International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)  is a Netherlands film festival That features fiction films, documentaries, short films and works of media.  The film festival runs from the end of January till the beginning of February, so if you are looking for things to do in Holland around this time, you cannot miss the film festival!

If you are planning a visit to the Netherlands while the film festival is occurring, you're in for a treat. Although it’s not your typical tourist attraction, it's one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the entire world. During the twelve day festival Hundreds of filmmakers and artists attend to present their work and compete for various awards offered at the festival. 

Anyone can go to the film festival, Whether you are a connoisseur of film or movie buff - you do not need to work in the industry to attend. The first International Film Festival in Rotterdam overtook place in June of 1972 and screened at the Purchased movies brand new art house cinemas That Were cropping up across the Netherlands.  The festival is an Internationally-recognized platform in Europe for launching new films from filmmakers across the globe. 

The full programming schedule for the IFFR will be posted in the beginning of January so that festival goers can plan-which films they'd like to see. If you are a true cinephile, you can purchase an Industry Press or CineMart badge So that you have access to the Press and Industry screening of films. If you only want to see a show or two and do not want to buy a full badge, it is best to buy your ticket for a public screening in advance. The best way to do this is by creating a MyIFFR account. 

If you are an English speaker attending the festival, no need to worry! All films shown at the IFFR are shown in the original language with English subtitles.  Because most Dutch people can also speak English, films feature English subtitles. 

Please visit our festivals  page to see what other festivals will be on while you're visiting the Netherlands.

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