Film By The Sea 2015 // Award Ceremonies

Our time as the first ever International Student Jury has come to an end, but not before we announced our winning film during not one, but two award ceremonies… // Youth and International Student Jury Award Ceremony On Thursday September 17, both the Youth Jury (for students between the age of 15 and 21, where 25 youths spend an entire week together and review in … Continue reading Film By The Sea 2015 // Award Ceremonies

Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 5

The fifth day was our final day of the International Student Jury, with our final film to review, “Da Dog Show”. After having seen eight films in total, we gathered to decide upon our top 3 of films! // Da Dog Show (2015) I cannot say I really liked “Da Dog Show”. The film follows the story of Sergio and his two children, who live … Continue reading Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 5

Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 4

On the fourth day of our adventure as judges for the International Student Jury, we saw two films that I both actually really liked – which is a first! One of the films was a terrible beauty, with stunning imagery and a deeply emotional story, whereas the other one featured a story that we have seen before, but never quite like this… // The Gulls … Continue reading Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 4

Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 3

During the day, I am a Liberal Arts & Sciences student, attending classes, making homework, drinking hot chocolate with my best friend and writing for my blog. But at night, I become something else. As boyfriend and I travel towards Vlissingen, either cycling (I am still recovering) or by public transport, I change into my role of film critic, for the International Student Jury. On … Continue reading Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 3

Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 2

On the second day of my adventure as an International Student Jury member I experienced forbidden love, boredom and Instagram filters. Following the example of the first day’s schedule, we met up at the cinema around 11:30, where we gathered for a second workshop, again by Gerlinda Heywegen. The subject of this workshop was “forbidden love”, as was the theme of this year’s festival. We … Continue reading Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 2

Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 1

My first day as a part of the International Student Jury was hectic, eye-opening and breath-taking. From our morning workshop to three films in one day, this was my first day at Film By The Sea 2015! We gathered at the cinema very early in the morning (especially after the excitement of Friday night’s gala!), but ready for a full day of watching, reviewing and, … Continue reading Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 1

Film By The Sea 2015 // Gala

Sparkling dresses, bitterballen and a whole lot of Britishness: those are the key words of my Friday night. Yesterday night was the official opening of Film By The Sea 2015, the annual international film festival in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. It is the night where film fanatics, dress-up divas and haute humans of Zeeland gather to celebrate the start of the festival week. After an introductory … Continue reading Film By The Sea 2015 // Gala