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IFA is one of the oldest film festivals with a feminist tradition in Europe, the only festival with such an orientation in The Netherlands, and one of the few places in Drenthe that programs arthouse films.

IFA 2025

The 45th edition of Internationaal Filmfestival Assen will take place from 6 until 9 March 2025 in DNK, Assen (Weiersstraat 1).

About IFA

International Film Festival Assen (IFA) is an annual four-day film festival that focuses on the role of women in front of and behind the camera. IFA strengthens the position of women in film by providing a platform for female filmmakers, and telling stories from perspectives that are not dominant in film. Every year IFA offers a program full of recently released (inter)national titles, exclusive pre-releases and a careful selection of last year’s best films that match the IFA mission. Join in with our in-depth panel talks, various introductions and Q&A’s with filmmakers and guest programmers. In the foyer you can enjoy the Contour program, with performing arts, exhibitions and live music every day. In addition, there are short film competitions for new Dutch and Northern filmmaking talent: KersVers and Noordsterren, for which prizes will be awarded during the festival by a professional jury.

Friend of IFA

Become our Friend!

As Friend of IFA you not only support the festival, but every year you’ll get some great perks, too. In 2024 you will receive:

  • A €2,50 discount on every IFA film ticket (including IFA Presents)
  • A goodie bag
  • Two free tickets for the specially selected Friend's Film
  • One free ticket for IFA Presents
  • An invitation to an exclusive Friends' gathering

The more great friends we have, the greater the festival gets! Interested in becoming ‘Vriend van IFA’? Check out this page and follow the instructions. Any questions? Please e-mail us at IFA ♥ her Friends!

‘When you’re observing me, who do you think I’m observing

— Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

IFA 2025 45 th

6, 7, 8 & 9 March 2025