Imagine Film Festival – Amsterdam Fantastic Film Fest!

Imagine Film Festival –  Amsterdam Fantastic Film Fest!

The 32nd edition of the Imagine Film Festival takes place on Apr 12, 2017 – Apr 23, 2017. This  festival, which was formerly named the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival (AFFF), screens various fantasy movies, ranging from the sci-fi genre to horror, anime and pure fantasy. There are even some experimental films this year at the festival, which is hosted by the EYE film museum.

For some people, by far the biggest attraction of the Imagine Film Festival will be the exclusive pre-screening of the first episode of the upcoming new season Game of Thrones. Not only will Imagine, in collaboration with HBO Nederland, have the absolute scoop on screening season four, episode one of Game of Thrones, but it is giving away 100  free tickets too. Yes, you read it correctly: the new Game of Thrones is pre-screened in Amsterdam. Sunday April 6th, the screenings will commence.

“Over the years, this popular event has evolved and matured into what it is today: an international film festival screening an all-encompassing selection of films. While the festival still screens the very best international horror releases, it has broadened its taste to include fantasy, cult, anime and science fiction,” details one reviewer.

Total stock on offer this year is just over 50 films, both shorts and feature length movies, sourced by directors working in the Netherlands and abroad. Many of the filmmakers will discuss their productions in the separate symposiums at the EYE film museum.

In case you are a horror movie fan, you can indulge your senses at the Night of Terror at Amsterdam’s Pathé Tuschinski cinema, the only event to take place away from the museum venue.

Head to the Imagine website for more information, screening times and tickets.

Getting to the Eye Film museum and Pathé Tuschinski is easy. From every Amsterdam Apartment rental accommodation, you can take public transport to the Central Station or make your way there on foot. Head towards the water of the IJ river at the back of the station. All you need to do is cross this river. There is a free ferry service to EYE, which runs 24 hrs, seven days a week. Take the ferry that says ‘Buiksloterweg’ (less than 3 mins), usually the center two departure points. When you have crossed the water, turn left and on foot you will be at EYE (the building shaped like a security camera) in less than 3 minutes.

As for the Pathé Tuschinski cinema, it is located near the Muntplein in central Amsterdam (lovely on-canal flower market) at Reguliersbreestraat 26-34, postal code 1017 CN, and is accessible via tram lines 4, 9,16, 24 and 25.