Press accreditation

We encountered some technical problems in the last days; sincere apologies if you have received too many emails from our end. We are currently fixing the hurdle. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding your accreditation.

 

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.

The film festival in Rotterdam is the essential hub for discovering film talent, catching the first buzz on the many world and international premieres that take place here, and exploring a quality selection of hundreds of recent feature films, short films and documentaries. The festival programme includes competitions and sections for features and documentaries as well as short films, cutting-edge sections on film-related arts and audiovisual culture, debates and arts exhibitions. Through its Hubert Bals Fund and CineMart, the festival is actively supporting filmmakers to realize their film projects.

Please read the accreditation requirements and participation guidelines (below) very carefully before applying.

An IFFR press accreditation provides:

 

  • Access to numerous festival activities and main events
  • Access to Press & Industry screenings
  • Access to the Video Library
  • Free admission to public screenings
  • Free use of all press services

Returning journalists

 

If you have visited IFFR as accredited press before and the Press Office has pertinent reasons for a renewed accreditation, you will receive an invitation to attend the festival again. Please keep your MyIFFR account up to date on any alterations in your affiliation and/or address in order to receive your accreditation form in time and at the appropriate address. If you not have received an invitation in the first week of December but have visited the festival before, please contact us.

First time press accreditations

If you seek press accreditation to International Film Festival Rotterdam for the first time, please register through MyIFFR.

Please note that an accreditation request does not yet guarantee accreditation. If approved you will receive an official invitation by email to attend International Film Festival Rotterdam 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 below.

1. Printed media

  • Name, address, phone number, personal email address;
  • Information about the affiliation for which you request accreditation: 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 that assigns you to cover IFFR and that specifies the type, extent and publication date of the planned coverage;
  • Recent coverage on IFFR (returning journalists) or coverage on other film festivals or film-related publications (first time press accreditation) in the assigned medium, signed with your name;
  • If applicable: other affiliations for which you want to cover IFFR.

2. Online press

  • Name, address, phone number, personal email address;
  • Information about the website for which you request accreditation: company name, name of 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 that assigns you to cover IFFR and that specifies the type, extent and publication date of the planned coverage;
  • Recent coverage on IFFR (returning journalists) or coverage on other film festivals or film-related publications (first time press accreditation) in the assigned medium, signed with your name;
  • If applicable: other affiliations for which you want to cover IFFR.

3. Radio and television

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

4. Press photographer

  • Name, address, phone number, personal email address;
  • Information about the affiliation or agency for which you request accreditation: 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 that assigns you to cover IFFR and that specifies the type, extent and publication date of the planned coverage;
  • Three recent press clippings of photos copyrighted by the photographer and/or the agency;
  • If applicable: other affiliations for which you want to cover IFFR.

5. Press agency

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

Please note:

  • Accredited journalists are asked to announce and report on the festival in their affiliations;
  • The Press Office asks you to send your published IFFR 2018 coverage as soon as possible to [email protected];
  • Renewal of accreditation is based, in part, on the receipt of your coverage;
  • An early bird registration fee of €50 (incl. VAT) will be charged for press accreditation; this online offer only applies until 22 December. Between 23 December and 17 January, the fee increases to €60. Please note that an extra administration fee of €10 applies if accreditation payment takes place at the desk during the festival;
  • Press accreditation to the International Film Festival Rotterdam is entirely to the discretion of the Press Office.

Requests for press accreditations received after 17 January 2018 cannot be proceeded.

Please keep us updated via [email protected] on changes in your affiliation and/or address, in order to receive your press accreditation form in time and at the appropriate address.