Darkroom is IFFR Pro's programme of work-in-progress screenings. The projects presented are either supported by the Hubert Bals Fund or formerly presented at CineMart. Teams receive expert consultancy and have the chance to present their work to international sales agents, festival programmers and buyers.
Darkroom at IFFR 2024
On Tuesday 31 January 2024, the second edition of the Pro Darkroom will present a curated selection of work-in-progress screenings. The selection will be announced as part of the CineMart lineup, in December 2023.
Darkroom at IFFR 2023
The first edition of the Pro Darkroom took place during IFFR 2023. The following titles were presented:
- Disco Afrika, dir. Luck Razanajaona, France, Madagascar, South Africa
Produced by: We Film (France)
- Floating with Spirits (VR), dir. Juanita Onzaga, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands
Produced by: Cassette for timescapes (Belgium), Tarantula (Luxembourg), Studio Biarritz (Netherlands)
- World premiere in Venice Immersive 2023
- Holy Electricity, dir. Tato Kotetishvili, Georgia
Produced by: Zango Film (Georgia)
- The Intrusion, dir. Flora Dias, Juruna Mallon, Brazil
Produced by: Lira Cinematográfica and Enquadramento Produções (Brazil)
- World premiere in Berlinale Forum 2023
- The Umesh Chronicles, dir. Pooja Kaul, India
Produced by: Rising Sun Films (India)
- When We Lost to the Germans, dir. Guido van Driel, Netherlands, Belgium
Produced by: Family Affair Films (Netherlands)
- Theatrical release in the Netherlands with September Film (21 September 2023)
Film still: Disco Afrika
Film still: When We Lost to the Germans
Film still: The Intrusion
Concept still: Floating with Spirits
IFFR champions boundary-pushing independent cinema – both through its festival programming and its industry activities which offer year-round support to film professionals.
“The opportunity to be much more open, free and creative.”
IFFR Pro talks to creatives on two of its Darkroom projects: Holy Electricity and Floating With Spirits.
Jolinde den Haas
Project manager IFFR Pro Immersive & Darkroom