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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025


Darkroom is IFFR Pro’s programme of work-in-progress screenings. The projects presented are either supported by the Hubert Bals Fund or formerly presented at CineMart. Teams receive expert consultancy and have the chance to present their work to international sales agents, festival programmers and buyers.

Darkroom-presented Mongrel wins Cannes prize

Chiang Wei Liang and You Qiao Yin co-direct the Taiwanese mountain-set Mongrel, presented in Darkroom at IFFR 2024 and world premiering in la Quinzaine des Cinéastes.

Darkroom-presented projects

  • IFFR Pro Darkroom 2024

    Alternates, dir. Jonathan Hagard, France, Japan
    Produced by: Floréal

    Diamonds in the Sand, dir. Janus Victoria, Japan, Philippines
    Produced by: Paperheart

    Duchampiana, dir. Lilian Hess, France, Germany
    Produced by: Tchikiboum

    The Idyll, dir. Aaron Rookus, Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia
    Produced by: Studio Ruba

    Mongrel, dir. Wei Liang Chiang, France, Taiwan, Singapore
    Produced by: E&W Films
    World premiere Cannes Quinzaine des Cinéastes 2024

    La vie devant nous, dir. Olivier Meys, Belgium, France, Luxembourg
    Produced by: Michigan Films

  • IFFR Pro Darkroom 2023

    Disco Afrika, dir. Luck Razanajaona, France, Madagascar, South Africa
    Produced by: We Film (France)
    World premiere Berlinale 2024

    Floating with Spirits (VR), dir. Juanita Onzaga, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands
    Produced by: Cassette for timescapes (Belgium), Tarantula (Luxembourg), Studio Biarritz (Netherlands)
    World premiere in Venice Immersive 2023

    Holy Electricity, dir. Tato Kotetishvili, Georgia
    Produced by: Zango Film (Georgia)

    The Intrusion, dir. Flora Dias, Juruna Mallon, Brazil
    Produced by: Lira Cinematográfica and Enquadramento Produções (Brazil)
    World premiere in Berlinale Forum 2023

    The Umesh Chronicles, dir. Pooja Kaul, India
    Produced by: Rising Sun Films (India)

    When We Lost to the Germans, dir. Guido van Driel, Netherlands, Belgium
    Produced by: Family Affair Films (Netherlands)
    Theatrical release in the Netherlands with September Film (21 September 2023)

Concept still: Holy Electricity

Contact the team

For any questions, get in touch with the Darkroom team:

– Alessia Acone, Head of Pro (a.i.)
– Jolinde den Haas, Project Manager IFFR Pro Immersive & Darkroom