AMSTERDAM’S ORIGINAL VOICES IN SCREENWRITING (www.johnlifepublishing.com)

THE AMSTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL seeks to discover “the finest and most original voices in screenwriting from around the world”.

The Festival, held in the famous European city, “proudly supports the art of screenwriting by allowing new talent to be heard and discovered in our annual Screenplay Competition.

“Top screenplays in the competition are awarded based on the quality and originality of the work.

ORIGINAL VOICES

“The Amsterdam Film Festival seeks to discover and revere the finest and most original voices in screenwriting from around the globe.”

The Festival this year awarded Irish journalist Declan White the First Prize in the Screenplay Competition.

Dubliner Declan won a Van Gogh Award for his political horror thriller HAIRS.

This is the fifth international screenplay award that HAIRS has won in Europe and the USA in the past year.

The Amsterdam Film Festival celebrates films that capture both the artistry and progressive nature of world cinema today.

Created to recognize and award films that have potential to move audiences and change perceptions, the Amsterdam Film Festival is devoted to filmmakers whose quest is self-expression and communication.

ART AND EXPRESSION

Much like Amsterdam itself, the Amsterdam Film Festival contains a unique mix of art and expression.

Its vision is one that has been realized by filmmakers who live for the art of filmmaking and who recognize the passion that lies within each work.

The Amsterdam Film Festival is an awards based competition designed to provide worthy films and filmmakers with recognition for their filmmaking achievements.

Films are not screened publicly.

Once the Judges have concluded the judging process, winners are announced on the official website and via the Internet based promotions announcing the winners to the public and industry media.

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

The Amsterdam Film Festival proudly supports the art of screenwriting by allowing new talent to be heard and discovered in our annual Screenplay Competition.

Top screenplays in the competition are awarded based on the quality and originality of the work.

The Amsterdam Film Festival seeks to discover and revere the finest and most original voices in screenwriting from around the globe.

VAN GOGH AWARDS

Each year, the Amsterdam Film Festival recognizes excellence in filmmaking in several categories with the prestigious Van Gogh Awards.

The AFF Jury en het Beoordelen van Comité will award films in the following categories: screenplay, direction, actor and actress, performances, art, photography, editing, animation, short film, feature narrative, documentary, music video, experimental, first-time director, and student films.

In addition, Special Jury Prizes will be awarded to several standout films at the discretion of the Jury en het Beoordelen van Comité.