General information
The international film festival Film by the Sea is the fourth biggest festival of het Netherlands with 45,000 admissions in 2018. The festival celebrates film with a focus on book adaptations. Film by the Sea takes place in the coastal city of Vlissingen, in the southwest of the Netherlands. This year’s 21st edition runs from 13 until 22 September.

Competitions and awards
Film by the Sea’s main competition is the Film & Literature Competition in which approximately ten films compete for the Film & Literature Award. The jury consists of Dutch writers, actors and directors.

Besides the Film & Literature Competition, Film by the Sea boasts several other competitions and awards, most notably:

* Vive le Cinéma! – French language films
* Career Achievement Award, previously awarded to Sophia Loren, Bruno Ganz, Claudia Cardinale, Morgan Freeman, Sir Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci and Paul Verhoeven among others
* Youth Jury Award
* International Student Jury Award

The application period for Film by the Sea 2019 has closed. If you would like to receive information on how to apply for Film by the Sea 2020, please send an e-mail to info@filmbythesea.nl.

Press and industry
(International) press and other industry professionals are welcome at Film by the Sea. Please send an e-mail to info@filmbythesea.nl to request accreditation.

More info
If you would like to receive more information on Film by the Sea, please send any questions you may have to info@filmbythesea.nl