International Film Festival Rotterdam

Schirkoa: In Lies we Trust

New Europe Film Sales, Anonymous Content board IFFR title ‘Schirkoa: In Lies We Trust’ (exclusive)

Animated feature will premiere in January in the Rotterdam Film Festival’s Bright Future section

Head South

Rotterdam 2024 unveils opening film, first titles

IFFR will run from January 25 to February 4.

Fantasma Neon

Hubert Bals Fund selects 10 projects for 2023 Development Support scheme

Selection includes new projects from prize winning directors Martika Ramirez Escobar, Leonardo Martinelli and Le Bao.

Tamara Tatishvili

Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund unveils new head

Fund supports filmmakers from countries where funding and infrastructure is lacking or restrictive.


Five major European film festivals unite on industry network Launchpad

Locarno, Thessaloniki, Tallinn, IFFR and Karlovy Vary are collaborating on the initiative.

HBF+ recipients

Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund unveils titles for new post-production scheme

The projects, all feature debuts aside from one, will receive €60,000 to support either their production or their post-production.

Clare Stewart

Clare Stewart, former London Film Festival director, to join Rotterdam as managing director

Stewart will work alongside festival director Vanja Kaludjercic.


How Ukraine is trying to maintain the momentum behind a generation of outstanding filmmakers

The European industry has created support initiatives, including for funding, co-production and raising awareness.

Vanja Kaludjercic

“I’ve seen so many smiling faces”: Rotterdam wraps an emotional edition

International attendees point to IFFR’s sense of community, inclusivity – and wide sweep of films.

Depot – Reflecting Boijmans

‘DEPOT - Reflecting Boijmans’: Review

Rotterdam’s state-of-the-art statement by Sonia Herman Dolz is an irrestible advert for an edifice

Endless Borders

’Endless Borders’: Rotterdam Review

Rotterdam’s Big Screen winner takes place on Iran’s remote and troubled border with Afghanistan

The Spectre Of Boko Haram

‘The Spectre Of Boko Haram’: Rotterdam Review

Sensitive Tiger-winning documentary looks at the impact of terror group Boko Haram on the lives of young people

La Palisiada

‘La Palisiada’: Rotterdam Review

Darkly comic Ukrainian cop thriller effectively mines the country’s difficult post-Soviet history


‘Joram’: Rotterdam Review

Devashish Makhija’s cat-and-mouse thriller is a race across India’s troubled interior