About NFF Competitions

During the Nederlands Film Festival, different Dutch movie awards are presented and the selected and nominated productions are screened. Apart from the recurring Golden Calf Competition, these include the Directors’ Forum, as well as the NFF Student Competition and NFF Debut Competition, both part of NFF Talent.

  • Golden Calf Competition

    The candidates to reap everlasting fame and a place in film history: these films have been selected to get nominated for the Golden Calfs.

  • The Directors’ Forum

    The Directors’ Forum, the competition for pioneering productions, has its fourth edition this year. Compiled by (film) journalists Jan Pieter Ekker and Dana Linssen.

  • NFF Student Competiton

    For many graduating students from audio-visual schools, the NFF is the first opportunity to present their productions to a large audience. This year, the festival screens a selection from graduation films from the different Dutch film and art academies.

  • NFF Debut Competition

    For the NFF Debut Competition, productions have been selected that are their creators’ debut. The City of Utrecht puts up the Film Prize of the City of Utrecht for the winner of this competition. The Award consists of a sculpture and a €5000 cash prize. A three-headed jury appraises the work of first-time directors.