After several historical locations with grotesque, crumbling or grotty charm, the Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam settled last year in the brand new, almost too-clean Eye building. Thankfully this hasn't changed the festival into a hipster party, as it takes more to scare off the hardcore visitors than wide open spaces and increased accessibility. The atmosphere is still there, you're just not constantly wondering anymore how quickly you'd be trampled to death if someone yells "Fire!"
Voting is done through cards everyone receives at the entrance of each screening, and you vote by tearing the card a little at the rating of your choice. A score of one means hopeless, two is bad, three is mediocre, four is good, and a score of five means excellent. All ratings are counted, and the averages stretched to fit a scale of ten.
Ratings are often brutal at Imagine Festival, its audience known for being outspoken and unforgiving. That means a high rating here is nothing to be sneezed at, so flip through the next slides to see the top 15 highest rated films of this year's Imagine Film Festival.