12 January, 2020
Pand P (Leenderweg 65, 5614 HL Eindhoven)

The fourth and final day of the NSFF is all about family, Chaplin, masterclasses, silent films which were shot in The Netherlands, and the ultimate science fiction classic directed by Fritz Lang.

If you’re looking for a place to stay during the festival, The Student Hotel offers a 10% discount for all festival attendees! Between 8 and 13 January 2020, use the promo code SILENTFILM when you make your reservation.


11:30 AM
Daan van den Hurk

It’s turned into a tradition: Daan van den Hurk (film pianist and director of the NSFF) gives a lecture on Sunday morning about silent film – and the musical accompaniment in particular.
Not just the history of the role that music plays in the silent film tradition, the art of improvisation, and silent film tablature, will be addressed.
Because after theory it’s time to put things into practice. After the lecture, Van den Hurk will give a LIVE masterclass. The audience will closely observe what it’s like to accompany images on the silver screen, from behind the piano, in a packed theatre, while a soundless film is playing.

The lecture & masterclass is free to attend!



2:30 PM

It’s part of the mission of the NSFF: ‘It’s important to show the next generations that the silent film’s not a primitive predecessor of the current blockbuster movies, but a unique, independent art form.’
That’s why we present our program for young, old and everything in between, ‘CHAPLIN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY’. Where our guests who are under 18 pay half the entry price.

Three of Charlie Chaplin’s classics will be shown:

USA, 1914
11 minutes
Director: Henry Lehrman
Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Gordon Griffith, Henry Lehrman

USA, 1916
34 minutes
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell

USA, 1917
30 minutes
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell




4:30 PM

NL, 1914
32 minutes
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Louis H. Chrispijn
Cast: Annie Bos, Charles Gilhuys

D, 1913
39 minutes
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Joseph Delmont
Cast: Fred Sauer, Ilse Bois, Joseph Delmont

As always, Dutch silent films – or films shot in The Netherlands – are highlighted during the NSFF. This year, we have a ‘double bill’, starting with DE BERTHA. An exciting story about a ship that’s about to explode, a special ‘telegraph machine’, and a love story.
The second feature is DER GEHEIMNISVOLLE CLUB (THE SECRET SOCIETY), a German film which was shot in The Netherlands. With just as much suspense, the story is about a secret group of conmen who fake their own deaths to collect insurance money. The film’s climax features the canals of Rotterdam; a sort of Amsterdamned, 75 years before Dick Maas directed the Dutch eighties action classic. In this case, the chase takes place in Rotterdam; Amsterdam’s city nemesis.



7:30 PM

D, 1927
153 minutes
Genre: Science fiction
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich

We wouldn’t have Star Trek, Terminator, Total Recall, Blade Runner, Queen’s music video for ‘Radio Ga Ga’, The Matrix, and the appearance of C-3PO without METROPOLIS. Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece inspired and to this day continues to inspire numerous writers and filmmakers. If you want to experience this vision of the future, and see for yourself where your favorite directors got their inspiration, emerge yourself in the final film of NSFF 2020, which will be musically accompanied LIVE by the NSFF Trio (piano, bass, drums), directed by Daan van den Hurk.