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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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Winners of the IFFR 2024 Tiger Award and VPRO Big Screen Award announced.

Rei and The Old Bachelor take top IFFR 2024 awards International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the 2024 winners from its two feature competitions: the Tiger Competition and the Big Screen Competition. The prizes were handed out during the IFFR Awards Ceremony on Friday 2 February, along with the FIPRESCI, NETPAC and Youth Jury awards.          ...

IFFR Pro winners announced at CineMart 2024

  Seven awards handed out during the 2024 edition of IFFR’s co-production market CineMart Seven awards were handed out to projects presented at the 41st edition of IFFR’s co-production market CineMart during the IFFR Pro Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 30 January, which was co-hosted together with Catalan Films. The winners were selected from the 16 features and 4 immersive projects in development presented at CineMart alongside the 4 features and 2 immersive projects nea...

Tiger Short Competition winners 2024

  Three titles receive equal Tiger Short Awards, each worth €5,000, as the KNF Award winner and nomination for European Short Film Award are also announced.   53rd...

Tiger, Big Screen and Tiger Short competitions revealed for IFFR 2024

La Luna by M. Raihan Halim will close the festival, as the first Talks lineup is unveiled featuring Marco Bellocchio and Anne Fontaine     International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) revealed the films selected for the Tiger, Big Screen and Tiger Short competitions at the festival’s 53rd edition.   Head South by Jonathan Oglivie opened the festival on Thursday 25 January. The film bringing the festival to a close is now a...

Sandra Hüller, Anne Fontaine, Alexander Kluge and Marco Bellocchio in IFFR Talks lineup

Lineup of special guests confirmed for the IFFR Talks programme, and more as part of RTM and IFFR Pro Clockwise: Sandra Hüller, Alexander Kluge, Anne Fontaine by Matias Indjic © Unifrance, Marco Bellocchio by Anna Camerlingo      International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents a Talks programme at its 2024 edition that aims to provide fresh perspectives and profound insights into the world of filmmaking. The s...

The Hubert Bals Fund backs ten new feature projects

   The fund underscores its commitment to fostering new and diverse voices, supporting a majority of projects by emerging talent. HBF autumn 2023 filmmaker portraits         The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of International Film...

Head South by Jonathan Ogilvie to open IFFR 2024

Films by Jonathan Ogilvie, Amanda Kramer, Ann Hui and Billy Woodberry confirmed, along with dates for the IFFR Pro Days, press conference and more. 53rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January – 4 February 2024         Jonathan Ogilvie’s spirited post-punk coming-of-age comedy Head South will open the 53rd International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) on Thursday 25 January 2024, with the festival running until Sunday 4 February. Several titles ...

Exploring cinematic frontiers: Scud, Rachel Maclean, Spinvis and expanded cinema at IFFR 2024

  Discover the first Focus programmes and Art Directions lineups 53rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January – 4 February 2024       International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the medium-defying filmmakers, immersive experiences and groundbreaking art confirmed for the 2024 edition. Hong Kong filmmaker Scud, Scottish artist...

Robby Müller Award 2024 goes to Grimm Vandekerckhove

The 53rd International Film Festival Rotterdam will run 5 January 4 February 2024! Tiger juries announced with Cinema Regained and more premieres in Limelight & Harbour    International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the recipient of its fifth annual Robby Müller Award: Belgian cinematographer Grimm Vandekerckhove, renowned for his delicate, humanist work with filmmaker Bas Devos, amongst others. The award pays homage to the craft of artists workin...

Hubert Bals Fund supports 12 projects with HBF+Europe schemes

HBF+Europe 2023 filmmaker portraits    Four projects awarded in first Post-production Support selection, alongside eight for Minority Co-production Support.   The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the 12 globe-spanning co-productions selected for its HBF+Europe support schemes, including the four in the inaugural HBF+Europe: Post-production Support selection. All but one of the projects are from filmmakers embarking on their d...

Tamara Tatishvili appointed new Head of the Hubert Bals Fund

Film strategy consultant and former Director of the Georgian National Film Center set to head IFFR’s film fund        Tamara Tatishvili by Elene Mikaberidze    International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has appointed Tamara Tatishvili as the new Head of the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF), the festival’s global film fund. Tatishvili has extensive experience across many areas of the international film industry as a strategy consultant, leader, p...

International Film Festival Rotterdam announces Clare Stewart as new Managing Director

Clare Stewart (photo by Udall Evans), the former Director of BFI London Film Festival and Interim CEO at Sheffield DocFest joins IFFR ahead of 2024 edition 53rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 25 January – 4 February 2024     International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has appointed Clare Stewart to the post of Managing Director, taking over from outgoing Managing Director Marjan van der Haar. Most recently Interim CEO at Sheffield DocFest, Clare steered the 2022 ...

Local curators and cinematic heritage at IFFR 2023

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the latest titles for its 52nd edition. The Cinema Regained programme creates a sphere of collective remembrance for cinematic heritage, offering restored classics, documentaries on film culture, archival discoveries and more. The first titles in the programme are announced for 2023, including the world premiere of a documentary from Mika Taanila and Sami van Ingen, the grandson of Robert Flahtery. IFFR’s Rotterdam-dedicated prog...

The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF)+Europe 2022 selection

Six co-productions will each receive €60,000  / Stills from the selected projects The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) is a curatorial fund dedicated to supporting filmmakers with a forward-looking artistic vision in every stage of the filmmaking process. The HBF has been especially helpful for filmmakers from countries where freedom of speech and a solid film infrastructure are lacking. The fund functions in tandem with IFFR's other industry initiatives to suppor...

Full programme revealed for IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger

Tiger Competition, Big Screen Competition, Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2022 selections to screen in Rotterdam from October 14 – 16.   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the full programme for its return to cinemas from October 14 to 16 2022. Cinerama Filmtheater and LantarenVenster will host screenings of films selected for the festival's 51st edition three competitions, which were previously only made available to press and industry on...

Competition winners confirmed for IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger

    IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger 14 oktober to 16 oktober 2023 First titles announced for a weekend of screenings on October 14, 15 and 16.   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the first confirmed titles to screen at IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger – a weekend of screenings from October 14 to 16 at Cinerama Filmtheater and LantarenVenster in Rotterdam.  The winners of the Tiger, Big Screen and Ammodo Tiger Short competitions will sc...

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents a new team line-up and structure

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents a new team line-up and structure ahead of its upcoming 52nd edition, which will take place from 25 January to 5 February 2023.  Vanja Kaludjercic, Festival Director at IFFR, said: “IFFR is completely unique - our team and our programme each year are testament to our commitment to bold and thought-provoking cinema - and we’re excited to be entering into a new chapter in our history. This year, we’ve had the challengin...

RTM Pitch winner to bring former neighbourhood to life with help from Rotterdam fest

Ravi Sandberg receives €20,000 to shoot his interdisciplinary project Fantoomwijk.     International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and the municipality of Rotterdam have awarded a grant of €20,000 to the filmmaker Ravi Sandberg to produce a short film about his former neighbourhood, the Tweebosbuurt in Rotterdam. The project will receive expert guidance and aims to premiere at IFFR 2023 as part of the festival’s Rotterdam-focused programme, RTM. Vanja Kaludjerci...

51st International Film Festival Rotterdam kicked off Online

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We at the press office look forward to welcoming you to IFFR 2022. Read on for an introduction to our Press & Industry Selection 2022, watching films, requesting interviews and practical information.   Festival Scope Pro: Press & Industry screenings Accredited press can watch titles from our Press & Industry Selection 2022 on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January to 14 February. An invitation with instructions on how to access Festival Scope Pro will be sent to you...

VIDEO: IFFR 2022 full line-up announcement

The 51st edition of IFFR is approaching and the full film programme for the online programme of IFFR 2022 was announced during the IFFR 2022 press conference on Friday 7 January, 2022. We announced the Tiger Competition, Big Screen Competition and Ammodo Tiger Short Competition selections – which will be made available internationally for accredited press and industry guests online. We also revealed the IFFR 2022 selection for audiences, the opening film, P...

Scaled-down selection of films for the online version of IFFR

Yesterday we were very sorry to announce that IFFR 2022 goes online. Due to the latest lockdown measures here in the Netherlands, we are no longer able to present our full 51st edition film programme in Rotterdam. Instead, we will present a scaled-down selection of films online to audiences in the Netherlands, as well as IFFR Talks available worldwide. Extended access for press guests We are pleased to confirm that we will provide a more extensive film selection online for our internati...

IFFR 2022 goes online

IFFR has announced the decision to host an adapted festival programme online in response to growing concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant across Europe and a nationwide lockdown in the Netherlands, in effect from Sunday 19 December. Our 51st edition will no longer present a full festival programme in Rotterdam screening rooms – instead offering audiences a selection of films online available in the Netherlands, and IFFR Talks available worldwide, on IFFR.com. IFFR Pro indu...

IFFR announces 'Along the Way' as opening film for on-site 51st edition

    Along the Way by Mijke de Jong will open the 51st International Film Festival Rotterdam schedule for (in person) 26 January – 6 February 2022   IFFR announces opening film for on-site 51st edition Along the Way to open festival programme of screenings, performances and installations in Rotterdam from 26 January to 6 February   International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is delighted to confirm Along the Way by Mijke de Jong to open the on-site 51s...

First titles confirmed for an in person IFFR 2022 edition in Rotterdam

  Festival Director Vanja Kaludjercic  51st International Film Festival Rotterdam 26 January – 6 February 2022 Festival director Vanja Kaludjercic: “With huge excitement, we’re announcing the return of our filmmaking community to Rotterdam. This is an opportunity to fully demonstrate the revamped programme structure which we announced last year, but more importantly, it's the chance to finally celebrate the collective experience of cinema again. ...

IFFR closes extended 50th edition

  Anniversary 50th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdamshaped by restrictions, perseverance and innovation has been held 1 – 7 February | 2 – 6 June 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) closes its 50th anniversary edition. Adapting to the changing circumstances, from 1 to 7 February the festival presented its competition programmes online on IFFR.com. From 2 to 6 June IFFR offered a hybrid festival, with premieres, film p...

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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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