IFFR Youth Jury Award

IFFR Youth Jury is the young people’s film jury at IFFR. The film that makes the biggest impression on this jury is awarded the IFFR Youth Jury Award – an international seal of approval for young people.

International Film Festival Rotterdam aims to give young people a permanent platform from which their voice can be heard at the festival. The Youth Jury allows young people to participate by deciding on the film that impressed them the most. The IFFR Youth Jury gives young people the opportunity to experience a film festival from the inside, and to express their opinions on film. During the festival, they not only watch films, but also meet filmmakers and other film professionals. The IFFR Youth Jury makes its choice from a range of films specially selected from the IFFR programme before deciding which of these will win the highly sought-after IFFR Youth Jury Award.

IFFR Youth Jury Award 2020 Jury Members

  • Rabia Ahmad
  • Chris Nelck
  • Meander van Harrewijen
  • Florien Varossieau
  • Jonas van der Molen

Previous winners

In previous years, the MovieZone Award was presented at IFFR by the MovieZone Youth Film Jury.

2020
Will be announced during IFFR 2020

2019
Lazzaro felice by Alice Rohrwacher 

2018
The Guilty by Gustav Möller

2017
Quality Time by Daan Bakker 

2016
Land of Mine by Martin Zandvliet

2015
The Dark Horse by James Napier Robertson

2014
Jacky au royaume des filles by Riad Sattouf

2013
Les chevaux de Dieu by Nabil Ayouch

2012
Weekend by Andrew Haigh

2011
Les amours imaginaires by Xavier Dolan

2010
J'ai tué ma mère by Xavier Dolan

2009
Slumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle

2008
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

2007
Reprise by Joachim Trier

IFFR Youth Jury is one of many ways in which IFFR ties a young audience to the world of independent film. Other initiatives include IFFR Young Selectors, de Young Reporters, the IFFR Young Network, IFFR Academy and many special screenings for students of all ages.