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VIDEO: IFFR 2022 full line-up announcement

The 51st edition of IFFR is approaching and the full film programme for the online programme of IFFR 2022 was announced during the IFFR 2022 press conference on Friday 7 January, 2022. We announced the Tiger Competition, Big Screen Competition and Ammodo Tiger Short Competition selections – which will be made available internationally for accredited press and industry guests online. We also revealed the IFFR 2022 selection for audiences, the opening film, P...

Scaled-down selection of films for the online version of IFFR

Yesterday we were very sorry to announce that IFFR 2022 goes online. Due to the latest lockdown measures here in the Netherlands, we are no longer able to present our full 51st edition film programme in Rotterdam. Instead, we will present a scaled-down selection of films online to audiences in the Netherlands, as well as IFFR Talks available worldwide. Extended access for press guests We are pleased to confirm that we will provide a more extensive film selection online for our internati...

IFFR 2022 goes online

IFFR has announced the decision to host an adapted festival programme online in response to growing concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant across Europe and a nationwide lockdown in the Netherlands, in effect from Sunday 19 December. Our 51st edition will no longer present a full festival programme in Rotterdam screening rooms – instead offering audiences a selection of films online available in the Netherlands, and IFFR Talks available worldwide, on IFFR.com. IFFR Pro indu...

IFFR announces 'Along the Way' as opening film for on-site 51st edition

    Along the Way by Mijke de Jong will open the 51st International Film Festival Rotterdam schedule for (in person) 26 January – 6 February 2022   IFFR announces opening film for on-site 51st edition Along the Way to open festival programme of screenings, performances and installations in Rotterdam from 26 January to 6 February   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is delighted to confirm Along the Way by Mijke de Jong to open the on-site 51s...

First titles confirmed for an in person IFFR 2022 edition in Rotterdam

  Festival Director Vanja Kaludjercic  51st International Film Festival Rotterdam 26 January – 6 February 2022 Festival director Vanja Kaludjercic: “With huge excitement, we’re announcing the return of our filmmaking community to Rotterdam. This is an opportunity to fully demonstrate the revamped programme structure which we announced last year, but more importantly, it's the chance to finally celebrate the collective experience of cinema again. ...

IFFR closes extended 50th edition

  Anniversary 50th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdamshaped by restrictions, perseverance and innovation has been held 1 – 7 February | 2 – 6 June 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) closes its 50th anniversary edition. Adapting to the changing circumstances, from 1 to 7 February the festival presented its competition programmes online on IFFR.com. From 2 to 6 June IFFR offered a hybrid festival, with premieres, film p...

Opening and closing films and final confirmations for Rotterdam Fest 50th edition in June

  Closing film Poupelle of Chimney Town 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam 1 – 7 February | 2 – 6 June 2021             The World to Come, Poupelle of Chimney Town and Dominik Graf at IFFR 2021 During the press conference today, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presented the full programme for the celebratory 50th edition. The World to Come by Mona Fastvold opens the festival on Wednesday 2 June and Hirota Yusuke&rsquo...

IFFR announces first lineup for June’s 50th edition celebration

50th International Film Festival Rotterdam 1 – 7 February | 2 – 6 June 2021 #IFFR2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces it will celebrate the close of its 50th edition with a full lineup of programmes taking place from 2 to 6 June, extending on demand until 9 June. The festival will bring audiences together both online and in person in a hybrid format that includes a film programme available on demand in the Netherlands and physically in Rotterdam, as well ...

Award winners IFFR 2021 announced

IFFR Festival Director Vanja Kaludjercic congratulates the Pebbles film team with their IFFR 2021 Tiger Award 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam 1 – 7 February | 2 – 6 June 2021   Pebbles by Vinothraj P.S. wins IFFR 2021 Tiger Award Special Jury Awards go to I Comete – A Corsican Summer by Pascal Tagnati and Looking for Venera by Norika Sefa   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the competit...

What not to miss today: Sunday 7 February at IFFR

  Kick start your festival day with a recap of what not to miss today. Read on for an overview of the day’s key events – including the IFFR Awards Ceremony – and which film titles are still available on Festival Scope (Press & Industry screenings) or IFFR.com (public on demand screenings). Attending events on IFFR.com: Add events to your IFFR account agenda by clicking the calendar icon in the event you would like to attend. A yellow "Watch now&quo...

What not to miss today: Saturday 6 February at IFFR

Kick start your festival day with a recap of what not to miss today. Read on for an overview of the day’s key events – from the IFFR Daily Talks to the Big Talks – and which film titles are premiering and available on Festival Scope for 72 hours from today, Saturday 6 February. Attending events on IFFR.com: Add events to your IFFR account agenda by clicking the calendar icon in the event you would like to attend. A yellow "Watch now" button will be ma...

What not to miss today: Friday 5 February at IFFR

Kick start your festival day with a recap of what not to miss today. Read on for an overview of the day’s key events – from Big Talks to the IFFR Pro Awards – and which film titles are premiering and available on Festival Scope for 72 hours from today, Friday 5 February. Attending events on IFFR.com: Add events to your IFFR account agenda by clicking the calendar icon in the event you would like to attend. A yellow "Watch now" button will be made avai...

IFFR VIDEO: Big Talk: Mads Mikkelsen

With lead roles in films including Adam’s Apples (Anders Thomas Jensen, 2005), Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2009) and Jagten (Thomas Vinterberg, 2012), Mads Mikkelsen is one of the most high-profile faces in the highly successful Danish cinema. Mikkelsen has also acted up a storm further afield: large audiences recognise him from blockbusters such as Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and of course the Bond film Casino...

What not to miss today: Thursday 4 February

  Kick start your festival day with a recap of what not to miss today. Read on for an overview of the day’s key events – from press conferences to Big Talks – and which film titles are premiering and available on Festival Scope for 72 hours from today (Thursday 4 February). Attending events on IFFR.com: Add events to your IFFR account agenda by clicking the calendar icon in the event you would like to attend. A yellow "Watch now" button will be ma...

What not to miss today: Wednesday 3 February

Kick start your festival day with a recap of what not to miss today. Read on for an overview of the day’s key events – from Big Talks to press conferences – and which film titles are premiering and available on Festival Scope for 72 hours from today (Wednesday 3 February). Attending events on IFFR.com: Add events to your IFFR account agenda by clicking the calendar icon in the event you would like to attend. A yellow "Watch now" button will be made av...

What not to miss today: Tuesday 2 February

Kick start your festival day with a recap of what not to miss today. Read on for an overview of the day’s key events – from Big Talks to press conferences – and which film titles are premiering and available on Festival Scope for 72 hours from today (Tuesday 2 February). Attending events on IFFR.com: Add events to your IFFR account agenda by clicking the calendar icon in the event you would like to attend. A yellow "Watch now" button will be made avai...

Films available from today February 1st

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Films available until Thursday 4 February 09:00 (CET)  From today on, you can see titles such as Riders of Justice (Anders Thomas Jensen), Quo vadis, Aida? (Jasmila Žbanić), Aristocrats (Soda Yukiko), Shorta (Anders Ølholm, Frederik Louis Hviid), Gritt (Itonje Søimer Guttormsen), and more. Watch IFFR films using Festival Scope Pro and find an overview of their on demand availability here. Each film...

Day 1 Rotterdam Panel "Festival Programmers: Where Are We Now?"

The last year brought about a radical change in how festivals ran, with the unavoidable pivot to the online or hybrid festival. There was also much collective and personal soul-searching. As we gear up for another year of uncertainty with festivals, yet with a bit more perspective, how are festival programmers feeling about the future and how are they evolving their approach to programming? Moderated by Michelle Carey (IFFR) with Cecil...

Rotterdam kicks off today with Anders Thomas Jensen's “Riders of Justice,” starring Mads Mikkelsen

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) opens reimagined 50th edition online from 1 to 7 February 2021, on the tailor-made platform IFFR.com. Adapting to the latest Covid-19 restrictions, IFFR 2021 invites national audiences and accredited international guests to take part in premiere screenings, the full February film programme and the IFFR Pro Days (1 to 5 February) online. IFFR Talks has been further expanded with Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, starring in the fe...

Rotterdam: Key Dates for the 50th edition

IFFR 2021: 1 February – 7 February 2021 | 2 June – 6 June 2021 Opening night: Riders of Justice: 1 February IFFR Pro screenings (P&I): 1 February – 5 February 2021 IFFR Pro Days (Including CineMart): 1 February – 5 February 2021 Tiger Competition press conferences: 1 February – 4 February, daily at 15:30 (CET) Big Talks: 1 February – 7 February IFFR Daily Talks: 2 February &...

Mads Mikkelsen and more at IFFR 2021 online in February

50th International Film Festival Rotterdam: 1 – 7 February | 2 – 6 June 2021   Mads Mikkelsen and more at IFFR 2021 online in February 50th edition goes online in February, final confirmations and ticket sales   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) to open reimagined 50th edition online from 1 to 7 February 2021, on the tailor-made platform IFFR.com. Adapting to the latest Covid-19 restrictions, IFFR 2021 invites national audiences and accredited internati...

IFFR reveals competitions and February lineup for expanded 50th edition

50th International Film Festival Rotterdam 1 – 7 February | 2 – 6 June 2021 Highlights include Tiger Competition, Big Screen Competition, Ammodo Tiger Short Competition, opening film and Big Talks. During today’s press conference, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announced the 16 films selected for the festival’s Tiger Competition, as well as the Big Screen Competition and Ammodo Tiger Short Competition selections. Also revealed: the Limelight lineup...

IFFR50 morphs to an expanded multi-part hybrid structure, spanning from February to June 2021

  Tiger on the Loose map by VollaersZwart 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam 1 – 7 February | 2 – 6 June 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) to celebrate its 50th edition in a reimagined format. Adapting to the Covid-19 restrictions, IFFR changes to an expanded multi-part hybrid structure, spanning from February to June 2021. The festival kicks off 1 – 7 February, with physical and virtual screenings of its competitions and an online e...

IFFR announces new programme structure and team for 50th edition

  Vanja Kaludjercic and Marten Rabarts at IFFR 2020 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam/ 27 January – 7 February 2021   Introducing section Harbour, expanded competitions, and additions to programme team    As the 50th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) draws closer, newly appointed festival director Vanja Kaludjercic announces several additions to the team and changes in the programme structure. The festival’s flagship Tiger...

Soaring numbers at 49th IFFR

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With the screening of Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood on 1 February 2020, the 49th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR: 22 January – 2 February 2020) closed off its 49th edition welcoming 2,691 film professionals from 89 different countries, including 346 filmmakers. The festival’s 574 films, including 145 world premieres, were curated within four sections: Bright Future, Voices, Deep Focus and Perspectives. The Art Directi...

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