General IFFR Pro FAQ

Everything you need to know about general topics related to IFFR Pro.

IFFR 2024 will take place from 25 January to 4 February 2024.

IFFR 2024 takes place from Thursday 25 January to Sunday 4 February. The IFFR Pro Days, during which most of the festival's professionals' programme is hosted, will be held from Friday 26 January to Wednesday 31 January. 

Awards take place on Monday 29 January: for Tiger Shorts, 30 January for the Pro Awards and Friday 2 February for the IFFR 2024 Awards Ceremony.

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The IFFR 2024 Press Conference will take place online on Monday 18 December at 11.00 a.m, when we will announce full details of our competitions titles and more highlights from across the programme. Regular programme announcements are made on IFFR.com, through our social media and via our newsletters

Industry professionals can stay up to date by subscribing to our Tiger Alert Pro, IFFR's newsletter for international guests.

If you are a journalist and want to receive press releases, send an e-mail to [email protected] to receive press releases in future.

The Hubert Bals Fund is a curatorial fund dedicated to supporting filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe in every stage of the filmmaking process – from script development to post-production. Over more than 30 years, the fund has developed a distinguished taste for filmmakers with a forward-looking artistic vision. Read more about the HBF in our profile.

CineMart was the first platform of its kind to offer filmmakers the opportunity to launch their ideas to the international film industry and to find the right connections to get their projects financed. Launching about 15 new projects in need of additional financing, CineMart also heralds an important start of the 'film year'. 
Each year, CineMart invites a select number of directors/producers to present their film projects to co-producers, funds, sales agents, distributors, TV stations and other potential financiers. 
Read more about the full profile of CineMart here.

All information regarding submitting completed films for IFFR can be found on our Film entry page. For project submissions, including for the Hubert Bals Fund and CineMart, take a look at the Pro submissions page. 

At International Film Festival Rotterdam, we represent the strength and impact of independent film, filmmakers and film-related art. In our work together, we each contribute to a culture that is built on foundations of mutual respect and dignity. For IFFR respect means welcoming and appreciating everyone around us — from our colleagues to our business partners to our guests — as well as creating an environment where everyone has the freedom to express him or herself, without fear of harassment, intimidation, discrimination, sexism, or other disrespectful behaviour. We reserve the right to revoke, without notice or refund, credentials or access to festival events and venues for those who engage in such conduct. If you have been involved of have witnessed something that violates this code we ask that you contact us as [email protected] If you prefer to speak to an outside organisation you may also contact Slachtofferhulp Nederland at 088-7460 000 or 0900-0101 For emergencies, immediately dial 1-1-2.

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