Imagine Film Festival

Imagine Film Festival

Apr 10, 2019Apr 20, 2019
EYE Film Institute, IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT
Various prices

Imagine Film Festival

Imagine Film Festival (IFF) returns to Amsterdam's EYE Film Institute to present the latest and greatest in horror, fantasy, sci-fi and cult cinema!

Fantastic, imaginative themes in 2019

The EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam is the venue of choice for Imagine Film Festival 2019, with a programme of nearly 70 long and short films featuring genres like fantasy, anime and horror. This year there are four different themes:

New stories in gaming and VR

The theme "New Stories in gaming and VR", explores fantastic stories that use interactive ways of storytelling, such as virtual reality and computer games.

Things to come

The scientific programme, known as "Things to Come", explores future visions of science fiction and their parallels in science. Think trips to Mars, genetics and biology related to superheroes and other ways in which reality influences fantasy and vice-versa.


The night-time programme "Slash-O-Rama" is not for the faint-hearted. It focuses on horror movies, and more specifically the slasher movie. Audiences can enjoy bloody slasher flicks until the small hours.

Let's Talk about Sects

Cult leaders like Charles Manson and Jim Jones will be amongst the many psychologically-charged highlights dealing with cults and sects in movies in "Let's Talk About Sects".

More programme details will be revealed closer to the event.


About Imagine Film Festival

Now in its 35th edition, the esteemed festival will again bring viewers a curated selection from the more marginal genres of horror, terror and cult films. Beginning as the Weekend of Terror in 1984, the current IFF emerged as a result of a dedicated community and fan base of all things related to films meant to scare. 

Since then, the festival has expanded to a full ten days and offers a full programme of screenings, workshops, meet and greets, Q&As with directors and masterclasses for fans from all over the world. 

A member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF), IFF also gives out a range of annual awards including the Silver Scream Award (audience chosen), Silver Méliès (best European feature), Black Tulip Award (best feature), Time Capsule Award (best trailer) and the MovieZone Award (youth chosen).

Get your tickets

Purchase your tickets on the Imagine Film Festival website. Keep an eye on the festival site and the IFF Facebook event page for the most updated information.