IFFR Academy 2020
IFFR Academy is renewed! This year IFFR offers an IFFR Academy accreditation for the next generation of film professionals in Film- and Art Academies. Students are able to attend every film, masterclass, and exhibition of the festival’s 49th edition (22 January to 2 February 2020) and they have access to a special curated program. IFFR Academy allows selected students to get acquainted with the festival and its guests and at the same time broaden their network and cultural horizons.
The opening of IFFR Academy hosted by Jordi Wijnalda, with an introduction by festival director Bero Beyer. Programmer Inge de Leeuw will give a short introduction of her programme The Collective Space where IFFR hosts workshops for young talent, organised together with the Ghetto Film School (Los Angeles, New York and London), the Netherlands Film Academy and Rotterdam based communities. Combined with a celebratory network drink.
Monday 27 January 16:30-18:00 in Het Nieuwe Instituut
Focus: First Stage
Focus on the first phase of filmmaking. We will treat questions like: ‘How to find funding?’, ‘What can film markets do for my project?’, ‘How can I improve my script?’ and ‘How to find and work with, an international co-producer?’. In a round table setting, we invite experts to do a short introduction of their field of expertise and invite students to ask questions and take part in the conversation.
Tuesday 28 January 16:00-17:00 in Kleine Zaal in Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg
Focus: How to get your film in the cinema?
In the same set-up as Tuesday we focus on the last phase of filmmaking. We will treat questions like: 'How to find a sales agent?', ‘What festival strategy should I manage?', ‘How to bring my editing to the next level?’ and 'What is the role of a festival programmer in the film industry?' In a round table setting, we invite experts to do a short introduction of their field of expertise and invite students to ask questions and take part in the conversation.
Wednesday 29 January 16:00-17:00 in Kleine Zaal in Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg
Focus: Other screens
Black box, white cube, digital zone. Two makers in the field of experimental video making and VR explain the challenges when you work on different screens.
Thursday 30 January 16:00-17:00 in Kleine Zaal in Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg
Focus: On filmmaking
An in-depth conversation with Mees Peijnenburg about the production process of his film Paradise Drifters which will have its Dutch premiere at IFFR and International Premiere at Berlinale.
Friday 31 January 16:00-17:00 in Kleine Zaal in Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg
For whom is IFFR Academy?
We welcome all (inter)national accredited film academies (and art academies with film degrees) to celebrate independent film with us. Teachers can apply for a group of students, with a minimum of 10 people. All the students must have a valid student pass or registration.
What do you receive?
The IFFR Academy accreditation includes:
Curated IFFR Academy programme from Monday 27 January to Friday 31 January between 4 pm and 5 pm;
A badge with admission to public screenings, talks, and masterclasses by reserving a ticket in advance;
Admission to all Press and Industry screenings (if not fully booked);
Access to the IFFR Video Library holding most of the festival selection;
IFFR Pro Hub for meetings, networking and mentor services;
IFFR Pro services (Dark Room, Sales & Distribution Information)
Network drinks with other (inter)national students
How do you apply?
Teachers can apply for the group (min. 10 students) before 1 December 2019 by filling in the accreditation form below. The teachers receive a registration link for all their students. The IFFR Academy accreditation costs are €80 per student (max 1 teacher per group).
The application is closed.