Annual Report 2021-2022

Partners & friends

IFFR’s financing comes from a variety of sources, both private and public. Collaborations and partnerships are formed based on shared goals, that way ensuring they are long-term and sustainable.

The festival has five main partners: VriendenLoterij, Fonds 21, Stichting Droom en Daad, vfonds and de Volkskrant. Multiple year subsidy is given by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Municipality of Rotterdam. Thanks to the generosity of its educational partners, IFFR can explore new ways of engaging younger audiences.

“As a trailblazer of online and hybrid initiatives for the film festival experience IFFR has shown great resilience while facing the challenges of the pandemic. IFFR reflects the core values of Fonds 21. The film festival proves year after year that artistic quality, relevancy of its programme and innovative films can go hand in hand with reaching a large, young and diverse audience. IFFR makes art and culture easily accessible for young people through their multifaceted education programmes and communication channels. Fonds 21 is proud to be the main partner of this internationally leading festival.” – Henk Christophersen, General Director, Fonds 21

Friends of IFFR

The ongoing and crucial support from our donors was heartwarming in the past year. The support from our Tiger Film Mecenaat, directly impacts the number of film projects IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund can support, and the quality and reach of our festival programme each year.

Thanks to all our patrons, partners, supporters, corporations and foundations, the 51st edition of the festival was made possible, and we can look forward to the upcoming editions. IFFR expresses its gratitude to everyone who helped create the 51st edition, without all our partners IFFR would not have been able to deliver the festival in this challenging year. 

Educational partners

Thanks to the generosity of its educational partners, IFFR can explore new ways of engaging younger audiences.

IFFR’s education department collaborates with institutions both in Rotterdam and throughout the Netherlands. Rotterdam-based collaborations include those with LantarenVenster, Het Nieuwe Instituut, cultural education consultants KCR, arts centre SKVR, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the educational project Watch That Sound, cultural institute Digital Playground Rotterdam, education platform Meetup010, network for film and media Netwerk Film en Media Educatie Rotterdam, and social impact tool Cigarbox. 

Beyond the city of Rotterdam, IFFR collaborates with institutions such as arts foundation Cultuurpalet, cultural centre Stichting Trias, library DOK Delft, arts organisation Kunstgebouw, film education organisation Filmhub Zuid-Holland, cultural centre Westland Cultuurweb, national network Landelijk Netwerk Filmeducatie, and Eye Filmmuseum’s short film collection for education purposes Korte Film Poule.

Read more about the IFFR education programme