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Vision: Open Your Mind

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
- Albert Einstein

The mind is like the universe. It’s constantly expanding.” 
- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Imagine triggers and stimulates the imagination to explore different and future worlds, examine the unknown and unthinkable and develop a different view on our own world. We use the power of fantastic film to achieve this, and steer our very own, independent course, in which we like to stay well away from the beaten track. 

Imagine sees fantastic film as a rich source of thought experiments that anticipate or reflect on social and technological developments. Together with the audience and professionals, we examine the relationship between the legacy of fantastic film and current developments in society. We present serious themes, but always in an appealing and accessible manner.

Imagine brings together filmmakers, guests, journalists and a general audience. We offer Dutch filmmakers a platform for their films and put the international spotlight on it. We support the development of their projects and connect them with foreign festival programmers, producers, journalists and professionals.

Imagine is not a festival of VIP areas and shielded red carpets. We are an accessible, approachable, audience friendly festival, and we actively engage our audience. The festival programme is a mix of films and events for a variety of visitors.