Imagine is THE festival for fantastic film in the Netherlands.
Now in its 35th year, Imagine presents the best in fantasy, science fiction, horror, anime, martial arts and cult.

The festival has three competitions:
The Black Tulip is the award for the best fantastic feature film.
The Silver Méliès is the award for the best European fantastic film. There is a Silver Méliès for both features and shorts.
A youth jury awards the Moviezone Award
Apart from these competitions, all feature films (except classics) are eligible for the Silver Scream Award from our audience.

Feature films:
- Production years 2018 or 2019
- Minimum length 60 minutes
- Deadline for submission: 1 February 2019
- Rough cuts and works in progress are accepted
Short films:
- Production years 2018 0r 2019
- Maximum length 30 minutes (25 minutes to be included in the Méliès competition)
- Deadline for submission: 1 January 2019
- Rough cuts and works in progress are accepted
All films:
- Screeners have to be in the English or Dutch language or have to have English or Dutch subtitles.
- Not eligible are films that have screened or will be screened prior to Imagine in other festivals in the Netherlands, films that have been broadcast or will be broadcast before the end of the next festival, and films that are publicly available online.

Overall Rating
  • Ray Kermani

    An amazing festival organized by true fans of the genre! We had a wonderful time being there.

    April 2018
  • Clarissa Jacobson

    Loved this festival - hands down the most beautiful place the film played - The EYE Museum in Amsterdam is astounding! Everyone was wonderful that I met and they had a great little bar area to network with other filmmakers - just a wonderful experience and honor being part of this amazing fest.

    April 2018