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Online programme

Part of this year’s film selection can also be viewed online. This means that if you can’t make it, live too far away or are sitting at home with an insidious itch in your throat, you can still enjoy the Noordelijk Film Festival. Find out how to make your festival experience as smooth as possible here.


From the programme lines Northern Focus, EcoCinema and Specials, a special selection has been made for our online programme. You can find these films here.

If you have bought tickets for a film from our online film selection, you will be sent an e-mail containing a link. You can watch the film throughout the festival, from Wednesday 10 November 20:00 until Sunday 14 November 23:59.

No, this is not possible. The person can, of course, buy a ticket for the online film screening, but the link sent to you can only be used once

The best option for playing an online NFF film is a (recent) PC or laptop. Playing from mobile devices (phones or tablets) is also possible, but can sometimes cause problems. Especially with older models. In addition, there is no app available (not even for smart TVs) and you always play the film via a web browser. And that is simply more pleasant on a computer than on a mobile device.

Of course you can! The player experiences the least problems when you watch on the screen of the same device you are playing from, but pairing or casting is certainly possible. If you want to watch on a different device than the one you are playing from (for example, your television), then you must establish a connection between the two devices. This can be done with a cable, or by casting with Chromecast or Apple AirPlay. Playing from a smart TV is potentially possible (depending on which TV you have), but there is no app for that. You have to open and log in to our streaming service on your TV.

The NFF player works best in Google Chrome. If you prefer not to use Google, we recommend Firefox or Microsoft Edge as a second option. There is no app available, so you always have to play from a web browser.

Check your internet connection and any software updates in advance. To check whether your internet connection is sufficient, you can carry out a so-called speed test. There are many providers of free speed tests online. A download speed of 15 Mbps (Megabits per second) should already be more than sufficient to watch a film. However, the quality of your internet connection can fluctuate from one moment to the next. Do you want certainty? Connecting your device to your modem with a cable is usually more stable than wifi.

Check all your devices and your web browser for updates and run them before you watch. Non-updated software is one of the most common problems with online festival viewing, which we cannot solve for you remotely.

Yes, that is correct. When you open the player, the sound is turned off by default. You have to turn it on yourself.

The player automatically selects a picture quality. You can adjust this by choosing a higher or lower resolution in the player. Higher is in principle better, but requires more download speed to play smoothly (a better Internet connection). 1080p is equivalent to ‘HD’ (high definition). If you adjust this, it may take 30 seconds or so before you see the difference.

Note that what you see in the end depends not only on the NFF player, but also on the equipment you use for playback and even on the cable you might use to connect an external screen (display) to your computer.

An on demand programme consists of a playlist with several parts. Think of the film itself, but also of the introduction clips, the Q&A and the interview. You can make choices within this playlist, but you cannot fast forward or rewind or ‘scroll through the image’ as with some streaming services.