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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.


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.






Who will win the IFFR Pro Awards?


18:00-20:00, de Doelen Arcadis Zaal: Which filmmaking stars of tomorrow will win the IFFR Pro Awards, including the newly launched Dutch Post-production Award? Find out! Drinks afterwards.


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Masterclass Alfredo Jaar


20.00-21:30, LantarenVenster 1: Artist, architect, filmmaker Alfredo Jaar returns to Rotterdam for a masterclass entitled Sadness Is Uninhabitable. In collaboration with the Nederlands Fotomuseum.


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IFFR Presents Critics' Choice V: Absence


13:00-15:00, Arminius: What is the role and responsibility of critics as journalists and programmers in a time of cinematographic overabundance? Join in the discussion with several Critics’ Choice curators.


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Critics' Choice: 
Take Me Somewhere Nice


16:30, LantarenVenster 3: A screening of Take Me Somewhere Nice by Ena Sendijarević, preceded by a video essay by Joost Broeren-Huitenga, and followed by a Q&A with Ena Sendijarević.


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German Concentration Camp Factual Survey


15:30, KINO 3: Your one chance to see the attempt by the Imperial War Museum to create a version of an unfinished Holocaust documentary, which comes as close as possible to the project’s original intentions.


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Dark Blood


20:45, KINO 1: River Phoenix died during the shooting of Dark Blood, but some two decades later, George Sluizer finished the film. Ellipses and sutures lend this fine piece of desert noir an unexpected intensity and a paranoid edge.


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How to interview filmmakers at IFFR


Want to interview Fabienne Godet, Yervant Gianikian or Yann Gonzalez today? Or any of the other 200+ filmmakers present in Rotterdam during 48th IFFR?
Please send an email to or check in with the Press Desk at the 3rd floor of de Doelen.


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How to make use of our press materials


All press materials can be downloaded from our Dropbox Press Materials, including film stills and press kits per film (if available) and selected photos of past highlights.


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International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)


With nearly 330,000 admissions and 2,405 film professionals attending, IFFR is one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the world, offering a high quality line-up of fiction and documentary feature films, short films, exhibitions, performances, masterclasses and talks. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through numerous industry initiatives including co-production market CineMart, through the BoostNL and Propellor initiatives, its Hubert Bals Fund and Rotterdam Lab. IFFR's 48th edition takes place from Wednesday 23 January to Sunday 3 February 2019. More information can be found at








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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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