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International Film Festival Rotterdam


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.

46th International Film Festival Rotterdam
25 January – 5 February 2017


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Planet IFFR closes with exceptionally high audience ratings and over 314 000 spectators

46th  This weekend, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) closed its 46th edition with the European première of 20th Century Women by filmmaker Mike Mills. The festival screened 484 films this year, of which 105 world premières, and attracted more than 314,000 visits. IFFR welcomed 316 filmmakers and 1,910 film professionals from all over the world. A record number of 63 feature films were rated at an average of 4 (out of 5) or higher in the audience award. The ...

The CineMart 2017 awards were announced

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The CineMart 2017 awards were announced, marking the close of the 34th edition of the co-production market. Out of 26 international projects from 24 countries the jury chose 4 different projects. Russian/French co-production Jumpman was awarded the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €20,000, which is given to a project presented by a European producer. Italian/French co-production Martin Eden was awarded the €6,000 ARTE International Prize and the Wouter Barendrecht Awar...

Jumpman, Martin Eden, Martyr's Lane and Ningdu named as winners of CineMart 2017

    CineMart Award winners 2017. Photo by Melanie Lemahieu.   46th International Film Festival Rotterdam: 25 January – 5 February 2017 34rd CineMart: 29 January...

Interview with Prantik Basu winner with his short Sakhisona of one of the three Tiger Awards for Short Film.

At the Award Ceremony on Sunday 29 January, Prantik Basu's Sakhisona was awarded with one of the three Tiger Awards for Short Film. Can you tell us a bit about your background as an artist. I used to write and illustrate for a Bengali children’s magazine when I was in high school. While doing my graduation in English Literature at the Calcutta University, I started working at a local television channel as a script writer. In 2007, I wrote and directed a shor...

IFFR announces winners Tiger Awards for Short Films 2017

Jorge Cadena (El cuento de Antonia), one of the three Tiger Award for Short Film winners.   46th International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January - 5 February 2017     The jury for the Tiger Competition for Short Films completed its deliberations and announced tonight El cuento de Antonia...

Hubert Bals Fund and Netherlands Film Fund extend partnership

New HBF guidelines and deadlines   With a renewed and extended partnership with the Netherlands Film Fund, IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) is in full gear for its 2017 application rounds. The new HBF team also announced new guidelines and deadlines, plus commitment to Benelux distribution. IFFR is proud to announce the renewed partnership with the Netherlands Film Fund. The new NFF+HBF Co-Development scheme complements the existing successful NFF+HBF Co-production scheme,...

Full line up of panels at IFFR 2017

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IFFR PRO PANELS 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 IFFR Pro Panel...

IFFR 2017 Catalog online courtesy filmfestivals.com

The industry programme of the 46th edition. A wide range of interesting panels, discussions, masterclasses and off course many, many (PRO) screenings will make you feel right at home on Planet IFFR. Check the online line up of films and events at IFFR2017 ...

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 ...
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