Twelve literary adaptations compete in the Dioraphte Film and Literature Competition. With this official competition programme, Film by the Sea distinguishes itself from other film festivals in the Netherlands and Europe. During every edition of the festival, a professional jury of writers, actors and directors hands out the Dioraphte Film and Literature Award to the best new literary adaptation.
The 2015 professional Film by the Sea Jury consists of Olga Zuiderhoek, Marina Blok, Joke van Leeuwen, Jan Vantoortelboom, Dimitri Verhulst, Michiel van Erp and Hanna Verboom and chairman of the jury Adriaan van Dis.
The coming festival they will decide upon the winner of the Diorapthe Film and Literature award among the twelve contenders.