Call for entries

For over 30 years, Imagine is THE festival in The Netherlands for Fantastic Film, screening the best in fantastic cinema, as well as organizing masterclasses, panels, talks and exhibitions. Imagine is a founding member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) and draws an audience of over 17,000.

Imagine's main award, the Black Tulip Award for Best Fantastic Feature Film, is chosen from six competition films. As part of the EFFFF, Imagine presents the Silver Méliès for Best European Fantastic Feature Film and Short Film. For details see All features are eligible for the Silver Scream Award from our audience and a selection is screened before our youth jury, who present the MovieZone Award.

For its 34th edition, which takes place from 11 to 21 April 2018, Imagine calls on short film, animation, documentary, and feature filmmakers working within the fantastic genre to submit their work.

Criteria for entry

Feature films: 
- Production years 2017 or 2018
- Minimum length 60 minutes
- Rough cuts and works in progress will be accepted

Short films:
- Production years 2017 or 2018
- Maximum length 30 minutes 
- Rough cuts and works in progress will be accepted

All films:
- Screeners have to be in the English or Dutch language or have to have English or Dutch subtitles.
- Screeners can be submitted on DVD or as a link to an online platform. DVD’s will not be returned.
- 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.
- Submissions have to be done with the link below and cannot be accepted in any other form. If you want to send a screener by post, please fill in the entry form first.
- In case of multiple submissions, each film has to be submitted separately.
- Accepted formats for screening purposes are DCP, 35mm, HDCam, ProRes File and Blu-ray.
- Submission fees are $10,- for a short and $25,- for a feature. Students pay $5,- for a short and $10,- for a feature

All entries must be submitted before 31 December 2017, midnight CET.

Submissions through FilmFreeway, please click on the link below.