The International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) in the Netherlands has long held a reputation as a cinephile's delight.
Still, on the eve of the 37th edition of the festival (January 23-February 3), questions are being asked about what Rotterdam can do to stay relevant to the international industry.
Some say its status as one of the world's biggest public festivals is unchallenged. Indeed, using the futuristic Pathe multiplex as its showcase cinema, the festival racks up 350,000 admissions each year. It also offers a strong co-production market, CineMart, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.