Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

Opening Date: 
August 30, 2017
Earlybird Deadline: 
November 30, 2017
Regular Deadline: 
January 31, 2018
Late Deadline: 
April 30, 2018
Extended Deadline: 
May 31, 2018
Notification Date: 
June 14, 2018
Event Date: 
August 11, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Festival Description: 

Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2018 will be hosted in the city of  Amsterdam. .


Our indepedent festival has qualities that will benefit every filmmaker who joins our community, from new artists to seasoned creators, such as a strong filmmaker community, industry ties, free admission, film professionals talk panels, networking events and of course our prestigious awards ceremonies - these are the reasons our filmmakers and attendees find our events so beneficial.

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

Awards & Prizes: 

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.

Rules & Terms: 

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, 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 Madrid 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.



Our connection
Festival Organizers: 
Carl Tooney - Festival President
Adam Tinnion - Festival Director
Loraine Dunsford Admin
Festival Contact Information: 
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City of Amsterdam  hotel and conference centre and Awrds centre, please see festivak team for more information

Submission Address: 
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