The twelve-day International Film Festival Rotterdam celebrates worldwide independent, innovative and experimental filmmaking and film-related arts. The festival receives hundreds of filmmakers each year and as many as 3.000 film industry representatives.

If you'd like to join us for IFFR 2018 here's what to do:

Representatives from the film industry may apply for accreditation. According to your professional credentials, IFFR PRO will assign one of the two available passes: IFFR PRO or CineMart. Applications can be made online.

The costs for an accreditation are:

  • Early Bird (Paid online before 22 December 2017) - €150
  • Regular (Paid online before 17 January 2018) - €170
  • Late Bird €200

Accreditations may be issued to applicants working in:

  • Acquisition
  • Archive/Library
  • Arts Institution/Museum/Crossover
  • Broadcasting
  • Consulting
  • Digital Distribution / VOD
  • Distribution
  • Festival Programming and Film Markets
  • Film Agency
  • Funding and Financing bodies
  • Legal Representation
  • Marketing/Promotion
  • Production
  • Sales
  • Technical Services
  • Theatrical Exhibitor
  • Training/Project Development
  • Web/Online Production

Further accreditations may be issued to individual professionals:

  • Actor
  • Composer
  • Costume Designer
  • Film Director
  • Director of Photography
  • Editor
  • Screenwriter

Accreditation is personal and non-transferable and gives access to:

  • Festival and IFFR PRO Programme, networking events, Panels and Masterclasses;
  • IFFR PRO screenings;
  • IFFR Video Library holding most of the festival selection;
  • Admission to public screenings by reserving a ticket in advance;
  • IFFR PRO Hub for meetings, networking and mentor services
  • IFFR Pro services (Dark Room, Sales & Distribution Information)

CineMart accreditation gives access to all of the above, plus:

  • Access to the CineMart Spotlight event
  • Meetings with selected CineMart projects

New applicants

Applications can be made by sending an e-mail to our accreditation team with the following information: please include a short and up to date company profile and short motivation. Individuals should include their CV/filmography. You can send an e-mail to [email protected].

CineMart is an invite-only market, therefore requests received will be carefully assessed and granted only to delegates looking to contribute to the selected projects. Therefore the number of new accreditations granted for CineMart is limited.

Please note: accreditations are issued at the full discretion of International Film Festival Rotterdam and submission of a request does not guarantee accreditation.