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 30 January 2024, the second edition of the Pro Darkroom will present a curated selection of work-in-progress screenings and feedback sessions. 

Read the Darkroom 2024 selection

Access is for CineMart badge holders or by invitation only. 

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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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

  • Alessia Acone

    Head of Pro a.i.