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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 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...

Dutch producers Volya Films and Waterland Film have been selected for Hubert Bals Fund Plus in fall 2013.

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Dutch producers Volya Films and Waterland Film have been selected for Hubert Bals Fund Plus in fall 2013. Each receives a grant of €50,000 from the Netherlands Film Fund for co-producing a Hubert Bals Fund-supported film. Volya Films co-produces Big Father, Small Father (Vietnam), and Waterland Film co-produces Women of the Weeping River (the Philippines). Big Father, Small Father is the second film by Phan Dang Di (1976, Vietnam), whose debut film Bi, Don’t Be Afraid premiered at th...

Tiger Teasers - What to expect from IFFR 2014

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    Tiger Teaser #10: A Thousand Suns » Warm tribute by Mati Diop to an African film classic and its lead actor. Tiger Teaser #8: Love Steaks » She is a sharp and swift chef. He is a shy and sweet masseur. In the luxury retreat where they work, a one-of-a-kind love story develops between Lara and Clemens. ...

First competition selections for IFFR 2014

The Hivos Tiger Awards Competition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) gives up-and-coming talent the opportunity to shine on a global stage. IFFR announces the first five films selected in its Hivos Tiger Awards Competition 2014. Among these, one has been supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. The complete line up of the fifteen first or second features concurring for the three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of 15,000 euro each will be presented around 9 January 2014. The first fi...

Hubert Bals Fund announces Fall 2013 and Boost! selections

The Hubert Bals Fund of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected fourteen film projects to receive grants for postproduction and for script and project development. In its Fall 2013 selection round, the Fund gives 161,700 Euro to projects from nine Asian, Eastern European, Latin-American and African countries. The selection was made out of 464 applications, the highest number of funding applications to date. Five HBF supported projects get the opportunity to further develop th...

Festival director Rutger Wolfson temporarily replaced by Mart Dominicus

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IFFR director Rutger Wolfson will be absent for an indefinite duration. He will focus on his recovery from an autoimmune disease. Matt Dominicus (1958) will temporarily replace Rutger Wolfson as an artistic director. Dominicus is a lecturer at the Netherlands Film Academy and as a screenplay and editing coach. He was an IFFR programmer from 1991 to 1994 and has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2010.   ...

HBF Plus links Dutch producers to projects from Vietnam and the Philippines

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Dutch producers Volya Films and Waterland Film have been selected for Hubert Bals Fund Plus in fall 2013. Each receives a grant of €50,000 from the Netherlands Film Fund for co-producing a Hubert Bals Fund-supported film. Volya Films co-produces Big Father, Small Father (Vietnam), and Waterland Film co-produces Women of the Weeping River (the Philippines). Big Father, Small Father is the second film by Phan Dang Di (1976, Vietnam), whose debut film Bi, Don’t Be Afraid premiered at th...

Central theme of IFFR 2014 examines The State of Europe

There's a film festival just around the corner! The 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam will take place from 22 January to 2 February 2014.      Sacro GRA   The central theme of IFFR 2014 has been announced: as a prelude to the European elections next year, IFFR brings a multi-strand Signal called The State of Europe.  ...

Jury’s award films at International Film Festival Rotterdam

At the Awards Ceremony on Friday 1 February 2013 in de Doelen (Rotterdam), the winners of IFFR’s eighteenth Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, of the first Big Screen Award Competition and of the NETPAC, FIPRESCI and KNF prizes were announced. Two winners were supported by the Hubert Bals Fund; one winner was a CineMart Project.   During the Ceremony, Hivos Tiger Awards Jury member Ai Weiwei commented on his jury duty in a prerecorded video message played before the attendants. &nbs...

Les chevaux de Dieu favorite of young people’s jury MovieZone at IFFR 2013

The film Les chevaux de Dieu by Nabil Ayouch (Morocco/France/Belgium, 2012) has won the MovieZone IFFR Award 2013, which was announced by the young people’s jury of the International Film Festival Rotterdam this afternoon during the MovieZone Award Ceremony. The MovieZone jury consisted of five members aged 17 to 19 years: Freek Vrijhof, Sa-Ra Zwarteveen, Wesley Kalksma, Anne Rietmeijer and Melvin Kalksma. They have seen twenty films, met directors and press and enjoyed film partie...

Awards for Best CineMart Projects 2013 handed out in Rotterdam

The 30th CineMart, co-production market of International Film Festival Rotterdam concluded yesterday, Wednesday 30 January in Rotterdam, with the announcement of the three awards for best CineMart Projects 2013. Jätten (The Giant) by Johannes Nyholm (Denmark/Sweden) wins the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award; the ARTE International Prize goes to The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos (Ireland/UK/Greece) and the WorldView New Genres Fund Development Award goes to Zama by Lucrecia Martel ...

Short films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013

42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam 23 January – 3 February 2013 Short films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013   Monday 28 January, Beatrice Gibson’s The Tiger’s Mind (UK), Zachary Formwalt’s Unsupported Transit (Netherlands) and Erik van Lieshout’s Janus (Netherlands) were awarded the three equal Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2013. The International Film Festival Rotterdam short film nominee for the European Film Awards ...

IFFR and Under The Milky Way team up to launch ‘IFFR in the Cloud’ and a dedicated Room on iTunes: itunes.com/iffr

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  In a new partnership with digital distributor Under The Milky Way, International Film Festival Rotterdam launches its own Room available on iTunes in the Benelux: itunes.com/iffr. As of today, viewers in the Benelux may discover or re-discover past festival favorites such as Shame and A Single Man all conveniently presented in the IFFR Room on iTunes. The partnership also includes ‘IFFR in the Cloud’, an innovative programme supporting filmmakers to access digital distributi...

IFFR and Under The Milky Way team up to launch ‘IFFR in the Cloud’ and a dedicated Room on iTunes: itunes.com/iffr

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In a new partnership with digital distributor Under The Milky Way, International Film Festival Rotterdam launches its own Room available on iTunes in the Benelux: itunes.com/iffr.  As of today, viewers in the Benelux may discover or re-discover past festival favorites such as Shame and A Single Man all conveniently presented in the IFFR Room on iTunes. The partnership also includes ‘IFFR in the Cloud’, an innovative programme supporting filmmakers to access digital distributi...

Rotterdam’s Bright Future line up announced

With its seventy-four feature length titles directed by first or second time filmmakers the main section Bright Future of the International Film Festival Rotterdam presents a large gathering of upcoming directing, script writing, film producing and acting talent. The program includes seventeen world premieres, fifteen international premieres and ten European premieres from thirty-eight different countries. Eleven films in the section have been supported by the Hubert Bals Fund and five were ...

Rotterdam’s The Big Screen Award Competition 2013 announced

    International Film Festival Rotterdam announces the line up of the first edition of The Big Screen Award Competition. The selection, comprising ten films, includes the world premieres of new films by Michael Noer (Denmark) and David Verbeek (Taiwan/Netherlands) as well as the début features by Alexandra Gulea (Romania / Germany / France) and Frédérick Pelletier (Canada/ Belgium). The Big Screen Award Competition aims to support the distribution of films in...

Jury members at Rotterdam

Sixteen films have been selected for IFFR's Hivos Tiger Awards Competition 2013. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of each 15,000 euro, includes eight world premieres. Five competing films have received support from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund and three were launched as project at CineMart. Celebrated visual artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei will join the five member jury from his home in Beijing. Jury Hivos Tig...

Rotterdam Closing Night Film: The Hunter trailer

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam closes its 41st edition on Saturday February 4 with a screening of The Hunter. The Hunter is a powerful psycholigical drama that tells the story of Martin (Willem Dafoe) a mercenary sent from Europe by a mysterious bio-tech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger. Next to Willem Dafoe (Spiderman, The English Patient, Platoon), The Hunter stars Frances O’Connor (Blessed, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Mansfield Park) ...

IFFR presents 196 short films in Spectrum Shorts

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam has selected 196 short films from more than 3,500 submissions for its main programme Spectrum Shorts, which can be seen from Thursday 26 through Monday 30 January in LantarenVenster. This year, Spectrum Shorts encompasses no less than 42 world premières; many of these films that have been made by young filmmakers and video artists from all over the world. Short films can also be seen in the IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films; screening in...

FFR opens with 38 Témoins and closes with The Hunter

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Wednesday January 25, the world premiere of Lucas Belvaux’s 38 Témoins (38 Witnesses, France), starring Yvan Attal, Sophie Quinton and Nicole Garcia, opens the 41st edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam; the festival closes on February 4 with the screening of Daniel Nettheim’s The Hunter (Australia) – a former CineMart project - starring Willem Dafoe, Frances O’Connor and Sam Neill. Opening Night Film for invited guest: 38 Témoins In 38 Témoins, Louis...

Rotterdam Film Festival's Spectrum line up

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The festival's Spectrum section keeps tabs on global cinema screening recent highlights from the international festival circuit and other impressive and contemporary works. In total, Spectrum is made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which eight films supported by IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund. Sixteen of the Spectrum films will be world premières, including those by Pat Holden, Daniel Rosenfeld, Garin Nugroho, Miike Takashi, Davide Manuli, Ian Olds &...

Torres Leivas pays homage to Raúl Ruiz

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  For the past three years, a special leader has been made for the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) to be screened at the IFFR ahead of films made possible with support from the HBF. To make these leaders, the HBF approaches filmmakers who received support from the Fund early on in their careers. These filmmakers are then given complete artistic freedom to make a leader. Following on from Lisandro Alonso and Raya Martin, this year it is the turn of Chilean director José Luis Torres Leiva. ...

International Film Festival Rotterdam attracts filmmakers from around the globe

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  The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) welcomes some 2,500 professional guests this year. Filmmakers expected to attend include Michel Gondry, Wang Xiaoshuai, Lucas Belvaux, Miike Takashi, Mohammad Rasoulof, Tsukamoto Shinya, Aki Kaurismäki, Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Julió Bressane, Kobayashi Masahiro, Eric Khoo, Bouli Lanners, Ruben Östlund and Garin Nugroho as well as some 250 other filmmakers. Actors expected to attend include Sophie Quinton and ...

Incendies is Rotterdam 2011 audiences’ favourite; 340,000 visits to anniversary edition

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Canadian feature Incendies by Denis Villeneuve has won the UPC Audience Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011. The other award decided by the audience - the Dioraphte Award for Best Hubert Bals Fund-supported film - went to former CineMart Project If the Seed Doesn't Die by Serbian filmmaker Sinisa Dragin. This was announced on the evening of Saturday, 5 February in the Grote Zaal in de Doelen, Rotterdam. IFFR 2011 racked up 340,000 visits to its films, exhibitions, perform...

IFFR 2011 closes with The Fighter

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The 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam will be closed, Saturday evening February 5, with the screening of David O'Russell's The Fighter, winner of two Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale) and Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo). Prior to the screening the IFFR announces the winners of the UPC Audience Award (Best Festival Film 2011) and the Dioraphte Award (Best Hubert Bals Fund Supported Film 2011) as the result of audience votes. The Fighter replaces, as wa...

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