The festival’s Spectrum section keeps tabs on global cinema screening recent highlights from the international festival circuit and other impressive and contemporary works.
In total, in 2012 Spectrum was made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which eight films supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. Sixteen of the Spectrum films were world premieres, including those by Pat Holden, Daniel Rosenfeld, Garin Nugroho, Miike Takashi, Davide Manuli, Ian Olds & James Franco, Lav Diaz, and Damien Odoul. The IFFR opened January 25 with the world premiere of Lucas Belvaux’ 38 Témoins (38 Witnesses).
Furthermore Spectrum included international premieres of films by Cláudio Assis, Kobayashi Masahiro, Roh Gyeong-Tae and Rick Alverson and European premieres of films by Bohdan Sláma, Alexandru Baciu & Radu Muntean.