Lydie Nadal (France)

I moved to The Hague not long ago and was very interested in doing some volunteering to meet people and help out. When I found the opportunity to work with The Hague Global Cinema Festival I just didn’t think twice – I applied to be a volunteer! I’m so happy to be part of this amazing event that promotes art and independent filmmakers because I’m also very passionate about Cinema. It’s always challenging to launch a first Festival and I’m so pleased to be on board for this first edition! This volunteering opportunity gives me the chance to meet and connect with wonderful people, as well as having the possibility to support something I’m really passionate about!

Derrick Onyeri (Uganda)

I was born and raised in Uganda. I lived in Uganda for over 25 years, before moving to Denmark, then moved to the Netherlands over 5 years ago.

I love and have a keen passion for films, I do always follow news, read reviews and try to find out whatever is happening in the film world. In addition to being a film lover, I am a bit proficient with filming/Photography, Editing, Social media management, Web design.

I am infinitely inspired when doing something in the world of film and thrilled to be joining the team at The Hague Global Cinema Festival.

Tatjana Molodcova (Latvia)

Why do I want to volunteer with The Hague Global Cinema Festival?

I recently moved to The Hague and I fell in love with this city. Friendly people, beautiful architecture, safe and welcoming environment – it all makes me feel happy and I would like to share it and give back my energy to this city.  The Hague Global Cinema Festival is an amazing chance to do that! I am glad to be part of this cultural event.

Adolfo Martinez Rodriguez (Spain)

I certainly believe that cinema is one of the best activist way to mobilize people.

Adriana Montealegre Matamoros (Costa Rica)

I like art, culture and design. I have learnt a lot in The Netherlands. I have found that, besides being an extraordinary country, it is a space with multicultural people, food and way of thinking. The Hague Global Cinema Festival brings all of it together, and it is a space where I can grow and be my best version.

Olesea Becu (Moldova)

I am an international living and working in The Hague and I am very excited to put my project and event management skills to work and contribute to the first edition of The Hague Global Cinema Festival. As a lover of visual arts I look forward to the opportunity to learn more about the art of filmmaking, challenge my own views and meet new people who share the same passion.


Meenakshi Bindraban (The Netherlands)

I have been living in The Hague all my life and I am really proud of my city. I think it is amazing that The Hague Global Cinema Festival is taking place in my beautiful city. I absolutely love watching films. I am a third-year Media and Entertainment Management student at Inholland, The Hague and at the moment  I am doing the film minor for which we have to make a short film. So this is the perfect moment and place to gain more knowledge about films and get inspired by the moviemakers. I would like to be a part of the team and help as a MEM student where I can. I want to expand my network and show my passion for films. Nothing is more beautiful than doing what you love.

Anna Lena Strehl (Germany)

When I was 16, I worked in an art house cinema in Germany as a projectionist to earn some extra pocket money. I spent my evenings in a small projectionist’s booth, getting ready to show films the old-fashioned way, by operating projectors with big reels of celluloid. This was the time when I fell in love with independent films.
I’m excited for the opportunity to be part of The Hague Global Cinema Festival Volunteering Team and celebrate the art of film making with the community.

Jesse van Beusekom (The Netherlands)

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused. – Martha Graham

I must have been 3 or 4 years old when I fell in love with The Thunderbirds. Not much later Paulus de Boskabouter, Ti Ta Tovenaar and De Fabeltjeskrant followed. And ever since then I have been interested in and fascinated by the process and art of motion pictures. So when I was asked to make a video-registration of the award ceremony, I didn’t have to think that long. Especially because I already cherish the Filmhuis Den Haag for a very, very long time.

Melin Avonduk (Cyprus)

I believe people can increase their social networks by taking part in social organizations and activities. Social activities not only improve our sociality but also contribute to our social selves. This makes us better people for better world! Therefore, I am so happy and excited to take part in The Hague film festival.

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