Awards & Jury

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. 

Black Tulip 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. 

These films previously received a Black Tulip Award:

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
2015 Sunrise Partho Sen-Gupta

Méliès d’argent

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 MeuwesePhil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters – Gilles Penso, Alexandre PoncetResin – 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.  

Silver Scream Award

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.