International Film Festival Rotterdam

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Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund unveils all-female selection

Each project will receive €10,000 in funding.

Vanja Kaludjercic

Rotterdam heads address festival restructure

Six permanent roles at the festival were made redundant last month.


Rotterdam reveals restructure and revamp of programming team

IFFR has unveiled a new team after facing “difficult questions” about its future.

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Rotterdam’s restructure provokes debate as festival poised for revamp of programming team

Significant changes are “necessary” say some; the festival is “losing its expertise” say others.


Rotterdam to restructure ahead of 2023 edition

Festival to reduce its core team by 15% and announce new staffing line-up at Cannes.

February 2022 IFFR 2022 Marjan & Vanja, Said Kasmi, Gunay Uslu Rotterdam Pathe Photographer ©Marwan Magroun IMG_5996

Rotterdam 2022 closes on upbeat note as organisers hail online engagement, ability to innovate

Mijke de Jong’s Along The Way was the only film to officially receive a physical screening.

IFFR 2022 distribution panel

Change crucial to the future of the film industry, claim sales execs

Execs from Protagnist, Square Eyes and Brazil’s O2 Play spoke virtually on a Rotterdam panel.

IFFR 2022 panel

Leading international producers reveal how they are tackling Covid challenges

Producers of ‘Another Round’ and ‘A Land Imagined’ reveal challenges.

To Love Again

‘To Love Again’: Rotterdam Review

Jury- and Fipresci-prize winner from China looks at modern pressures on an ageing couple


‘Shabu’: Rotterdam review

Upbeat documentary set in Rotterdam over one summer now heads to Berlin’s Generation Kplus

Excess Will Save Us

‘Excess Will Save Us’: Rotterdam Review

French farming documentary debut blurs the lines between fiction and reality with strange results

Silver Bird And Rainbow Fish

‘Silver Bird And Rainbow Fish’: Rotterdam Review

Eye-catching collage brings archive materials to life in director Lei Lei’s family history documentary

Drifting Petals

‘Drifting Petals’: Rotterdam Review

Rotterdam regular Clara Law returns with a haunting lyrical elegy