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21 November 2023
21 November 2023IFFR 2023

College Tour: Erasmus University x IFFR

Are you curious about how the film industry operates or what it means to be the director of the largest film festival in the Netherlands? Then come to the IFFR College Tour on Tuesday 21 November at Erasmus University Rotterdam!

IFFR 2023

12 November 2023
12 November 2023Event

Kriol Film Festival Rotterdam

Join us on 12 November 2023 at Theater Zuidplein for the first edition of the Kriol Film Festival Rotterdam, in collaboration with IFFR.


1 November 2023
1 November 2023IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO: The Watermelon Woman

Join us for the eighth season of IFFR KINO! We continue with The Watermelon Woman (1995), during an evening hosted by our Young Selectors.


28 October 2023
28 October 2023For free

Films op Zuid – Fantoomwijk

With Library Rotterdam and Theater Zuidplein we will screen the short film Fantoomwijk together with filmmaker Ravi Sandberg on Saturday 28 October 2023 at 14:00.

For free

27 October 2023
27 October 2023Year round events 2023

Pluk de Dag in je Wijk

On Friday 27 of October, we'll screen four short films at LCC Romeynshof in Prins Alexander.

Year round events 2023

4 October 2023
4 October 2023IFFR KINO


Join us for the eighth season of IFFR KINO! We kick off with the RTM Night, hosted by our 2023 RTM curators.


30 September 2023
30 September 2023IFFR 2023

Films uit Delfshaven – Greetings From Wormhole 61

IFFR and Library Rotterdam will screen the short film Greetings From Wormhole 61 together with filmmaker Rogier Mulder on Saturday 30 September 2023.

IFFR 2023

22 September 2023
22 September 2023IFFR 2023

IFFR x Islemunda

On Friday 22 September, Mondig Zuid and So Loud the Sky Can Hear Us will return to the big screen following their world premieres during IFFR 2022.

IFFR 2023

28 July 2023
28 July 2023Event

Blind Date – Friends and Strangers

On Friday 28 July at 19:00, we’re hosting a blind date for film lovers at Cinerama Filmtheater.


8 July 2023
8 July 2023For free

Films uit Delfshaven – Bars

IFFR and Library Rotterdam will screen the short film Bars together with filmmaker René van Zundert on Saturday 8 July 2023 at 14:00.

For free

2 July 2023
2 July 2023For free

IFFR x Metropolis

During Metropolis, we will present a number of films from our RTM strand – the programme in which we annually put films and makers from Rotterdam in the spotlight.

For free

2 May 2023
2 May 2023Education

Kids Only @LantarenVenster

Special programme in Dutch for kids from 9 to 12 and their parents.


29 April 2023
29 April 2023For free

Films uit Delfshaven – Fantoomwijk

IFFR and Library Rotterdam will screen the short film Fantoomwijk together with filmmaker Ravi Sandberg on Saturday 29 April 2023 at 14:00.

For free

4 January 2023
4 January 2023 IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO #45: Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

Join us for the final screening in IFFR KINO's seventh season, featuring two films from Japanese anime master Yuasa Masaaki.


7 December 2022
7 December 2022IFFR KINO


Police action film made with a master’s hand about a detective who loses his pistol in Hong Kong.


19 November 2022
19 November 2022 Education (Event in Dutch)

Films uit Delfshaven: Edson da Conceicao

IFFR and the Rotterdam Library are screening the short film Porfotto with filmmaker Edson da Conceicao. Join for free.

Education (Event in Dutch)

2 November 2022
2 November 2022IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO #43: Nattevagten

Through an apparently innocuous game, night watchman Martin becomes involved in a series of sexual murders.


5 October 2022
5 October 2022IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO #42: Toute une nuit

The second half of IFFR KINO's seventh season kicks off with Chantal Akerman's Toute une nuit, screened at IFFR in 1982 and 1983.


14 – 16 October 2022
14 – 16 October 2022Event

IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger

Competition screenings in Rotterdam from 14 – 16 October.


24 June 2022
24 June 2022Event

25 Encounters: Book presentation.

On Friday 24 June, we will present 25 Encounters to the public at Rotterdam bookstore Donner.


1 June 2022
1 June 2022IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO #41: Calvaire

Join us for another edition of IFFR KINO, with Fabrice Du Welz's feature debut, a very dark horror comedy.


4 May 2022
4 May 2022IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO #40: Red Rock West

Neo-noir thriller with Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper and Lara Flynn Boyle.


3 May 2022
3 May 2022Educatie

Kids Only 2022

A fun film festival programme for children and their parents.


7 April 2022
7 April 2022RTM

RTM: Makers' session

What’s next for Rotterdam filmmakers? During RTM: Makers' sessions on April 7 the focus will be on them.


6 April 2022
6 April 2022IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO #39: Syndromes and a Century

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s 2006 film, shot by Robby Müller Award recipient Sayombhu Mukdeeprom.


9 March 2022
9 March 2022Education

IFFR Kids Talk Schrijftijgers 2022

Together with director and screenwriter Froukje Tan, young cinephiles will learn to bring their own film scenes to life.


2 March 2022
2 March 2022IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO #38: Nobody Knows

IFFR KINO is back! First up is Nobody Knows (2004) by Kore-eda Hirokazu.


12 December 2021
12 December 2021IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO #36: The Spooky Bunch

Nothing screams ‘cult’ like an army of ghosts.


25 November 2022
25 November 2022IFFR Young Selectors

Srefidensi Dey – Wan Pipel

A film special devoted to Surinamese independence.

IFFR Young Selectors

3 November 2021
3 November 2021IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO #35: Mi chiamo Francesco Totti

With its driving tempo, Mi chiamo Francesco Totti regularly feels like a rollercoaster ride. Winner of the BankGiro Loterij Audience Award at the June edition of IFFR 2021.


6 October 2021
6 October 2021IFFR KINO

IFFR KINO #34: Stroszek

For this KINO edition, we return to 1978, when Herzog presented his film Stroszek in Rotterdam.


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