International Film Festival Rotterdam

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International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk warns Covid-19 is bringing fresh dangers

Fledgling body has examined seven cases of filmmakers in potential danger over last six weeks.

Tilda Swinton at 'The Ties' premiere

​Venice Film Festival’s Covid-era 77th edition kicks off against the odds

Tilda Swinton was feted with the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement.

Vanja Kaludjercic

Rotterdam Film Festival unveils major changes to programming structure

A new strand, Harbour, will become the festival’s largest section.

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European Film Academy calls for release of Chinese director Deng Chuanbin

Deng, also known as Huang Huang, was arrested in May 2019.

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Autlook Film Sales snaps up Polaroid doc ‘An Impossible Project’ at Rotterdam (exclusive)

The film is about a charismatic Austrian figure who saved Polaroid from oblivion.

Agnes Kocsis

Ágnes Kocsis readies biopic about Hungarian superstar Pál Szécsi (exclusive)

Kocsis was in Rotterdam with her third film ‘Eden’.

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Ana Elena Tejera on the ethics of filming indigenous communities in IFFR title ‘Panquiaco’

Tejera’s film follows a fisherman who returns to his native Panama.

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‘A Perfectly Normal Family’: Rotterdam Review

A daughter watches her father transition in this carefully-observed debut, winner of Rotterdam’s Big Screen award

Beasts Clawing At Straws

‘Beasts Clawing At Straws’: Rotterdam Review

Jury prize winner is a darkly humorous crime caper from South Korea

The Cloud In Her Room

‘The Cloud In Her Room’: Rotterdam Review

Noteworthy debut from this female director marks a new voice in Chinese cinema

'The Evening Hour'

‘The Evening Hour’: Rotterdam Review

The grandson of a preacherman plies his trade in an opioid-afflicted West Virginia town


‘Nasir’: Rotterdam Review

A day in the life Muslim man living in the predominantly Hindu city of Coimbatore