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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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The Dark Horse and Los hongos Honored as audience favourites of IFFR 2015

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  The Dark Horse The audience have decided: the best rated film of IFFR 2015 is The Dark Horse by James Napier Robertson and wins the IFFR Audience Award. In addition, Oscar Ruiz Navia wins the Dioraphte Award for Los hongos, the best audience film supported by the Hubert Bals Fund. Both prizes come with €10.000. IFFR Audience Award A highly acclaimed drama,...

IFFR 2015 Awards Announced at Fest closing

  Hivos Tiger Awards, Fipresci Award, Big Screen Award, KNF Award, NETPAC Award, MovieZone IFFR Award handed out to 8 different filmmakers from across the world Hosted by Festival director Rutger Wolfson, the IFFR 2015 Awards Ceremony was held this evening at IFFR’s main venue de Doelen. The three winners of the Hivos Tiger Award Competition prize were LA OBRA DEL SIGLO by Carlos M. Quintela, VANISHING POINT by Jakrawal Nilthamrong and VIDEOPHILIA (AND OTHER VIRAL SYNDROMES)...

IFFR 2015 Awards Announced

IFFR 2015 Hivos Tiger Awards winners with Festival director Rutger Wolfson. Photo by Felix Kalkman.   44th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January - 1 February 2015 Rotterdam, 30 January 2015     Hivos Tiger Awards, Fipresci Award, Big Screen Award, KNF Award, NETPAC Award, MovieZone IFFR Award handed out to 8 different filmmakers from across the world Hosted by Festival director Rutger Wolfson, the IFFR 2015 Awards Ceremony was held this evening at ...

Daily Tiger 2015

  Missed the daily paper of the festival? You can download or leaf through a digital version of each Daily Tiger here every festival day.   Daily Tiger #10 - 31 January 2015   Daily Tiger #9 - 30 January 2015     Daily Tiger #8 - 29 januari 2015       Daily Tige...

CineMart closes as Awards are announced

44th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January - 1 February 2015 Rotterdam, 29 January 2015     TONIC IMMOBILITY, LUXEMBOURG & SANTA Y DELFIN named as winners   The CineMart 2015 awards were announced yesterday evening, marking the close of the 32nd edition of the co-production market. Dutch/French/Belgian production TONIC IMMOBILITY was awarded the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €20,000, which is given to a project p...

New CEO for The Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA (Nigeria, June) - Submissions close February 10th.

    The Africa Movie Academy Awards will take place in June this year and the nomination event is scheduled for April in continuation of the tradition of celebrating the best in the business of film making across Africa and beyond. The organisers of the pan-African reward system for motion picture professionals shifted the 2015 edition of the event in honour of the memory, Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, the elder brother of the founder of the awards who passed on recently and was the coordi...

Meet the The Film Office team

The Film Office promotes the interests of filmmakers in the official programme by connecting them with international buyers, film programmers and Industry delegates present at the festival. IFFR provides a vital platform for making valuable connections that can stimulate the career of a filmmaker. The Film Office links the business side of the festival and the professionals attending the co-production market CineMart, with the filmmakers present with a film in the official line-up of IFFR...

Pussy Riot Band visits IFFR

    Wednesday 28 January, Russian political activists group Pussy Riot comes to International Film Festival Rotterdam for a talk, a preview of the newest film about the feminist art collective and Jack Wood and Scofferlane concerts. In the Signals programmes What the F?! and Everyday Propaganda IFFR focuses on current topics such as feminism, contemporary propaganda and political image-making. The...

La La La at Rock Bottom, Japanese superstar Shibutani Subaru in concert at IFFR 2015

        Japanese superstar Shibutani Subaru arrived at IFFR 2015 on Thursday 22 January. The protagonist of La La La at Rock Bottom played a concert after the first screening of his film. La La La at Rock Bottom (film + concert) He is very famous in Japan, the singer in red from Kanjani Eight. Here, Subaru plays a small-scale gangster who’s lost his memory and is helped by a girl ...

IFFR announces recipients of the Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2015

44th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January - 1 February 2015 Dane Komljen's OUR BODY nominated for EFA Short film Competition The jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films has completed its deliberation and announced THINGS by Ben Rivers, LA FIEVRE by Safia Benhaim and GREETINGS TO THE ANCESTORS by Ben Russell as the winners of The Canon Tiger Awards 2015. The three winning directors each receive a 3,000...

"ABOVE AND BELOW" @ International Film Festival Rotterdam in competition for Hivos Tiger Award

          Screenings: 26.1.15 | 18:45 | Pathe 4 27.1.15 | 12:15 | Pathe 2 28.1.15 | 21:45 | Pathe 2 29.1.15 | 15:00 | LantarenVenster 3   31.1.15 | 14:15 | Cinerama 2   ...

IFFR 2015: Amour Fou Vienna presents world premiere DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume) narrated by Tilda Swinton

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DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume)   World Premiere International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015    A creative scientific documentary written and directed by: Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart & Thomas Tode Narrated in voice-over by: Tilda Swinton   DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume) (Austria/Germany/UK, 2015, 85 min)   Screenings as part of IFFR 2015’s Signals: Regained: Sat. 24 Jan, 16.15 h, Cinerama 2 (Press & Industry Scr...

International Premiere of LE PARADIS directed by Alain Cavalier

The Festival Agency is delighted to announce the International Premiere of  LE PARADIS directed by Alain Cavalier at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. LE PARADIS By Alain Cavalier- France - 2014 - French. Written, directed and edited by Alain Cavalier / Produced by Michel Seydoux / Sales by...

IFFR welcomes 58 emerging producers to Rotterdam Lab

        New partner organisations from South Africa, Sweden and United Kingdom  International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will welcome 58 young film producers from 24 countries to the 15th edition of Rotterdam Lab, IFFR 2015. Rotterdam Lab is organised by IFFR’s co-production market CineMart, and entails a five-day training workshop for young ...

German Films at 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival (21 January – 1 February 2015)

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A good start to the year for cinema from Germany: a total of 43 German films and co-productions can be seen at the 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival which is one of the most important festivals in Europe. Five titles with German participation have been programmed in the competitions for feature films and shorts.   The Hivos Tiger Awards Competition is reserved for first and second feature films. This is where the Swiss-German co-production ABOVE AND BELOW (Flying Moon Filmprodukt...

IFFR confirms first Signals programme

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Programme to centre on theme of contemporary reality and includes Adam Curtis 'BITTER LAKE' and 'GERMAN ANGST' from Jorg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski and Andreas Marschall. International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has confirmed the first of two parts of its Signals programme. This section of Signals is to be broken down into four sections with the theme of ‘contemporary reality’ connecting all four, which are titled 24/7, EVERYDAY PROPAGANDA, WHAT THE F?! ...

CineMart completes line-up for 32nd edition

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  Projects from award winning filmmakers from around the world including USA, India, UK, Spain and Argentina    International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IFFR) co-production market, CineMart, has completed its line-up of titles for the upcoming 2015 event. The line-up consists of titles from filmmakers from across the world including the Netherlands, India, United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Spain and the USA. The selection also includes three Art:Film projects. CineMa...

Three New Titles Selected For IFFR’s Inaugural IFFR Live

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  Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories, Speed Walking and Melody added to simultaneous live screening event  International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected three new titles for IFFR Live, the documentary feature ERBARME DICH – MATTHÄUS PASSION STORIES, which will screen as a World Premiere, SPEED WALKING and MELODY, both of which will be European Premieres. The unique international film festival event, established ...

Juries award films at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014

43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2014   At the Awards Ceremony on Friday, 31 January 2013 in de Doelen (Rotterdam), the winners of IFFR’s nineteenth Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, as well as of the second Big Screen Award Competition and of the NETPAC, FIPRESCI, KNF, and MovieZone awards were announced. On Saturday, 1 February the festival audience favorites will be awarded the UPC Audience Award for be...

Lions Film Award 2014 on 29 January

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  Remote Control     On Wednesday 29 January, Lions Club L'Esprit du Temps will give the Hubert Bals Fund Lions Film Award to a promising filmmaker whose film has been supported byIFFR's Hubert Bals Fund and show clear involvement in societal and political issues. In addition, another Lions Film Award is given to a...

A selection of short films from the African Metropolis project will screen in Toronto for TIFF

Berea     A selection of short films from the African Metropolis project, an initiative supported by the Hubert Bals Fund, will be showcased at Toronto International Film Festival. In the shorts programme To Repel Ghosts: Urban Tales from the African Continent, from September 5 to 7, this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will host Nort...

A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS produced by Rouge international has been acquired for the North-American territory and the UK

  Ben Rivers and Ben Russell’s A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS produced by Rouge International competes in Rotterdam (Bright Future selection) has been bought by KimStim for the US and Canada and by SODA Pictures for UK and Ireland. The movie has been selected in Toronto, Locarno, CPH DOX (New Vision Award Winner), Torino (Best Internazionale.doc award winner) in New York at New Directors/New Films and in Paris at Cinéma du Réel.   ...

Awards for best CineMart projects 2014 announced

43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2014        On Wednesday 29 January two projects were awarded as best CineMart 2014 projects at International Film Festival Rotterdam. Tabija by Igor Drljaca (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award; the ARTE International Prize goes to Happy Time Will Come Soon by Alessandro Comodin (Italy/France). In support of the l...

IFFR Cinemart Global Film Initiative introduces new grants

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While in Rotterdam, Global Film Initiative decided to make three grants of 10,000 US Dollar each available to participants in this year's CineMart, in support of the long relationship with the Hubert Bals Fund and IFFR.   Susan Weeks Coulter, Chair of the Board of Global Film Initiative: “We felt that perhaps this year, filmmakers would appreciate knowing they had an immediate decision about some financing and we have decided to make that a reality for three of them today...

Short films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014

43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2014   On Sunday 26 January, the three equal Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2014 were awarded to Sebastian Buerkner’s The Chimera of M. (United Kingdom), Salla Tykkä’s Giant (Finland/Romania) and La isla by Dominga Sotomayor and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (Chile/Poland/Denmark). The winning filmmakers each receive a cash prize of € 3,000 and a Canon EOS-M c...

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