Sterf!Filmfestival afbeelding met grafsteen
Sterf!Filmfestival afbeelding met grafsteen

Sterf! Film Festival

Friday 10 November 2023, 5:30 pm - Saturday 11 November 2023, 11:59 pm


On 10 and 11 November, we bring death out of its damned corner with the Sterf! Film Festival with a wide selection of deathly good films. At the festival, you will slide into your last supper, meet true crime podcasters or visit a crematorium for small animals together with your children. You can find the whole programme here.


From moving and thought-provoking films to a special exhibition by De Museumwinkel, you will find the entire programme below. Click on a programme item before to read the descriptions and buy tickets.

See the full programme on the LUX site.

Beyond the Fear of Death

In the modern world, death has largely been rendered invisible and relegated to the fringes of society. This festival brings death back to the middle of the city. Is death really as terrifying as we think, or are there other sides to death? Moving or humorous, perhaps? The aim of the festival is to explore this with you.

People don't like to think about death. Dying is their most fundamental fear, yet many people love films in which people suffer and die. In the research project 'Beyond the Fear of Death', scientists at Radboud University have been investigating for the past few years whether people use tragic entertainment to temporarily suppress their fear of death or to accept it and rise above it. This festival concludes the research.

At this festival, we want to bring art and science together around the topic of death. We do this by showing our research to people but also by letting people talk with us about the theme, their experiences and their ideas about death. It is precisely by seeking interaction that we want this festival to make people think about their own position on dying.


Logo's LUX, RU, InScience en Bibliotheek Gelderland Zuid


Logo's NWO, Netwerk Palliatieve Zorg Zuid-Gelderland, Vaillant Fonds en VSBfonds
Friday 10 November 2023, 5:30 pm - Saturday 11 November 2023, 11:59 pm
LUX Nijmegen (Mariënburg 38-39, Nijmegen), Bibliotheek de Mariënburg (Mariënburg 29, Nijmegen) en de Mariënburgkapel (Mariënburg 26, Nijmegen)
Contact information

Contact person: Marieke van Egeraat (marieke.vanegeraat [at] (marieke[dot]vanegeraat[at]ru[dot]nl)).