10,000.

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Amorfa - Aln Gonzlez Hernndez
Enma - Estela Mara Martnez Chaviano
El pescador - Ana Alejandra Alpizar
Paco y Lucia - Francisco Rafael Castro Carracedo
Un instante de belleza - Marta Mara Borrs Franciso
Citrus Triztesa Virus - Alejandro Enmanuel Alonso Estrella

El caso Nolberto - Carlos Amilcar Melin Moreno
Agosto - Armando Cap Ramos

*The deadline for the next GO CUBA! application round has been set for 1 March 2017.

World Cinema Amsterdam
The festival will of course also benefit directly from this special project. During the next edition of World Cinema Amsterdam (18 to 27 August 2016), six independently produced Cuban films, all realized in part through support of the GO CUBA! project, will be presented to festival visitors.


GO CUBA! is an initiative of World Cinema Amsterdam, in part made possible through the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Embassy in Havana.

Click here to access the list of selected projects of the first round (December 2015).

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Ministerie BUZA NL

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