Imagine is THE festival for fantastic film in the Netherlands.
Now in its 38th 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 2021 or 2022
- Minimum length 60 minutes
- Deadline for submission: 15 August 2022.
- Rough cuts and works in progress are accepted
Short films:
- Production years 2021 or 2022
- Maximum length 30 minutes (25 minutes to be included in the Méliès competition)
- Deadline for submission: 14 July 2022.
- 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.
- The festival has the sole right of selection and in no way can submission provide any right of selection. Decisions by the event organizers are final.
- Submission fees are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Alexis Bruchon

    Thank you very much to the Imagine Film Festival to have screened our first feature The Woman with Leopard Shoes. Despite of the circonstances, it was a wonderful experience. The festival's website and the communication were very good and the staff very friendly. Most of all, the quality and the diversity of films selected make us very proud to have been part of this edition!

    April 2021
  • Noboru Suzuki

    Thank you for inviting my short film "Incarnation".
    I am proud to have been selected for this wonderful film festival.
    I was not able to go to Amsterdam this year, but I hope that my next work will be selected again and I will be able to go to Amsterdam.

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Noboru, it was our pleasure screening your film!

  • Emmanuel Renaud

    Thank you so much for all! 💛💛💛
    This was really "fantastic!"!

    April 2021
  • Susie Jones

    Can't fault this brilliant festival.
    So well organised and friendly.
    A truly carefully and brilliantly curated selection of films that we were very proud to be part of with our film BIRD LADY.
    We look forward to next time which, fingers crossed will be a live event at their fab cinema.
    Thank you Imagine ♡

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your kind words, Susie. We are delighted your film was on our programme.

  • Thank you Imagine for screening two of our clients, TWO PUDDLES and IF (GIRLFRIEND DELUXE). The Imagine Film Festival programme is always so unique and exciting we are thrilled these two films could be a part of it.

    May 2019