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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...

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 ...

Tiger Teasers - What to expect from IFFR 2014

    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. ...

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

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...

43th IFFR explores ‘The State of Europe’

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will turn Rotterdam into the world’s independent film capital for the 43rd time from 22 January until 2 February 2014. As a prelude to the European elections of 2014, in its multi-strand Signal ‘The State of Europe’, IFFR offers a series of reflections on Europe and a platform for discussion on its future with films, talks and debates. On this occasion, Thomas Bellinck´s exhibition ‘Domo de Europa Historio en Ekzilo&rsquo...

Call for entry AFFR 2013

Filmmakers and producers are kindly invited to send in their film for the AFFR 2013 filmfestival before July 1, 2013. Entry is free. We are looking for new, serious, funny, unique, classic, experimental, lighthearted or personal films about the built environment: cities, landscape and architecture. Documentaries or feature films that have never been screened on regular TV or in cinema, artistic short films or astonishing animations: films about that one particular city, or that specific bu...

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

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...

Arte France Cinéma and Eurimages Awards for Best CineMart Projects handed out in Rotterdam

  The 28th CineMart, co-production market of the International Film Festival Rotterdam concluded today, Wednesday February 2 in Rotterdam, with the announcement of the two awards for best CineMart Projects 2011 as chosen by the Jury consisting of Rémi Burah (General Secretary of ARTE France Cinéma), Peter Gustaffson (Swedish Television and Board Member of Eurimages) and Susanne Marian (Essential Filmproduktion, Germany). Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie (Romania/France) wins the Arte France Ci...

Short Films awarded at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011

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...

Former Tiger competitors bring new films in ‘Return of the Tiger'

To mark its 40th anniversary, the International Film Festival Rotterdam is screening a selection of films made this year by former Tiger Award candidates, in its Return of the Tiger programme. Aimed at bringing new, unknown and innovative filmmakers to the attention of audiences and international film professionals, the Tiger Awards Competition has been a major feature of the IFFR since 1995.   This Return of the Tiger program will be accompanied by a one-off award, the Return of the Tiger A...

Tiger winners announced

Last night in the Schouwberg, the three winners of the Tiger Awards for Short Film Competition were announced, for which thirty-one films of up to sixty minutes in length competed. This year's three Tiger Awards for Short Films were given to: Condolences (Wel Wen) by Ying Liang (China), Atlantiques by Mati Diop (France/Senegal) (who also acted in Claire Denis' 35 Rhums, IFFR 2009) and Wednesday Morning Two A.M. by Lewis Klahr (USA). The Rotterdam Short Film Nomination for the European Film A...

Jury's award short films in International Film Festival Rotterdam

  During the IFFR 2010 Awards Ceremony for Short Films on Monday, February 1, 2010 in festival location Rotterdamse Schouwburg, the winning short films of the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three Tiger Awards for Short Film were granted to Wei Wen (Condolences) by Ying Liang (China), Atlantiques by Mati Diop (France/Senegal) and Wednesday Morning Two A.M. by Lewis Klahr (USA). The Rotterdam Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2010 was given...

French films and directors at IFFR 2010

With more than sixty French film productions and co-productions included in the line-up, French cinema boasts a strong presence at the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Internationally acclaimed, recent French productions (feature films, short films, performances) will top the bill together with numerous début features, including two films competing for the VPRO Tiger Awards, by a talented and innovative young generation of filmmakers, confirming the IFFR’s role as a major pl...

Rotterdam Closing Night Film: The Aviatrix of Kazbek

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...

Cinema Reloaded

The International Film Festival Rotterdam launches an ambitious experiment in film-making in the digital era: Cinema Reloaded allows filmmakers to directly connect with film lovers in order to finance and distribute their projects through combined online crowd sourcing and crowd funding. The participating directors are Alexis Dos Santos (UK/Argentina), Ho Yuhang (Malaysia) and Pipilotti Rist (Switzerland). The first part of the Cinema Reloaded-project is to seek finance for the films through ...

Rotterdam's Signals section includes first international focus on Sai Yoichi

39th International Film Festival Rotterdam 27 January - 7 February, 2010  As part of its main Signals section, the International Film Festival Rotterdam honors Japanese filmmaker Sai Yoichi with a tribute program that includes many of his works including his latest, brilliant ninja action movie Kamui. Furthermore, Signals presents the thematic program ‘After Victory' with recent war films as well as seven works by legendary master of the postwar Japanese cinema Yoshida Kiju.   T...

Rotterdam awards winners since 1995

1995 Postman by He Jianjun China Fuyu no kappa by Kazama Shiori Japan Thalassa, Thalassa, Ruckkehr Zum Mmer by Bogdan Dumitrescu Germany/Romania 1996 Sons by Zhang Yuan China Like Grains of Sand by Hasiguchi Ryosuke Japan Small Faces by Gillies MacKinnon United Kingdom 1997 Last Holiday by Amir Karakulov Kazakhstan The Day a Pig Fell into the Well by Hung Sang-soo South Korea Robinson in Space by Patrick Keiller United Kingdom 1998 Buttoners by Petr ...

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Rotterdam Hubert Bals Fund selects 27 projects

The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-seven film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2009 selection, the Fund gives 385 thousand Euro to projects from nineteen countries. The selection includes new films by acclaimed filmmakers such as Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Edwin and many first time filmmakers. (See full list below)   Six of the eight projects select...

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