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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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IFFR 2017 opens today with Lemon by Janicza Bravo

The American film Lemon by Janicza Bravo will open the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) on 25 January. Janicza Bravo’s impressive debut is a witty, no-holds-barred portrait of a likeable failure, with co-writer Brett Gelman (Dinner with Brett Gelman, Married), Judy Greer (Ant-Man, The Descendants), Nia Long (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Boiler Room) and Michael Cera (Juno, Arrested Development) in the leading roles. Lemon will have its ...

SUPER DARK TIMES, the feature debut by Kevin Phillips, will have its world premiere in Rotterdam's Bright Future

The only US fiction feature in Bright Future this year, the film comes to us from the producers behind BLUE RUIN by Jeremy Saulnier. Set in the mid 1990's, SUPER DARK TIMES is a suspenseful and intelligent film about youth and the loss of innocence - what happens when the darkness lurking beneath the surface of everyday life begins to emerge.   A terrible accident transforms best friends from high school Zach and Josh into enemies. This ambitious thriller is set in the American subu...

IFFR starts today in Rotterdam

Bero Beyer, the IFFR Festival Director, tells filmfestivals.com and the rest of the world that he is ready to welcome us all. "International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art. The festival's focus is on recent work by talented new filmmakers. However, within the four sections the Festival presents, there is also room for retrospectives and themed programmes. IFFR actively...

IFFR and Océ kick-start innovation with Propellor | Kickstart partnership

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) invests both in talent and in technology in order to keep cinema relevant and vibrant. IFFR’s co-production market CineMart and film tech hub Propellor are entering into a cooperation with Océ  – A Canon Company - a global leader in digital imaging & printing. During CineMart 2017 the Propellor | Kickstart event will take place, developing new models for the production, distribution and screening of films. Th...

Masterclasses by Olivier Assayas, Béla Tarr, Andrea Arnold and Barry Jenkins at IFFR 2017

Acclaimed filmmakers Olivier Assayas, Béla Tarr, Andrea Arnold and Barry Jenkins will be attending the 46th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), where they will give masterclasses on their work and influences. These masterclasses are part of an extensive line-up of talks centred around IFFR’s themed programmes and unique, one-off film screenings. French filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Irma Vep, Clouds of Sils Maria) will talk about his previous works, his main infl...

IFFR welcomes 57 emerging producers to Rotterdam Lab

    46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017 New and returning partner organisations from Kosovo, Macedonia, Chile, Kenya and USA   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will welcome 57 promising emerging film producers from ...

world premiere in the Bright Future Award Competition of SELF-CRITICISM OF A BOURGEOIS DOG by Julian Radlmaier

The Rotterdam International Film Festival (25 January – 5 February 2017) has championed the presentation of works by talented up-and-coming filmmakers and also features them prominently in the competition sections. This year sees SELF-CRITICISM OF A BOURGEOIS DOG by Julian Radlmaier (faktura film, DFFB) having its world premiere in the Bright Future Award Competition. THE BURGLAR by Hagar Ben Asher (DE/IL/FR, Rohfilm) has the international premiere in the Hivos Tiger Competition. Four fi...

IFFR opens up the filmmaker’s laboratory in Nuts & Bolts with Special focus on Joost Rekveld

46th International Film Festival Rotterdam runs 25 January - 5 February 2017 In its Deep Focus: Nuts & Bolts programme section, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents a series of unique machines from the studios of independent filmmakers and artists. Through an exhibition, film screenings and live performances, Nuts & Bolts reveals just how wide-ranging the diversity of techniques used is: from digital and high-tech to analogue and deliberately anachronistic. Dee...

20th Century Women closes the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017

46th International Film Festival Rotterdam will run 25 January - 5 February 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will close its 46th edition on Saturday, 4 February, with the European première of the American film 20th Century Women by Mike Mills.    20th Century Women is a poignant, heart-warming portrait of fifteen-year-old Jamie, who is being brought up by his eccentric mother and two younger women. The film is a love-letter to those who bring u...

IFFR announces selection for Big Screen Competition 2017

    46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the films nominated for the VPRO Big Screen Award 2017. Films competing for the award include: Chez nous, the highly current election drama by Lucas Belvaux (38 Témoins), as ...

IFFR announces complete Bright Future selection

  46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January – 5 February 2017 Rotterdam, 4 January 2017 IFFR announces complete Bright Future selection Impact Cinema adopts Bright Future Award International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) today announces the full line-up ...

The line-up and the jury of the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition 2017 have been announced!

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Eight films will compete for the two awards during the upcoming festival. The following films have been selected for the Hivos Tiger Competition: Arábia, Brazil, 2017, Affonso Uchoa, João Dumans The Burglar, Israel, 2017, Hagar Ben Asher Columbus, USA, 2017, kogonada Demonios tus ojos, Spain, 2017, Pedro Aguilera Light Thereafter, Bulgaria/Belgium, 2017, Konstantin Bojanov Quality Time, Netherlands/Norway, 2017, D...

IFFR announces first Voices titles

  46ste International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 januari - 5 februari 2017       International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the first titles in its selection for the Voices section at IFFR 2017. In Voices – one of the festival’s four programme sections – IFFR shows films driven by their story or theme, many of which are by established directors with a distinct, assured voice. IFFR will announce the nominees for the Big Scree...

IFFR presents Short Film programme 2017 with 27 Shorts competing

Still from Information Skies by Daniel van der Velden & Vinca Kruk 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January – 5 February 2017     23 films confirmed for Tiger Competition for Short Films As a central part of International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017, IFFR Short Film is a unique showcase of a...

Welcome to Planet IFFR! Campaign visuals and trailer revealed

46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017   The campaign for the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2017 is ‘Welcome to Planet IFFR’. It is the ninth time Rotterdam-based design agency 75B has created the campaign for IFFR. For forty-five years already, International Film Festival Rotterdam has been made up of many different elements: filmmakers, film, audiences, professionals, sponsors, awards, volunteers, the ...

IFFR announces nominees and jury Hivos Tiger Competition 2017

  46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January – 5 February 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam unveils the full line up for the Hivos Tiger Competition 2017. This includes world premieres of new feature films by up and coming directors Niles Atallah, Pedro Aguilera and Hagar Ben Ashar, as well as début features by India's Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, American-Korean filmmaker kogonada and Dutch director Daan Bakker. This year&#...

IFFR announces the first Bright Future titles

  46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017     International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the first titles selected for the Bright Future programme, one of the four sections the festival programme consists of. Bright Future focuses on up-and-coming ...

IFFR presents theme for 2017.

      46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January – 5 February 2017     The Perspectives section will examine polarisation and fault lines in contemporary society. Every year International Film Festival Rott...

Third edition of IFFR Live extends beyond Europe

        46ste International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 januari - 5 februari 2017   IFFR LIVE 2017 presents film events from Rotterdam to Singapore   For the third time, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents the ex...

CineMart 2017 selection announced

26 promising projects will be presented at the 34th edition of the co-production market in Rotterdam International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IFFR) co-production market CineMart has completed its line-up for the upcoming 2017 edition. The selected projects are from award-winning filmmakers from around the world, including Brazil, Nepal, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Ecuador and China. The selection also includes two Art:Film projects.   Filmmakers selected this yea...

Propellor Film Tech Hub: Major film industry players team up to propel the film industry into the future

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46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017     Copenhagen International Documentary Festival (CPH:DOX), Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM), Cinemathon and International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) are proud to announce the launc...

World premiere of Ernest Dickerson’s Double Play at IFFR 2017

46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017     After the Caribbean bestseller Double Play by Frank Martinus Arion On Friday 27 January 2017, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will present the festive world premiere of Double Play with the cast and crew in attendance. American filmmaker Ernest Dickerson (Juice, The Wire) directed the film version of the internationally lauded novel Double Play by Curaçaoan author Frank...

IFFR presents reinforced team at TIFF

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  Gearing up for the 46th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) with an ongoing focus on championing auteur films, celebrating innovative cinematic art and bringing this to a broad audience, festival director Bero Beyer presented the festival's renewed and reinforced team tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival. To optimize the support and services the festival offers to extraordinary film talent from around the world, IFFR is taking ...

IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund announces its HBF+Europe Minority Coproduction Support selection

Selected filmmakers Rungano Nyoni, Soudade Kaadan and Fireflies, Bani Khoshnoudi and Benjamin Naishtat   46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2016 The Hubert Bals Fund of International Film Festival Rotterdam selects four projects for its new HBF+Europe Minority Coproduction Support scheme, represented by co-pr...

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