In the midst of chaos we hunt for dreams. It blends together. Their memories became my memories. Once-present. A personal story of search and encounters, of escape and returning.
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art. The festival’s focus is on recent work by talented new filmmakers, also making room for retrospectives and themed programs. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through its co-production market CineMart, its Hubert Bals Fund, Rotterdam Lab and other industry activities.
We believe in the power of cinema to increase our understanding of society. We trust its potential to infuse positive social change. We collectively expand the creative space for film citizenship and celebrate the diverse forms of cinema.
As an international film festival, we represent the strength and impact of independent film, filmmakers and film-related art. We stimulate, coach, finance, distribute and support filmmakers through the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF), our annual co-production market (CineMart) and the many forms of training provided to filmmakers through the Rotterdam Lab. Hotly debated and challenging, our programming tackles issues and tensions of contemporary social relevance.
IFFR is one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the world. The festival’s Official Selection includes more than 500 feature, mid-length, and short films out of over 50 countries.