Due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19, we sadly have to announce that the ASFF 2020 Launch Event scheduled for April 15 is now CANCELLED. This was a tough decision, but we believe that it is the most responsible and sensible choice right now. We will take care of the refund for the tickets purchased.

We are already working on new dates and as soon as the development of the Dutch and international situation will allow us to assess a real possibility, we will let you know! We also want to express our solidarity and send courage and strength in these difficult times.


The film Fire Will Come, will festively kick off the countdown to the sixth edition of the Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival on 15th April at 19.15h at the iconic Eye Filmmuseum.

Director OLIVER LAXE will attending for a Q&A with the audience!

The launch event will set the tone for the upcoming edition, which will run from 7-10th May in Pathé Tuschinski, Eye & Rijksmuseum. We will introduce the 2020 program with the most powerful, thought provoking and enjoyable Spanish films of the year. Special guests, Q&As, complimentary drinks, bites and more!

Join us to discover this year’s program and celebrate Spanish Cinema together!

SPECIAL EVENT: Enjoy complimentary wine after the Premiere to celebrate the Festival Launch event.


SYNOPSIS: Amador Coro has been condemned for having provoked a fire. When he gets out of prison, nobody is waiting for him. He returns to his hometown, a small village hidden in the mountains of rural Galicia, to live with his mother, Benedicta, and their three cows. Life goes by, following the rhythm of nature. Until one night when a fire starts to devastate the region.

“The film’s delicate pace and the contemplative choreography of its camerawork conjure a sense of authenticity so organic that we’re almost convinced that there’s no space between the characters and the actors, between the filmed setting and the actual landscape… (Laxe accepts) the filmmaker’s position ultimately as that of respectful guest in the world he has created and which has developed a life of its own”.

JURY PRIZE – Un Certain Regard – Cannes 2019