Big Screen Competition

For the The Big Screen Competition, a jury of five film enthusiasts and experienced festival goers will be selected to choose their favourite film. The winning film will be distributed to arthouses all over the Netherlands.

The Big Screen Competition is an extension of the enduring partnership between IFFR and VPRO. During this competition, eight new films that premiere during IFFR will be selected. The winning filmmaker wins a €15,000 cash prize, so they can keep creating new content, as well as €15,000 to be spent towards the theatrical release of the film. The awarded film will also be broadcast on Dutch television by VPRO.

Apply for a position in the jury

Once again, we are looking for an audience jury to decide who will win the VPRO Big Screen Award. As a member of the jury, you get to watch all nominated films at IFFR 2018. Are you the film fanatic we are looking for? Take this unique chance and fill in the submission form. You can apply until Friday 29 December 2017.

Apply here

Winners per edition

2017
Pop Aye by Kirsten Tan

2016
Les ogres by Léa Fehner

2015 
Second Coming by Debbie Tucker Green 

2014
Another Year by Oxana Bychkova (Russia)

2013
Bellas mariposas by Salvatore Mereu (Italy)