Striving for diversity and inclusivity has been part of the festival’s DNA since the start. Only a few percent of the many applications the Hubert Bals Fund receives annually can be granted.

IFFR launched Tigress during its 47th edition to specifically stimulate the development of film projects by female makers. This network, that is part of the Tiger Film Mecenaat, consists of private donors and investors who wish to link their contributions specifically to projects by female film auteurs.

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