The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in the Netherlands. IFFR is an audience and industry-driven festival during which hundreds of films are screened.
About International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)
The International Film Festival Rotterdam has been around since 1972. The film festival focuses mostly on recently released fiction, documentary feature films, short films and media art by talented up and coming filmmakers.
It's amazing how far the festival has come. The very first edition of the film festival attracted a whopping 17 people on opening day. In more recent times, the festival attracts over 300,000 attendees. Nowadays, IFFR touts itself being one of the biggest audience and industry-driven celebrations of cinema worldwide. Visitors to IFFR are treated to an official selection consisting of over 500 masterpieces by hundreds of filmmakers hailing from over 50 nations.
An interesting aspect of IFFR is that it actively works to support filmmakers through various means and collaborations such as funding through the Hubert Bals Fund, coaching by Rotterdam Lab as well as distribution via CineMart, an annual co-production market.
IFFR programme 2025
The 2025 programme has not yet been announced. Check back soon as we will post the information as soon as we figure it out! Of course, you can also keep an eye on the IFFR website.
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