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. However, within the four sections the Festival presents, there is also 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.
Awards & Competitions
- Hivos Tiger Competition: Upcoming talent gets a chance to shine on the world stage.
- Ammodo Tiger Short Competition: At IFFR, short films have their own competition.
- Bright Future Competition: First feature length films being presented in world or international premiere in this section are eligible for the Bright Future Award.
- Big Screen Competition: The winning film will be released in Dutch cinemas.
- IFFR Audience Award: The audience decides which film wins.
- Hubert Bals Fund Audience Award: The Audience Award for a Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.
- IFFR Youth Jury Award: The IFFR Youth Jury Award jury knows how to find true audience favorites.
- FIPRESCI Award: International film journalists select the best film from Bright Future.
- NETPAC Award: Awarded to the best Asian feature film.
- KNF Award: The ‘Circle of Dutch Film Journalists’ select their favorite film.
- Voices Short Audience Award: This new award puts the spotlight on the less experimental and more narrative-driven short film.
- Found Footage Award: This new Found Footage Award is given to a filmmaker who has made outstanding use of archive material by a special jury.
2018 Award Winners