About the Film Office
The Film Office promotes the interests of filmmakers by connecting them with international buyers, film programmers and other key professionals present at the festival.
IFFR provides a vital platform for making valuable connections that can stimulate the career of a filmmaker. The Film Office links the business side of the festival and the professionals attending the co-production market CineMart, with the filmmakers present with a film in the official line-up of IFFR. Centrally located in festival headquarters De Doelen, the Filmmakers Hub is an efficient and relaxing place to work and have meetings.
As part of the activities at the Filmmakers Hub, directors and producers are invited to take 30-minute one-to-one meetings with a mentor. These Industry insiders can provide important advice, guidance, coaching and inspiration to the filmmakers.
The Film Office also organises daily IFFR PRO Panels, where top Industry professionals will share their experiences and dispense important advice to up-and-coming filmmakers. Taking place in the Filmmakers Hub, these panels are a great forum for filmmakers to get their questions answered and for Industry pros to meet new talent.
The Film Office is also the first point of contact for the Press & Industry Screenings and the Video Library – it distributes all relevant film and contact data to distributors, sales agents and producers worldwide.
During the festival, Industry delegates are welcome to use the fully digitized Video Library to view festival titles. This is located on the 4th floor of festival centre de Doelen and can also be accessed by Wi-Fi throughout the entire building.
Attendance reports of the Press and Industry Screenings and the Video Library will be made available to the films' rights holders within 24 hours of the screenings.
Wi-Fi access is available throughout de Doelen festival centre. On the 3rd floor, professionals can also use a limited amount of computers to check their email. Further work spaces are available in the Filmmakers Hub and the Video Library on the 4th floor.
The Film Office is represented by Nikolas Montaldi and Jasper van Quekelberghe together with the team of Industry mentors. During the festival, we can be found on the 3rd floor of de Doelen.
During the festival, the IFFR organises the daily Tiger Pro panels and debates with international guests, as well as network gatherings for all attending film professionals to animate connections. Download the IFFR PROgramme in PDF.
Rights Holders List
The rights holders list, sent out several times prior to the festival and available during the festival, contains details about all feature-length films not currently represented by an international sales agent.
The Distributor Letter lists the complete festival line-up of feature-length films (60 minutes or longer) both fiction and documentary. The list includes sales contacts, rights information and premiere status.