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IFFR announces recipients of the Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2015

44th International Film Festival Rotterdam 21 January - 1 February 2015 Dane Komljen's OUR BODY nominated for EFA Short film Competition The jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films has completed its deliberation and announced THINGS by Ben Rivers, LA FIEVRE by Safia Benhaim and GREETINGS TO THE ANCESTORS by Ben Russell as the winners of The Canon Tiger Awards 2015. The three winning directors each receive a 3,000...

"ABOVE AND BELOW" @ International Film Festival Rotterdam in competition for Hivos Tiger Award

          Screenings: 26.1.15 | 18:45 | Pathe 4 27.1.15 | 12:15 | Pathe 2 28.1.15 | 21:45 | Pathe 2 29.1.15 | 15:00 | LantarenVenster 3   31.1.15 | 14:15 | Cinerama 2   ...

IFFR 2015: Amour Fou Vienna presents world premiere DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume) narrated by Tilda Swinton

DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume)   World Premiere International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015    A creative scientific documentary written and directed by: Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart & Thomas Tode Narrated in voice-over by: Tilda Swinton   DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume) (Austria/Germany/UK, 2015, 85 min)   Screenings as part of IFFR 2015’s Signals: Regained: Sat. 24 Jan, 16.15 h, Cinerama 2 (Press & Industry Scr...

International Premiere of LE PARADIS directed by Alain Cavalier

The Festival Agency is delighted to announce the International Premiere of  LE PARADIS directed by Alain Cavalier at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. LE PARADIS By Alain Cavalier- France - 2014 - French. Written, directed and edited by Alain Cavalier / Produced by Michel Seydoux / Sales by...

IFFR welcomes 58 emerging producers to Rotterdam Lab

        New partner organisations from South Africa, Sweden and United Kingdom  International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will welcome 58 young film producers from 24 countries to the 15th edition of Rotterdam Lab, IFFR 2015. Rotterdam Lab is organised by IFFR’s co-production market CineMart, and entails a five-day training workshop for young ...

German Films at 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival (21 January – 1 February 2015)

A good start to the year for cinema from Germany: a total of 43 German films and co-productions can be seen at the 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival which is one of the most important festivals in Europe. Five titles with German participation have been programmed in the competitions for feature films and shorts.   The Hivos Tiger Awards Competition is reserved for first and second feature films. This is where the Swiss-German co-production ABOVE AND BELOW (Flying Moon Filmprodukt...

IFFR confirms first Signals programme

Programme to centre on theme of contemporary reality and includes Adam Curtis 'BITTER LAKE' and 'GERMAN ANGST' from Jorg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski and Andreas Marschall. International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has confirmed the first of two parts of its Signals programme. This section of Signals is to be broken down into four sections with the theme of ‘contemporary reality’ connecting all four, which are titled 24/7, EVERYDAY PROPAGANDA, WHAT THE F?! ...

CineMart completes line-up for 32nd edition

  Projects from award winning filmmakers from around the world including USA, India, UK, Spain and Argentina    International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IFFR) co-production market, CineMart, has completed its line-up of titles for the upcoming 2015 event. The line-up consists of titles from filmmakers from across the world including the Netherlands, India, United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Spain and the USA. The selection also includes three Art:Film projects. CineMa...

Three New Titles Selected For IFFR’s Inaugural IFFR Live

  Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories, Speed Walking and Melody added to simultaneous live screening event  International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected three new titles for IFFR Live, the documentary feature ERBARME DICH – MATTHÄUS PASSION STORIES, which will screen as a World Premiere, SPEED WALKING and MELODY, both of which will be European Premieres. The unique international film festival event, established ...

Juries award films at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014

43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2014   At the Awards Ceremony on Friday, 31 January 2013 in de Doelen (Rotterdam), the winners of IFFR’s nineteenth Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, as well as of the second Big Screen Award Competition and of the NETPAC, FIPRESCI, KNF, and MovieZone awards were announced. On Saturday, 1 February the festival audience favorites will be awarded the UPC Audience Award for be...

Lions Film Award 2014 on 29 January

  Remote Control     On Wednesday 29 January, Lions Club L'Esprit du Temps will give the Hubert Bals Fund Lions Film Award to a promising filmmaker whose film has been supported byIFFR's Hubert Bals Fund and show clear involvement in societal and political issues. In addition, another Lions Film Award is given to a...

A selection of short films from the African Metropolis project will screen in Toronto for TIFF

Berea     A selection of short films from the African Metropolis project, an initiative supported by the Hubert Bals Fund, will be showcased at Toronto International Film Festival. In the shorts programme To Repel Ghosts: Urban Tales from the African Continent, from September 5 to 7, this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will host Nort...

A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS produced by Rouge international has been acquired for the North-American territory and the UK

  Ben Rivers and Ben Russell’s A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS produced by Rouge International competes in Rotterdam (Bright Future selection) has been bought by KimStim for the US and Canada and by SODA Pictures for UK and Ireland. The movie has been selected in Toronto, Locarno, CPH DOX (New Vision Award Winner), Torino (Best Internazionale.doc award winner) in New York at New Directors/New Films and in Paris at Cinéma du Réel.   ...

Awards for best CineMart projects 2014 announced

43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2014        On Wednesday 29 January two projects were awarded as best CineMart 2014 projects at International Film Festival Rotterdam. Tabija by Igor Drljaca (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award; the ARTE International Prize goes to Happy Time Will Come Soon by Alessandro Comodin (Italy/France). In support of the l...

IFFR Cinemart Global Film Initiative introduces new grants

While in Rotterdam, Global Film Initiative decided to make three grants of 10,000 US Dollar each available to participants in this year's CineMart, in support of the long relationship with the Hubert Bals Fund and IFFR.   Susan Weeks Coulter, Chair of the Board of Global Film Initiative: “We felt that perhaps this year, filmmakers would appreciate knowing they had an immediate decision about some financing and we have decided to make that a reality for three of them today...

Short films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014

43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2014   On Sunday 26 January, the three equal Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2014 were awarded to Sebastian Buerkner’s The Chimera of M. (United Kingdom), Salla Tykkä’s Giant (Finland/Romania) and La isla by Dominga Sotomayor and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (Chile/Poland/Denmark). The winning filmmakers each receive a cash prize of € 3,000 and a Canon EOS-M c...

We Are The Best! to close International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014

43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014 closes Saturday 1 February with the Dutch premiere of We Are The Best!, the latest film by Swedish director Lukas Moodysson (Fucking Åmål, Mammoth). Tickets for the Closing Night Film and Party are available through   Based on his wife’s graphic novel, Moodysson (1969, Malmö) made a wonderfully...

IFFR to honor Nils Malmros with a retrospective

The 43rd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam puts the spotlight on two remarkable auteurs of European cinema. Danish filmmaker Nils Malmros will be honored with an extensive focus on his films, drawing much from his own life and depicting growing up and living in his hometown Ȧrhus. Signals: Regained, IFFR’s returning section dedicated to the memory of film from a particular and contemporary viewpoint, includes highlights of the documentary series Architecture as Autobiogra...

Rotterdam Focus on Heinz Emigholz in Signals: Regained

Heinz Emigholz focus Heinz Emigholz (1948) is an eminent German experimental filmmaker and artist whose monumental body of work stretches from film to drawing to literature. He dedicated the past fifteen years to completing the documentary series Architecture as Autobiography, focusing on visionary 20th century architects such as Luis Sullivan, Bruce Goff, Adolf Loos and August Perret. At the occasion of the conclusion of this series, IFFR and The New Institute join forces to present highl...

IFFR shows How To Survive...

43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 January – 2 February 2014     International Film Festival Rotterdam adds How to Survive…, a program focusing on and broadening the idea of contemporary survival, to its thematic Signals section. Acknowledging the fact that global developments in society are the point of departure for survival films in both contemporary commercial and independent cinema, all ...

Rotterdam's Bright Future premieres announced

  Rotterdam’s Bright Future and Spectrum sections provide both an overview as well as an update of contemporary world cinema. Brought together by IFFR’s team of programmers, each selecting adventurous, important and fresh titles from their research territories, the sections provide the filmmakers and producers with the opportunity to present their works to a dedicated festival audience and attending film professionals. Both sections combined contain thirty-seven world pr...

The Rotterdam's Spectrum Section Line Up

Spectrum The Spectrum section shows films by experienced directors and maestros of artistic and experimental cinema, offering a diverse and rich range of global perspectives. The 2014 line up comprises sixty-nine films in total, including fifteen world premieres, seven international premieres and seven European premieres. Spectrum includes three films supported by the Hubert Bals Fund.   Five Spectrum films were selected for the Big Screen Award Competition. Among these, world premiere...

Rotterdam completes line up Hivos Tiger Awards Competition

Fifteen first or second features films by talented filmmakers from around the globe have been selected for IFFR's Hivos Tiger Awards Competition 2014. They will compete for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of 15,000 Euro each. Jury chair Elia Suleiman will hand out the prizes at the official awards ceremony on 31 January. The line up includes six world premieres. Jury Hivos Tiger Awards Competition 2014 The Hivos Tiger Awards Competition Jury 2014 consists of distinguished film maker Elia ...

IFFR starts celebrations Hubert Bals Fund’s 25th anniversary with opening film Qissa

2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the Hubert Bals Fund. During the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam, the festival will be paying extensive tribute to the Fund and its history. To date, the Fund has supported more than a thousand film projects worldwide, including Qissa by filmmaker Anup Singh from India – the film that will officially open the festival on Wednesday, 22 January. In addition, the festival will be dedicating a special themed programme to hidden treasures from the h...

IFFR selects 24 films for Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films

During IFFR 2014, 24 films will compete for the three Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films. The full programme of Tiger and Spectrum Shorts, with 217 short and mid-length films, will be screened from Thursday 23 through Monday 27 January at festival location LantarenVenster. The programme includes tributes to the British film maker Jodie Mack, the Swiss film maker and artist Hannes Schüpbach, and the ‘Mind The Gap Nights’ programme with live music and film at the WORM festival l...


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