29 Sep

Introducing the first annual Amsterdam Bicycle Film Festival

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Here’s something that might surprise you: The cycling capital of the world does not have a bicycle film festival – until now, that is! Started in 2001 by Brendt Barbur, the Bicycle Film Festival has since grown into a global platform to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and, of course, film. Numerous cities around the world have their Bicycle Film Festival, and starting next week, so will Amsterdam.

Of course, we are joining with Mama Agatha: You can see the film in the special program Women on Wheels at Pakhuis de Zwijger on October 7, starting from 20:00. The entrance is free! Mama Agatha herself will be present for a podium discussion. More info here.

02 Aug

Selected for Espoo Ciné

logoMama Agatha will be screening at Espoo Ciné International Film Festival in Finland!
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival has established itself as a showcase of modern European cinema in Finland. The festival is dedicated to screen films that demonstrate the variety of European filmmaking with an emphasis on new talent, discovery and artistic quality. During the 10-day festival over 100 feature films are screened to the cinema-loving public in three different locations with attendance figures over 25.000 each year. You can catch Mama Agatha in the section “Bike Shorts” on August 26.

05 May

Bicycle Drive-In Open Air Cinema in Valetta, Malta

Let’s encourage more people to switch from cars to bicycles! Hosted by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Malta, one week from now, Mama Agatha will be screening at the Bicycle Drive-In Open Air Cinema in St George Square, Valetta. If you happen to be living nearby or visiting the area, make sure not to miss it! Don’t forget your bike – we start May 12, 2016 at 8 PM.

20 Apr

Back to our roots: Screening in Amsterdam SouthEast

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Almost two years ago, we were preparing to start filming the cycling classes of “Mama Agatha” – Agartha Frimpong – and her team in the SouthEast gym. Now, just as another round of classes for migrant women has started, we’re so happy to announce that the film is finally returning back into the Amsterdam Zuidoost community. Mama Agatha will soon be screening at the place where it all began, at SouthEast, Amsterdam on Saturday, May 7 2016, 15:00!
Don’t miss this wonderful chance to see it at SouthEast, Bijlmerdreef 1289, Amsterdam.

15 Apr

Last minute: Tomorrow at W139 Amsterdam!

A last-minute announcement: Mama Agatha is screening tomorrow at W139 Amsterdam!
Khaled invites refugees in Amsterdam and surroundings for an evening with poetry, music and film. During the evening, you’ll have a chance to see the Leiden International Short Film Experience Audience Award winner, Mama Agatha, and the trailer of Yamen Abd Alnour’s Under the Sky. In colaboration with Stichting de Vrolijkheid, the band Art Colours will perform their beautiful music.

See event details here
08 Apr

Bratislava: Let’s go Cycling!

Also happening next week: Let’s Go Cycling! Bratislava with a screening of Mama Agatha on April 14.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bratislava in cooperation with the National Cycling Coordinator and the Slovak Cycling Coalition invite all cycling fans to join us for the Cycling Festival Europe – “Bratislava: Let’s go Cycling!”.

Get on a bicycle and join us for the bicycle ride which will start at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Frana Krala 5) to the Slovak Radio building (Mytna) where the new orange bicycle stand will be officially handed-over to the Mayor of Bratislava Ivo Nesrovnal.

The event starts at 17:30.

See event details here
07 Apr

Current cycling weather in Lanzarote? Marvellous!

cartel_ficl_1Current cycling weather in Lanzarote, Canary Islands: Marvellous!
On Monday, April 11, Mama Agatha is screening at the 16th Festival de Cine de Lanzarote.
In case you’re feeling adventurous, we just want to mention that you could still hop on a plane and visit what is by far one of the most stunning film festival settings on this pristine Atlantic island.

This year’s festival poster features a photograph by artist Moisés Fleitas.

30 Mar

Screening in beautiful Ålesund, Norway

13063109_1118995071486799_6745297273698793467_oFollowing our screening in Stockholm, Sweden in 2015 and in Oslo, Norway in January, Mama Agatha will conclude our big 2016 screening tour in Scandinavia and welcome spring with what will be our northernmost screening so far: It is a pleasure to announce our second showing in Norway, where Foundation Kulturkvartalet will be presenting the film during a bicycle-themed weekend at the Jugendstilsenteret and art museum Kube on April 23, 2016 in the magical, stunning fjord city of Ålesund. Visit the Jugendstilsenteret website for more information on the event.

14 Feb

Mama Agatha in Lille and Lanzarote

logo-FCE-final[1]Hello friends! Some more fantastic news – right after wrapping up the unforgettable 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Mama Agatha is returning back to Europe with two upcoming festival screenings – in competition at the 31st European Film Festival in gorgeous Lille, France (March 11-18) and the equally marvelous Atlantic setting of the 16th Lanzarote International Film Festival (April 4-16)! Make sure to keep these two in your calendar if you’re in the area or have friends who are around.