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The Northern Film Festival is organized throughout the year by a small team, which is supplemented annually in the run-up to the festival with various well-known and new team members. The following people are working on the 42nd edition in 2022. Click on the info symbol for a photo and contact information if available.

Jacqueline Schrijver is director of Film in Friesland, the umbrella foundation of Noordelijk Film Festival, Slieker Film and the Frisian Film Archive.

Margret Havinga has been involved with Noordelijk Film Festival since 2014 from her own company Regelpunt as production manager.


Loes Brinkman has been involved with the festival for a number of years. She has been responsible for the Noorderkroon, the educational screenings and the Industry program for a number of editions. In addition to her work as head of education for Slieker Film, she will expand her work at Noordelijk Film Festival from this edition on as a member of the programming team.

Harmen Huizenga studied Dutch, Arts, Culture and Media and Film Studies. In 2002 he became involved as a volunteer in the MovieZone afternoons in Filmhuis Leeuwarden and during Noordelijk Film Festival as a runner with 35mm film prints. In Groningen he was programmer for Vera Zienema for 10 years, he founded the large-scale open-air cinema Zienemaan & Sterren and the secret cinema Kino Klandestino in Groningen. Since 2017, Harmen has been responsible for the programming of Slieker Film.

Before graduating as a production student at the Dutch Film Academy in 2020, Marrit followed a short preliminary course in Denmark at the European Film College. After her studies she worked as a production manager on various film productions and moved back to the north (Leeuwarden). Here she has her own production company, Makaki Productions, and she works for New Noardic Wave on diverse promotion projects to strengthen the film climate in the northern provinces.

Emmy Huiskamp is involved in the festival from her own company Emmpower. She has been working in various marketing leadership positions at companies in the tech sector since 2008. After a 20-year stay in the west of the Netherlands, this Northerner has returned with great enthusiasm to her hometown Leeuwarden.