Rotterdam Features

  • 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.

  • Cold Water Of The Sea

    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

  • Marit van den Elshout

    CineMart highlights


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

  • Paju

    Will the Tiger earn its stripes?


    How is the Rotterdam Film Festival (Jan 27-Feb 7) adapting to a market where it is more difficult than ever for a film to secure a theatrical release? Geoffrey Macnab reports

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    Palestinian territories - bearing fruit


    Najwa Najjar has first-hand experience of the Middle Eastern conflicts that inspired her debut narrativefeature, Pomegranates And Myrrh.