film festival

Amsterdam has film festivals aplenty on offer, and its schedule appeals to film fans of all stripes and ages. In addition to the various outdoor cinema festivals taking place in the summer, there is a film festival especially for kids, one for animation film, one for Bollywood movies, the famous annual International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and many more.

Festivals & events

Hosting in excess of 300 festivals every year, Amsterdam’s festival agenda spans all tastes and genres. No matter the time of year, the range of festi...

Festival overview

The Amsterdam festival calendar is packed with everything from outdoor film extravaganzas to (multi-day) dance music parties, from kid’s festivals to ...

Open-air cinema

Summer in the city can be a confusing time for movie lovers. It’s traditionally the time when Hollywood releases the summer blockbusters but it can be...

Autumn film festivals

As the leaves start to fall and the weather gets a little cooler, Amsterdam plays host to some of the most interesting, quirky, cultural and fascinati...

Amsterdam Film festivals

Rejoice in the wealth of film festivals in Amsterdam. From mainstream to independent, from major international events like IDFA through to niche festi...
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Camera Japan

Roetersstraat 170
1018 WE AMSTERDAM
Kriterion
03/10/2019 - 06/10/2019
The largest multidisciplinary Japanese cultural festival in the Benelux, Camera Japan presents a heady mix of film, art, music and...
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Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
26/05/2020 - 31/05/2020
Explore the hottest splices of Spanish cinema at the edition of the Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival. It lights up screens at the E...

World Cinema Amsterdam

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1072 MH AMSTERDAM
World Cinema Amsterdam
13/08/2020 - 22/08/2020
One of the summer’s best movie events, World Cinema Amsterdam is a weeklong celebration of movies (including features and shorts) ...
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I Am Surf Festival

Pazzanistraat 4
1014 BE AMSTERDAM
Het Ketelhuis
14/12/2019
There’s much more to surf films than Patrick Swayze and Keanu – or even 'The Endless Summer', and the I Am Surf film night aims to...