International Film Festival Rotterdam

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Rotterdam reveals audience figures for extended 50th edition

International Film Festival Rotterdam hosted online and hybrid events in February and June.

Mi chiami Francesco Totti c Alex Infascelli

Rotterdam’s June event wraps as Totti documentary wins audience award

The one-off summer edition ran in cinemas from June 2-6 and continued online until today (June 9).


Magnolia acquires world on Sundance, IFFR selection ‘Mayday’

Lorna Lee Torres, Marie Zeniter launching international sales at virtual Cannes market.


Rotterdam unveils line-up for hybrid June event

128 titles will screen the festival’s new Harbour section as well as Bright Future, Cinema Regained and the short and mid-length film sidebars.

All About My Sisters

Asian Shadows picks up Rotterdam title ‘All About My Sisters’ (exclusive)

Hong Kong-based sales agent also picks up ’If Only Trees Could Talk’, directed by India’s Bobby Sarma Baruah.

Dune Dreams

Rotterdam reveals first titles for June event, shifting to hybrid format

Event will include the launch of the festival’s newest and largest programme, Harbour.

Nadean Rawlins Analisa Chapman c RAW Management Marcus Golding

The two women using the Rotterdam Lab to help build the Jamaican film sector

Nadean Rawlins is participating in the Lab with a project called ‘Traytown’.

Jarmusch Kelly

​Rotterdam fetes Kelly Reichardt with Robby Müller award

The award celebrates a filmmaker who has created a ”authentic, credible and emotionally striking visual language”.

IFFR Inclusion speakers

Make festivals more accountable for diversity, urges Rotterdam panel

Speakers included Eurimages exec Roberto Olla, BBC diversity head Miranda Wayland, director Shamira Raphaëla and financier Elisa Alvares.

Poupelle of Chimney Town

‘Poupelle Of Chimneytown’: Rotterdam Review (Closing film)

A young chimney sweep befriends a man made of garbage in this animated Japanese eco-fable

Nudo Mixteco

‘Nudo Mixteco’: Rotterdam Review

The stories of three women intersect in a Mixtec community in rural Mexico

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‘The Day Today’: Rotterdam Review

A windowed grandmother uses near-future technology to bring her husband back from the dead

The Blue Danube

‘The Blue Danube’: Rotterdam Review

A stranger brings music to a Japanese community that has long been at war


‘Decameron’: Rotterdam Review

Bold and unconventional documentary following protests and the pandemic in Hong Kong