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  • BEST OF-programma bekend


    On the last day of Imagine 2014, the films with the highest audience numbers and ratings will be shown one more time. With, amongst others, The Raid 2, films by Terry Gilliam and Hayao Miyazaki, James McAvoy as a corrupt detective and Jake Gyllenhaal in an amazing double role.

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  • Scientific Masterclasses

    As part of our Fantastic Science programme, Imagine welcomes two prominent scientists, both with close links to fantastic cinema.
    On Thursday the 10th of April, American scientist Dr. David Kirby presents an overview of the relationship between scientists and the American film industry, entitled Lab Coats In Hollywood. In his lecture The Science of Hollywood, Dr. Kevin Grazier looks at ways in which scientists make science fiction credible, using examples of Academy Award-winner Gravity (for which he was science advisor), among others. This lecture takes place on Tuesday the 15th of April.

  • Trailer trash? Trailer talent is what we need!

    Time Capsule Award 2014 For the fifth consecutive time, Imagine hosts the competition for the Time Capsule Award. For this competition people are asked to create a thirty-second festival trailer. The competition is open to anyone, and entries are accepted as from today. The theme is: Fantastic Science.

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  • Artwork 2014

    For the artwork, Imagine once again collaborated with Utrecht designer Nick Liefhebber. Among Nick's prior work are designs for Paradiso, Sony Playstation and KUVVA. His use of colour and (abstract) shapes turn his posters into powerful graphic statements, which particularly stand out in the street.

  • Imagine 2014

    This year, Imagine takes place from the 9th to the 18th of April in EYE Amsterdam. Besides the many films, over 50 features and 30 shorts, the festival welcomes domestic and foreign guests, host a masterclass, expose interesting themes in sidebar programmes and treat die-hard horror fans to The Night of Terror.

  • And the winners are...

    Winnaar Black Tulip 2013: Wolf Children

    The winners of the 29th Imagine: Wolf Children from Japan, Fin from Spain, Citadel from Ireland and the Belgium short Perfect Drug. Audience Favourite (and winner of the Silver Scream Award) was The Battery.

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  • Imagine's first winners!

    Winnaars Time Capsule 2013

    Once again this year, Imagine received fantastic entries from all over the country for the Time Capsule Award competition – the award for the best alternative 30-second Imagine trailer. All 13 entries were just as diverse, colourful, surreal, atmospheric or imaginative as the festival itself.

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  • Imagine's guest of honor: Neil Jordan

    Neil Jordan

    This year’s recipient of Imagine Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award is the Irish director Neil Jordan. The award will be presented to him on opening night. The following afternoon there will be a masterclass, followed by a screening of his latest film: Byzantium.

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  • Closing film

    The Grandmaster

    The 29th Imagine Film Festival will close on Wednesday, April 17, with the Dutch premiere of THE GRANDMASTER by Wong Kar Wai (IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE). This visually stunning film is a martial arts drama as well as a tragic love story, starring Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi. Earlier this year, THE GRANDMASTER opened the Berlin Film Festival.

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  • Preview Tour: vampires in the Netherlands

    Neil Jordan's Byzantium

    Together with distributor Cinéart, Imagine provides a taster for the festival by organising a preview tour of the fantasy thriller Byzantium by Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire, The Crying Game). From March 26 until April 7, the film will be shown in 17 film theatres, and then of course at the festival itself.

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  • Beware: psychotic women

    Isabelle Adjani (en Sam Neill) in Possession

    The history of film is fraught with neurotic characters, but extra attention is given to the role of female neuroses. Canadian journalist Kier-La Janisse wrote a book about this, which inspired Imagine to a sidebar programme.

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  • home movies

    Time Capsule 2014

    Always wanted to watch your own film on the silver screen? This is your chance! For the fifth edition of the Time Capsule Award, Imagine is looking for creative minds able to capture the festival’s essence in a thirty-second festival trailer. This year, the Time Capsule’s theme is FANTASTIC SCIENCE; the fantastic side of science, that is. Time-travelling, mad scientists, microbes fighting each other like monsters? It’s all possible. Let your imagination run wild!

  • Member of EFFFF

    Imagine Film Festival is a member of the EFFFF (European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation).


    The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (the Federation) is a tightly knit network of 22 film festivals from 15 countries, with a global attendance of more than 450 000 visitors, making it a vital economic and cultural player on the fantastic film scene. Click on the logo for more information.