World Cinema Amsterdam

For fans of film beyond the cineplex, be sure to check out World Cinema Amsterdam, held at Rialto Cinema, Vondelpark’s Open Air Theatre, De Balie, on the Leidseplein and on De Pijp’s Marie Heinekenplein. Always an excellent programme with the best stories, every year the festival programmers comb the globe’s movie-scape to put the World on the screen.

In competition

Some films will screen in competition and be up for awards while others will screen outside competition, simply in the name of great art. Many of the filmmakers will be present during the course of the festival to take part in a programme of Q&A sessions, master classes and debates around the film culture and the themes these films touch on.

After popcorn parties

Of course a series of after-parties will also take place, bringing together film, music and food from the many nationalities both represented at the festival and that make up Amsterdam.

Head to the World Cinema Amsterdam website for more information.