International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)

NAME OF FESTIVAL: International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)
SINCE: 1972
WHERE: Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
WEBSITE: www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The International Film Festival Rotterdam grew out to become one the largest audience driven film festivals in the world, while maintaining its focus on innovative filmmaking by talented newcomers and established auteurs as well as on presenting cutting edge media art. Over these twelve days hundreds of movies are shown on more than twenty screens in Rotterdam. During the festival several Awards will be presented, such as the Tiger Awards and the Tiger Awards for short films.

Chinese non-fiction and work by Ai Weiwei to be screened at Film Festival Rotterdam

Chinese non-fiction and work by Ai Weiwei to be screened at Film Festival Rotterdam

Recent films by Chinese documentary makers and films by versatile artist Ai Weiwei will be screened during the 41st edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The films highlight hidden aspects of Chinese society in an intimate and surprising way. These films and Ai’s work will be shown in Hidden Histories, a themed program of the IFFR main Signals section. Signals: Hidden Histories What the films in Hidden Histories have in common is that their […]

International Film Festival Rotterdam appoints Bianca Taal as programmer for 2012 edition

International Film Festival Rotterdam appoints Bianca Taal as programmer for 2012 edition

The International Film Festival Rotterdam has appointed Bianca Taal as programmer for its upcoming edition. Bianca will oversee the 2012 selection of feature length films from Greece, Turkey, Israel, Iran and the Arab world. She is also a member of the CineMart Selection Committee. After finishing her Film and Television Studies at the University of Utrecht, Bianca Taal started working with the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2001 as a staff member of the Hubert […]

2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam Winners of Tiger Awards

2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam Winners of Tiger Awards

The winning films of the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced and the three Tiger Awards were granted to feature débuts: * The Journals of Musan by Park Jung-Bum (South Korea) * Finisterrae by Sergio Caballero (Spain, 2010) * Eternity by Sivaroj Kongsakul (Thailand, 2010, supported by the Hubert Bals Fund). On the occasion of IFFR’s 40th jubilee edition, the one-off and shared Return of the Tiger Award went to Oki’s Movie by Hong […]

The King’s Speech to close 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam | Trailer

The King’s Speech to close 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam | Trailer

Following up its win at the Golden Globes for Best Actor (Colin Firth), and its buzz for the upcoming Oscars and BAFTAs, The King’s Speech was announced as the closing film for the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam on Saturday 5 February. Directed by Tom Hooper The King’s Speech gives an intimate insight into the British royal family on the eve of World War II. The King’s Speech is the true story of King George […]

Fourteen films for 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition

Fourteen films for 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition

Fourteen films have been selected for International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)’s Tiger Awards Competition 2011.  The winners will be announced during the Tiger Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 4. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films include: Chitra sutram / The Image ThreadsVipin Vijay, India, 2010, 104’, Hubert Bals Fund, European premiereA tale about a computer teacher, a black magician and a cyber creature who are predestined for online and offline encounters. The […]

Wasted Youth opens 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam

Wasted Youth opens 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam

The 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam will open on Wednesday 26 January with the world première of the Greek film Wasted Youth, a fiction film also selected for the festival’s Tiger Awards Competition. Wasted Youth is set during a hot summer day in Athens. A sixteen-year-old skater and his friends are amusing themselves in the big city. A middle-aged man struggles to take care of his family, through work that he hates and mounting stress. […]