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International Film Festival Rotterdam

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.



First titles of IFFR 2020 and new Robby Müller Award

Diego García   First titles of IFFR 2020 and new Robby Müller Award Also announced: Tiger Competition jury, new Reality Check conference and Young Curators programme   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the Netherlands Society of Cinematographers (NSC) and Andrea Müller-Schirmer, the late cinematographer Robby Müller’s wife, have launched the Robby Müller Award. The award honours an ‘image maker’ (cinematographer, filmmake...

Bero Beyer leaves Rotterdam Fest after 49th edition in 2020 to become director of the Netherlands Film Fund

  On 1 March 2020, after five years at the helm, Bero Beyer will leave IFFR to take up the position of director at the Netherlands Film Fund. IFFR will announce the details of the application process for a new festival director in the coming weeks. Beyer: "Working for IFFR has been and still is a continuous thrill. It gave me the opportunity to express my love for film in its many forms in the festiva...

IFFR 2019 came to a close – recap, facts and figures

48th edition of IFFR puts new talents front and centre     This past weekend, the screening of Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project brought the 48th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) to a close. The festival screened 539 films, of which 146 (festival) world premieres, presented within the four sections Bright Future, Voices, Deep Focus and Perspectives. Reaffirming its commitment to the visual arts in the extensive Art Directions programme and...

IFFR Closing Night: The Hummingbird Project + Party

  48th International Film Festival Rotterdam wraps tonight with ethe screening of The Hummingbird Project and a Party. You just blink and – suddenly it’s all over. Round off 48th IFFR with us at the exclusive screening of The Hummbingbird Project by Kim Nguyen. Afterwards, we’ll see out the festival in spectacular style with the Closing Party.     ...

Zhu Shengze wins Tiger Award IFFR 2019

From left to right: Susanna Nicchiarelli (president Tiger Jury), Zhu Shengze (filmmaker), and Zhengfang Yang (producer) Present.Perfect. by Zhu Shengze wins Tiger Award IFFR 2019 Special Jury Award goes to Take Me Somewhere Nice by Ena Sendijarević   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the award winners of its 48th edition. Zhu Shengze won the Tiger Award for her film Present.Perfect., a USA/Hong Kong co-production. Dutch filmmaker Ena Sendijarević w...

Tiger premiere: Els dies que vindran

This wednesday the Festival offered the Tiger premiere of Carlos Marqués-Marcet's Els dies que vindran (A nine-month emotional roller-coaster about two lovers expecting their first child, while they hardly even know one another yet) and other festival treats.  ...

IFFR's art installations, performances, and exhibitions

IFFR's art installations, performances, and exhibitions include works by Sergei Parajanov, Mika Taanlia, Cauleen Smith, David OReilly and Philippe Pareno.   Art Directions 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) continuously explores, questions and pushes the boundaries demarcating the audio-visual landscape. This attitude culminates in Art Directions, IFFR’s extensive programme of art installations, ...

Days of Cannibalism and Lotus Position win the new Dutch Post-production Awards

IFFR Pro Award winners announced as 36th CineMart comes to a close 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam 23 January – 3 February 2019 Wednesday 30 January 2019 marked the end of the IFFR Pro Days as well as the 36th edition of CineMart, the co-production market of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). During the awards ceremony, eight film projects were awarded IFFR Pro Awards: four CineMart awards, the first BoostNL Audience Award, the HeYou Media VR Award and the newly...

Tiger premiere: Koko-di Koko-da

This wednesday the Festival offered the Tiger premiere of Johannes Nyholm's Koko-di Koko-da (two lovers who have grown apart because of sorrow find themselves in an endless nightmare during a camping trip) and other festival treats.       ...

Tiger premiere: Nona. If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn Them

  This tuesday day the Festival offered the Tiger premiere of Camila José Donoso's Nona. If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn Them (A hybrid fiction featuring the director’s intriguing grandmother as an anarchist warrior in a Chilean town ravaged by forest fires) and other festival treats. After a torrid act of vengeance on the home of her ex-lover, 66-year-old Nona flees to her summer house in Pichilemu, a Chilean coastal town. There she potters about in appar...

Tiger premiere: Sheena667

This monday the Festival offered the Tiger premiere of Grigory Dobrygin's Sheena667 and other festival treats A quiet life of a young Russian man turns upside down after he meets a girl from a faraway world that he barely knows. Russian couple Olya and Vadim have big plans: they want to travel to Germany to buy a second-hand tow truck. For nights on end, Vadim searches the internet for a vehicle best suited to their garage. His only income at present is from the wrecked Ladas w...

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: Stay up to date on IFFR 2019:

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

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


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