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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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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...

The Cloud in Her Room by Zheng Lu Xinyuan wins Tiger Award IFFR 2020

From left to right: Yuhao Su, Cuishan Liang, Wang Zijian, Liu Xinzhu, Jinjing en Zheng Lu Xinyuan     Special Jury Award goes to Beasts Clawing at Straws by Kim Yonghoon     International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the award winners of its 49th edition. Chinese filmmaker Zheng Lu Xinyuan won the Tiger Award for her film The Cloud in Her Room. South Korean filmmaker Kim Yonghoon won the Special Jury Award for Beasts Clawing at Straws. South Kore...

Bong Joon Ho Masterclass in Rotterdam: Parasites, Oscar and his career in focus

Bong Joon Ho flew over the oceans to return from LA where he is busy campaining for the Oscar to attend the Rotterdam Festival, Here is the video capture of the masterclass he gave to a fascinated audience. With films like Mother, The Host, Snowpiercer and Parasite (Golden Palm winner and tipped for an Oscar), Bong Joon Ho combines sensational commercial success with glowing reviews and major awards. How does he do it? In this masterclass, he will reveal his secrets. He's also bringing a...

IFFR announces winners Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2020

From left to right: Dorian Jespers, Maïder Fortuné, Ismaïl Bahri On Sunday 26 January 2020, the jury announced the winners of this year’s Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The winning films are Apparition by Ismaïl Bahri, Communicating Vessels by Maïder Fortuné and Annie MacDonell, and Sun Dog by Dorian Jespers. They won three equal Ammodo Tiger Short Awards. The jury consisted of recently appointed di...

These are the winners of the IFFR Pro Awards 2020

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VIDEO: Opening Night IFFR 2020

On 22 January at de Doelen the festival began with our opening ceremony and the opening film: Mosquito by João Nuno Pinto. Rewatch Bero Beyer’s opening speech, the introduction with our new festival director Vanja Kaludjercic, and some words on the film.        ...

Tune in for the IFFR Tiger Competition press conference this sunday

49th International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2020   Watch the livestream of our IFFR press conference on Sunday 26 January from 12:30 to 13:30 hours CET. This is will be the first of two press conferences giving extra depth to the Tiger Competition. Festival director Bero Beyer and IFFR programmer Müge Demir will talk to filmmakers Vincent B...

Bong Joon Ho, Beth B, Terence Nance, Marion Hänsel and more at IFFR 2020

  Clockwise: Bong Joon Ho, Terence Nance, Marion Hänsel, Jenn Nkiru, Pedro Costa, Beth B     49th International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2020 ...

Follow the livestream of the IFFR2020 launch press conference : December 18

Press Conference - 18 December 2019 Watch the live press conference about the programme for IFFR 2020 here. On Wednesday 18 December, festival director Bero Beyer will unveil the films selected for our main competitions and introduce the full line-up for the 49th edition of IFFR. The livestream starts at 12:15 hours. Stay tuned! Until then, take a look at our announced films for IFFR 202049th International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2020 With nearly 330,0...

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