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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’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...

IFFR honours maestro Jan Němec with large retrospective

Jan Němec working on his last film, The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street   46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017 Rotterdam, 1 July 2016   ...

Tiger Awards for Short Films announced

  The jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films has completed its deliberation and announced Dream English Kid 1964-1999 AD by Mark Leckey, Faux depart/False Start by Yto Barrada and Engram of Returning by Daïchi Saïto as the winners of the Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2016. The three winning filmmakers each receive a 3,000 Euro prize plus a gift voucher from Canon. The Jury also selected Tout le monde aime le bord de la mer/We All Love the Seashore by Keina Es...

SUNTAN, by director Argyris Papadimitropoulos, to receive its world premiere in Rotterdam

Papadimitropoulos returns after opening 2011 festival with Wasted Youth   SUNTAN, the third feature film by noted director Argyris Papadimitropoulos, is to receive its world premiere at this year’s Rotterdam International Film Festival, competing for the prestigious VPRO Big Screen Award four years after his previous film Wasted Youth opened the 2011 edition of the festival.   Called a ‘Coming of middle age film’ by Papadimitropoulos, SUNTAN stars Greek actor Ma...

IFFR welcomes 61 emerging producers to Rotterdam Lab

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International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will welcome 61 promising emerging film producers from 26 countries to the 16th edition of Rotterdam Lab. Rotterdam Lab is organised by IFFR’s co-production market CineMart in close collaboration with various partner organisations involved in the training of beginning producers, as well as funding bodies. Rotterdam Lab is a five-day training workshop for emerging producers designed to provide the means to create and expand their internati...

Tiger Pro Panels and Debates

During the first week of IFFR, the Filmmakers Hub organizes and hosts a series of panels and debates. Top industry professionals and experts attending the festival and CineMart will share their experiences with other professionals and dispense important advice to up-and-coming filmmakers.  The panels are informal, yet highly instructive, and are a great forum for filmmakers to get their questions answered and for Industry pros to meet new talent. The Tiger Pro Panels and Debates ...

IFFR 2016 revamps awards and Awards Ceremony

45th International Film Festival Rotterdam 27 January – 7 February 2016   From the 45th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam onwards, all the awards that can be won at the festival will be presented at the revamped Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will be hosted by journalist and documentary maker Fidan Ekiz. Some awards remain the same, other prizes have been renewed, and the Bright Future Award will be awarded for the first time this year.   ...

Unique international live cinema event enters second year with five films in more than forty cinemas

IFFR Live returns in 2016 with five films in more than forty cinemas. Five films that will have their premieres during the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will simultaneously screen in more than forty cinemas worldwide, in addition to live online audiences.   Like last year, filmmakers will be present at the premieres in Rotterdam. All viewers, whether in a cinema in the Netherlands, England, Italy, Poland, Canada or elsewhere in the world, can take part in the Q&A...

ID Check: Themed programme for upcoming IFFR

image: Las Lindas (Melisa Liebenthal) - ID: gender.net Every year, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) devotes attention to significant social and current themes through its films, debates, special guests and sidebar programming. This year, the festival’s themed programme is ID Check. This theme will be reflected in specific programmes within the festival’s four sections. &n...

IFFR presents: This Is Where Reconstruction Starts

Film talent inspired by post-war reconstruction The theme for the city of Rotterdam in 2016 is Rotterdam Celebrates the City! Inspired by 75 years of reconstruction, we will be celebrating the city we know today and looking to the future. As part of this programme, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents the project This Is Where Reconstruction Starts. Six young, leading international filmmakers were asked to make a short fiction or creative essay film around themes concerni...

CineMart completes line-up for 33rd edition

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Projects from award-winning filmmakers from around the world, including Australia, China, Brazil, UK, Lebanon and USA. International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IFFR) co-production market CineMart has completed its line-up for the upcoming 2016 edition. The line-up consists of titles from filmmakers from across the world, including the Netherlands, Australia, China, Brazil, the UK, Lebanon, France and the USA. The selection also includes two Art:Film projects. Filmmakers selecte...

Rens Muis designed the campaign for The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016

Designer Rens Muis of design agency 75B on the form and content of the design: “One of the most important things IFFR does, is bring people who don’t yet know one another together. Not only filmmakers, audiences, and producers but also investors and cultural entrepreneurs. This is why the campaign for IFFR 2016 is based around the making of such first contacts: ‘introducing’.”   Bero Beyer, festival director IFFR: “The sentence most often heard at t...

Beyond Sleep: opening film IFFR 2016

  International coproduction based on the classic Dutch novel Nooit meer slapen to kick off upcoming festival   The film Beyond Sleep will open the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) on 27 January. This international, English-language film is based on the bestselling novel Nooit meer slapen by Willem Frederik Hermans and will world premiere on the opening night of IFFR. Beyond Sleep is directed by Boudewijn Koole, with Reinout Scholten van Aschat in the lead ro...

Spectacular Closing IFFR 2016: The Childhood of a Leader

The Childhood of a Leader is a coproduction between IFFR, de Doelen and Codarts Symphony Orchestra   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) closes its 45th edition on Saturday 6 February with a screening of The Childhood of a Leader. It promises to be a spectacular musical finale: the film music by American singer-songwriter Scott Walker will be played live during the screening of the film in de Doelen by Codarts Symphony Orchestra, led by Mark Warman. The orchestra will al...

Line-up and jury Hivos Tiger Awards Competition IFFR 2016

  Eight films from all over the world compete for Hivos Tiger Awards   Eight productions by filmmakers from all over the world will compete in the revamped Hivos Tiger Awards Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Among the countries represented are Brazil, Thailand, USA, Paraguay, Belgium and the Netherlands.   The following eight films have...

IFFR confirms 23 films and jury for Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films

Filmstill: Painting with History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names 3 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam 27 January – 7 February 2016   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has finalised its selection for the eleventh Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films. The 2016 selection is a mix of 23 short fiction films, documentaries and experimental films fro...

Awards and Juries IFFR 2015

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  Each year, International Film Festival Rotterdam celebrates a number of outstanding films with a variety of awards. Many of these prizes are awarded by (international) juries, and several of them are conferred upon the winners by IFFR audiences. Hivos Tiger Awards Competition » In the prestigious Tiger Awards Competition it's not about the well-known names who competing, but about the upcoming talent...

The Dark Horse and Los hongos Honored as audience favourites of IFFR 2015

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  The Dark Horse The audience have decided: the best rated film of IFFR 2015 is The Dark Horse by James Napier Robertson and wins the IFFR Audience Award. In addition, Oscar Ruiz Navia wins the Dioraphte Award for Los hongos, the best audience film supported by the Hubert Bals Fund. Both prizes come with €10.000. IFFR Audience Award A highly acclaimed drama,...

IFFR 2015 Awards Announced at Fest closing

  Hivos Tiger Awards, Fipresci Award, Big Screen Award, KNF Award, NETPAC Award, MovieZone IFFR Award handed out to 8 different filmmakers from across the world Hosted by Festival director Rutger Wolfson, the IFFR 2015 Awards Ceremony was held this evening at IFFR’s main venue de Doelen. The three winners of the Hivos Tiger Award Competition prize were LA OBRA DEL SIGLO by Carlos M. Quintela, VANISHING POINT by Jakrawal Nilthamrong and VIDEOPHILIA (AND OTHER VIRAL SYNDROMES)...

IFFR 2015 Awards Announced

IFFR 2015 Hivos Tiger Awards winners with Festival director Rutger Wolfson. Photo by Felix Kalkman.   44th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January - 1 February 2015 Rotterdam, 30 January 2015     Hivos Tiger Awards, Fipresci Award, Big Screen Award, KNF Award, NETPAC Award, MovieZone IFFR Award handed out to 8 different filmmakers from across the world Hosted by Festival director Rutger Wolfson, the IFFR 2015 Awards Ceremony was held this evening at ...

Daily Tiger 2015

  Missed the daily paper of the festival? You can download or leaf through a digital version of each Daily Tiger here every festival day.   Daily Tiger #10 - 31 January 2015   Daily Tiger #9 - 30 January 2015     Daily Tiger #8 - 29 januari 2015       Daily Tige...

CineMart closes as Awards are announced

44th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January - 1 February 2015 Rotterdam, 29 January 2015     TONIC IMMOBILITY, LUXEMBOURG & SANTA Y DELFIN named as winners   The CineMart 2015 awards were announced yesterday evening, marking the close of the 32nd edition of the co-production market. Dutch/French/Belgian production TONIC IMMOBILITY was awarded the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €20,000, which is given to a project p...

New CEO for The Africa Movie Academy Awards AMAA (Nigeria, June) - Submissions close February 10th.

    The Africa Movie Academy Awards will take place in June this year and the nomination event is scheduled for April in continuation of the tradition of celebrating the best in the business of film making across Africa and beyond. The organisers of the pan-African reward system for motion picture professionals shifted the 2015 edition of the event in honour of the memory, Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, the elder brother of the founder of the awards who passed on recently and was the coordi...

Meet the The Film Office team

The Film Office promotes the interests of filmmakers in the official programme by connecting them with international buyers, film programmers and Industry delegates present at the festival. IFFR provides a vital platform for making valuable connections that can stimulate the career of a filmmaker. The Film Office links the business side of the festival and the professionals attending the co-production market CineMart, with the filmmakers present with a film in the official line-up of IFFR...

Pussy Riot Band visits IFFR

    Wednesday 28 January, Russian political activists group Pussy Riot comes to International Film Festival Rotterdam for a talk, a preview of the newest film about the feminist art collective and Jack Wood and Scofferlane concerts. In the Signals programmes What the F?! and Everyday Propaganda IFFR focuses on current topics such as feminism, contemporary propaganda and political image-making. The...

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