Cineblend 2017

Announcement and Call for Films

Bioscoop Het Ketelhuis, Tolhuistuin, Pakhuis De Zwijger and Jungle Amsterdam
June 13-24, 2017 

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. All filmmakers will be present for a Q&A after the screening of their film. We welcome all productions addressing subjects of anthropology, sociology and dealing with social issues, and/or complying with the overall theme of the festival. This years’ overall theme will be:

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. 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?

Submission deadline: April 18, 2017, 5 pm.

Submission is closed.