2017 Event overview

About the 3rd edition

Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival got bigger, better and even bolder in its 3rd edition! With 24 screenings, 17 premieres, first row actors and directors, Spanish food and drinks completed this 6-day experience.

After the successful past editions, ASFF 2017 took us on another exciting and heart-warming journey through the world of Spanish cinema, music and gastronomy; presenting the most powerful, thought provoking, original and enjoyable Spanish language films made over the year.

Running from May 30th till June 4th 2017 in Pathé Tuschinski, Pathé de Munt, Eye, Het Ketelhuis and Bimhuis with a very rich film selection, stars, filmmakers, live music events, bites, wines, Q&A’s, workshops and exhibitions.

Álex De la Iglesia with festival director Virginia Pablos
La Chana's outstanding Flamenco performance
Full Tuschinski theatre!
Eduardo Casanova having fun with the audience
The actor arriving to the Spanish Film Festival
“You should always come back to the Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival. Thanks to events of this kind, our films get to be screenend in Europe, reason why we survive.”

Álex de la Iglesia

“I feel grateful to the Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival team. Their enthusiastic and confident attitude to deliver good results is very special. ”

Álex de la Iglesia


First of many highlights during this year’s edition was the opening film Tarde para la ira. Actress Ruth Díaz joined the Dutch premiere at for a Q&A onstage in Pathé Tuschinski.

We also welcomed the award-winning filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia, who closed the 3rd edition of the festival with his latest film El Bar.

After La chana’s enormous success, newcomer Lucija Stojevic’s documentary on the legendary flamenco dancer impressed the film lovers during our festival. The singer joined us for the Dutch premiere of the film and also made a live flamenco performance and Q&A onstage in Pathé Tuschinski after the screening.

Audiences had the privilege of attending a Q&A session with Eduardo Casanova, the director of Pieles, and actress Carolina Bang, producer of this provocative film. Eduardo Casanova also made us laugh with his lead actor in Señor dame paciencia, presented at the ASFF 2017.

Two new festival venues joined this edition: the Het Ketelhuis, located inside Westerpark and surrounded by nature and the emblematic music location Bimhuis, where one of their music documentaries Omega proved that Cohen, Lorca, rock and flamenco are perfectly capable of being blended together. Soleá Morente and Antonio Arias from the rock band Lagartija Nick, both protagonists in this documentary, burned the stage after the screening.

In this year’s edition, the section ASFF Cares reflected some social issues celebrating the power that film has to communicate, inspire and empower society. The war correspondent and documentary filmmaker Hernán Zin joined the festival to present his documentary Nacido en Siria with a panel discussion afterwards.

Special guests

Álex de la Iglesia

Álex de la Iglesia (born 4 December 1965) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer […]

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Eduardo Casanova

Eduardo Casanova (Madrid, March 24, 1991) is a Spanish actor, screenwriter and director. He is […]

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Carolina Bang

Carolina Herrera Bang (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, September 21, 1985), better known as Carolina Bang, […]

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La Chana

Antonia Santiago Amador (Barcelona, December 24, 1946), best known as La Chana, is a Spanish […]

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Ruth Díaz

Ruth Díaz (Reinosa, Cantabria, Spain; January 25, 1975) is a Spanish film, theater and television […]

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Soleá Morente

Soleá Morente (born in Madrid in 1985) is a Spanish flamenco singer and actress. In […]

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Hernán Zin

Hernán Zin (born 1971) is a war correspondent, writer and documentary director of Italian-argentinian origin […]

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Antonio Arias

Antonio Arias is a Spanish musician from Granada, lead singer and founder of the band […]

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