International Film Festival Rotterdam

HBF 2024

Erige Sehiri, Danielle Arbid projects awarded Hubert Bals funding

Ten European projects have each been awarded €60,000  co-production and post-production.


New Europe agrees US deal for sci-fi romance ‘Eternal’, boards Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s ‘Hot Spot’ (exclusive)

’Eternal’ world premiered at Rotterdam, while ‘Hot Spot’ is set to shoot later this year

Green Border

Agnieszka Holland’s ‘Green Border’ wins Rotterdam audience award

IFFR recorded 253,500 visits across its programme of films, art installations and talks for its 2024 edition.


Japanese debut ‘Rei’ leads Rotterdam winners

Special jury awards of €10,000 each were given to Midhun Murali’s ’Kiss Wagon’ and Jaydon Martin’s ’Flathead’.

Justin Anderson

‘Swimming Home’ director Justin Anderson says he was inspired by French films about “trouble in beautiful spaces”

UK director’s debut feature stars Mackenzie Davis, Christopher Abbott, Ariane Labed and Nadine Labaki

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Polish animation ‘Cherub’ triumphs at Rotterdam’s CineMart project market

Seven prizes were handed out in total, spanning feature films and immersive projects

Sleep With Your Eyes Open

IFFR Pro gears up for fine-tuned 2024 CineMart co-pro market and Rotterdam Lab

Festival’s industry strand has 16 projects being pitched at CineMart and 71 producers attending talent initiative Rotterdam Lab

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Rotterdam opens with call to embrace complexity and discussion amid Middle East, Ukraine wars

”IFFR is an attempt to embrace life in all its multitudinous form,” said Vanja Kaludjercic.

‘Praia Formosa’

‘Praia Formosa’: first trailer for Julia de Simone’s Rotterdam Tiger title (exclusive)

Julia de Simone’s Portuguese-language film explores the multi-ethnic ethos of Rio de Janeiro.


‘Rei’: Rotterdam Review

Rotterdam’s Tiger winner is an ambitious debut from actor-turned-filmmaker Toshihiko Tanaka

The Old Bachelor

‘The Old Bachelor’: Rotterdam Review

Rotterdam Big Screen winner is a vision of Iran rarely seen on screen

Madame Luna

‘Madame Luna’: Rotterdam Review

Daniel Espinosa returns with this stirring drama about an Eritrean refugee doing everything she can to survive in Calabria

Portrait Of A Certain Orient

‘Portrait Of A Certain Orient’: Rotterdam Review

A brother and sister depart 1940s Lebanon for a new life in Brazil in the latest from Marcelo Gomes


‘Greice’: Rotterdam Review

A Brazilian student in Lisbon spins a web of white lies in this mild-mannered comedy