IMPORTANT: Our Sprouts Film Festival 2023 call ONLY accepts fiction films that could be categorised as ecocinema. Please read the needed qualifications to find out if your submission will get accepted.


Sprouts Film Festival

In 2007 a new cinema was added to the rich cultural landscape in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Studio/K is a unique cultural centre in that it is fully run by a group of approximately fifty dedicated students. Today we are one of the leading independent film theatres in the city, with over 100.000 visitors a year. In 2022 we expanded our reach by creating our own film festival. The yearly Sprouts Film Festival showcases cinema of the future by focussing on two parallel competitions. Our Debut Competition is made up of fiction feature film debuts that have a strong social message at their core. As students and aspiring system changers we know how difficult it can be to get your foot in the door. Through presenting fresh and unreleased gems to Amsterdam’s international audience we hope to help further kick-start new talent. Our Eco Competition is made up of fiction feature films with a strong environmental focus. As young adults we find it hard to accept how slow the fight against climate change is progressing. It is through ecocinema that we hope to strengthen our voices and motivate people to start acting now. As an extention to our Eco Competition we are including an Eco Selection Shorts Program for the festival’s second edition in May 2023.

We hand out three honorary awards every edition:

– Jury Award: Debut Competition
– Jury Award: Eco Competition
– Audience Award

Our Eco Selection Shorts Program is non-competitive.