The glitz and glamour of showbusiness in the mainstream film festival circuit can sometimes detract from the true purpose of the event — the celebration of creative film-making. While the red carpets, the champagne parties, and the high admission prices may be good for grabbing headlines and driving profits, they may also prevent the dissemination of art to the audience. At the Amsterdam Independent Film Festival, we focus on film. The festival will bring independent artistic visions to an audience that demands a more fulfilling experience than the latest Hollywood fare.
For the 2021 edition the jury members got paid in the form of planting trees. Thanks to Oliver Guy-Watkins, Gabriela Forfota, Orly Nurany, Parisa Zandbaf, Gilles Elie Cohen, Nicolas Tiercelin, Pim Diepersloot and Vita Buivid, the Amsterdam Independent Film Festival was able to plant 500 trees in Nepal with the Eden Reforestation Project.
Planted trees receipts: