New Renaissance Film Festival Amsterdam

NRFF Amsterdam 2020 // New Renaissance Film Festival Amsterdam

5th edition

Apr 09 - Apr 11, 2022
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, LGBT, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, Post modern, Realism, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description THE NEW RENAISSANCE

The spacious cinema LAB111 will again be the home of the New Renaissance Film Festival (NRFF) for its fourth edition on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of March 2020.
This friendly arthouse festival which is based in London, and was called “One of the UK’s top film festivals” (London METRO, O1.08.16, has premiered and screened films that went on to win an Oscar (, or received a major distribution deal.
Despite its small size, there are each year many gems to be found among the many short and feature films, and many filmmakers and actors are traditionally present and a lot of networking takes place.
Film is a unique medium, and NRFF’s mission is to support and champion inspiring, independent artists and storytellers. This includes experimental work, emotional drama, SF films and an exciting variety of LGBT+ shorts and features. The festival is also proud that it seems to attract a high number of female directors.
To get a feel for the festival, watch the festival trailer of the previous year: or visit the 2019 programme website:

Check out NRFF’s page on Instagram and Facebook for interesting news and updates.

NRFF Amsterdam has several categories for International, Benelux and LGBT filmmakers. We especially love quality dramas with strong emotional themes, but we accept ALL genres.

We will screen around 100 films in two cinemas over the course of four days. This event includes a screenwriting competition, professional MASTER CLASSES by industry professionals, Filmmaker Q&A's, Panel Discussions, a fun COCKTAIL HOUR and AWARDS CEREMONY. The festival will be open to the public and ticket sales will be announced on the website in due course.


It is our passion to not only provide a stage for our filmmakers but also to strengthen the film community in Amsterdam, by building an engaged audience through social media, our FILM OF THE WEEK initiative, and links with local businesses.


NRFF is growing from the ground up. Our mission is to enhance the vitality of independent filmmaking. Each city will engage with different themes and communities, giving independents the recognition they deserve.


We know all too well that most filmmakers have to work with a tight budget. Unfortunately however, WE CANNOT WAIVE THE SUBMISSION FEE as we are a self-funding festival.

Don't forget to join our MAILING LIST for the latest updates and special offers!

Follow NRFF Amsterdam on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for lots of interesting posts.
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Class Founded: 2016
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Mar 21, 2019

Early bird deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Regular deadline: Sep 10, 2020
Late deadline: Feb 10, 2021

Notification date: Jan 08, 2020

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Fees Fees range from 9.15 to 53.98 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 5.01 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Magazine subscriptions, free listing InkTip,
General rules 1. New Renaissance Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. 2. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
3. All entries should be in English or with English subtitles.
4. All scripts must be original screenplays for which the applicant(s) hold the copyright. Where the screenplay is based on another piece of work it is the responsibility of the screenwriter to obtain written permission / copyright clearances from the original author or publisher.
6. The judges reserve the right not to enter into any correspondence after the announcement of the winner.
7. The applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless New Renaissance Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
8. Unfortunately we cannot offer any waiver of the submission fee. We will not review your work without it. We will not make any exceptions.