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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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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 available 20 minutes before the event in your agenda.
 

 


 
 
Press Conference Tiger Competition Part 3
 
Today: Agate mousse, Pebbles, I Comete – A Corsican Summer, Looking for Venera
 
15:30 – 16:30 (CET)
 
Vanja Kaludjercic and moderator Lorna Tee speak to Vinothraj P.S., Selim Mourad, Pascal Tagnati and Norika Sefa, followed by a Q&A with press.
 
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Big Talk: Mads Mikkelsen
 
 
 
17:00 – 17:42 (CET)
 
In conversation with Danish cinema star and top international acting talent Mads Mikkelsen, who can be seen in IFFR 2021’s opening film Riders of Justice.
 
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Pro panel – A Way Forward? New Perspectives on the Challenges (and Opportunities) of Producing Film in the Time of Covid
 
10:00 – 11:00 (CET): This panel will assess how art-house producers have shown a resilient spirit, following the first worldwide lockdown in early 2020, that points a way forward. Moderated by Gabrielle Dumon.
 
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IFFR Daily Talk – Wednesday 3 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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Pro panel – Scaling the Dizzy Heights of the Digital Film Market: 90 Minutes of Strategies and Survival Skills
 
11:30 – 12:15 (CET): This interactive workshop will lay out the principles and tricks on how to access the international film market and apply savvy marketing strategies for emerging filmmakers.
 
 
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Pro panel – Framing the Future

 
 
14:30 – 15:30 (CET): How could the future be shaped, with the knowledge raised in the past 12 months, according to companies and institutes that adapted so well and sometimes even grew despite the difficult situation?
 
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Films available from today (until Saturday 6 February 09:00 (CET))

From today on, you can see titles such as Agate mousse (Selim Mourad), Suzanna Andler (Benoît Jacquot), Sweat (Magnus von Horn), and more.

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.
 
 
 
 
Archipel by Félix Dufour-Laperrière
 
Animation, imagination and reality merge in this enchanting search for the soul of the French-Canadian province of Quebec.
 
 
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Beginning by Dea Kulumbegashvili
 
Jehovah’s Witness Yana refuses to be oppressed by her husband, church and the police. She commits the ultimate act of resistance against patriarchal society.
 
  Read more→
 
 
 
 
 
The Cemil Show by Bariş Sarhan
 
Cemil wants to be an actor so badly he becomes the villainous character he vainly auditioned for.

 
 
  Read more→
 
 
 
 
 
I Comete − A Corsican Summer by Pascal Tagnati
 
Cross-section of life in a Corsican village where tradition is revered, observing the locals throughout one summer.
 
  Read more→
 
 
 
   
 
 
Pebbles by 
Vinothraj P.S.
 
 
A poverty-stricken father and son wander a southern Indian landscape where anger and frustration burn hotter than the sun.
 
  Read more→
 
 
 
 
 
Sexual Drive by 
Yoshida Kota
 
 
Triptych on sex, aphrodisiac foods and secret desires. No explicit sex, but plenty of very sensual close-ups of women eating.
 
  Read more→
 

 

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