Two jury awards for feature films are presented at Imagine: the Black Tulip and the Méliès d’argent. In addition there is the Imagine audience award, the coveted Silver Scream Award.
The Black Tulip is the festival’s main award for best fantastic feature film. In competition this year are: Color Out of Space – Richard Stanley; Dancing Mary – Sabu; Her Blue Sky – Tatsuyuki Nagai; In the Quarry – Bernardo and Rafael Antonaccio; Swallow – Carlo Mirabella-Davis, and The Twentieth Century – Matthew Rankin. The jury consists of filmmaker Thessa Meijer, film journalist Carmen Felix and producer Herman Slagter.
|2019||The Father’s Shadow||Gabriela Amaral Almeida|
|2018||Tigers Are Not Afraid||Issa López|
|2017||Are We Not Cats||Xander Robin|
|2016||Into the Forest||Patricia Rozema|
The Méliès d’argent is the award for best European fantastic film. The award is presented on behalf of the Méliès International Festivals Federation, of which Imagine is a member. MIFF is committed to the promotion of the European fantastic film, and the winner of the Méliès d’argent in Amsterdam will compete alongside the winners from other festivals for the Méliès d’or for best European fantastic film of the year.
In competition this year are: Advantages of Travelling by Train – Aritz Moreno; Dogs Don’t Wear Pants – Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää; Kill Mode – Thijs Meuwese; Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters – Gilles Penso, Alexandre Poncet; Resin – Daniel Borgman; Sea Fever – Neasa Hardiman; Sleepless Beauty – Pavel Khvaleev, and Yves – Benoît Forgeard. The jury consists of actress Sallie Harmsen, KINO director Jan de Vries and Cine.nl journalist Elise van Dam.
And of course the Silver Scream Award is the most coveted one, because it’s awarded by you, our audience.
The winners will be announced during the closing night ceremony.