50th edition June programme

14 April 2021

50th edition

Join us as we celebrate the close of our 50th edition, with a full lineup of programmes taking place from 2 to 6 June and extending on demand until 9 June.

The festival will bring audiences together both online and in person in a hybrid format that includes a film programme available on demand in the Netherlands and physically in Rotterdam, adapting as required to Covid-19 restrictions.

The lineup will comprise of the new programme Harbour, alongside Bright Future, Cinema Regained, and the Short & Mid-length programme, with a festive selection of outdoor open-air screenings of IFFR classics. The Art Directions programme completes the physical offering with live performances, Virtual Reality, a travelling installation, and 50th specials, which altogether offer the chance to celebrate the close of this anniversary edition together in person. 

Festival director Vanja Kaludjercic: “As we witness small signs of society gradually opening up, we are incredibly proud to celebrate cinema in June during the closing chapter of our 50th edition. If cinemas reopen we will be there to welcome audiences to the big screen. Like in February, we will also be present online with our full programme and Q&As accessible via We are excited to share a wide range of works, from the discovery of cinematic gems in Cinema Regained to first features of Bright Future hand-picked by each of our programmers. As well as an eclectic selection of commissioned works in Art Directions and of course our new main programme Harbour. No matter what, we will be here both for our audiences and filmmakers to offer fresh perspectives and a great plurality of voices.”

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