General press information

The following contains relevant dates and useful information on how to access screenings at IFFR 2020. Please take a minute to read it.

IFFR 2020: important dates and events

  • IFFR 2020: Wednesday 22 January – Sunday 2 February
  • Official Opening Night: Wednesday 22 January (by invitation only)
  • IFFR Pro screenings (P&I): Thursday 23 January – Friday 31 January
  • Public screenings: Thursday 23 January – Saturday 1 February
  • IFFR Pro Days (incl. 37th CineMart): Saturday 25 January – Wednesday 29 January
  • IFFR Press drinks: Saturday 25 January
  • IFFR Press breakfasts: Saturday 25 January - Tuesday 28 January
  • IFFR Press conferences with Tiger Competition directors: Sunday 26 January & Tuesday 28 January
  • Reality Check conference: Sunday 26 January
  • Ammodo Tiger Short Competition Ceremony: Sunday 26 January
  • IFFR Pro Awards Ceremony: Wednesday 29 January
  • IFFR Awards Ceremony, including the Tiger Award: Friday 31 January
  • Closing Night: Film & Party: Saturday 1 February

How to optimise your badge

IFFR has the following services available to accredited media:

Pro screenings

As public screenings tend to be very busy, we strongly advise you to schedule your personal programme around the extensive programme of Pro (Press & Industry) screenings. You don’t need tickets for these screenings. Simply present your badge at the entrance of the screening room.

Any changes in scheduled times and titles will be published on the IFFR website.

Public screenings

Tickets for public screenings can be booked online via your personal IFFR account. If you can’t make it to a booked public screening, please don’t forget to cancel your reservation so someone else can have your seat.

Update your personal account

Please fill out your arrival and departure dates in your personal account. This will allow the IFFR press team to help you as best as possible.

Press Office

The IFFR Press Office offers information on the festival organisation, the programme, CineMart, the Hubert Bals Fund and all IFFR events. During the festival, the Press Office can be found on the third floor of ‘de Doelen’ (behind the Press desk). IFFR Press officers will be present for comment, information and for arranging interviews with IFFR staff members.

Press Desk

The IFFR Press desk is located on the third floor of ‘de Doelen’. The Press desk team will assist you in finding your way through the festival and arrange interviews with attending filmmakers. We suggest you visit the Press desk upon arrival. From 18 December 2019 onwards you can reach the Press desk through [email protected]

Press desk opening hours:

Wednesday 22 January 2019 9:00 – 18:00 hrs
Thursday 23 January – Sunday 26 January 9:00 – 20:00 hrs
Monday 27 January – Saturday 1 February 9:00 – 18:00 hrs

Interview requests and interpreters

You are invited to contact the Press desk for arranging one-on-one interviews with attending talent. An interview room is available, but the third floor of ‘de Doelen’ offers good informal spots as well. If you want to interview a director of a film that has been acquired for distribution, the Press desk collaborates with the distributor’s representative. The Press desk can arrange for an interpreter as well, if needed. 

Press releases

Throughout the year, IFFR sends out email press releases with news about IFFR, CineMart and the Hubert Bals Fund. All press releases are available online here.

Press conferences

During the festival, IFFR will host two press conferences, on Sunday 26 and Tuesday 28 January respectively, where the filmmakers in Tiger Competition are invited to present their film to the press. Festival director Bero Beyer will interview the Tiger directors, after which there will be an opportunity for questions from journalists.

Video Library

View festival titles individually through our Video Library at the fourth floor of ‘de Doelen’, or watch them online here

Press & Industry work space and wi-fi

In ‘de Doelen’ we offer you free access to our wireless internet network. On the third and fourth floor at ‘de Doelen’ you will also find a special work space with printing and copying machines.


Photocalls are arranged for the first public screening of all films in Tiger Competition, of world premieres and of films with high-profile delegates attending. The photocalls take place near the screening room, 15 minutes before the film starts.

Audiovisual registration of festival events

Photographing and filming inside a screening room can happen only during introductions and Q&As, upon request. Registering audio(visual) material of any film screening is strictly forbidden.

To register for events such as award ceremonies and for further information or assistance, please don't hesitate to contact the Press Office.


Jenny Canters
PR & Press Manager

For Dutch press: [email protected]
For International press: [email protected]
+31 10 890 90 90