Cineblend 2017

Cineblend Festival from 13 – 23 June 2017

Bioscoop Het Ketelhuis, Tolhuistuin, Pakhuis De Zwijger and Jungle Amsterdam

CINEBLEND FESTIVAL is the new name for the Beeld voor Beeld festival, a yearly documentary film festival focusing on issues of cultural diversity, now in its 27th year. Rooted in visual anthropology, the festival screens documentaries on various (sub)cultures, offering discussions and seminars. The festival serves as a meeting place for filmmakers and audiences from different cultural backgrounds. A special section will be devoted to studentfilms, open to all courses of Visual Anthropology and Documentary Filmmaking. Most filmmakers will be present for a Q&A after the screening of their film. 

Festival theme 2017: Inclusion and Exclusion

According to many analysts, thinkers and media it is the most important political issue of the 21st century: who belongs and who doesn’t? Cultural identity and nationalism go hand in hand in defining who is included and who is excluded. We will screen films that show processes of inclusion and exclusion. The Festival will make a selection out of the 600 films that were submitted. In the second week of the festival we will together with the Amsterdam Roots Festival, focus on documentaries on Music and Migration. What role does music play in stressing and maintaining group – and cultural identities – especially in migrant settings?

The film selection and the programme will be published in May 2017.