The 42nd edition of the Noordelijk Film Festival: faces of the North

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From 9 to 13 November the 42nd edition of the Northern Film Festival will take place! Just like last year, the festival will appear in hybrid form, with an online program available in addition to the atmospheric film festival you’re familiar with. As always, we maintain our Nordic Focus, but in 2022 we want to pay even more attention to the diversity and richness of the northern film landscape. That’s why our slogan for this year is ‘Faces of the North’.


About the festival
The Noordelijk Film Festival is a film festival in Leeuwarden that generally takes place around the second weekend of November every year. With around 20 thousand visitors counted over five days, the festival is one of the largest regional film festivals in the Netherlands. In 2019 it celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special longer edition. From 1976 to 1988, the first ten editions took place under the name Fries Film Festival. Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie has served as the festival centre for almost all years. Additionally, film theatre Slieker Film (in the Fries Museum) and Pathé Leeuwarden are two of our festival locations. This year once more, we’re moving into the province with a programme that includes De Lawei in Drachten and De Koornbeurs in Franeker.

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