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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Film entry: films eligible for submission

The answers to most of your questions can be found in our Terms and Conditions. Please read these carefully before submitting your film.

  • Where can I find the terms and conditions for participating in an upcoming edition of IFFR?

    You can find the terms and conditions for participating in an upcoming edition of IFFR here. Please read the terms and conditions thoroughly to check that the film meets the eligibility criteria that we require for submission.

  • When is my film eligible for the Tiger Competition?

    Feature-length films (from 64 minutes or longer) of first, second, or third time directors are eligible for the Tiger Competition. The film should have its world premiere in Rotterdam (or, in consultation with the festival, its international or European premiere after no more than one festival event or territorial release between September 2024 and January 2025). The selection of films that will compete is made by the selection committee for feature films.

  • When is my film eligible for the Tiger Short Competition?

    Short films up to 63 minutes are eligible for the Tiger Short Competition. The film should have its world premiere in Rotterdam. The selection of films that will compete is made by the selection committee for short and mid-length films.

  • I submitted a film last year, can I submit the same film this year?

    Films previously submitted to the festival that were not selected, will not be reconsidered for the 2025 edition.

  • What constitutes a Dutch Premiere?

    A Dutch Premiere means the film hasn’t had a public screening in the Netherlands. For our purposes, a public screening is any screening that has taken place in the Netherlands, not including private cast and crew screenings. If the film has been submitted to other Dutch festivals that take place before IFFR, please make sure to mention this in the submission form. When you accept an invitation from another Dutch festival that takes place before IFFR, this automatically makes the submission to IFFR ineligible for selection.

    Please note that IFFR does not accept short and mid-length submissions with a Dutch premiere status.

  • Is it possible to receive a submission fee waiver?

    IFFR grants submission fee waivers to residents of countries with international payment restrictions. Countries included in this protocol are listed in the IFFR Terms and Conditions for participation 2024-2025, which can be found on the Film Entry page. If you are eligible according to this protocol, you can request a waiver code by contacting IFFR Programme Operations at [email protected].

  • May I submit documentaries?

    Yes, it is indeed possible to submit documentaries.

  • I made a student film, can I send this to you?

    Student films (with the exception of post-graduate works) are excluded from submission.

Film and media submissions

Submit features, shorts, mid-length films and Art Directions projects for the upcoming edition of the festival.

Contact

If you did not find your question or a relevant answer above, please contact us via [email protected] or call us (+31) 10 8909090.