International Film Festival Rotterdam
From short films to innovative cinema
The International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR) takes over and changes the Rotterdam landscape for 12 days each year. The city oozes film and all that surrounds it. For anyone who is passionate about cinema, whether it’s a career or just something to enjoy, the IFFR is an event that cannot be missed.
Since the IFFR’s first edition in 1972, which attracted only 17 visitors for the grand opening, this cinematographic festival has grown into a well-known and respected annual event. Known for their high quality selection of independent, innovative and experimental cinema, video and media art the IFFR now attracts an audience of over 300,000 people.
This temporary film Mecca makes room for over 2,400 professionals from the industry and is the place for young talent to be discovered. These young film makers and the more established artists present various types of film in 25 screening rooms at eight separate festival venues.
The IFFR aims to support young and upcoming cinematographers and other visual artists and therefore prizes are awarded to films and film projects each year during the festival.
Film buffs, audiovisual artists and motion graphics designers unite for this annual feast for the senses.