Rotterdam Features

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    Rotterdam Film Festival 2014


    The 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam celebrates its usual independent, global spirit — as well as marking the 25th anniversary of the Hubert Bals Fund. Plus, a preview of this year’s CineMart selections.

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    Michael Noer, Northwest


    Michael Noer’s Northwest, which premieres at Rotterdam and Göteborg, explores life in a crime-ridden Copenhagen neighbourhood. The director tells Wendy Mitchell about the search for truth in his characters.

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    Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam


    Photos from the inaugural four-day film festival on the Caribbean island.

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    Maja Milos


    28-year-old Serbian writer-director Maja Milos’ debut feature Clip (Klip) has been the talk of Rotterdam. It was a polarising film drawing some praise and some outrage. “At least nobody is indifferent to the film,” Milos says.The story follows a young teenage girl who has a frustrating home life

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    Peter von Bagh


    The Finnish director talks about his Rotterdam retrospective, the privilege of bringing great directors to the Midnight Sun Film Festival, and how very local films can be universal.

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    Rotterdam 2012 special


    Screen presents our guide to Rotterdam 2012, including an interview with festival director Rutger Wolfson; profiles of the Tiger competitors and other hot world premieres across all IFFR sections; a CineMart preview with profiles of the hottest projects; and the latest from the Hubert Bals Fund.

  • Filmmaker Alexis Do Santos with IFFR head Rutger Wolfson at the Cinema Reloaded Screenings at Rotterdam 2011.

    Finding A Place In The Crowd


    With all the buzz about crowdsourcing being one way to save the indie film sector, the International Film Festival Rotterdam this year put the concept to the test – with mixed results.

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    Adventure land


    Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the International Film Festival Rotterdam remains a major champion of indie and experimental cinema — despite a difficult climate for arts funding in the Netherlands.

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    Introducing the market


    The festival’s 10-year-old Lab teaches a select group of international producers how to navigate their way through a film festival and market. By Geoffrey Macnab

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    CineMart highlights


    Geoffrey Macnab highlights some handpicked projects at the co-production market.