WHO WE ARE
A PLATFORM FOR INSPIRING ARTISTS AND STORYTELLERS
Inspired by the idea of a cultural revival, we recognize that the digital revolution creates the conditions for a New Renaissance, opening a door for a different set of stories to be told.
Film is a unique medium, and the New Renaissance Film Festival’s mission is to support and champion the best upcoming filmmakers and screenwriters in this new era, to fulfill their dream in telling their stories. We’re not interested in current fashions or politically-motivated content, but seek out artistically-driven stories that are imaginative, emotional and positive. Our passion is to tell great stories.
Audience prior to a screening
We achieve this by:
1. actively finding new gems and discovering excellent stories that move us, challenge us and above all inspire us;
2. promoting talented filmmakers and screenwriters on our social media, with initiatives such as Film of the Week, interviews, and interviews during our festivals in London and Amsterdam;
3. being open to experimentation, a diversity of artistic voices and storytelling styles; and
4. attracting partners who are passionate about independent film and can help us to nurture the artists we showcase.
A TOP 100 FILM FREEWAY FESTIVAL
London is the city where NRFF was established. We were featured in the METRO’s TOP UK FILM FESTIVALS (London; 01.08.16) among some very distinguished company, including Raindance and Aesthetica. Now Amsterdam has embraced the festival too, with glowing reviews in iAmsterdam and the leading newspapers Het Parool and NRC. Our small and friendly arthouse festival has premiered and screened films that went on to win an Oscar, or received a major distribution deal.
Since September 2016, we have been ranked in the top 100 best reviewed film festivals on Film Freeway. This platform serves more than 8,000 film festivals around the world. What makes this special is that the ranking is determined by reviews from the filmmakers and screenwriters who have participated in our festival. Despite our size, there are each year many gems to be found among the many short and feature films. Many filmmakers and actors are traditionally present and a lot of networking takes place.
The spacious cinema LAB111 will again be the home of the New Renaissance Film Festival (NRFF) for its fifth edition in April 2021. This great venue is close to the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts.
A FESTIVAL THAT SUPPORTS ARTISTICALLY-DRIVEN FILM
NRFF Amsterdam has several categories for International, Dutch and LGBT filmmakers and screenwriters. We value experimentation and the freedom of artistic expression, and especially love quality drama shorts with strong emotional themes.
We will screen shorts and features over the course of the festival. This event includes a screenwriting competition, Q&A’s, interviews, and a fun NETWORKING PARTY and AWARDS CEREMONY. The festival will be open to the public, and ticket sales will be announced nearer the time.
BUILDING AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS
It is our passion to not only provide a stage for our filmmakers but also to strengthen the film community by building an engaged audience through social media. Each year we encourage artists to meet and forge new connections at our festival. Many new collaborations have resulted.
Networking Party, Amsterdam 2020
Awards Ceremony with festival directors Jan Hendrik Verstraten and Massimo Barbato
1. HOW WE COLLECT(ED) YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect(ed) your email information when you submit(ed) a film or a script to us; sign(ed) up for our newsletter; or buy/bought tickets for any of our screenings.
2. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT(ED)
We collect(ed) information that was necessary to contact you with results of your submissions; or to inform you of our upcoming festival deadlines and programmes; or to confirm your bookings for screenings. The information in our database is limited to emails.
A distinctive film award symbolising the dove of peace
3. WHY WE COLLECT(ED) YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND HOW WE USE IT
We use the information we hold about you for a number of purposes including to provide information you have asked for, to provide a service you have requested from us, to request additional information from you and to inform you of special offers and screening opportunities.
We keep your personal information as long as is necessary for the purposes set out above or until you unsubscribe. In any newsletter or mail out you will always be offered the opportunity to unsubscribe.
4. WE’LL NEVER SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
The New Renaissance Film Festival will not and has never shared, sold or otherwise make available your personal information to third parties.
New artistic connections and friendships are forged at our festival
5. YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS
You have certain rights under data protection laws in relation to the personal information we hold and are using. To exercise your rights, please use the contact details provided under the ‘Contact Us about your personal information’ section below.
Your rights include asking for a copy of the information we hold about you, having any inaccurate information we hold about you corrected, or to request that we stop emailing you. (The option to unsubscribe will always be evident on our mail-outs)
6. SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The New Renaissance Film Festival is committed to keeping your data secure. We use a variety of procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access and use.
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7. CHANGES TO THIS DATA PROTECTION NOTICE
We will keep this data protection notice under review and will let you know about any changes made to it by email. The latest version of this notice will always appear on this page.
8. CONTACT US ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL DATA
If you would like more information or would like to raise any queries, exercise your rights or make a complaint in relation to our use of your email address, you may contact us directly.
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