Amsterdam Film Week

October 23, 2013 in Amsterdam Blog

Amsterdam Film Week is an annual film festival with movies from all over the world. The majority has won prizes at famous international film awards shows such as the Oscars, the Golden Globe and Cannes. Amsterdam Film Week aims to give you a selection of the best movies in 2013.

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The third edition takes place from the 28th of October until the 3rd of November. The movies are on display in 6 different locations spread throughout the city center. Locations this year include the historical theatre Tuschinski and the modern EYE Film museum. Most of the theatres are a sight in their own right. For a full list of locations click here.

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Amsterdam Film Weeks has a total of 41 movies on display. There are various categories such as European Cinema, North American Cinema and World Cinema Today. Each movie is shown multiple times at various locations. That means that if you have one specific movie you want to check out, you’ll always be able to see it close by. Most screenings are premieres for the Netherlands. There are also a lot of sneak previews of new movies during the festival.

12 years a slave Amsterdam Film Week

Amsterdam Film Week starts with the Steve McQueen directed 12 Years a Slave. This movie tells the true storie of a free black man from New York who is kidnapped and sold as a slave in Louisiana in 1841. A legal battle between his family back home and the government follows. This is an important piece of history and a great example of quality cinema from the United States

Tickets to the Amsterdam Film Week are available online and go for €9,50 to €12,50. Buy them and get more information here. Because the festival’s last day overlaps with Museum Night, you’ll get a discount if you visit both.

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