Rotterdam International Film Festival

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Type : Feature film and short film festival
Theme : International festival
Location : Netherlands
Period : January, February

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Event presentation

The Rotterdam International Film Festival International (IFFR) presents a wide selection of independent, innovative, and experimental films, as well as exhibitions of contemporary art, video, and new media. The festival actively supports filmmaking through the CineMart event, its co-production market, and the Hubert Bals Foundation.

The IFRR is a place of dialogue and exchange that is indispensable in discovering new talent. The festival's world premieres and its official Tiger Awards competition put the spotlight on the latest developments in independent cinema. The work of hundreds of directors and actors is presented to spectators over the 12-day festival, with screenings held in 19 locations in central Rotterdam, attended by large audiences and around 3,000 industry professionals.

The festival program includes the following sections:

  • Tiger Awards Competition: the official competition awarding three prizes of equivalent value to first or second feature films (Tiger Awards are also presented to short films).
  • Bright Future showcases films by innovative up-and-coming directors.
  • Spectrum section: devoted to culturally and socially engaged cinema. Many films funded by the Hubert Bals Foundation and films by masters of auteur filmmaking feature in this section. A large selection of short films is also included in this section.
  • Signals section: thematic selections, retrospectives, and the Focus sidebar.
  • Cinema Regained: devoted to independent cinema classics and documentaries about the art of cinema.

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The Rotterdam International Film Festival International (IFFR) presents a wide selection of independent, innovative, and experimental films, as well as exhibitions of contemporary art, video, and new media. The festival actively supports filmmaking through the CineMart event, its co-production market, and the Hubert Bals Foundation.

The IFRR is a place of dialogue and exchange that is indispensable in discovering new talent. The festival's world premieres and its official Tiger Awards competition put the spotlight on the latest developments in independent cinema. The work of hundreds of directors and actors is presented to spectators over the 12-day festival, with screenings held in 19 locations in central Rotterdam, attended by large audiences and around 3,000 industry professionals.

The festival program includes the following sections:

  • Tiger Awards Competition: the official competition awarding three prizes of equivalent value to first or second feature films (Tiger Awards are also presented to short films).
  • Bright Future showcases films by innovative up-and-coming directors.
  • Spectrum section: devoted to culturally and socially engaged cinema. Many films funded by the Hubert Bals Foundation and films by masters of auteur filmmaking feature in this section. A large selection of short films is also included in this section.
  • Signals section: thematic selections, retrospectives, and the Focus sidebar.
  • Cinema Regained: devoted to independent cinema classics and documentaries about the art of cinema.

The festival's program director views films at uniFrance Films in November.

Contact at uniFrance Films: Mathilde Caillol

mathilde.caillol@unifrance.org

Registration conditions for short films

Films produced on or after : L'année précédant le Festival
Registration deadline : 01/09/2015
Registration deadline by Unifrance : 18/08/2015
Unifrance Films contacts at this event : Benoît Blanchard
Registrations requiring fees
Registration Form available on external website : http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/professionals/myiffr/entry-forms/?key=iffr

Subtitling required
Maximum runtime : 59'
Films produced on or after : L'année précédant le Festival
Genres accepted : All genres
Conditions : Priority given to films not previously released (internationally)
Pre-selection format requirements : DVD
Screening format requirements : 35mm, Beta SP PAL, 16mm, Digital Beta NTSC, HD CAM, Digital Beta PAL, DCP (Digital Cinema Package)

For Short Films

Competitive festival with a film market. The festival awards a EFA Short Film Prize. The festival has a film market.

Films must be accompanied by a dialogue list in French and English. To compete in the Tiger Awards short film competition, films must be world premiere screenings. Films previously screened in the Netherlands are not accepted.

The festival does not return DVDs sent for pre-selection.