During twelve festival days, hundreds of filmmakers and other artists present their work to a large and devoted audience in 24 screening venues located within central Rotterdam. Up to 3,000 press and film industry representatives visit the festival to report and catch the buzz on its premieres or to take part in CineMart, the largest co-production market for film projects.
The IFFR grew out to become one of the largest audience driven film festivals in the world, while maintaining its focus on innovative filmmaking by talented newcomers and established auteurs as well as on presenting cutting edge media art.
The festival doesn’t end at the exit of the cinema. Next to film screenings there’s also a lot of surprising music, remarkable and interactive performances, deep talk shows, fun parties and special installations.
Films at the festival are either English spoken or have English subtitles.