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  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Jos de Putter
  • Country: Netherlands
Since its initial publication in Vienna in 1937, the exotic love story Ali & Nino has been surrounded by controversy over the true identity of its pseudonymous author. Alias sets out to shed light on the mystery surrounding Said's identity: Was he a Russian Jew, was he an Azerbaijaini Muslim, or was he even a she -- an Austrian countess? |Read More


  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 28 minutes
  • Directed By: Arnold van Bruggen
  • Country: Netherlands
This short film is both a road movie about four young people traveling to Kosovo to donate an ambulance and a documentary about the situation of young Kosovars today, five years after the international intervention. The four travelers interview people they have gotten to know during the last five years on their trips to Kosovo and others who they meet for the first time on this journey. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Directed By: Jaap van Heusden
  • Country: Netherlands
A young writer threatens to go crazy under the care of his demented mother. On the verge of insanity, he decides to look up three works of art that helped him recover from a previous psychotic episode |Read More


  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 22 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
The weekend 24-year-old Anne (Hanna van Vliet) moves into her Amsterdam apartment, she unexpectedly runs into ex-girlfriend Lily (Eline van Gils). Her reappearance pushes Anne to reflect on the diverse women from her past and their influence on her life. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Directed By: Arjan van Meerten, Wevr, and Kaleidoscope
  • Country: Netherlands
The stunning new experience from the brilliant imagination of 3D artist and musician Arjan van Meerten, Apex is the highly anticipated follow-up to the creator’s acclaimed and award-winning experience, Surge. Step into a surrealistic and darkly beautiful vision of a fiery urban apocalypse, populated by skeletal ghost animals, abstract shapes, maniacal smiling giants and, of course, you. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 0 minutes
  • Directed By: Kel O'Neill and Eline Jongsma
  • Country: USA, Netherlands
The northern white rhinoceros is the most endangered animal on the planet. Only three remain, and they are protected at all times by armed bodyguards. The Ark is a virtual reality documentary that puts viewers face-to-face with the last northern white rhinos, and tells the story of the global coalition scientists who are fighting to rescue the species from extinction. |Read More
Female Director(s)


  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
Based on a True Story examines the real people and events that inspired the1975 film Dog Day Afternoon, starring Al Pacino. Film clips, archival news footage, plus interviews with hostages, police officers, and FBI agents capture the chaotic 14-hour standoff, but Stokman's recorded phone conversations with threatening, delusional convicted felon John Wojtowicz are the centerpiece of the documentary. In English. |Read More
The Best Editing, Documentary Award goes to Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden for Ne Me Quitte Pas:

Left by his wife, Marcel falls into alcoholism and a deep depression, with only his friend Bob, also an alcoholic, to look after him. Their friendship captures the frailty of the male ego and the natural comedy borne from their candid conversations. Ne Me Quitte Pas follows this downward spiral of mid-life crisis in a tender, often humorous, sometimes disturbing examination of the "crisis of masculinity," alongside a mesmerizing exploration of mundane rural existence. |Read More


Mysticism and color reign in this stunning documentary steeped in the fishermen lore of Kenya. Revisiting a childhood fairy tale of a spirit-filled island with the magic to either bless or curse a fisherman's journey, Dutch filmmaker Jeroen van Velzen explores his memories via Masoud, a real-life legend of shark fishing. His glory days long gone, Masoud relives his youth through grandiose stories told with swaggering pride and heartbreaking nostalgia. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 39 minutes
  • Directed By: Clara van Gool
  • Country: Netherlands
Oscar and Stella are married, and their cohabitation has taken on all the mundane trappings of routine. But when their neighbor Poortman goes on vacation and leaves them his key so that they can water his plants, the empty apartment across the terrace becomes a place where Oscar and Stella's imaginations can run wild. Stella soon stumbles upon a stranger sleeping in Poortman's bed, at which point events take a significant turn, and the line between fantasy and reality becomes increasingly blurred. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 70 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
In the heart of the Eurasian continent, the ancient center of the world where the Silk Road connected China to Europe, the circus is a deeply rooted cultural phenomenon. This film focuses on two circus artists, whose lifelong friendship is affected by the differing political choices they make under the dictatorship in Uzbekistan. In Russian and Uzbek. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary


Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of the woman hailed as South Africa's Sylvia Plath. In 1960s Cape Town, as Apartheid steals the expressive rights of blacks and whites alike, young Ingrid Jonker (Carice van Houten, Black Book) finds her freedom scrawling verse while frittering through a series of stormy affairs. Amid escalating quarrels with her lovers and her government-censor father (Rutger Hauer), the poet witnesses an unconscionable event that will alter her life's course. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)


  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Directed By: Felix van Groeningen
  • Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Elise runs a tattoo shop. Didier plays in a bluegrass band. When their daughter Maybelle is born, their happiness is complete, until a tangle of complications forces these two very different lovers to fight to save their marriage. Belgian director Felix van Groeningen follows his acclaimed Cannes entry The Misfortunates with this powerhouse melodrama of star-crossed lovers laced with emotional bluegrass performances. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 53 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
Across Latin America, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East, dozens of wars are waged by groups attempting to overthrow their rulers. How do they form? Where do they get money and weapons? Brooklyn is the answer for one 40-year-old Kosovo immigrant who owns a roofing company in the borough and is building a guerilla army. In English and Albanian. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Cyrus Frisch
  • Country: Netherlands
Cyrus Frisch, the enfant terrible of Dutch cinema, returns to the Festival with his latest feature that challenges classic modes of storytelling. A fragile, long-distance telephone relationship develops between a younger woman (Dutch actress Georgina Verbaan), and an older gentleman (Rutger Hauer, star of Blade Runner). |Read More


  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 0 minutes
  • Directed By: Owen Harris and Niki Smit
  • Country: Ireland, Netherlands
DEEP VR is a meditative and psychoactive VR experience, controlled by the player’s breathing. Discover a beautiful underwater seascape where the world challenges, surprises, and comforts. Explore the ways in which VR can change our relationship with both body and mind. |Read More