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International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and the European Film Academy (EFA) joined forces to create the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk (ICFR), a permanent organisation aimed at supporting filmmakers facing political persecution for their work. The coalition aims at coordinating campaigns, publicising cases of filmmakers in peril and providing lobbying representation.


Release Panahi, Rasoulof and Al-Ahmad!

11 July 2022

Call for the release of Iranian filmmakers.


ICFR Emergency Fund for Filmmakers

The Coalition and the Fund have been canvassing for funding and donations as soon as war broke out.


Release Hajooj Kuka

21 September 2020

Sudanese filmmaker imprisoned for false accusations of disrupting public safety.


ICFR Launched Officially in Venice

06 September 2020

To activate the film community’s collective response to cases of filmmakers facing severe risk, the IDFA, IFFR and the EFA have joined forces in establishing the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk.


Call for the immediate release of Moataz Abdelwahab

17 July 2020

IFFR calls for the release of the Egyptain producer with the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk


Urgent call for the freedom of Mohammad Rasoulof

10 March 2020

The filmmaker is currently facing incarceration in Iran


Urgent action for Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

23 April 2019

IFFR and IDFA call for the release of detained filmmaker


Support Oleg Sentsov

09 July 2018

Watch his film Gaamer on IFFR Unleashed to support his case.


IFFR calls for release Sentsov

30 May 2018

Together with many Dutch film institutions, IFFR signed a letter urging the European Parliament to do everything in its power to ensure the immediate release of Ukranian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. Sentsov is now on day 17 of a hunger strike in a Yakutia prison. He says he will follow through until death should his demands not be met.