The 17th edition of International Film Festival Film by the Sea will take place 11-20 September 2015. The festival is held in the city of Vlissingen in the southwest of the Netherlands.

Film by the Sea Throughout the Year

Throughout the year, Film by the Sea organises weekly screenings of quality films in CineCity.

You can feast on a range of arthouse and other special films (and of course, many literary adaptations). Screenings take place on Mondays in Terneuzen and Tuesdays in Vlissingen. For a complete programme, please have a look at the 'Throughout the Year' schedule on the Dutch site.

Film and Literature

Film by the Sea is the film festival that celebrates both film and literature.


Film College

Four films and four colleges by four different speakers


I Wont Come Back by Ilmar Raag wins Dioraphte Film and Literature Competition

This year’s Dioraphte Film & Literature Award of Film by the Sea was awarded to I Won’t Come Back by Ilmar Raag (based...

Les Combattants by Thomas Cailley wins La Grenouille voor best French-spoken film

Les Combattants has won La Grenouille for best French-spoken film. From the Jury report: “The film is full of humanity...

The Tree by Sonja Prosenc wins Youth Jury Award

Thursday night 18 September, the film by the Sea Youth Jury announced their winning film: The Tree by Sonja Prosenc...

Discussion in collaboration with PEN after Manuscripts Dont Burn

After the screening of Manuscripts Don’t Burn on sunday 14 September, there will be a discussion organised in ...


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Become a Friend of Film by the Sea!

As a Friend of the Festival you will receive discounts during the festival, additionally you will be entitled to a 50% discount during screenings of Film by the Sea Throughout the Year.