During NFF the central city of Utrecht is once again the beating heart of Dutch film, television and interactive production (27 Sep – 5 Oct). NFF proudly introduces Holland Film Meeting, a programme specifically designed for the international film professionals. With this, we will build a bridge between the Dutch and international worlds of film, tv, and interactive media in three days (29 Sep – 1 Oct). Get to know new talent, discover new projects and interactive exhibitions, visit interesting masterclasses and presentations. We hope to meet you by the end of September.
The Nederlands Film Film Festival is both the home of Dutch cinema and the leading platform for the Netherlands’ national film culture. It celebrates the achievements of Dutch filmmakers and provides the bridge between film culture and all facets of Dutch society. The festival is the most powerful tool we have to engage a large and varied audience in everything that Dutch cinema has to offer. It is active throughout the year, stimulating and promoting Dutch film culture before the 9-day extravaganza in late September when lots of premieres and the cream of the previous 12 month production output is presented.
The Nederlands Film Festival presents Dutch film culture within both national and international contexts, at all times navigating the tension between artistic and commercial, between the popular and the elite, familiar and adventurous, past and present, the local and the global.
NFF mirrors and responds to continuous changes and trends within the Dutch culture and the media landscape, putting paid to any notion that ‘Le cinéma est mort!” But these days, cinema is more than just films, and so NFF incorporates into its program disciplines that draw inspiration from, and themselves influence, the cinematic narrative form, from TV drama, music and visual arts to games and interactive productions – all experienced through and across myriad platforms, but all nevertheless essential parts of the Dutch film culture.
For professionals, the Nederlands Film Festival is the most important full-scale platform for independent, art-house, content-driven exchange and innovation. As a catalyst for renewal the festival promotes cross-pollination between disciplines and actively seeks to forge links between the drivers of urgent, artistic and socially engaged cinema.
The Nederlands Film Festival has, during its 38 years, served, interpreted, analysed, debated and recorded the evolution of Dutch film culture, its strengths and its vibrancy. And in the process it has entertained a large, diverse and very cinema-savvy Dutch audience.