IFFR Youth Jury Award

Five youngsters of Rotterdam get to chance to award one of the films in IFFR’s selection. By receiving the IFFR Youth Jury Award, the film is also internationally labelled as a youth film. The IFFR Youth Jury members experience IFFR from the inside out. They do not only watch films but also meet filmmakers and film professionals.

IFFR Youth Jury Award 2020 Jury Members

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

Previous winners

2020
Les misérables by Ladj Ly

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, IFFR Young Reporters, IFFR Young Network, IFFR Academy and many special screenings for students of all ages.