Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab is a training workshop for producers at the start of their career, with the aim of offering emerging international professionals the means to build and develop their network. Providing confidence and skills to navigate the world of international film financing, sales and distribution, Rotterdam Lab annually hosts more than 70 producers from across the world during the IFFR Pro Days.

The next edition of Rotterdam Lab takes place from 27 to 31 January 2024.

Open call

For the first time, five participants for the Rotterdam Lab 2024 will be chosen via an open call. Applications are now closed. 

Read more about the open call

Who can participate?

The remaining participants are affiliates of one of IFFR Pro's partner organisations. The participants for Rotterdam Lab are emerging producers, who should have produced at least one or two short films, and not more than two feature films. These conditions are set to make sure that the level of the group is balanced and that the producers are more or less in the same stage of building their career. 

Rotterdam Lab partners

Rotterdam Lab programme

The programme consists of panels and presentations moderated and held by our experienced industry delegates, as well as individual advice and expertise from IFFR Pro's extended international network of sales agents, distributors, filmmakers, producers and other film industry professionals. At the heart of Rotterdam Lab is the opportunity for informal networking opportunities between the attending producers that create lasting connections and networks. David Pope is the advisor of the Rotterdam Lab programme and moderates all activities during the training workshop.

Read about the 2023 programme


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