|when:||January 27th - February 7th, 2016|
|address:||Karel Doormanstraat 278-B|
3012 GP Rotterdam
|tel:||+31 10 8909090|
|fax:||+31 10 8909091|
|deadline:||October 1st, 2015 (shorts)|
October 15th, 2015 (features)
|entry form:||Iscrizione Online|
The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a quality selection of independent, innovative and experimental cinema, video and media art. During twelve festival days, hundreds of filmmakers and other artists present their work to a large audience (2010: 353,000 admissions) and 3,000 film professionals in 25 screening rooms on 8 festival venues.
Reflecting the ambitions of the IFFR towards supporting upcoming cinematographers, main prizes handed out during the festival go to films as well as to film projects. Eligible films are feature length works selected in the Tiger Awards Competition for first and second films (three equal Tiger Awards of each 15,000 Euro) and short films selected in the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films (three equal Tiger Awards for Short Film of each 5,000 Euro). Other juried prizes are the FIPRESCI, KNF, NETPAC and MovieSquad Awards given to Best Film in Competition, Best Film not yet acquired for Dutch distribution, Best Asian Film and Best Young People’s Film respectively. One of the competing short films will become the Rotterdam Short Film Nominee for the European Film Academy. Audience votes decide which filmmakers will be distinguished with the IFFR Audience Award (10,000 Euro for Best Film in Official Selection) and the Dioraphte Award (15,000 Euro for Best Hubert Bals Fund supported film in Official Selection). Film projects selected for CineMart 2011 may be distinguished with the ARTE France Cinema Award and the Prince Claus Fund Film Grant.