Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) - location, dates

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The Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam is the largest nature festival in the Netherlands. For five days, the festival aims to screen the best and most impressive wildlife and nature films from home and abroad.
WFFR is a five-day film festival that is entirely dedicated to wildlife and nature and It takes place annually in the last week of October in Rotterdam. The festival is organized by the Stichting Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam.

The 6th edition kicks off on 27 October 2019 and features international premieres as well as an extensive program with lectures and activities.

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR)

The Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) is the only film festival for nature documentaries in the Netherlands. The festival shows the most recent films from home and abroad. Since its first edition in 2015, WFFR has been taking place in the Rotterdam film theatre Cinerama, which will continue to be the vibrant heart of the festival.

The programme consists of beautiful documentaries showing the beauty of nature, as well as films showing the relationship between man and nature. During WFFR, visitors can talk to the many filmmakers present and there will be special lectures and interesting activities about nature conservation and nature films.


In 2019, Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) opened the fifth edition on 30 October with GALAPAGOS: Hope for the Future by Evert van den Bos. In this inspiring documentary, you fly with albatrosses over breathtaking landscapes, dive with a group of hammerhead sharks through azure blue water and meet the biggest turtles in the world. The Galapagos, an archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is a unique area. This is where Charles Darwin laid the foundation for his groundbreaking theory of evolution.

GALAPAGOS: Hope for the Future, produced in collaboration with the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), proves that we humans can not only disturb nature but also restore it. The Dutch version, which will be shown for the first time to the public at WFFR, has been voiced by Annechien Steenhuizen.

Other highlights of this fifth edition were the world premiere of DE LEVENDE DELTA by Ronald Faber, the Australian family film TURTLE ODYSSEY by Paul Phelan and Caspar Mazzotti, the moving story THE LAST MALE ON EARTH by Floor van der Meulen and Renko Douze and THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES, a special portrait of giraffe researcher Anne Dagg.

Find out more about the 2020 festival programme on the official Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam website.

Promo (2019)


Event details

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2020

Cinerama Rotterdam
Westblaak 18, 3012KL, Rotterdam

Date(s) & Time(s):
27 October - 1 November 2020

Various local and international filmmakers

Passe-partout (early bird): €60
Passe-partout (regular): n/a
Regular: €8,50* (per film)
Students: €6,50* (per film)

Event type:
Film Festival

Location: Cinerama Rotterdam

A great alternative to Pathé, Cinerama is a cosy movie theatre located on Westblaak. They usually offer a great mix of blockbusters and independent cinema.


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