Film1 Festival
Film1 Festival Logo
Broadcast areaNetherlands
Picture format576i (PAL) 16:9
OwnerLiberty Global
Sister channelsFilm1 Premiere
Film1 Action
Film1 Family
Film1 Series
Launched1 February 2006; 16 years ago (2006-02-01)
Closed1 March 2012; 10 years ago (2012-03-01)
Replaced byFilm1 Sundance
Former namesFilm1.3

Film1 Festival, formerly known as Film1.3, was a Dutch premium television channel owned by Chellomedia, the European content division of Liberty Global. On 1 March 2012 the channel was replaced by Film1 Sundance. Its main focus was on arthouse films and international productions. Film1 launched together with its sister service Sport1 on 1 February 2006 and replaced the Canal+ Netherlands television channels. Film1 offers multiple channels with Dutch and international film and television series productions.[1] On 25 February 2011 Film1.3 was rebranded into Film1 Festival.[2] On 31 January 2012 Film1 announced that Film1 Festival would be replaced by Film1 Sundance on 1 March 2012.[3]

The channel was available on most digital cable providers, satellite provider CanalDigitaal and IPTV provider Tele2. DVB-T provider Digitenne does not provide Film1.

See also


  1. ^ [1], Alles over het Film1 Kanaal (in Dutch)
  2. ^ [2] Archived 2012-04-27 at the Wayback Machine, Wijziging kanalen Film1 (in Dutch)
  3. ^ [3], Chellomedia launches Sundance Channel