Imagine Film Festival

April 10 - 20, 2019 Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Festival type: Affiliated Members
Imagine Film Festival


The annual Imagine Festival started out in 1984 as The Weekend of Terror, a two-night "mini-festival" of horror, sci-fi and fantasy films. This small-scale event eventually became a festival of 12 days, reaching a wider audience with a great variety of genre films from all over the world, almost all of them Dutch premieres or single theatrical presentations. At Imagine, movie lovers can indulge in the best, weirdest and most adventurous that the fantasy, horror, science-fiction, animation and thriller genres currently have to offer.

At present the festival program encompasses a main course of new features, theme programmes, a section of fantastic short films and the nightly horror marathon The Night of Terror. Apart from the Méliès Awards the festival hands out three other prizes: the self-explanatory Career Achievement Award, the Silver Scream Award for the film most popular with the audience, the Black Tulip Award for best feature and the Time Capsule Award for the best 30 second Imagine leader. But Imagine Film Festival is much more than the sum of its 70+ features and short films.

Additions to the menu are an annual symposium and a masterclass for aspiring filmmakers, taught by experienced professionals. Moreover, the festival is also the place where fans of the fantastic can meet & greet the men and women behind their favourite film in an informal atmosphere. Imagine may have matured considerably over the past years, it has nonetheless retained its distinctive relaxed charm.


Imagine Film Festival
Imagine Film Festival
Timorplein 52, 1094 CC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Festival Director: Chris Oosterom
Federation Contact: Chris Oosterom
Tel: +31 20 679 4875
E-mail: info (at)

Award Winners

Films Director Country Type Year Award
O Beautiful Night Xaver Böhm (as Xaver Xylophon) Germany Feature 2019 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Wild Jan Verdijk The Netherlands Short 2019 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Place Paolo Genovese Italy Feature 2018 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Downside Up Peter Ghesquière Belgium Short 2018 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Pieles Eduardo Casanova Spain Feature 2017 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Neck and Neck Shaun Clark United Kingdom Short 2017 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Survivalist Stephen Fingleton United Kingdom, Northern Ireland Feature 2016 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Aquabike Jean-Baptiste Saurel France, Belgium Short, Feature 2016 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
A Blue Room Tomasz Siwiński France, Poland Short 2015 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Liza, the Fox-Fairy Károly Ujj Mészáros Hungary Feature 2015 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Der Samurai Till Kleinert Germany Feature 2014 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Reset Marcus Kryler & Fredrik Åkerström Sweden Short 2014 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Perfect Drug Toon Aerts Belgium Short 2013 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The End Jorge Torregrossa Spain Feature 2013 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Feed Me Niels Dekker The Netherlands Short 2012 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Sleep Tight Juame Balagueró Spain Feature 2012 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
The Last Circus Álex de la Iglesia Spain, France Feature 2011 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Sugar Jeroen Annokkee The Netherlands Short 2011 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Transmission Roland Vranik Hungary Feature 2010 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Pivot André Bergs The Netherlands Short 2010 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Before the Fall Javier Gutiérrez Spain Feature 2009 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Cold and Dry Kristoffer Joner Norway Short 2009 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
De Overkant Iván López Núñez The Netherlands Short 2008 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
King of the Hill Gonzalo López-Gallego Spain Feature 2008 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Them David Moreau, Xavier Palud France Feature 2007 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Maestro Géza M Tóth Hungary Short 2007 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
El Ciclo Victor Garcia Spain Short 2006 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
Storm Måns Mårlind / Björn Stein Sweden Feature 2006 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Calvaire Fabrice Du Welz France, Belgium, Luxembourg 2004 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
Roadkill Jeroen Annokkee The Netherlands Short 2003 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
My Little Eye Marc Evans France, United Kingdom, USA, Canada Feature 2003 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
The Spook House Koldo Serra Spain Short 2003 Short Film Méliès d'Or
The Green Butchers Anders Thomas Jensen Denmark Feature 2003 Feature Film Méliès d'Or
The Rise and Fall of the Legendary Anglobilly Feverson Rosto The Netherlands Short 2002 Short Film Méliès d'Argent
The Devil's Backbone Guillermo del Toro Spain Feature 2002 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent
The Heart of the Warrior Daniel Monzón Spain Feature 2001 Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

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