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Film Festivals and Markets

Industry Guide > Film Festivals and Markets
CINEKID –  International Children’s Film, TV and New Media Festival Amsterdam
Asterweg 20 G2
1031 HN Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Ph: +31 20 531 7890


Profile: Cinekid organizes the leading International Film, Television and New Media Festival for children in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With 35.000 visitors it is the largest festival of it’s kind. During the festival prestigious prizes are awarded in Film, Television and New Media categories.
Next to the public event, Cinekid also organizes Cinekid for Professionals. Cinekid for Professionals proves to be an excellent opportunity for media professionals to not only meet their target audience, but also to network, to find (co)financiers and to get inspired.  Workshops, seminars with renowned speakers and a professional marketplace make the festival a not-to-be-missed event for professionals.
Visit www.cinekid.nl/professional for more information, accreditation or competition submission
CinemAsia Film Festival
Amsteldijk 47-2
1074 HW Amsterdam

CinemAsia Film Festival provides the Dutch public and film industry with a selection of the best contemporary Asian cinema, both commercially and artistically. The festival also provides a creative platform for filmmakers of Dutch-Asian descent.
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
P.O. Box 1449
6501 BK Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Ph. + 31 24 6636789


Profile: Go Short is the Dutch festival forshort film. For five days, over 280 short films are screened in and around LUX in Nijmegen. Besides screenings there are exhibitions,workshops, performances, parties and more!
Holland Animation Film Festival - HAFF
Hoogt 4
3512 GW Utrecht
The Netherlands
Ph. +31 30 2331733
F. +31 30 2331079
Profile: An international film festival that focuses on all aspects of high-quality animation. HAFF screens the newest developments, organizes competitions and presents thematic programmes and retrospectives, talkshows, masterclasses, debates and an educational programme. With international competitions for features, shorts and web films, a European competition for student films and a competition for Dutch films (shorts, student films and commissioned films that compete for a Grand Prix and an Audience Award).
Imagine Film Festival
Chris Oosterom
Timorplein 44
1094 CC Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Ph. +31 20 6794875


Profile: IMAGINE is the only Dutch showcase for films in the genres fantasy, science fiction, horror, anime and thriller. The program includes feature length films, European shorts and AFFF/Kids. Several awards are presented.
InScience - Dutch International Science Film Festival
P.O. Box 1584
6501 BN Nijmegen
InScience is the annual Dutch Film Festival for science films. For five days, you'll see the best science films that have been released worldwide. Each of them leads along the wonders of science, in which InScience searches for depth through debates, experiments, and exciting questions. Besides films, you can immerse yourself in the world of art with interactive installations and performances inspired by scientific subjects. Follow the most exciting developments in science during Great Ideas, meet people at Meet the Expert and conduct experiments yourself during the DIY lab.
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam - IDFA
Frederiksplein 52
1017 XN Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Ph. +31 20 6273329
F. +31 20 6385388
Profile: IDFA is one of the leading documentary events in the world, offering filmmakers and producers an international platform for their new documentaries. Because so many of the most prominent TV buyers, festival programmers, distributors and sales agents are on hand in Amsterdam each year, the festival is a key launch pad for creative documentary films. But IDFA is not only the meeting place for professionals – it also draws a huge audience eager to check out the newest documentaries.
International Filmfestival Film by the Sea
Spuikomweg 5
4381 LZ Vlissingen
The Netherlands
Ph. +31 118 412437
Profile: Opening of a new Dutch film season in Vlissingen in the second week of September with a large variety of films, ranging from major Hollywood productions to smaller art-house films.
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival
De Wittenstraat 25
1052 AK Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Ph. + 31 20 7723243 / +31 6 41778780


Profile: KLIK! is a national and international force in provocative quality animation. The 5-day KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival takes place yearly in the new filmmuseum EYE. It showcases a broad selection of high quality animated films but also theatre, games and installations, all in a welcoming, festive atmosphere. Through the festival and side activities, KLIK! aims to make the medium of animation, in the broadest sense of the word, accessible to a wider audience in fresh and exciting new ways and stimulate the emancipation of the medium as a fully realized art form.
Leiden International Film Festival 
Alexander Mouret
P.O. Box 11137
The Netherlands


Movies that Matter Festival 
P.O. Box 1968
1000 BZ Amsterdam 
The Netherlands
Ph. + 31 20 2807600


Netherlands Film Festival - NFF
P.O. Box 1581
3500 BN Utrecht
The Netherlands
Ph. +31 30 2303800
F. + 31 30 2303801
Profile: A selection of Dutch features, documentaries, shorts and television dramas are screened and judged, and there are Golden Calf Awards in thirteen different categories. Special programmes and retrospectives address various aspects of Dutch film. The Holland Film Meeting (e-mail: hfm@filmfestival.nl), the foreign section of the festival, is for festival directors, film buffs, distributors and critics, national and international and includes the Netherlands Production Platform for international co-productions.
Northern Film Festival
P.O. Box 523
8901 BH Leeuwarden
Ph. +31 58 2050300


International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR
Bero Beyer
P.O. Box 21696
3001 AR Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Ph. +31 10 8909090
Profile: Each year, the IFFR signals new directions in cinema, exemplified by its adventurous Program; the Tiger Awards for new filmmakers; the Hubert Bals Fund, supporting films from developing countries; and CineMart, one of the world's leading co-production markets.
Utrecht Film Festival - Impakt
P.O. Box 735
3500 AS Utrecht
The Netherlands
Ph. +31 30 2944493

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