If you are a film fanatic, we recommend you to visit Amsterdam in October and November. Especially during IDFA – the International Documentary Film Festival – when Amsterdam gets transformed into a true documentary movie paradise. It is one of the city’s largest movie events each year. Especially now it’s getting colder outside, watching a movie can be the perfect activity if you are up for a dose of culture right? We collected all movie festivals to visit during the next two months. Ready, set, go!

IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – 16 to 27 November

As we already mentioned, this documentary film festival is one of the main film events in Amsterdam and even in the world. IDFA presents the latest and greatest domestic and international arrivals from the documentary film world at venues all over Amsterdam. Think about (inter)national premieres, guests from all over the world, competitions, a movie market and a film program so comprehensive you have to make choice on which film to view and which not. But wait, not in time during IDFA? No worries, there’s more to see:

Paff – 5 to 9 October

At the brand new Paff film festival, 25 films from well-known directors and films selected at Festival de Cannes and other international film festivals will be premiered.

Camera Japan – 14 to 16 October

Well, Camera Japan is actually more than just a film festival. It’s the largest multidisciplinary Japanese cultural festival in the Benelux presenting a mix of Japanese cinema, art, music and food!

Cinekid –15 to 21 October

The one and only film festival for kids is Cinekid! At this annual film, television and new-media event no one will turn into a couch potato thanks to the large number of interactive installations and workshops alongside the films, documentaries, shorts, television productions and cross-media productions.

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival – 25 to 30 October

The event location – EYE Filmmuseum – is worth to visit anytime, especially during the six days of KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival featuring a massive selection of top-notch animated films that go well beyond Walt’s work, masterclasses, special guests and parties.

Da Bounce Urban Film Festival – 4 to 6 November

Attention to urban film lovers and the overall film industry! Da Bounce Urban Film Festival provides an international platform for you. We recommend looking out for live shows and interviews with filmmakers alongside new releases, old-school classics, shorts and documentaries!

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