IFFR 2023: Pro lineup & important dates
27 October 2022
IFFR is set for a full return from Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 5 February 2023. Its 52nd edition welcomes audiences, industry and press back to Rotterdam with the heart of the festival once again at ‘de Doelen’. Attending film industry professionals can take note of some important dates including for the 40th edition of CineMart, Rotterdam Lab and more.
The Pro Hub team welcomes industry guests and filmmakers to join panels, workshops and mentor meetings – providing an informal networking environment for the whole filmmaking community from Friday 27 January for the festival’s duration.
An IFFR Pro Talk will take place on Monday 30 January. The IFFR Pro closing night will take place on Wednesday 1 February.
The 40th edition of IFFR’s co-production market will take place from Sunday 29 January to Wednesday 1 February. One-to-one meetings and informal networking will take place in person for the first time since 2020.
The IFFR Pro Awards will be presented on Tuesday 31 January, including the Eurimages Co-production Development Award, the ARTEKino International Award, the Wouter Barendrecht Award and the 4DR Studios Award. A brand new award will also be given in partnership with VIPO (Visual Industry Promotion Organisation), which promotes the Japanese content industry.
A new partnership with Coprocity means that updates on selected projects will be made available after the festival on the professional online platform dedicated to film and TV projects presented at select co-production markets.
More than 40 IFFR Pro partners from across the globe nominate up-and-coming producers to attend Rotterdam Lab, where they broaden their international networks and develop their skills and knowledge. New participants for 2023 will begin their programme on Saturday 28 January, joined on Monday 30 January by selected graduates from the last two online editions who are invited to Rotterdam to celebrate their achievements and meet in-person with their peers and colleagues.
Other talent activities include hosting the second part of Creative Producer Indaba, a scheme for the professional development of emerging African producers. Selected filmmakers and projects participating on BoostNL will also complete their bespoke programme.
IFFR Pro Darkroom
New to the industry programme this year is the Darkroom programme of work-in-progress screenings for select former CineMart and HBF projects, taking place on Wednesday 1 February 2023. Selected teams will receive expert consultancy and have the chance to present their work for an exclusive panel of international sales agents, festival programmers and buyers. The selection will be announced in January 2023.
IFFR Pro accreditation
We will be accepting applications for Pro accreditation at IFFR 2024 from the first week of December