26 February 2019


The bloodthirsty doll, the killing psychopath and the most gruesome killings. In the eighties the slasher films were extremely popular with the general public. Nowadays, remakes and reboots are made of the classics like Friday 13th and Maniac Cop. This revaluation inspired Imagine to honor the classics with Slash-O-Rama! a celebration of the most bloody 80’s slashers […]

11 February 2019

Barry Fitzgerald: Superhero scientist

What if you could have the power to be invisible, or to fly? Or what if you could shrink yourself or transform in a glorifying beast? That’s exactly what Barry Fitzgerald, superhero scientist (what? yes superhero scientist) asked himself. At Imagine Film Festival 2019 he’ll discuss which superhero powers are actually attainable by todays science. […]

5 February 2019

Things to come

What happens when Earth runs out of resources? Will we collectively move to Mars? And what does life on Mars look like? In China, the first baby with genetically engineered DNA was born. What does this invention mean for humankind? What if the technology of cutting up DNA falls into the wrong hands? In the […]

28 January 2019

Imagine Film Festival 2019: 
from 10 to 20 April at EYE in Amsterdam

A new edition of Imagine; with lots of fantastic films, masterclasses, workshops and readings that will spark your imagination. An edition that will blow your mind! The 35th edition of Imagine Film Festival will take place from 10 to 20 April at Eye in Amsterdam. Besides the main programme, presenting the best fantastic films of […]

20 December 2018

Imagine Pitch Contest winner ‘MEET JIMMY’ is being made into an international feature film!

The short Dutch film MEET JIMMY (2018) will become an international feature film! Makers David-Jan Bronsgeest and Tim Koomen direct and (co-) write the film themselves under the wings of Platinum Dunes, the company that bought the film last week. David-Jan Bronsgeest and Tim Koomen won the Imagine Pitch Contest in April, which gave them […]

1 November 2018

Imagine x Cinéart

Imagine Film Festival and Cinéart Nederland present a series of special premieres of ‘SUSPIRIA’, the new film by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name). We’ll travel to four theaters where we will organize a special introduction to this film. The film tells us about the ambitious dancer Susie (Dakota Johnson), who travels from the […]

15 September 2018

Imagine & Universal present….

The Imagine Film Festival & Universal Pictures NL present ten special screenings of the new psychedelic horror-thriller ‘Mandy’ The Imagine Film Festival & Universal Pictures NL present ten special screenings of the psychedelic horror-thriller ‘Mandy’, which will be screened in various cinemas from September 14th. Check out all the cities we’ll be visiting here. In […]

6 May 2018

The Winners of the Imagine Awards 2018

This 34th edition of Imagine Film Festival was filled with amazing fantastic films. On Friday the 20th of April, we celebrated fantastic filmmakers with the Imagine Awards 2018. For the very first time in the history of Imagine, a VR award is included as well! Other awards that were granted to fantastic filmmakers were the […]

10 April 2018

Come visit our festival cafe!

Our festival cafe offers delicious meals, great drinks, nice reads and interesting conversations. Next to a large variety of films, workshops and masterclasses, you can also enjoy our festival cafe. The daily dishes catered by Hot Mama Hot will tickle your taste buds! And every night, we finish with a talk show and a drink. […]

29 March 2018

Kick-Ass Women Column: Young Monsters

Every week, Gwyneth Sleutel writes a Kick-Ass Women column. This week’s topic: young female monsters. Horror films are about the crossing of lines: the line between good and evil, light and dark, but also between the human and the monstrous, natural and supernatural. Emphasizing these lines and crossing them is a way in which horror […]