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


6th edition again in the open air

World Cinema Amsterdam has become a beautiful Summer tradition. The 6th edition takes place this year from 14 to 23 August in Rialto and De Balie. Before, during and after the festival there will be screenings in the open air, in different locations in Amsterdam. The films will start when it is dark enough, around 21:00h. But come earlier and watch the sunset with us, or just take a bite to eat before the movie begins. Take good note of the dates and locations.


Audience favourite Difret in theaters from 21st May on

Ethiopian film Difret, first feature by director Zeresenay Mehari, won last editions World Cinema Amsterdam Audiencie Award with a record score of 4,5 over 5. The film will be screened daily in Rialto from 21st of May on.


Ronit Elkabetz President of the jury in Cannes

The director and main actress of the film Gett, the Divorce Trial of Viviane Amsalem, opening film in our last edition, will return to Cannes as President of the Jury of Semaine de la Critique.


Photo report: Closing Night

The closing night of our fifth edition took place in Rialto last Saturday evening with the film Difret and the maker of the film was there! Take a look at the pictures of our photographer Melanie Lemahieu.


In the evening of Saturday August the 23rd, at the closing ceremony of World Cinema Amsterdam, the jury of our fifth edition has announced both the winner of the Jury Award along with a Special Mention.


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