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Arab Film Festival
Van De Leckestraat 6c
3061 PB Rotterdam
Ph: +31 630081971
Profile: The Arab Film Festival Rotterdam is an artistic forum showing a nuanced image of the cultural, political, social and artistic situation in the Arab world. We programme films about hot topics in the Arab communities in Europe.
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam - AFFR
PO Box 26286
3002 EG Rotterdam
Profile: AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.
B Movie, Underground & Trash Film Festival - BUTFF
Breda - The Netherlands
Profile: The Dutch film festival for B-movies, Underground & Trash Films. Fans of bizar, experimental or otherwise distorting movies are served every year at the festival for B-movies, Underground and Trash films (BUTFF). Location is at the Nieuwe Veste in the city centre of Breda.
Camera Japan Festival
Rotterdam & Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Profile: Japanese cultural festival organised yearly in Rotterdam & Amsterdam with the main focus on film.
CINEKID – International Children’s Film, TV and New Media Festival Amsterdam
Asterweg 20 G2
1031 HN Amsterdam
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
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.
Da Bounce Urban Film Festival
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Ph. +31 20 4889 195
Profile: Da Bounce Urban Film Festival is the Netherlands’ first urban film festival. With its variety in new releases, classics, narrative features, shorts and documentaries, the events celebrates the cinematic diversity. To continue the conversations off screen, DBUFF also organizes Q&A’s, panel discussions and workshops. Afterwards, meet us at the dancefloor for amazing live performances and afterparty’s.
Dutch Mountain Film Festival - DMFF
Heerlen/Aachen - Netherlands/Germany
Profile: The Netherlands’ ‘loftiest’ film festival brings you reports of recent expeditions, experimental outdoor projects, legendary ascents and arthouse movies from mountain cultures both near and far. The festival also features lectures, workshops, exhibitions and masterclasses.
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival
The Hague - The Netherlands
Profile: Eastern Neighbours Film Festival presents the best recent films from East and South East Europe, from the countries with a small but often powerful film industry. This concerns film productions that cannot be seen in the Netherlands, or only to a very limited extent. Why Eastern Neighbours? The ENFF strives to get the Dutch and international audience in the Netherlands acquainted with the cinema and culture of their eastern neighbours.
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
P.O. Box 1449
6501 BK Nijmegen
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!
Imagine Film Festival
1094 CC Amsterdam
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
1017 XN Amsterdam
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
4381 LZ Vlissingen
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.
International Queer & Migrant Film Festival - IQMF
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Profile: International Queer & Migrant Filmfestival was founded in 2015 in Amsterdam and is a festival for queer & migrant related films as well as a multi-disciplinary community space with art exhibitions, workshops, debates, the annual newcomers dinner and the international talent programme IQMF Academy, all contributing to a diverse and inclusive society.
Kaboom Animation Festival
Amsterdam/Utrecht - The Netherlands
Ph. + 31 20 7723243
Profile: Kaboom Animation Festival is the name of the collaborative efforts between the former KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival and the Holland Animation Film Festival in Utrecht. Kaboom Animation Festival takes place in Utrecht and Amsterdam. The programme in Utrecht will focus exclusively on animation for kids and families. The programming in Amsterdam, on the other hand, will showcase a wide variety of the latest and greatest animation from all over the world and a special focus on industry events.
Leiden International Film Festival
P.O. Box 11137
2301 EC LEIDEN
Movies that Matter Festival
P.O. Box 1968
1000 BZ Amsterdam
Ph. + 31 20 2807600
Netherlands Film Festival - NFF
P.O. Box 1581
3500 BN Utrecht
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: firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
P.O. Box 21696
3001 AR Rotterdam
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.
Roze Filmdagen ('Pink Film Days')
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Roze Filmdagen is the largest film festival for LGBTQ films in the Netherlands. The wide and varied selection of films includes romantic comedies, provoking documentaries and everything in between. The variety in films reflects the diversity of the community. Besides several focus programmes we proudly showcase numerous short films that are (just like our feature and documentary films) sparkling, provocative, urgent, and engaging.
Utrecht Film Festival - Impakt
P.O. Box 735
3500 AS Utrecht
Ph. +31 30 2944493
Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam - WFFR
3059 RB Rotterdam
Profile: Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) is the largest wildlife festival in The Netherlands. It focuses on the screening of wildlife, environment and conservation documentaries.
World Cinema Amsterdam
1072 GN Amsterdam
Profile: World Cinema Amsterdam is Rialto's film festival that takes you to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean every year.