International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IFFR) co-production market CineMart has completed its line-up for the upcoming 2017 edition.
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)
NAME OF FESTIVAL: International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)
WHERE: Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
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.
Double Play, directed by American filmmaker Ernest Dickerson (Juice, The Wire) and based on the internationally lauded novel Double Play by Curaçaoan author Frank Martinus Arion, will world premiere at the upcoming 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
Gearing up for its 46th edition, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announced its first titles, drawing from new talent and familiar names from all over the world.
THINGS by Ben Rivers, LA FIEVRE by Safia Benhaim and GREETINGS TO THE ANCESTORS by Ben Russell are the winners of The Canon Tiger Awards 2015 at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
The UPC Audience Award of the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) was won by NEBRASKA by Alexander Payne, and the Dioraphte Award went to the official opening film, QISSA, by Anup Singh. NEBRASKA tells the tragicomic story of a father and son who travel through economically blighted Nebraska on their way to find a million dollars.
ANATOMY OF A PAPER CLIP, SOMETHING MUST BREAK, HAN GONG-JU Among Winners of 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam
The winners of International Film Festival Rotterdam’s 19th Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, as well as of the second Big Screen Award Competition and of the NETPAC, FIPRESCI, KNF, and Moviezone awards were announced at the award ceremony on Friday night. The winners of the three Hivos Tiger Awards 2014 are ANATOMY OF A PAPER CLIP (Yamamori clip koujo no atari) by Ikeda Akira, SOMETHING MUST BREAK (Nånting måste gå sönder) by Ester Martin Bergsmark, and HAN GONG-JU by Lee Su-Jin.
THE CHIMERA OF M., GIANT and LA ISLA Win Tiger Awards for Short Films at International Film Festival Rotterdam
The three International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2014 were awarded to Sebastian Buerkner’s THE CHIMERA OF M. (United Kingdom), Salla Tykkä’s GIANT (Finland/Romania) and LA ISLA by Dominga Sotomayor and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (Chile/Poland/Denmark). THE CHIMERA OF M. was also nominated to compete in the short film category of the annual European Film Awards (EFA).
The 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam will close on Saturday February 1st with the Dutch premiere of WE ARE THE BEST!, the latest film by Swedish director Lukas Moodysson (FUCKING ÅMÅL, MAMMOTH). Based on his wife’s graphic novel, Moodysson (1969, Malmö) made what is described as a wonderfully anarchistic yet authentic portrait of three teenage girls wanting to start a punk band in Stockholm.
The 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) which runs 22 January to 2 February 2014, unveiled the ten nominees in The Big Screen Award Competition. In The Big Screen Award Competition, ten fresh discoveries from the festival’s main sections Spectrum and Bright Future compete for two prizes.
The European premiere of QISSA by Indian director Anup Singh will officially open the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam on Wednesday 22 January, 2014. Set in post-colonial India, QISSA tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh, who is forced to flee his village due to ethnic cleansing at the time of partition in 1947. Umber decides to fight fate and builds a new home for his family. When Umber marries his youngest child Kanwar to Neeli, a girl of lower caste, the family is faced with the truth of their identities; where individual ambitions and destinies collide in a struggle with eternity.
HER, the new film by Spike Jonze will open the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam taking place January 22 to February 2, 2014. Set in Los Angeles in the slight future, HER follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet ‘Samantha’, a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson) who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.
MATTERHORN by Diederik Ebbinge took the UPC Audience Award and Haifaa Al Mansour’s WADJDA was awarded with the Dioraphte Award for best Hubert Bals Fund-supported film at the 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Both awards come with 10,000 Euro prize money. MATTERHORN tells the tragicomical story of widower Fred (Ton Kas) who leads a lonely life after his wife passed away. His life takes an unexpected turn when a stranger (René van ’t Hof) calls at […]