Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2019 will be hosted in MILAN in Italy

The Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema is one of the greatest and most popular festivals in Europe. This naturally fills our festival with a wealth of talent from around the world.

For over 12 years in our other festivals, we have been helping filmmakers find distribution and funding for their next filmmaking venture. Year after year, we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival.

There is ample opportunity to attend networking events, industry professional talk panels, workshops, guest speaker events, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&A's, film screenings and to socialize with like-minded creatives from all walks of life. All of this is neatly wrapped in a week-long showcasing of films where our strong community supports any and every film, from first-time artists to seasoned creators.

Our prestigious awards ceremony concludes the festival in high fashion with a 5-course gala dinner to celebrate our nominees and winners.

We are a unique festival that provides a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network and do business during the festival week.

We have built a small but exceptional network of industry professionals that will look at all films entered and will give business and commercial advice. We have many success stories where attending distributors have made offers to the filmmakers, launching them and their work into the marketplace. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen.

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This will truly be a unique festival, giving filmmakers a real platform to meet, network, do business and, of course, watch great films.

Prestigious International Trophy Award!

We draw our festival to a close with our glamorous international gala dinner and awards ceremony where a nominee from each category goes home with a golden trophy award as recognition for their achievements and talents in film.

The Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment. This is an annual event based in the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

It is possible that each film nominated may be presented more than once.

Feature films, documentaries and short subjects of any genre on video and DVD are selected by invitation from entries to the festival.

Entries must have been produced within the last four years. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English, we also welcome but it is not compulsory to have Dutch as well as English subtitles were the film is in neither English or Dutch to increase the possible markets, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation. In the exceptional event that an unsubtitled print is accepted, English and Dutch dialogue lists are required.

We reserve the right to use excerpts from submitted work for promotional purposes only . The Festival is open to the public as well as attending distribution and sales professionals. We work with a number of accredited national and international press working with the screening venues in Amsterdam, If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities to assist in the sale of your movie for up to 12 months after the festival date

we have TV buyers and film buyers and distributors also attending, you will if your film is nominated have one to one meetings if you wish to talk business on your movie.

Official or professional national organisations and individuals may submit feature and short films to the Festival. Films submitted for pre-selection should arrive no later than 5 working days before our final deadline and must be shipped as per instructions above. All shipping costs of films must be borne by the sender.

Please note: it is not possible for us to return any DVD or tapes, but can be collected by you at the festival... It is the Amsterdam International Film Festival's policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the programme.

By submitting your film you are agreeing to the Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival screening your film during the Festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above regulations.

Overall Rating
  • We were honored to be finalist at the Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival. We had a great time attending and viewing many great films. Thanks again for the honor!

    September 2018
  • A fantastic event, very well organized and the networking was designed in such a way that everyone gets heard. It was a pleasure to be a part of such a brilliant festival. The awards night was a class apart. Thank you to everyone involved in bringing this festival to great Filmmakers globally, and giving the opportunity to learn from industry insiders, and introduce distribution.

    September 2018
  • Tim Earnheart

    Steve and Dan were great at communicating everything -- and in a timely manner! I can't say enough about them and pleased I was with them.

    August 2018
  • shelagh carter

    I write this review in full support of the Filmmaker Filmfest team! I have particpated in 4 of their festivals. All have very attractive features. They go out of their way to support the filmmaker, and the networking opportunites. My film was always shown with the best technical care, the awards and nominations I received thru their various juries went a long way in support of future funding in Canada for my next films. Very appreciated! And, I met some very talented and lovely people that I have stayed in touch with. Cheers All!

    August 2018
  • A big thanks to the festival for such a well organised event. Everyone is so hospitable and one can see wonderful films from all over the world. The networking is great and I made many new friends. The award ceremony is wonderful and I am proud to be a winner at such a great festival.

    August 2018