CineMart is IFFR Pro's co-production market, where a carefully curated lineup of projects in development are presented to international industry representatives. Bold independent feature film projects are launched onto the market, along with select immersive media (XR) projects. Together they receive vital mentorship and networking opportunities.
The last edition of CineMart took place from 28 to 31 of January 2024, at the 53rd International Film Festival Rotterdam. Find out everything about it via the link below.
Darkroom is IFFR Pro's programme of work-in-progress screenings of former CineMart and HBF-supported projects, hosted as part of CineMart. Six works were presented for the second edition during IFFR 2024, including two immersive media works.
Submitting a project
Submissions for CineMart 2024 are now closed. For general information about submitting a project for future editions, visit the page below.
CineMart is known for its highly curated editorial line of distinct projects in story and form. We present projects by independent directors and producers and mostly arthouse work, ensuring there is a wide variety by presenting smaller, more vulnerable work alongside films by established teams with higher budgets. The CineMart selection reflects the overall editorial line of the programme of International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Read about the 40th CineMart edition
IFFR Pro Immersive
CineMart also presents a lineup of immersive media projects in the IFFR Pro Immersive selection, curated together with VRDays Europe and the Immersive Tech Week, which runs 28 November to 2 December, 2023.
Selected projects work together with experienced experts – who have the role as mentors throughout – to assess what the project precisely needs, so we can provide tailored support to get the most out of the market experience. Guests and projects alike can indicate with who they want to meet, and whether you join us as a project team or guest, you will be provided with a tailored schedule. Our aim is to have a strong focus on finding the right creative and financial partners and fostering lasting connections.
CineMart is a by-invitation-only market. We carefully review the guestlist each year in order to ensure that the attending industry representatives can contribute and possibly commit to the projects in the CineMart selection. CineMart delegates are co-producers, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters and potential financiers. CineMart badge holders can request meetings with all presented projects.
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"I want to encourage viewers to discover this world, to not let it disappear."
The selected projects had the shared desire to forge new creative paths and to recover lost narratives.
“IFFR is a festival where they dare to really choose different projects and to experiment”
The Halal producer of Vincent Boy Kars’ IFFR 2024 selection Future Me talks to IFFR Pro.
IFFR-backed titles at the Berlinale 2024
Hubert Bals Fund-supported titles screen across the selection, including the main competition.
“It is a blessing to be granted an industry framework to showcase this piece"
Hear from three Darkroom-selected projects screening in our work-in-progress programme.