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From 13 to 17 April we experienced the 6th edition of the International Film Festival Gorinchem. It was very colorful and we were so happy to see that many visitors found their way back to the theaters.
For 5 days, our visitors enjoyed very strong films, including many (pre) premieres. In addition, we had online Q&As, the presence of director Hiner Saleem with two protagonists from the film Goodnight Soldier and there were several talks. After each film, visitors could chat in our festival café and in the evenings, various live performances ensured that the feet went off the floor.
The festival opened with the pre-premiere of Ali & Ava, where 300 guests enjoyed a festive opening night. In total, the program had 42 film screenings and an exciting, sold-out Local Talent Programme. Thursday, April 14, nearly 500 students enjoyed two films about young people and their perseverance: Shabu and Casablanca Beats.
The festival closed on Sunday evening with the announcement of the IFFG Youth Jury Award 2022. The Youth Jury chose the film Yuni by director Kamila Andini. A film about perseverance and breaking with traditions to be able to live your dreams as a young woman. The winner of the IFFG Audience Award 2022 is the film You Resemble Me by director Dina Amer.
Mark your calendar for the next festival, April 12 – 16, 2023! Fortunately, we have a year-round program, so we don't have to miss each other for a year. We organize a Monday Movie Night every month and in the summer we will be back with IFFG Buitenbios. This year's festival is over, but we've only just begun. SEE U!