01 February 2021

50th edition International Film Festival Rotterdam

The 50th festival edition of the IFFR will take place in an extensive form. The festival is celebrated in two parts - from February 1 to 7 and from June 2 to 6, 2021 - linked by special programs in the meantime. IFFR 2021 will be a hybrid festival that is adapted to the current corona situation, but still offers a daring and exciting program for Dutch and international audiences and professionals.

In 2021, the festival will consist of two separate parts, the first in February and the second in June, which will be supplemented in between with special programs and online content. A hybrid model is always used, a combination of physical and online events, to guarantee that meetings are safe and at an appropriate distance. This way, people who cannot or do not want to come to Rotterdam can experience the entire festival.


February 1-7
The first part of the festival takes place from February 1 to 7. The six festival days are devoted to IFFR's main competitions, the Tiger Competition, Big Screen Competition and Ammodo Tiger Short Competition, a series of pre-premieres in the Limelight section, and an entirely online edition of IFFR Pro Days for industry professionals. Physical events and screenings take place in De Doelen and KINO Rotterdam. Film lovers throughout the Netherlands can also watch the films online. The first part of this special edition of IFFR starts in February. Tiger on the Loose offers visitors to Rotterdam the chance to admire interactive AR installations located throughout the city. IFFR is also going to Amsterdam, with Vive le cinéma !: an exhibition about film and art in collaboration with Eye Filmmuseum, with work commissioned by iconic filmmakers

February 1 to 5
The IFFR Pro Days industry program, with CineMart and Rotterdam Lab, will take place online from 1 to 5 February. The online program is tailored to participating filmmakers and the development phase their project is in and offers hands-on networking and training opportunities, in addition to sessions for the industry as a whole. Rotterdam Lab will take place from January 25 to February 5, 2021. IFFR Pro Awards is scheduled for February 5.

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