World Cinema Competition
The World Cinema Amsterdam competition programme features nine truly exceptional films, taking us on a fascinating odyssey around the world in Chad, South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, the Philippines, Argentina, Mexico and Nicaragua, and presenting work both by filmmakers who have more than earned their spurs and debut films by young, talented directors.
World Cinema Awards
The films in the competition compete for the three World Cinema Amsterdam Awards, which are accompanied by cash prizes to support the winners’ following film projects.
All full-length films from the entire festival programme, made since 2007, are eligible for the World Cinema Audience Award.
The competition programme includes:
Honey (Bal) - Semih Kaplanoğlu, Turkey 2010
Juntos - Nicolás Pereda, Mexico 2009
La Yuma – Florence Jaugey, Nicaragua 2009
Lola - Brillante Mendoza, Philippines 2009
Por tu culpa - Anahí Berneri, Argentina 2010
Shirley Adams - Oliver Hermanus, South Africa 2009
Un homme qui crie - Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Chad 2010
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives - Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand 2010
Woman on Fire Looks For Water - Woo Ming Jin, Malaysia 2009
The competition programme will be officially concluded on Wednesday evening with the announcement by the official jury of the winners of the World Cinema Amsterdam Jury Award and the World Cinema Amsterdam NTR Broadcast Award. The winner of this award will be broadcasted by NTR on Dutch television Nederland 2.
The icing on the cake will then be provided by a screening of Golden Bear winner (Berlin film festival 2010) Honey (Bal) by Turkish director Semih Kaplanoğlu. Kaplanoğlu will be present at the screening and will afterwards answer questions from the audience.
General Director Cineteca Nacional
Paula Astorga Riestra is founder and former Director of the international film festival FICCO in Mexico City. Recently, she was appointed to head the national film archives of Mexico: Cineteca Nacional.
Manager Hubert Bals Fund
Iwana Chronis worked as Coordinator of the Movies that Matter Festival and as Committee Secretary of the The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. She was appointed by the International Film Festival Rotterdam to lead the Hubert Bals Fund in June 2009.
Artistiek directeur Binger Filmlab
Marten Rabarts has headed the Binger Programmes since 2001, and was appointed Artistic Director in 2004, responsible for the Filmlab’s Amsterdam based programmes and a broad array of international incentives and creative partnerships.