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About the program

The Netherlands 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.

We look forward to seeing you at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht between September 20 and 27, 2024!

Meet and interact with filmmakers, be the first to see the latest films from the Netherlands and experience film, series and digital culture in a unique way. See, feel and taste the festival atmosphere in the cinemas, film theaters and cafés during one of the many film screenings, unique events or premieres you can attend.

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Why you should not miss the festival this year!

  • From more than 600 Dutch films, we select the 250 best and most surprising for you.
  • There is often a Q&A after the film. During this Q&A you have the chance to ask the filmmakers all your questions about their craft.
  • We like to treat you to a pre-viewing. These are short films that we offer as an extra before the main film begins.
  • You can buy tickets for several premieres, at NFF you are welcome on the red carpet!
  • There are films in our program that are unlikely to be seen again in theaters.


Wondering what you can experience at the festival? Let's have a look at our program highlights!

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Feature films and documentaries

Be the first to see the best Dutch films. Visit one of our special premieres and see 'Gouden Kalf'nominees at the festival in September!

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Gouden Kalf (Golden Calf)

If anything, the Netherlands Film Festival is known for the 'gouden Kalf' Gala. Nominees are eligible for the highest attainable honour in Dutch cinema, the 'Gouden Kalf. In September, the announcement of the nominations for the 'Gouden Kalf' can be watched live thourgh our social media and website.

The award ceremony can be watched live on Friday 27 of September.

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Digital Culture

NFF gives digital stories and productions the space they deserve – a chance to experience and marvel at the wealth of Dutch digital culture. The digital productions take innovative and original approaches to storytelling at the intersection of technology, art and science, and in a variety of forms: VR, XR, AR, apps, games, web series, installations and performances.

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Inspiring masterclasses and seminars from international industry experts, discussions at the NFF Conference and many networking opportunities with colleagues. In 2023 NFF's Professionals Programme takes place from Friday 22 September to Tuesday 26 September.

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Holland Film Meeting

Within the framework of the Netherlands Film Festival, the Holland Film Meeting (HFM) builds and expands bridges between the Dutch and international worlds of film, TV, and digital storytelling. HFM takes place every year in September.