Nrff Amsterdam 2021 (5)


13 Mar 2020
Call for entries

15 Apr 2020
Early deadline

15 Oct 2020
Standard deadline

21 Jan 2021
Late deadline

10 Feb 2021
Extended deadline


10 Mar 2021
Notification date

09 Apr 2021
11 Apr 2021


Digital Submissions Only,  SM2 , London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films 
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Festival start: 09 April 2021      Festival end: 11 April 2021

WELKOM. The New Renaissance Film Festival (NRFF) AMSTERDAM provides a platform for outstanding independent filmmakers from around the world. We screen mainly SHORT films, but accept features as well, and particularly welcome DEBUT FEATURES of indie filmmakers. Our numerous award possibilities give independents the chance to receive the recognition they deserve.

We have been privileged to screen world premiers at our festival that went on to be nominated for the Oscars, and were happy to welcome the 2018 OSCAR winner The Silent Child at our festival as one of the first in their amazing journey! We have also found that filmmakers, screenwriters and actors create new projects from meeting each other at the festival. NRFF AMSTERDAM will take place in March 2019 at the arthouse cinema LAB111, the perfect venue for indie filmmakers. We hope to see you there!

"One of the UK's top film festivals to know about" - London METRO
"A top ten event" - Het Parool
"Culture Calendar" - VOGUE Nederland
"Amsterdam hosts a great cinema event" - iAmsterdam

CALL FOR ENTRIES. We are looking for International shorts, LGBT films, shorts from the Benelux, and screenplays. Please read the rules for submission prior to entering your film or screenplay.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.

International (Film): Official Selection laurels. Best International Short (any length up to 15 minutes. Best International Short (any length between 15 and 45 minutes). Shared with other categories: Best NR Festival Film and Best Film of the Week.

International (Screenplay): Finalist. Best International Screenplay (up to 15 pages). Best International Screenplay (with more than 15 pages). Shared with other categories: Best Screenplay of the Month. Other prizes will be announced at the festival.

Dutch-Flemish (Film): Official Selection laurels. Best Dutch-Flemish Short (up to 15 minutes). Best Dutch-Flemish Short (between 15 and 60 minutes). Shared with other categories: Best NR Festival Film and Best Film of the Week.

LGBT (Film): Official Selection laurels. Best LGBT Short Film (up to 45 minutes). Best LGBT Film (more than 45 minutes). Shared with other categories: Best NR Festival Film and Best Film of the Week. Other prizes will be announced at the festival.

LGBT (Screenplays): Finalist. Best LGBT Short Screenplay (up to 15 pages). Best LGBT Screenplay (more than 15 pages). Shared with other categories: Best Screenplay of the Month. Other prizes will be announced at the festival.

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.




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