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Combining within its organisation the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Hubert Bals Fund and co-production market CineMart, IFFR offers a launching pad and supportive platform for innovative and talented independent filmmakers.


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IFFR offered a Masterclass with french director Claire Denis

With her unflinching, sensitive films, Claire Denis is among the most important European film authors of this generation. Since she made her debut in 1988 with Chocolat, inspired by her youth in West Africa, the colonial heritage and invisible lines that divide us from others are recurring themes in powerful films including Beau travail and White Material. Her exceptionally versatile oeuvre moves freely between poetic minimalism and more conventional drama, but also includ...

IFFR announces winners Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2019

48th International Film Festival Rotterdam 23 January – 3 February 2019 Three films each win an Ammodo Tiger Short Award   On Sunday 27 January 2019, a three-person professional jury announced the three winners of this year’s Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The winning films are Freedom of Movement by Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani, Wong Ping's Fables 1 by Wong Ping and Ultramarine by Vincent Meessen. They won three equ...

VIDEO: Interview with the filmmakers of IFFR opener Dirty God by Sacha Polak.

Welcome to 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam. Tonight, the world premiere of Dirty God by Sacha Polak will kick off 12 days filled to the brim with cinematic exploration When Jade, a young mother from London, is discharged from hospital, the doctors are are happy with her progress. But can she ever be happy again? After an acid attack by her ex, she will have to live with scars on her neck, chest, arms and part of her face....

IFFR 2019 film programme includes 236 feature and 285 short films

   We are happy to announce the full film programme of the upcoming 48th edition of IFFR. Our proud list of 236 feature and 285 short films.  All registered guests for the IFFR Pro Days can book their tickets tonight.    To the programme      ...

VIDEO: Get to know IFFR Deep Focus

Celebrating the world of cinema through compilations, retrospectives, restored classics and more. Our section where film art is explored in all its variety.       Deep Focus includes the following programmes: Frameworks Signatures Regained Retrospectives Deep Focus Short Here are the first programme hints and confirmed films for Deep Focus. I diari di Angela – Noi due cineasti, Yervant Gian...

VIDEO: Get to know IFFR Perspectives

  Perspectives is different every year: it’s the section where we present our main thematic programmes, and where relevant social and political issues are investigated in cinema. ...

VIDEO : Get to know IFFR - Voices

  Films driven by powerful stories, captivating subjects and important themes. Each film brings a distinct viewpoint on the world, by filmmakers with a confident voice. Voices includes the following programmes: Big Screen Competition Limelight Scopitone Rotterdämmerung Voices (features) Voices short  Here you’ll find the first Voices films confirmed for IFFR 2019. Memories of My Body, Garin Nugroh...

VIDEO: Get to know IFFR - Bright Future

Bright Future is our section dedicated to young and emerging film talent with their own style and vision, often presenting their films for the first time on the international film scene.           Bright Future includes the following programmes: Tiger Competition Ammodo Tiger Short Competition Bright Future Bright Future Mid-length Bright Future Short T...

Watch the IFFR Press conference livestream announcing main competitions

48th International Film Festival Rotterdam 23 January – 3 February 2019         We invite you to watch the livestream of the IFFR press conference this afternoon from 12:10pm CET to 12:45pm CET through the following link. Festival director Bero Beyer will reveal the films selected for our main IFFR 2019 competitions: the Tiger Competition and the Big Screen Competition.  One selected filmmaker per category will participate. Additionally, ...

IFFR Festival Director Bero Beyer introduces the Rotterdam festival programme sections

We’re busy preparing our 48th edition of IFFR. In January and February, we’ll be bringing you twelve days of craziness and cinema: short films, feature films, experimental works, art, masterclasses, talks, music, parties… Where to begin? Get to know our four sections, the best way to find your way around our epic programme, as explained by our festival director Bero Beyer. More: go.iffr.com/programme-sections Stay up to date on IFFR 2019: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?l...

World premiere Dirty God by Sacha Polak to open 48th IFFR

  Still: Dirty God     48th International Film Festival Rotterdam 23 January - 3 February 2019         ...

48th IFFR reveals the full line-up for its features in Bright Future

Still: Manta Ray International Film Festival Rotterdam 23 january- 3 february 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) reveals the complete selection of feature films in its Bright Future section, the festival’s home for upcoming filmmakers with their own style and vision. Of these 47 films from all over the world, 19 are world premieres, 10 are international premieres and 1 is a European premiere. All feature film debuts that have their world or international premiere in Brig...

Marjan van der Haar appointed as managing director IFFR

Marjan van der Haar and Bero Beyer 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam 23 January - 3 February 2019         Marjan van der Haar appointed as managing director IFFR to lead alongside festival director Bero Beyer from October 2018  The board of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has appointed Marjan van der Haar to be the festival’s new managing director as of 1 October 2018. Van der Haar is an experienced film industry prof...

IFFR PRO Days 2018

        IFFR 2018 hosted the first edition of Reality Check, a two-day conference focusing on film distribution. The programme was designed to lift the fog of uncertainty around current and future distribution methods and models. Did you attent the conference, please fill out t...

IFFR closes adventurous 47th edition

Festival successfully expanded in new directions  This weekend, the screening of Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin brought a close to the 47th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The festival initiated several innovations: the arts programme Frameworks, online streaming platform IFFR Unleashed, the two-day distribution conference Reality Check and a refocused edition of CineMart. 531 feature, mid-length and short films screened this year, of which 140...

IFFR presents 47th edition award winners

    From left to right: festival director Bero Beyer with Tiger Award winner Cai Chengjie (filmmaker) and Jiao Feng (producer/cinematographer)   ...

IFFR launches IFFR Unleashed as stand-alone streaming platform

Festival director Bero Beyer and filmmaker David Verbeek at the IFFR Unleashed press conference   New subscription and pay-per-view models unveiled as festival pursues ambitious online expansion    On Tuesday 30 January, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) officially launches its streaming service: IFFR Unleashed. The platform aims to support independent filmmakers and connect them with online audiences year-round. The servi...

IFFR festival director kicked off the festival

Bero Beyer Festival Director Everyday we are fed a seemingly unstoppable flow of images. Whether we like it or not, the stories they convey have an impact on how we view the world and ourselves. But it is up to us to decide whether to stay glued to the repetitive stream of easy-answer-imagery or to open our minds to alternative visions that inspire us; images and stories that ask questions and broaden our horizons: cinema!     Last year International ...

Masterclasses and talks at IFFR 2018

  Clockwise: Armando Iannucci, Charlotte Rampling, Lucrecia Martel, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Paul Schrader, Sean Baker     ...

IFFR unveils Hivos Tiger Competition 2018

Piercing by Nicolas Pesce, with Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott 47st International Film Festival Rotterdam 24 January- 4 February 2018 Rotterdam, 9 January 2018   Eight films selected for the festival’s most prestigious award    International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the eight titles selected for the Hivos Tiger Competition: seven world premieres and one international premiere. The prestigious Hivos Tiger Award includes a cash p...

IFFR PRO Days 2018

    With IFFR 2018 just around the corner, we welcome you to take a look at this years programme and prepare your stay.   ...

Jimmie by Jesper Ganslandt to open IFFR 2018

Jimmie by Jesper Ganslandt 47st International Film Festival Rotterdam 24 January- 4 February 2018       Closing film is Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin  International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the opening and closing films for its 47th edition. Inaugurating the twelve-day festival on 24 January 2018 will be the world premiere of Jimmie by Swedish filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt, a road movie with a truly original twist about ...

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