With great pleasure we announce the first details of our 2018 programme! As always, we present you a fine selection of horror, sci-fi and fantasy. This year’s programme reflects the wide range of storytelling traditions that belong to the realm of fantastic film: from fantastic stories going back to age old myths to futuristic fiction taking stage in the future. The technology enabling fantastic storytelling is also included in our new programme. Our 2018 programme runs from the 11th of April until the 21st of April in EYE Film Museum Amsterdam.
The past: Lanterna Magica
Curious about the way sci-fi, horror and fantasy were narrated in the past? Before cinema, fantastic stories were told using the so-called Lanterna Magica. This lantern projected images on the wall, using glass and a transparent image. At Imagine, this technique will be revived in a collaboration between Annet Duller and Wim Bos – collectors of magic lantern images – and Sahand Sahebdivandi from the Amsterdam storytellers collective Mezrab!
The future: Virtual Reality
Next to old storytelling techniques, Imagine also takes a leap into the future using Virtual Reality: a young technology that evokes experiment in the moving image. Let your senses be tickled by this new technology. We present a programme of the best fantastic VR experiences of the past year.
Zeitgeist: remakes and reboots
Not only will we travel through time in the realm of techniques: we also invite you to explore the zeitgeist in remakes and reboots. In his audiovisual essay, with an abundance of film clips, Peet Gelderblom elaborates on the political and social aspects of the four versions that have been produced based on Jack Finney’s novel The Body Snatchers from 1955.
Our first features
Next to these three programmes, we also present you our first feature films – please click below!