The Second World War-drama Twin Sisters - the Netherlands' submission to the Oscars - won the main award, the Golden Calf for Best Film at the 23rd Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht.

Most awards however went to opening film, Robert-Jan Westdijk's Phileine Says Sorry, which won best actress (Kim van Kooten), sound design, editing and camera.

Three awards went to the crime drama Van God Los: best actor (Tygo Gernandt), best director (Pieter Kuijpers) and best screenplay (Kuijpers and Paul Jan Nelissen).

The jury, headed by producer Chris Brouwer, also awarded a special Jury award to the cast of the well-received film version of the stage play Cloaca.

Cloaca also won the Public Award, with a margin of 0,009 points in front of the number two film, Twin Sisters.

For the first time the Dutch Film Fund handed a special bonus to the most successful commercial Dutch films. The producers of Pietje Bell, Twin Sisters and Yes Nurse! No Nurse! were the first to receive this prize-money (respectively Euros 100,000, 75,000 and 50,000).

The Dutch Film Festival was a major success for director Doreen Boonekamp in her second year. A record 105,000 tickets were sold, 15,000 more than the year before. The growth signals the major interest of Dutch audiences for local product.