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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.


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 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 available 20 minutes before the event in your agenda.


Press Conference Tiger Competition Part 4
Today: Black Medusa, Liborio, Mayday, Bebia, à mon seul désir
15:30 – 16:30 (CET)
Senior IFFR programmer Bianca Taal and moderator Lorna Tee speak to ismaël, Youssef Chebbi, Nino Martínez Sosa, Karen Cinorre and Juja Dobrachkous, followed by a Q&A with press.
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Big Talk: Kelly Reichardt
17:00 – 18:44 (CET)
American filmmaker Kelly Reichardt (First Cow), winner of the Robby Müller Award 2021, talks about her films and how she makes them.
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IFFR Daily Talk – Thursday 4 February
11:00 – 11:30 (CET): Daily talk show with host Hadassah de Boer will highlight the films premiering today, with guests, interviews, trailers and film clips.

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Reality Check: Telling a Different Story
11:30 – 12:15 (CET): As the industry evolves to better reflect a diverse society and a diverse community of storytellers, how can we affect change within a complex infrastructure that will ultimately prove fundamental, lasting and sustainable? Moderated by IFFR Reality Check co-curator Wendy Mitchell.
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Pro panel – Nourish & Nurture: Creating a Healthy (VR) Ecosystem
14:30 – 15:15 (CET): How have countries like Canada, Luxembourg and Taiwan created a potent VR ecosystem which results in an abundance of immersive creations? Moderated by Arvore’s Doede Holtkamp, who recently won an Emmy for The Line.
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Films available from today (until Sunday 7 February 09:00 (CET))

Watch IFFR films using Festival Scope Pro and find an overview of their on demand availability here. Each film will be available for 72 hours, starting one day ahead of their public premiere.
Black Medusa by ismaël,
Youssef Chebbi
Stylised, dark thriller about a young Tunisian woman leading a double life: a contemporary Medusa for the #MeToo era.
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Drifting by Jun Li

Hong Kong’s homeless fight for their rights in the shadows of the high-rises. A politically committed look at a precarious existence.
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Liborio by Nino Martínez Sosa
Sensory story of the Dominican messianic figure Papá Liborio and the community he inspired.

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Looking for Venera by Norika Sefa
Delicate, observational coming-of-age story about Kosovan teenager Venera, struggling to go her own way in a strongly patriarchal situation.
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Les Sorcières de l’Orient by 
Julien Faraut
Volleyball like you’ve never seen it before. Playful documentary that combines fantastic anime with 1960s Japanese Olympic volleyball stars.
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The Year Before the War by 
Dāvis Sīmanis
Europe in 1913, seen through the prisms of ideological extremism, dangerous sex, existential doubt and psychoanalysis.
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Dead & Beautiful
After a weird night, five super-rich friends find out they are vampires. Panic! Is this really what they have become?
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