AT THE AMSTERDAM INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, WE FOCUS ON FILM. THE third EDITION WILL BRING INDEPENDENT ARTISTIC VISIONS TO AN AUDIENCE THAT DEMANDS A MORE FULFILLING EXPERIENCE THAN THE LATEST HOLLYWOOD FARE.
The glitz and glamour of showbusiness in the mainstream film festival circuit can sometimes detract from the true purpose of the event — the celebration of creative film-making. While the red carpets, the champagne parties, and the high admission prices may be good for grabbing headlines and driving profits, they may also prevent the dissemination of art to the audience.
At the Amsterdam Independent Film Festival, we focus on film. The festival will bring independent artistic visions to an audience that demands a more fulfilling experience than the latest Hollywood fare.
In Amsterdam’s LAB111 — a cult cinema located in a former anatomical pathology hospital — we’ll be screening selections of remarkable independent films from all over the world free of charge, giving film-makers the widest possible exposure and freedom from commercial constraints.
No red carpets. No elitist audiences. No distraction from the art itself. The Amsterdam Independent Film Festival will provide an intimate environment for film-makers and film lovers to come together and share in the beauty of artistic expression.
The selected films will compete for the following awards:
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Music Video
Find out more about the previous editions of the Amsterdam Independent Film Festival: