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Rotterdam Film Festival Moves Dates for 2023, Announces Staff Cuts

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the dates for its 52nd edition next year and unveiled restructuring plans after two years of online-only events have hit its bottom line. The 2023 Rotterdam Festival, which organizers say will be “circumstances permitting” the IFFR’s first fully in-person event since 2020, is set to run January […]

‘Harry Potter’ Actor Harry Melling on Starring Role in Gender- and Genre-Bending ‘Please Baby Please’: “It’s ‘West Side Story’ Meets David Lynch”

Harry Melling could have been trapped being Dudley Dursley all his life. The British actor was 10 when he was cast to play Harry Potter’s portly, bullying muggle cousin in the fantasy film franchise. Short cameos in five Potter films could have condemned Melling to a lifetime of C-list celebrity “Where Are They Now?” features. […]

Rotterdam Film Festival Kicks Off Second Virtual Event, Market

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), arguably the largest cinema event devoted to alternative international cinema, kicks off its 51st edition Wednesday with the world premiere of Amanda Kramer’s Please Baby Please. Rotterdam was forced to go online-only again this year after the Netherlands went into lockdown in December amid an omicron-driven surge in COVID-19 […]

‘Please Baby Please’ With Andrea Riseborough, Demi Moore to Open Rotterdam Film Fest

The International Film Festival Rotterdam has unveiled its official lineup for 2022, which, due to the surge of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the Netherlands, will be an online-only event. The Omicron wave has also impacted this year’s lineup, including the opening night film, with Amanda Kramer’s U.S. drama Please Baby Please replacing […]

Omicron: Rotterdam Film Festival Goes Virtual Amid COVID Lockdown

The International Film Festival Rotterdam has canceled its in-person event in response to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing Thursday that the 2022 festival in January will be online-only. The move was expected after the Dutch government put the entire country on lockdown, citing concerns over rising COVID-19 infection rates driven by the Omicron variant. The lockdown, […]

Rotterdam Festival Sets Opening Film, Confirms In-Person Event Despite Omicron Concerns

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has confirmed it is going ahead with plans to hold an in-person event for its 51st edition in January, despite concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, the Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, announced new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 amid worries that the new omicron […]

Omicron: Rotterdam Festival Puts Industry Events Online

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has moved its 2022 industry events — including the CineMart market and the Rotterdam Lab — online in response to growing concerns over rising COVID-19 infection rates in the Netherlands and the spread of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus. It is still unclear whether Rotterdam will also […]

Rotterdam Film Festival Unveils 2021 Lineup

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has unveiled the full program for its 50th celebratory edition, with Mona Fastvold’s same-sex period drama The World to Come, starring Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby, set to open the event on June 2. Poupelle of Chimney Town, an animated feature from Japanese director Hirota Yusuke, will close the […]

Rotterdam Film Festival Unveils Titles for Summer Event

The in-person portion of 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam will be held June 2-June 6. 

‘Pebbles’ Wins Top Honor at 2021 Rotterdam Film Festival

 "The jury was blown away by a seemingly simple and humble film we fell in love with instantly," the Rotterdam jury said of the Vinothraj P.S.' Southern Indian-set drama.

Rotterdam: Greek Drama ‘Cora’ Wins CineMart Co-Production Award

The supernatural drama from first-time Greek director Evi Kalogiropoulou was named the best project in the industry section of the Rotterdam International Film Festival.  

Rotterdam Unveils 2021 Lineup

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), has unveiled the official line-up for its 50th-anniversary edition, which will run both as a virtual event in February and an in-person festival in June.