Every autumn The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival brings some of the best storytellers and actors from across the globe together. Since 2018 the festival is under the creative direction of Raphael Rodan and Sahand Sahebdivani. These two ‘brothers’ of Israeli and Iranian descent, explore a wide range of international and national performances throughout the year, and select what they think is the best. And they coach emerging talent into the Storytelling world. When leaves start to fall everything comes together…

The eleventh edition in 2018 was surprisingly diverse, with pieces that stretched the conventional boundaries of storytelling, and starred both established names and emerging talent. Festival center Podium Mozaïek was turned into a hot tub of activity, with great shows taking place simultaneously, debates to stimulate the mind, music that kept people in a rocking mood and a team that made sure everything kept moving like a well-oiled machine. We look forward to 2019!


The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival 2019 will take place from October 30th till November 3th. 


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The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival is an initiative of Stichting Storytelling Centre.
Email: info@storytellingfestival.nl
Phone: +31 (0) 20 412 14 15 (Monday till Thursday between 10:00 and 17:00h)
Press: pers@storytelling-centre.nl / +31-(0)6-1809 6859


Artistic direction and program: Raphael Rodan & Sahand Sahebdivani
Executive producer: Stichting Storytelling Centre (Lenneke Beunk & Erma van Maris)
Promotion: Dorèndel Overmars & Lenneke Beunk
Website: deleatur

The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival 2019 is made possible by: