Big Screen Competition

In the Big Screen Competition, the audience jury selects one IFFR film that not only deserves a place on a big screen in Dutch film theatres but also to be broadcasted on televisions across the Netherlands. VPRO will give the winning film the opportunity to be broadcasted on NPO 2. 

The VPRO Big Screen Award is the result of years of collaboration between IFFR, VPRO and NPO. Eight films from the Big Screen Competition will be presented to an audience jury composed of five film lovers. The winning film will be shown in film houses and on television all across the Netherlands next year. In addition, the winner of the VPRO Big Screen Award wins a cash prize of €30,000, half of which goes to the distributor who purchases the film. 

Open call: Apply to become a jury member!

Seize this unique opportunity and become a member of the VPRO Big Screen Award 2021 jury! As a jury member, you are granted the opportunity to watch all eight nominated films during the first part of IFFR 2021 taking place in February, and determine, together with four other jury members, which IFFR film wins. 

You do not need to have a professional film background to participate. All you have to do is love cinema and have a nose for a film that should be seen by a large audience. Are you the film enthusiast we’re looking for and available to attend screenings in Rotterdam from 1 to 7 February 2021? Then do not hesitate to subscribe as a jury member today! Registration is open until Friday 25 December.

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About the VPRO Big Screen Award 

The VPRO Big Screen Award has been part of IFFR since 2013. The prize aims to promote quality cinema in the Dutch film theatres. IFFR works together with a Dutch distribution partner to realise the film release and provide financial support for the publication of the film, and VPRO ensures a greater audience with a television screening on NPO 2. The monetary prize of €30,000 will contribute to the publicity costs of the film release and the film’s television rights.

Big Screen Competition

The Big Screen Competition is a platform that launches arthouse films with wider international potential for theatrical distribution and strengthens the festival’s collaboration with distributors and sales agents.

Big Screen Jury 2020

  • Mauro Corstiaans
  • Oriana Baloriano
  • Frits Bienfait
  • Magda van Vloten
  • Mirjam van den Brink

Read more about the Big Screen Jury 2020

Winners per edition

2020
A Perfectly Normal Family by Malou Reymann

2019
Transnistra
 by Anna Eborn

2018
Nina by Olga Chajdas

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

2013
Bellas mariposas
 by Salvatore Mereu