What’s on today: 1 February

Short film

  • Calling Planet Earth

From Sun Ra to Alice Coltrane, music guides the world of Cauleen Smith that draws freely from local US histories, outer space and speculative (science) fictions.
14:00 - 15:34, KINO 4. Buy your tickets here.

  • Fabrice Aragno: Libre promenade

With his new short film as a point of departure, this programme maps out some of the approaches Aragno dares to explore as a filmmaker.
11:00 - 12:34, KINO 4. Buy your tickets here.

Masterclasses & talks

  • Big Talk Sacha Polak

Sacha Polak talks about her films, including the English-language production Dirty God, which opens this edition of IFFR.
15:00 - 16:30, KINO 1. Buy your tickets here.


  • IFFR x B&M: Guillermo Arriaga

In the literary programme Boek & Meester, author, scriptwriter and filmmaker Guillermo Arriaga talks about his new novel The Savage, and films for which he wrote scenarios, including Love's a Bitch and Babel.
20:00 - 21:30, Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal. Buy your tickets here.

Art & exhibitions

  • Blackout installations

Revolving around the carousel slide projector, Blackout spotlights how we often forget. Despite Kodak terminating its production in 2004, slide projectors continue to be used by artists – often exploring history from a personal perspective. In the age of swipe and scroll, the slide projector calls for us to remember.
10:00 - 17:00, Kunsthal Rotterdam, free admission. Read more.

  • Meme Café

The Meme Café is the heart of the thematic programme Rabbit Hole. A place where the audience can immerse themselves in the memeverse. On show are special meme-related works and installations by artists and filmmakers; there are possibilities to contribute to the exhibition by adding your own memes, and several events are being organised in the café.
11:00 - 17:00, Het Nieuwe Instituut, free admission. Read more.


  • Wages of the Imagination + The King of Dutch Rock & Roll

Two affectionate portraits of musicians with a cult status in Rotterdam: Ricky de Sire and Terminal Cheesecake, brought together in a single programme in Worm.
15:00 - 16:14, WORM. Buy your tickets here.


  • Awards Ceremony

Festive ceremony night with the presentation of several awards. Which filmmaker wins the Tiger Award, the VPRO Big Screen Award or the BankGiro Loterij audience Award? And who will bring home the Voices Short audience award?
16:30 - 18:30, Doelen Willem Burger Zaal, free entrance with festivalpass. Buy your tickets here.

  • Club IFFR

After the film screenings IFFR continues at Club IFFR. Join us every day for exciting live performances and your favourite DJ's at Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg. With Alberta Balsam, Wrong Sal, Joe Manish, Sofie Winterson (live), Porto Verde, Lin Tonic.
Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg. Free admission with your film ticket. Read more.

For the full day’s programme see here.

Photo in header: Still: Dog Days