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...

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...

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 ...
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Pluk de Nacht

Stenen Hoofd, Westerdoksdijk
1013 BX AMSTERDAM
Stenen Hoofd
13/08/2020 - 23/08/2020
Pluk de Nacht (Seize the Night) takes place in August. As the sun sets, sit in your deckchair, snuggle under a blanket and enjoy a...

On the Roof Film Festival

op het dak van de VU/De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV AMSTERDAM
On the Roof Film Festival
01/09/2020 - 04/09/2020
Climb to the top of the VU University Amsterdam for this high-flying film festival every September! On the Roof mixes cinematic fa...
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Kaboom Animation Festival

Haarlemmerweg 8E
1014 BE AMSTERDAM
Westergas
09/11/2019 - 17/11/2019
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival has a new name: Kaboom Animation Festival. Kaboom is the one-stop-shop for the latest and greate...
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International Queer and Migrant Film Festival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
04/12/2019 - 08/12/2019
Based at De Balie in Amsterdam, the International Queer and Migrant Film Festival looks at sexual diversity in migrant populations...

International Queer & Migrant Filmfestival

Arie Biemondstraat 111
1054 PD AMSTERDAM
LAB111
04/12/2019 - 08/12/2019
5th edition of the International Queer & Migrant Filmfestival: a platform for queer & migrant related films as well as a multi-dis...