Film by the Sea

Film by the Sea is an annual film festival that takes place in Vlissingen, Netherlands, in September.

Film by the Sea
LocationVlissingen, Netherlands
LanguageDutch, English


Film by the Sea was founded in 1999.[1] The festival features both pre-premieres of major commercial films, and art house films that do not yet have a distributor in the Netherlands. A main focus of the festival is on films based on literature, which is connected to an annual festival competition. Film by the Sea takes place annually in the Cine City cinema in Vlissingen. The festival was attended by 43,300 people in 2016,[2] and is the fourth-biggest film festival in the Netherlands.[3] The festival has been led by artistic director Leo Hannewijk since 1999.[4]


Awards presented include the Film and Literature Award, the Grand Acting Award, the Pearl for adapted feature film, and the Sylvia Kristel Award.[5][6]

Grand Acting AwardEdit

The PearlEdit

The Pearl is an award for the best filmed adaptation of a book, voted by the public.[6]

Sylvia Kristel AwardEdit

Created two years after the 2012 death of Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel of the Emmanuelle film series, this prize is awarded to someone who, like Kristel, embodies the idea of a cultural phenomenon and source of inspiration.[6]


  1. ^ "Over FBTS: Film by the Sea festival" (in Dutch). Film by the Sea. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Ruim 43.300 bezoekers voor Film by the Sea" (in Dutch). 18 September 2016. Archived from the original on 27 December 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Meer dan 300.000 bezoeken voor Internationaal Film Festival Rotterdam" (in Dutch). 6 February 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Film by the Sea-directeur Leo Hannewijk geridderd" (in Dutch). 8 June 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Film awards". Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Film by the Sea: Awards" (in Dutch). Film by the Sea. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Sylvia Hoeks wint eerste Sylvia Kristel Award" (in Dutch). 5 September 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Fourth Sylvia Kristel Award goes to Romy Louise Lauwers". Archived from the original on 13 October 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Actrice Genevieve Gaunt wint Sylvia Kristelprijs" (in Dutch). 21 August 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Sylvia Kristel Award 2016 naar Nina de la Parra" (in Dutch). Film by the Sea. Retrieved 13 October 2017.

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