World Cinema Cinema Festival Amsterdam 2017

Felicite (Alain Gomis) was the powerful opening film of the 8th edition of the Amsterdam World Cinema 

Festival in Rialto. A great trailer promises more. See for more impressions also the website and Youtube channel of the festival.

InTransition: Indefinite Visions

The results of the White Chapel Gallery Workshop (& symposium) on Indefinite Visions (organized and 

curated by Richard Misek in June 2016) are now publishd online in [in]Transition. See here  and here for the videos.

More information about the project is here. Image above: Ettrick by Jacques Perconte.

Holland Festival: Sacred Environment

Sublime ode to nature in Sacred Environment. See for more information Holland Festival.

Holland Festival: Manifesto

Cate Blanchett so powerful in  Julian Roseveldt's Manifesto - Whow - See more at Holland Festival 2017.

Black Rebels at IFFR

image: Afronauts (Frances Bodomo, 2014)

International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 Jan - 5 Feb 2017) - what a great line up of films, installations and events, such as the Balck Rebels program:

Many democratic societies are facing the implications of the cultural divide and emerging racism. In film history there is no other movement that has been investigating and addressing these issues as thoroughly as black cinema. Filmmakers throughout the African diaspora have been commenting on this divide, since the birth of cinema up until this very day. In Black Rebels IFFR presents films about and predominantly by black people resisting this divide. The programme features Dutch and European premières and classics in all genres. There is plenty of variety from feature films, short films, drama, (music) documentaries to experimental films, science fiction and video art. Barry Jenkins, the director of Moonlight will give a masterclass, there will be exhibiting art installations from Keith Piper (Robot Bodies) and Tirzo Martha (Testament of Hope and Failutre) and there will be various talks with filmmakers. The Black Rebels programme will also host a vibrant four-hour talk show, Minding the Gap, that will not only discuss the cultural divide, but also the rich influence of black culture on the arts. The talk show will feature guests including prominent director Charles Burnett of the L.A. Rebellion film movement.