Press

IFFR Press accreditation

Journalists and those wishing to cover the festival can here find information on obtaining a press accreditation for IFFR 2023, including the requirements. Submit your request via the link below.

IFFR Press accreditation

IFFR is an essential hub for discovering film talent, many world and international premieres, and a wealth of curated programmes including short films, features, documentaries and art installations. IFFR also actively supports filmmakers in accompanying their film projects through its Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) and CineMart.

Please read the requirements and guidelines below carefully before applying for accreditation.

An IFFR 2023 Press accreditation provides you with access to:

  • the full IFFR 2023 programme
  • interview opportunities facilitated by the IFFR Press team
  • networking events 
  • Press & Industry screenings 
  • an online video library (geoblocked to Rotterdam)

The fee for an IFFR 2023 Press accreditation is €50

Request your accreditation

Requests should be made before 23 December to guarantee processing. 

Content confidentiality

Please read our notice regarding the conditions of use for online festival content which protects the works of artists against illegal use or copying.  

Content confidentiality

Returning journalists

If you have visited IFFR before, you may expect to receive your personal invitation for IFFR 2023. If this is still not the case, please contact [email protected].

Due to our switch to a new ticketing system, returning journalists will need to reset the password to their personal account in order to reserve their tickets for the screenings at the festival.

Read more here

First time press accreditations

First-timers who want press accreditation should create an account. Please note that an accreditation request does not guarantee accreditation. If approved, you will receive an official invitation by email to attend IFFR as accredited press.

Accreditation requirements and participation guidelines

During the online accreditation process, you will be asked to upload supporting documents. Please find the requirements for different types of press below.

1. Printed media

  • Name, address, phone number, personal email address;
  • Information about your affiliated company: company name, editor-in-chief, phone number, email address, periodicity, circulation, website;
  • Official confirmation letter (PDF) from your editor-in-chief on company letterhead specifying the type, extent and publication date of the planned coverage at IFFR;
  • Recent coverage of IFFR (for returning journalists) or coverage of other film festivals or film-related publications (for first-timers) in the assigned medium, signed with your name;
  • If applicable, provide the same for other affiliations for which you want to cover IFFR.

2. Online press

  • Name, address, phone number, personal email address;
  • Information about your affiliated company: company name, editor-in-chief, phone number, email address, number of unique visitors per month and number of page views per month;
  • Official confirmation letter (PDF) from your editor-in-chief on company letterhead specifying the type, extent and publication date of the planned coverage at IFFR;
  • Recent coverage of IFFR (for returning journalists) or coverage of other film festivals or film-related publications (for first-timers) for the assigned medium, signed with your name;
  • If applicable, provide the same for other affiliations for which you want to cover IFFR.

3. Radio and television

  • Name, address, phone number, personal email address;
  • Information about your affiliated company: network/company name, editor-in-chief, phone number, email address, and information about the programme (periodicity, scheduling, broadcasting area, audience numbers, website);
  • Official confirmation letter (PDF) from your editor-in-chief on company letterhead specifying the type, extent and publication date of the planned coverage at IFFR. Please specify the name(s) and function(s) of all crew members that will accompany you;
  • Recent coverage of IFFR (for returning journalists) or coverage of other film festivals or film-related publications (for first-timers) for the assigned medium, signed with your name;
  • If applicable, provide the same for other affiliations for which you want to cover IFFR.

4. Press photographer

  • Name, address, phone number, personal email address;
  • Information about your affiliated company: company name, name of editor-in-chief, phone number, email address, periodicity, circulation, website;
  • Official confirmation letter (PDF) from your editor-in-chief on company letterhead specifying the type, extent and publication date of the planned coverage at IFFR. Please specify the name(s) and function(s) of all crew members that will accompany you;
  • Three recent press clippings of photos copyrighted by the photographer and/or the agency;
  • If applicable, provide the same for other affiliations for which you want to cover IFFR.

5. Press agency

  • Name, address, phone number, personal email address;
  • Information about your affiliated company: company name, name of editor-in-chief, phone number, email address, website;
  • Official confirmation letter (PDF) from your editor-in-chief on company letterhead specifying the type, extent and publication date of the planned coverage at IFFR.
  • Three recent film-festival or film related press clippings signed with your name and/or the agency;
  • If applicable, provide the same for other affiliations for which you want to cover IFFR.

Please note:

  • Accredited journalists are expected to announce and cover the festival in their affiliated medium;
  • Please send your published IFFR 2023 coverage to [email protected] as soon as possible. Renewal of accreditation is based, in part, on the receipt of your coverage;
  • Press accreditation for IFFR is entirely at the discretion of the Press Office.
  • Please keep us updated via [email protected] on any changes in your affiliation or address. This way we can make sure you receive your press accreditation form in time and at the appropriate address.

Please consult our FAQ for any further information or contact us via [email protected]

Contact

  • Caterine Baeten

    IFFR Press Office