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Hidden in the Spotlight at Sonoma International Film Festival

film still of feature film Hidden in the Spotlight

@ Director: Jelle Nesna

Wed, Mar 24 - Sun, Mar 28  2021

Dutch feature film Hidden in the Spotlight, directed by Jelle Nesna at Sonoma International Film Festival

Hidden In The Spotlight (Buiten Is Het Feest) has been selected for the annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF)! 

The feature film is based on a novel by Dutch author Arthur Japin.


Inspired by true stories.

The successful singer Sonne takes in her niece after the unexpected death of her sister. Then the biological father claims custody. In order to protect her niece, Sonne is forced to break the silence and reveal all the details of her personal family drama in court; a drama in which this man played a highly questionable role. Ultimately Sonne will have to recognize that by speaking up she can help herself and by remaining silent she will only spare the perpetrator.

Available March 24, 7:00 PM – March 28, 10:00 PM, 2021 through the online Virtual Festival

Year: 2020
Runtime: 95 minutes
Language: Dutch with English subtitles
Country: Netherlands
Director: Jelle Nesna

About the Sonoma International Film Festival

The Sonoma International Live and Virtual Film Festival (SIFF), an entirely walkable and clickable five-day festival, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best in independent film and filmmakers from around the world, inspiring savvy film lovers, and introducing the power of film to student filmmakers.

Named “One of the 25 Coolest Festivals” by MovieMaker Magazine and one of America’s Top Ten Destination Film Festivals by USA Today, SIFF takes place March 24-28, 2021 in the United States’ renowned Wine Country, just 45 minutes north of San Francisco. SIFF is noted for its participation of film and media industry jurists and panelists and continues to grow its reputation in finding and cultivating new talent from around the world, creating a significant platform for networking and distribution opportunities. SIFF programs full-length features and documentaries, as well as shorts programming in Animation, Comedy, Culinary, Documentary, Dramatic and Foreign categories. SIFF is committed to the 50/50 gender parity industry initiative, as well as films that cover the gamut of human experience from environmental, LGBTQI+, social justice and other diverse viewpoints.

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