Open up your imagination in Amsterdam
Over the years, the Imagine Film Festival has evolved and matured into what it is today: an international film festival screening an all-encompassing selection of imaginative films. While the festival still screens the very best international horror releases, it has broadened its taste to include fantasy, cult, animé and science fiction.
Imagine isn’t only about watching movies. In addition to more than 50 features and 40 short films, both domestic and international directors are invited to discuss their work in symposiums, you can take in a lecture, or, for hardcore horror fans, there’s the annual Night of Terror at Amsterdam’s Pathé de Munt.
The festival's theme programme in 2017 is 'Fantastic Fashion', looking at the importance of costumes and styling with the goal creating of fantastic illusion. This theme was one of the inspirations for The Surrealist Ball, which is an evening of deviant artistry, surreal costumes, absurdist theatre and eccentric fashion. The event takes place in April 2018 at Amsterdam's Tolhuistuin.