West'ival, a free four day open air festival held on the Mercatorplein in the heart of Amsterdam West, offers visitors short and feature length film, live music, art, and a creative atmosphere in which to enjoy one of Amsterdam's great neighborhoods.
The festival evenings kick-off with performances from international or local bands. At sunset, the cinema programme begins with shorts from young creative filmmakers followed directly by the night's feature film. West'ivals aim is to put forward outstanding, intriguing, and unique films that reflect the rich diversity of the neighborhood.
West'ival acts as a podium for young filmmakers and works in collaboration with the Netherlands Film Academy and the Eye Film Institute Netherlands.
During the festival weekend the programme is extended with a breakdance workshop and a Monster Poster workshop on Saturday afternoon and a stop motion animation workshop on Sunday afternoon.
West'ival 2013 takes part of the event 24H West of Iamsterdam.
The internationally beloved Stereo Total from Berlin will make sure the ambiance is rising during their concert on Saturday evening!
For the night owls among us, join us at Café Zurich on Saturday night and on Floor17 on Sunday night for two wild after parties.
Entrance is free for the entirety of the festival as well as for the workshops, exhibition, and after parties.
Everyone is invited to come and recline on one of the beach chairs on the Mercatorplein and comfortably enjoy the music, performances, and films amidst a gezellig atmosphere.
At Café Zurich, Ice & Bites, Tosti Madness, DeBuzz, and the Floor17 snack bar you can enjoy a nice drink, ice cream, milkshakes, fruit salad, biological hamburgers, toasties, dizzying cocktails, and more...
The entire festival is a labour of love, thought up and carried out by volunteers from Amsterdam West. West'ival is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) and the City of Amsterdam, Stadsdeel West. The Film projection is done by Openluchtbioscoop.
West'ival's programme of events will continue rain or shine, with the exception of an electrical storm. In the case of rain, visitors can take shelter in one of our nice party tents to keep dry and continue enjoying the festivities.