World Cinema Amsterdam Festival 2014Film / Amsterdam
August 14-24, Various times
World Cinema Amsterdam returns to the Dutch capital for its fifth edition, bringing audiences some of the best films from Latin America, Asia and Africa!
Representative of the festival's mantra, they seek to expose European audiences to the gems of the non-Western film worlds through an official competition, special areas of focus and the fan-favourite Open Air Cinema series.
With the festival's heart in Rialto, the screenings now draw more than 13.000 film enthusiasts.
Furthermore, after the festival is over, the films continue touring the Netherlands and Europe, often due to the ratings and exposure that they received during World Cinema Amsterdam.
World Cinema Amsterdam 2014
This year's offiicial competition consists of nine films competing for the Jury Award, a cash prize of 5.000 euros. For the 2014 edition, there will also be two special sections dedicated to Uruguayan and Kazakh cinema.
Opening the festival will be Gett, the Divorce Trial of Viviane Amsalem, the third in a series about the marital problems of Viviane Amsalem who is struggling with religious conventions to divorce her husband.
In addition to Rialto and De Balie, the open air portion of World CInema Amsterdam returns with two different locations: the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre (8,9,15&16 August) and the Marie Heineken Plein (20-23 August)!
World Cinema Amsterdam Highlights
› Gett | Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
› The Third Side of the River | Celina Murga
› Iglú | Diego Ruiz
› La búsquedas | José Luis
› A Girl at my Door | July Jung
› El bella vista | Alicia Cano
› El lugar del hijo | Manuel Nieto
› El ingeniero | Diego Arsuaga
› De las casas blancas | Agustín Banchero
Open Air Cinema Highlights
› Paraiso | Mariana Chenillo
› A Wolf at the Door | Fernando Coimbra
› It's Us (Ni Sisi) | Nick Reding
› Rambleras | Daniela Speranza