Nederlands Film Festival
The Nederlands Film Festival is back in Utrecht, screening fan-favourites from the previous cinema year, hosting world premieres and of course announcing the winner of the top prize in the Dutch film industry, the Golden Calf! This year is the 42nd edition of the festival.
Celebrating Dutch cinema in Utrecht
The Nederlands Film Festival is the largest event focused solely on the Dutch film industry. Each year the event brings many thousands of people to the premieres, galas and screenings of the best Dutch films from the previous year, happening in cinemas and theatres throughout Utrecht.
With Dutch language films receiving relatively little exposure abroad, the Nederlands Film Festival is an important platform for Dutch directors and actors to establish themselves among a domestic audience. That being said, the occasion always has a touch of glamour with red-carpet events, talk shows, debates and parties.
In terms of films, the festival screens and judges a variety of genres including feature-length films, animation, short films, television dramas and art-house flicks. Numerous international festival programmers, distributors, TV programmers and producers attend the festival to keep abreast of developments in Dutch cinema.
A lot of the programme is suitable for non-Dutch speakers, encompassing all films, talks, presentations and events that are accessible to English speakers. There are subtitled Dutch blockbusters and auteur films, original English spoken films by Dutch filmmakers, interesting talks, interactive exhibitions and festive events. There are so many reasons for expats to attend the Nederlands Film Festival!
Don't miss the outstanding films at the Nederlands Film Festival. Keep an eye on the website for the new film programme for this year.