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...

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...

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...

Da Bounce Urban Film Festival (DBUFF)

Arena boulevard 600
1101 DS AMSTERDAM
Pathé Arena
01/11/2018 - 04/11/2018
This film festival provides an international platform for urban film lovers and the film industry. Da Bounce Urban Film Festival t...
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Roze Filmdagen

Pazzanistraat 4
1014 BE AMSTERDAM
Het Ketelhuis
14/03/2019 - 24/03/2019
The Roze Filmdagen (literally: Pink Film Days) have been a constant factor in Amsterdam's gay and lesbian cultural landscape since...
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Cinéma Arabe

Ceintuurbaan 338
1072 GN AMSTERDAM
Rialto
10/04/2019 - 16/04/2019
Cinéma Arabe is a Dutch film festival based in Amsterdam and Rotterdam that showcases the best of contemporary Arab cinema. The ni...

Bijlmerbios

Kraaiennest 63
1104 KD AMSTERDAM
Bijlmerbios
23/08/2019 - 25/08/2019
The Bijlmerbios returns to Amsterdam Zuidoost in August, offering another opportunity to catch a free film during the summer in th...
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I Am Surf Festival

Pazzanistraat 4
1014 BE AMSTERDAM
Het Ketelhuis
15/12/2018
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...