Get the feeling of the cinema at home with the IFA 2021
From 5 to 7 March, the International Film Festival Assen (IFA) will take place entirely online. In the autumn of 2020, the team enthusiastically started planning a hybrid variant, but due to the current measures regarding COVID-19, the extended lockdown and the uncertainty that this entails, the IFA 2021 team has decided to take the festival online.
A unique program will be offered throughout the festival weekend on a secure platform, whilst the main website will also receive a major update. The film selection will be both innovative and current: from national and international film hits, to art house pearls and films that focus on women in front of and behind the camera.
In addition, you will also find in-depth content, short films, introductions and extensive background information on the platform and, as every year, collaborations with various (trusted) festival partners. Movies that Matter, Pink Film Days, the Northern Film Festival; Drents Museum, Drents Archive and this year for the first time with DocuDonna, an international documentary festival from Italy where female filmmakers are central.
If there is a prospect of opening the cinemas to the public in the run-up to the festival, the IFA will do everything it can to make something possible in the film-halls of Assen, the home of the festival. In addition, IFA, in collaboration with Forum Groningen, will be offering a wonderful program in September in the city.
The IFA has also put together a range drink boxes in collaboration with Drentse Schatten for the full at home premiere experience, whilst restaurants have been sought out in Assen to allow participants to pre-order a tasty meal prior to a film.
The IFA webshop is online where you can easily become a Friend of IFA or make a (one-off) donation. Festival items will be added soon. The opening film has been fixed and will soon be the first film of a strong program to be announced.