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  • Cinema Festivals August



    Pluk de Nacht or Seize the Night is a well-known open-air film festival held annually during the period of August 7 to August 17, 2013.

    Seize the Night

    Pluk de Nacht was organized to showcase the fine talent and great works of cinematic craft that are ignored by mainstream Dutch film distributors. The festival brings a delightful freshness to the whole event by presenting incomparable offerings in the form of unreleased films, documentaries, animations, as also short movies. The festival which is free to all is in its 10th edition this year.

    Cinema under the stars

    This festival is usually held at Het Stenen Hoofd, situated close to the Amsterdam Central Station. It is essentially a pop-up multiplex, with films projected on screens that are sky-high, in a relaxing waterside ambiance that includes deckchairs, cocktails and camp fires.

    Pluk de Nacht consists of a whole series of genres such as absurd rom-coms and horror movies that are hauntingly muffled. A lot of the movies are chosen from the star attractions of important film festivals from around the world, and are in English or suitably subtitled.



    Pirate Cinema is essentially the unconventional festival of international film held during August 2 to August 10, 2013, named negatively as This is Not a Film Festival. The whole series of exotic spills, thrills, and chills begin in the afternoons and continue through the evening at Roest, a cultural center as well as café at the Koud Gas Gebouw, situated in east Amsterdam.

    Outdoor films under the dome

    Pirate Cinema is a cultural group based in Amsterdam that produces eco-friendly and bicycle movie events. This is Not a Film Festival is held under a geodesic dome that is specially-designed for the event and equipped with an audio surround-sound system that is essentially powered by means of renewable energy.

    Highlights of Pirate Cinema

    Apart from screenings of films, the festival features panel discussions as well workshops. Highlights for this year include the screening of Pirate Bay, a documentary on August 3, as also No One Knows About Persian Cats the internationally acclaimed Iranian film, on August 8.

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    World Cinema Amsterdam 2013 has advanced to the festival’s third edition in 2013, with both indoor as well as outdoor screenings to the well-known Rialtro cinema and close by Marie Heinekenplein. From August 7 through 18, aficionados of international cinema can enjoy an incomparable cinematic feast!

    World Cinema Amsterdam is on a celebration spree, featuring several exceptional movies produced in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The festival shows around forty feature-length films as well as short movies, together with a comprehensive program of masterclasses, Q&A sessions, parties and debates. With a view to accommodate all this action, festival 2012 spread to include two additional locations viz., Vondelpark Open Air Theatre and De Balie.

    Wednesday, August 26 to Wednesday, August 28. Venue Lucia Marthas Dance Academy. Workshops conducted by a series of dancers hailing from around the world. Various times.