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The low countries film festival

For the 5th year the Dutch Centre hosts its unique Low Countries Film Festival (LCFF)in the UK. LCFF is the only Dutch cinema and Dutch language cinema festival in the UK and has a tradition of showcasing the best and newest Dutch shorts, documentaries and feature films. This year the LCFF will be partnering with UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies, UK Jewish Film Festival and Flanders House. For 2019 we have a programme of 2 documentaries, 2 fiction films, a silent short plus music. We are welcoming 2 musicians for a short cinematic concert and 2 speakers (a filmmaker and actress) for a Q&A to the Dutch Centre. Please see details on our programme below – you won’t be disappointed! 

Please note that you can buy tickets per event date, or purchase a financially interesting passe-partout and get access to all films screened a the Dutch Centre.


DIRTY GOD |  Fiction   |  90 mins  |  Sacha Polak 

A film about Jade, a young mother from London, who suffered a violent acid attack leaving many scars and her journey to reclaim her life and some sense of normality. The critically acclaimed film was selected to be screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and won three Golden Calves (Gouden Kalf)  at the Netherlands Film Festival for best film, best director and best music (Rutger Reinders). 

Dirty God’s actress, Vicky Knight will join us for a Q&A to be held after the film screening. 

To buy your tickets for this evening, please click here.

The evening will start with: UNLOST is a cinematic concert about the ever increasing contemporary melancholy, fear and the alienation between different cultural groups in society. Captivating songs by the French composer Olivier Messiaen will be performed live alongside a projection of a short silent film, which was written and directed especially for these songs.

Composition: Olivier Messiaen  |  Concept en soprano: Florien Hilgenkamp  |  Screenplay and film director: Luciënne Venner

Pianist: Roberto Guijarro  |

Photo: Nichon Glerum

WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2019  | 7.30pm

Flemish evening

GIRL  | Fiction  |  106mins  |  Lukas Dhont

We are very excited to confirm the Flemish evening’s screening: Girl about Lara, a 15-year-old girl who was born in a boy’s body, is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. Girl was inspired by Nora Monsecour, a trans female dancer from Belgium, whom film director and co-writer Dhont met when he was 18 and she was 15.

To buy your tickets for this evening, please click here.

THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2019  |  7.30pm

THE MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCE  |  Documentary   |  89mins  |  Marjoleine Boonstra

In collaboration with UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies.

The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s celebrated philosophical children’s book about friendship, love and respect, is one of the world’s most widely translated literary works. In The Miracle of the Little Prince, Marjoleine Boonstra visits the people who have translated this little masterpiece from French into Tibetan, Tamazight (North Africa), Sámi (northern Finland and Scandinavia) and Nawat (El Salvador). All of these languages are under threat.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Marjoleine Boonstra and Honorary Professor Reinier Salverda.

For tickets, click here.

For more information about the UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies, please click here.

TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2019  |  9pm

GANZ: HOW I LOST MY BEETLE  |  55mins  |  Documentary  |  Suzanne Raes

In collaboration with the UK Jewish Film Festival, this screening will take place at  JW3, 241 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET

The beloved Volkswagen Beetle is a timeless classic that almost single handedly resurrected the German economy after the war. The car – the embodiment of Hitler’s dream, whose innovative design is attributed to Dr Ferdinand Porsche – was in fact based on an earlier model, the Standard Superior, built by Josef Ganz, a Jewish car engineer who had to flee Germany following the Nazi rise to power. This delightful documentary tells the incredible story of a forgotten cultural hero and the surprising origins of a 20th century icon.

Tickets for this film are available here.

For more information about the UK Jewish Film Festival, please click here.

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  • November 5, 2019
  • Tuesday, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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The low countries film festival

Tuesday, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
November 5, 2019


Joelle Steijnis

I'm excited to be part of the Dutch Centre team! I'm an Event Coordinator with a passion for bringing people together through cultural experiences. In my current role at the Dutch Centre, I manage all communication for our cultural events.
This includes creating content for the website, social media, and newsletters, as well as recruiting and training volunteers to help out at the events. As a Sponsorship and Raffle Donations coordinator I'm also actively involved in organizing the annual Dutch King's Day celebration in London. Prior to joining the Dutch Centre, I have over 10 years of experience in event management, marketing, and communications. I've worked with a variety of organizations, from the Netherlands Film Festival to the Nederlandse Reisopera. In all my roles, I've thrived on creating successful events and using communication to connect with audiences.


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