KNF Award

The KNF Award, awarded by the 'Circle of Dutch Filmjournalists' goes to a Dutch production or a Dutch coproduction with a world premiere at IFFR. 

KNF Jury 2019

Alexander Zwart
Jasper Tonnon
Jim Pedd
Omar Larabi
Sacha Gertsik

Winners per edition

2019
Tarde para morir joven by Dominga Sotomayor

2018
Zama by Lucrecia Martel

2017
King of the Belgians
 by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth

2016
De waarneming by Frank Scheffer

2015
Key House Mirror by Michael Noer (Denmark)

2014
To Kill a Man by Alejandro Fernández Almendras

2013
Il futuro by Alicia Scherson (Chile/Germany/Italy/Spain, 2013)

2012
Clip by Maja Miloš (Serbia)

2011
Winter Vacation by Li Hongqi (China)

2010
Norteado by Rigoberto Perézcano (Mexico/Spain)

2009
Tony Manero
 by Pablo Larraín (Chile)

2008
Cargo 200
 by Alexei Balabanov (Russia) 

2007
Operation Filmmaker 
by Nina Davinport (USA)

2006
Look Both Ways
 by Sarah Watt (Australia)

2005
Illumination 
by Pascale Breton (France)

2004
The Missing
 by Lee Kang-sheng (Taiwan)
Special mention:
Save the Green Planet! by Jang Jun-Hwan (South Korea)

2003
Blissfully Yours
 by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)

2002
Bolivia 
by Adrián Caetano (Argentina)
Special mention:
Sabado by Juan Villagas (Argentina)
La libertad by Lisandro Alonso (Argentina)
Take Care Of My Cat by Jeong Jae-Eun (South Korea)

2001
No Place to Go
by Oskar Röhler (Germany)
Special mention:
Beay travail by Claire Denis (France)

2000
Audition
by Miike Takashi (Japan)

1999
La vida es silbar
by Fernando Pérez (Cuba)

1998
Gummo
by Harmony Korine (USA)

1997
Irma Vep
by Olivier Assayas (France)
Special Mention:
A Petal by Jung Sun-Woo (South Korea)

1996
The Journals of Jean Seberg
by Mark Rapaport (USA)

1995
La buttane
by Aurelio Grimaldi (Italy)

Special mention:
Moeder Dao, de schildpadvergelijkende by Vincent van Monnikendam (the Nederlands) 

1994
Living with an Idiot
by Alexandr Rogozhkin (Russia)

1993
Observations
by Ruud Monster (Nederland) 

1992
Thank You and Good Night
by Jan Oxenberg (USA)

1991
Elegiya & Prostaya elegiya by short films
by Aleksandr Sokoerov

1990
Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive
by Wayne Chang (Hong Kong/USA)

1989
The Prisoner of St. Petersburg
by Ian Pringle (Australia)

1988
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
by Kazuo Hara (Japan)

1987
Alexei Guerman (Russia), for his three films.

1986
Zina
by Ken McMullen (UK)

1985
Manuel op het Wondereiland
by Raúl Ruiz (Chili)

1984
Peter Hutton (USA): six short films

1983 
Stranger Than Paradise by Jim Jarmusch (USA)