The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), despite its name, will not be limited solely to those in Rotterdam. The festival also kicked off at Groningen’s Forum and will last until this Sunday with more than 100 films to choose from, with almost all of them being available in English or with English subtitles.
The Forum will show the best new films from the festival, which they have been doing for 27 years using satellite connections. It creates a good cross-section of the programme shown at the festival in Rotterdam.
The IFFR is the biggest film festival held in the Netherlands. Since 1972 it has been held in Rotterdam and it serves as the premier for most of the films in the programme. These movies will then be screened in cinemas across the country during the rest of the year.
However, some films won’t be shown in Dutch cinemas after the festival’s conclusion. The films come from all over the world and range from long features to shorts. The focus of the festival is recent works from talented new filmmakers, but there is also room for retrospectives and theme programmes.
This year, the Forum will bring you on an unforgettable journey through the world of cinema, showing films that are groundbreaking with interesting stories made by innovative filmmakers.
The IFFR in Groningen runs from the 31st of January until the 4th of February. A schedule of films is available on the website of the Forum. Tickets are available online as well as in person at the Forum.