The tiger is on the loose! From today on, our new platform IFFR Unleashed lets you watch IFFR-films where-ever you like. Whether you are on the train or on your couch, you can always tune in on IFFR-films with your laptop, tablet or mobile phone. We asked project manager Ivo Bakhuys to provide us with the ins and outs of the new platform.
What makes IFFR Unleashed unique?
With IFFR Unleashed you have access to films that you would normally only see at the festival. Unconventional and inspiring films, that invite you to feel and reflect. Do you know that feeling after seeing a film at IFFR, when you just feel in all of your body that the film will linger with you for a long time? With IFFR Unleashed we want to provide this experience at home via your own laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Throughout the entire year. So if you feel like watching an IFFR movie, or binging a whole lot of them, you can immediately choose from the IFFR selection.
Where did the desire for an own platform derive from?
IFFR’s mission is to support independent filmmakers who want to create thrilling and thought-evoking films without compromising. Sixty to seventy percent of the films that we show on the festival, will never play in the theater. Few people get the chance to see the films, which is an absolute pity. With IFFR Unleashed we provide a large online stage for independent filmmakers and their films. We hope to give them the worldwide audience they deserve.
From today on you can binge IFFR films on IFFR Unleashed
You can choose to buy a single film or a subscription for a year, for unlimited access. Until the end of February, we have a special offer: subscribe for a year for only 60,- euros instead of 90,- euros and get three films to give as a present to your friends!Click here
“With IFFR Unleashed, we provide a large online stage for independent filmmakers and their films. We hope to give them the worldwide audience they deserve.” – Project manager Ivo Bakhuys
Aha! So this is why you refer to IFFR Unleashed as a director-centered platform? What does that entail exactly?
Supporting independent filmmakers is intrinsic to everything we do at here at IFFR Unleashed. As a spectator, you will immediately recognize this on the platform. There is the option to filter on director. In this way, you can find more films of a director that has drawn your attention. Additionally, IFFR Unleashed does not only allow you to see the actual films but also interviews, talks and masterclasses with the director and read more about the background of the film. Content aside, our mission is also inherent to the way we have organized the platform itself. Half of the revenue that is made via the platform will go to the filmmakers, the other half will be spent on improving the platform. If you buy a film, you directly support its maker.
How will you feed the addiction of cinephiles? Will new films be added tot IFFR Unleashed often?
Every month we will add eight new films to the platform. IFFR already exists for 47 years, which means we have a huge database of beautiful films to work with. It will take you a while to binge through all of the films we have in store. Nevertheless, we will make sure that we keep on surprising you!
What kind of high-tech features can we expect from the platform?
IFFR has curated exclusive collections that you can only access through the platform. Watch all winning films of the festival, find American Indies or films with a great soundtrack. Even more fun is the mood-filter. Are you in the mood to think, to reflect, to feel or to be thrilled? On IFFR Unleashed you can find a film that fits your current state of mind.
Is there a film we should immediately go and watch on IFFR Unleashed?
I knew you were going to ask me this question! I have been thinking about this and have decided not to tip a specific film. My advice is just to browse through the platform and let yourself be blown away by all the films of directors you are not familiar with yet.
From today on you can binge IFFR films on . You can choose to buy a single film or a subscription for a year, for unlimited access. During the festival we have a special offer: subscribe for a year for only 60,- euros instead of 90,- euros and get three films to give as a present to your friends!