Netherlands Film Festival

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Netherlands Film Festival
Logo Nederlands Film Festival.jpg
Location Utrecht, Netherlands
Founded 1981
Language Dutch
www.filmfestival.nl

The Netherlands Film Festival (Dutch: Nederlands Film Festival) is an annual film festival, held in September and October of each year in the city of Utrecht.

During the ten-day festival, all Dutch film productions of the previous year are exhibited. Besides feature films, the program also consists of short subjects, documentary films, and television productions. On the closing evening of the festival, the Golden Calves are awarded to the best films, directors, and actors.

Together with the Netherlands Film Fund, the festival also recognises box office results of Dutch film productions during the year with the Crystal Film (10,000 visitors of documentary films), the Golden Film (100,000 visitors), the Platinum Film (400,000 visitors), and the Diamond Film (1,000,000 visitors).[1]

History[edit]

The Netherlands Film Festival was founded in 1981 by the Dutch film maker Jos Stelling, who called it the "Netherlands Film Days" (Nederlandse Filmdagen). Initially the festival was oriented towards film makers only, but it gradually reached a broader audience.

The 25th edition of the festival, in 2005, attracted more than 100.000 visitors.

Canon of Dutch cinema[edit]

In 2007, the festival presented their Canon of Dutch Cinema (Canon van de Nederlandse Film), containing sixteen monumental films in Dutch film history.[2] The list included the following films:

Special guests[edit]

Since 1992, the festival organisation invites a special guest, usually a respected director or actor in the Dutch film business.

Awards[edit]

Besides the Golden Calves the Festival also has its own special awards.

  • Dutch Film Critics award
  • Award of the city Utrecht
  • Tuschinski Award (former Cannon City Prize)
  • Talent & Pro Student Award
  • NPS Award for best short film
  • Teen Award
  • Cinema.nl Film Poster Award (former Skrien Afficheprijs)
  • Grolsch Film Award

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gouden, Platina, Diamanten en Kristallen Film". www.filmfestival.nl. Netherlands Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2007-06-17. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Zestien films in Canon van de Nederlandse Film". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 

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