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World premiere 'The Resurrection of a Bastard' opens IFFR 2013

  Wednesday 23 January, the world premiere of 'De wederopstanding van een klootzak' ('The Resurrecntion of a Bastard') by Guido van Driel (The Netherlands) opens the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam. Van Driel’s fiction feature début, also selected for the festival’s Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, stars Yorick van Wageningen ('The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'), Goua Robert Grovogui and Juda Goslinga. Recently deceased Dutch actor Jero...

Rotterdam Lab welcomes 78 young film producers

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam welcomes 78 young film producers taking part in the 12th edition of the Rotterdam Lab. The participants of CineMart’s successful event for emerging producers have been nominated by the twenty-eight Rotterdam Lab partner organisations. Rotterdam Lab, part of CineMart, takes place January 28 – February 1. (See full list of participants attached and partner organisations below)For its 12th edition, Rotterdam Lab also welcomes eight new partner organisat...

Rotterdam fest will organise a new film festival on Curaçao

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On 7 June 2011, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and the Fundashon Bon Intenshon signed a partnership agreement sealing their organisation of a four-day film festival in Willemstad on Curaçao in 2012. The first edition of the new festival will take place from Thursday 29 March – Sunday 1 April 2012 under the name ‘Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam’. Curaçao IFFR’s main location will be The Cinemas, the new six-screen complex in the Otrobanda area of Willems...

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...

Short Films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011

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Monday January 31, Nicolas Provost's Stardust (Belgium), Nathaniel Dorsky's Pastourelle (USA) and Natasha Mendonca's Jan Villa (USA/India) were awarded the three equal Rotterdam Tiger Awards for Short Films 2011. Alberto De Michele's I Lupi (The Wolves, Italy) took the Rotterdam Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2011. The New Arrivals Award went to Silent Things by Rob Brown (UK).   Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films The seventh Rotterdam Tiger Awa...

Rotterdam Lab welcomes 67 producers for tenth anniversary edition

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam welcomes sixty-seven young producers taking part in the tenth anniversary edition of Rotterdam Lab. CineMart’s highly successful event for emerging producers has expanded steadily over the past decade. The participants have been nominated by the twenty-one Rotterdam Lab partner organizations. Rotterdam Lab, part of CineMart, takes place January 30 – February 3. (See full list of participants and partner organizations below) Rotterdam Lab Coordinato...

Rotterdam Closing Night Film: The Aviatrix of Kazbek

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam January 27 - February 7, 2010    The 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam will close Saturday February 6 with the world premiere of Dutch film The Aviatrix of Kazbek, second feature film by Ineke Smits. The film, written by Dutch novelist Arthur Japin and produced by Isabella Films, stars among others Dutch actress Madelief Blanken, Georgian actor Zurab Jgenti, German actor Peter Lohmeyer and Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca from Crist...

Asiascope Rotterdam 2007

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The first edition of Asiascope Rotterdam is from 19 – 22 April 2007 at Theater Lantaren/Venster in Rotterdam. This event will be Europe’s first film festival that specifically focuses on the Asian diaspora.

Filmmuseum Biennale

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The biannual festival of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, is dedicated to recent restorations of largely silent films and new music. The festival aims to introduce a broad audience to film history and recent developments in the field of cinematography.

DOKU.ARTS 2009: Call for entries

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DOKU.ARTS International festival for films on art 11-14 June 2009, fourth edition Filmmuseum Amsterdam CALL FOR ENTRIES – NOW OPEN The Filmmuseum Amsterdam and the Dutch Cultural Media Fund are pleased to announce the fourth edition of DOKU.ARTS, which will take place from 11 to 14 June 2009 at the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. Call for entries The call for entries for DOKU.ARTS 2009 is now open! The deadline for film submissions is 15 March 2009 (materials must be receive...

Film Festival Rotterdam new logo

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Alongside a new programme format, the International Film Festival Rotterdam is also getting a new logo. This design underlines the idiosyncratic and future-oriented character of the IFFR. The logo comprises a tiger’s head and the name of the festival in capitals, both elements in black & white. The festival wants to use the new logo to indicate it reacts actively to new developments in art film and film-related visual arts. For instance the coming edition of the festival is better suited to ...

Rutger Wolfson appointed as general director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam

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The Board of the International Film Festival Rotterdam has appointed Rutger Wolfson for a period of four years as general director of the festival organisation. In this function, Wolfson has the final responsibility for the artistic and business matters of the festival, the CineMart and the Hubert Bals Fund. Wolfson will resign as director of De Vleeshal, centre for contemporary art in Middelburg. From September 2007, Rutger Wolfson was director of the 37th edition of the International Film Fe...

37th Rotterdam edition presents Free Radicals

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The 37th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (23 January to 3 February 2008) is being realised under the leadership of director Rutger Wolfson after the departure of Sandra den Hamer. He is focusing on Free Radicals: film makers and artists who idiosyncratically and energetically follow their own course. In this context, film maker Robert Breer and artist Cameron Jamie are being honoured with Focus programmes. In addition, the festival is paying special attention to one-off film...

37th Rotterdam edition presents Free Radicals

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The 37th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (23 January to 3 February 2008) is being realised under the leadership of director Rutger Wolfson after the departure of Sandra den Hamer. He is focusing on Free Radicals: film makers and artists who idiosyncratically and energetically follow their own course. In this context, film maker Robert Breer and artist Cameron Jamie are being honoured with Focus programmes. In addition, the festival is paying special attention to one-off film...

Rutger Wolfson appointed as new director of Rotterdam

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Rutger Wolfson director for the 2008 edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam The Board of the International Film Festival Rotterdam has appointed Rutger Wolfson as director to arrange the organisation and artistic substance for the 2008 festival edition. He will assume this function part time and stay on in his present function as director of De Vleeshal, a centre for contemporary art in Middelburg, The Netherlands. The festival board has also appointed Stef Fleischeuer for the sa...

Sandra den Hamer says goodbye to Rotterdam

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"Dear friends, colleagues, partners, Although the news was out already a couple of months ago, the moment is there now... On Monday I will start in my new job as director of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, which in two years time will move to a brand-new and spectacular Cinematheque with four state-of-the-art theatres, a large exhibition space and terrace on the waterfront. Although I am really honored and excited, I have to admit that it is not easy to say goodbye to all my friends, colleagues...

Sandra den Hamer leaves Rotterdam

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Sandra den Hamer leaves the International Film Festival Rotterdam to become, as of September 1, 2007 Director of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Den Hamer has been involved in the festival organisation since 1986. One of the best attended cultural events in The Netherlands, the festival is well known internationally for its selective programming and for its CineMart and Hubert Bals Fund. The Board of the Rotterdam Film Festival, chaired by Melle Daamen, director of the Stadssc...

New appointments in Rotterdam Film Festival staff

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam has appointed Bianca Taal to lead the festival’s Hubert Bals Fund as current fund manager Marianne Bhalotra steps down. Marit van den Elshout continues to head the festival’s CineMart. Bianca Taal started working for the Rotterdam festival in 2000 as CineMart and Hubert Bals Fund staff member. In 2005, Taal and Van den Elshout became co-heads of CineMart. The past years, Taal became increasingly involved in selecting projects for the Hubert Bals Fu...

The Lives of Others wins Rotterdam Audience Award

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The 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam has attracted more international festival guests then during its 2006 edition. Also the public attendance has gone up: the festival organisation registered 367,000 visits to its film screenings, arts exhibitions, talk shows and many special events. Sunday February 4, the festival closes with the ‘Volkskrantdag’, a pre-booked screening day of festival favorites. The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) took away the KPN Audience Award. The 37t...

New Industry-Sales services announced for Rotterdam Fest

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the launch of a program of new industry and sales services. These will include the creation of a Sales Club; extension of the Rotterdam Film Office’s role as mediator throughout the year; an improved industry accreditation system and more regular industry newsletters (TigerTopics).Rotterdam festival director Sandra den Hamer is proud to announce that Marnix van Wijk, former Fortissimo Films VP of Marketing & Festivals, has joined the f...

Rotterdam young people’s jury awards GLUE by Alexis Dos Santos

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Argentinean filmmaker Alexis Dos Santos was honoured for his film GLUE (GLUE (HISTORIA ADOLESCENTE EN MEDIO DE LA NADA) February 2, 2006 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2006 by the young people’s jury. The film-maker received the Golden MovieSquad Shield from five 16 up to 20 year old jury members. GLUE saw its world premiere in the Rotterdam film festival as one of the fourteen films in VPRO Tiger Awards Competition and is supported by the IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund.Jelle (16), Ni...

Japanese Heart Beating in the Dark: the talk of the Rotterdam Fest

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On day number three of the Rotterdam film festival the buzz is still going strong regarding the new Japanese film "A Heart Beating In the Dark" (Yami ni utsu Shinzo) by maverick Nippon director Shunichi Nagasaki. Mr. Nagasaki has been around for a long time but his films are so wide of the mainstream that he is barely known outside of Japan and not particularly well known even in his own country. Rotterdam, a festival which specializes in introducing new faces as well as older ones who have no...

35th International Film Festival Rotterdam line up complete

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35th International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 25 – February 5, 2006Rotterdam festival to screen 53 world-, 19 international and 20 European premieresThe 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam will include 92 feature length premieres. These can be divided into 53 world-, 19 international and 20 European premieres. The program is decidedly focused on young, innovative and independent film-making – and decidedly from all corners of the world. As usual, the programme contains a mixture o...

Raising Voices Conference at Rotterdam Festival

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Hubert Bals Fund Conference on training next generation of filmmaking voicesOn Sunday 29th January 2006, the International Film Festival Rotterdam will organize a Hubert Bals Fund Conference in Rotterdam entitled “Raising Voices.” Representatives from training organizations from around the world will come together to discuss the design of training programs that will stimulate the next generation of culturally distinctive and authentic filmmaking voices.The conference will examine the questio...

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