The Amsterdam Film Festival is an international film festival for cinema art. The festival has its roots in the early days of Dutch documentary filmmaking and was founded by the Royal Netherlands Film Academy (CNK) to celebrate this heritage. Today, it is one of Europe’s leading festivals for documentaries and independent films, with a broad range of artistic views, styles and subjects.
AFF’s main ambition is to show that documentary film can be stimulating enough for both critic and public alike. It strives to offer audiences new perspectives on current events, social issues or other topics through innovative approaches to form or content. Its aim is also to create a meeting place where ideas are exchanged between filmmakers from diverse backgrounds as well as with their