Festival

Picture This

Picture This offers a small and obviously elliptical history of IFFR, captured through the lenses of the festival’s photographers. Alongside the well-known portraits of emblematic filmmakers, Pieter Vandermeer and his team took countless other photos. And not only of filmmakers and VIP guests: any visitor to the festival could be the subject of such a snapshot. Whether sitting in the cinema or having a drink at a party.

This work was continued by photographers such as André Bakker and Felix Kalkman, who worked for many years on the festival’s own newspaper, Daily Tiger. A series of fifty short vignettes has been assembled from these and other treasure troves, linking a selection of these photos together through stories and associations. To provide the soundtrack to these vignettes, a number of musical moods were created by music students from Codarts Rotterdam. Picture This is a tribute to all those diligent photographers, and was conceived for an audience captivatingly waiting for a film to start. 

Mon 1 to Sun 7 Feb, to be seen before all online screenings and at IFFR.com, with thanks to the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Pieter Vandermeer and Codarts Rotterdam

Unsung Heroes

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Football

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Strike a Pose

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

The Mayors

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Kodar / Hopper

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Royalty

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Stars of the East

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Dress Code

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Nouvelle Vague

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Who is That Girl?

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Made in Rotterdam

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Polaroids

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Kidlat and Orlow, 1978

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Freedom

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

The Archival Turn

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Drive My Car

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Lost Treasures

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Of Prizes and Men

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Rising Sun

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Our House

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Free Willies

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cinema

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Out of the Box

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Sex, Drugs and Celluloid

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.

Film as Film

In fifty short vignettes, words, music and above all photos add surprising footnotes to the story of IFFR.