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Northern Film Festival

Cosy, intimate, friendly - the Northern Film Festival serves up the new generation of filmmakers. With the focus on North Netherlands, the festival takes you into rich international dimensions. The Northern Film Festival offers you fascinating premieres in 2018, such as the unique documentary series Sailing on the Grass.

Why would you trudge around outside in inclement winter weather when you could be inside at Slieker Film and Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie binging on the best of the Northern and European films? In 2018, the Noordelijk Film Festival will present a tremendously exciting programme there, full of new adventure.

International dimension
Slieker Film and Stadsschouwburg will have a film festival that is characterized by a broad international dimension and a proud focus on Northern Dutch and Northern European films.
We present different special premieres and, as European Capital of Culture, we bring a great range of yet to be discovered new films to Friesland.

New Generation
This year a new generation of filmmakers gets all the exposure on the silver screen. The special NEW GENERATION programme focuses entirely on up-and-coming talent.

We not only show their films, but also organize a large Noordelijke Film Meeting. Filmmakers, actors, critics and students can meet, watch each other's work, follow master classes and workshops and participate in competitions.

There are also new collaborations with other capitals of culture. We organize panel discussions and there is a special programme for primary and secondary school students. Of course we also give a lot of attention to the special film projects of 2018, such as Look@Me and Sailing on the Grass.

Discover the diversity of Europe, from a comfy cinema chair in the heart of Leeuwarden, with the fantastic films of the Noordelijk Film Festival.