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Weird is wonderful

Imagine is the largest film festival for Fantastic film in the Netherlands, showcasing the best in fantasy, horror, sci-fi and everything in between. Imagine is all about the imagination. We believe dreaming big is best, because Weird Is Wonderful.

Each year, we try to challenge our audience to use their imagination to fantasise about the state and future of mankind and society. The power of Fantastic fiction allows you to discover future worlds, develop an alternate view of reality or explore the unknown, in turn broadening your view of the present.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”


Imagine considers Fantastic fiction food for thought, often anticipating or reflecting on social and technological developments. Through in-depth programs, the festival offers history and context, and connects Fantastic film with current affairs.

Imagine unites filmmakers, guests, journalists and genrefans. We showcase fresh talent, present new work by established makers and show the best classics and forgotten gems. In addition, we offer Dutch filmmakers a platform for their projects and put them in the international spotlight.

Imagine is an accessible and visitor-friendly festival, which always aims keep our audience involved. Some of the topics we focus on are serious, but we try to present them in an attractive and fun manner. The festival program mixes up features, shorts, workshops, masterclasses, VR and more. With over 40 years of experience, Imagine’s as wonderfully weird as ever, acting as a curator and guide for curious first-timers and seasoned genre nuts alike.


General Director
Chris Oosterom

Business Leader
Toon Verheugen

Head Marketing & Communication
Rabia Sitabi-Stigter

Content Manager
Loïs Cheuk-a-lam

Eva Rijs

Clio Leeuwenburgh
Eddy Appels
Esther Schmidt
Evrim Ersoy
Inez de Coo
Kiko Morah
Stanislaw Liguziński

Web editor / Newsletter
Lauren Murphy

Festival Daily
Phil van Tongeren

Julia Damberg
Gabriel Ercicia (VR)

Coördinator volunteers
Merante Izaaks-Koot (Stichting KEES)

Katja Vercouteren

Triple P Entertainment

Supervisory Board
Bastiaan Driessen
Géke Roelink
Jeanine Hage (treasurer)
Sanne Lohof
Soraya Titaley
Taco Stomps (chairman)


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Fondsen & Sponsoren



Imagine Film Festival is an affiliate member of the Méliès International Festivals Federation

Intership Vacancies at Imagine

We are looking for bad-ass interns for our festival in October! Would you like to participate in the Netherlands’ largest genre film festival? Check out our vacancies here. 

Terrorific prestige

Two jury prizes for features are awarded at Imagine: the Black Tulip and the Méliès d’Argent. There is also the prize of the Imagine audience, the coveted Silver Scream Award.