Returning festival section Regained to highlight Michael Snow, Tony Conrad and Gyorgy Palfi.

Regained, the returning section of the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (23 January – 3 February) Signals programme will this year feature introductions and films from Michael Snow, Tony Conrad and Hungarian filmmaker György Pálfi.

The strand will show Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s Celluloid Man, a documentary about the embodied memory of Indian film historian P. K. Nair and it will salute three idiosyncratic filmmakers that passed away last year: British filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin (IFFR filmmaker in focus in 2006), French filmmaker Marcel Hanoun and Japanese visual artist Stom Sogo.

Sophie Fiennes’ The Perverts Guide to Ideology will screen and there will be re-workings of classics from young filmmakers including Stephen Connolly, Angel Vergara, Karen Yasinsky and Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukacs.

The IFFR’s festival program consists of three main sections: Bright Future - idiosyncratic new work by novice film-makers, including the Tiger Awards Competitions, Spectrum - new and recent work by experienced film makers, and Signals - a series of thematic programs and retrospectives.