The 16th edition of International Film Festival Film by the Sea will take place 12-21 September 2014. 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 part of the site.

Literary Lunches

with Franca Treur, Esther Verhoef and Herman Koch

Send in your film

Film by the Sea 2014 awaits your entries. If you send in your film, please use our entry form and check out the rules and regulations.


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FbtS Audience Award

Film College

Four films and four colleges by four different speakers


Poster 2014 revealed

The new poster for Film by the Sea 2014 has been revealed on tuesday 10 June.

Professional Jury 2014

Chairman of the Professional Jury Adriaan van Dis announced the members of the jury for Film by the Sea 2014 on tuesday

Grand Acting Award given to Jan Decleir

Actor Jan Decleir received the Grand Acting Award of Film by the Sea. The festival gives such awards to actors that have...

Opening Gala

Traditionally, Film by the Sea will roll out the red carpet for a grand Opening Gala to commence the festivities. This year, the Opening Gala will be held on Friday 12 September, following the premiere of the Dutch film ‘Dorsvloer vol confetti’, the film adaptation of the namesake novel by Franca Treur.


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Friend Project

Film and Literature

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


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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, but you will also be entitled to a 50% discount during screenings of Film by the Sea throughout the Year.