Films driven by powerful stories, captivating subjects and important themes from filmmakers with a confident voice.
Programmes in the section
Big Screen Competition
Nine new films, presented to a film-loving audience jury. The winner receives a Dutch cinema release and TV broadcast by VPRO.
Voices Main Programme
A harvest of outstanding features – the future classics of arthouse cinema. Including VR works.
Avant-premieres of some of the cinematic highlights of the year: international award-winners and festival favourites which will be released in Dutch cinemas.
Rotterdam goes hardcore genre, with an eclectic mix of films that brashly bend, blend or respect conventions, each in their own distinctive way.
Every night a different music genre, explored in a unique setting with live extras. What links these documentaries is their attention to social background.
Narrative-driven short stories, presented in compilation programmes, competing for the Voices Short Award. Some of these screen before feature films.