International Film Festival Rotterdam

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Jan 23, 2019Feb 03, 2019
Various locations

International Film Festival Rotterdam

The prestigious International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) returns to present an amazingly diverse selection of films, parties and networking events!

IFFR and developing world cinema

What makes IFFR stand out consistently is its focus on international cinema. The festival helps talented, independent filmmakers from all across the world to reach the broadest possible audiences.

The festival is known for its innovative programming and its focus on independent works. Quality films from many different countries are presented to a large, international audience in Rotterdam with the aim of inspiring and broadening horizons.

IFFR in four sections

The IFFR festival programme is divided up into four sections:

  • Bright Future -  presents upcoming talents with a unique style and vision.
  • Voices - consists of films with an outspoken view on the world we live in.
  • Deep Focus - zooms in on the diversity of cinema itself, through retrospectives, masterclasses and various compilations.
  • Perspectives - explores films that approach relevant social and political themes, or investigate the boundaries between visual arts, music and other media.

IFFR programme 2019

The first movies that were announced to be screened during IFFR 2019 include:

  • Un amour impossible
  • Anteu
  • Ash is Purest White
  • The Beast in the Jungle
  • Beats
  • Birds of Passage
  • Black Mother
  • The Day I Lost my Shadow
  • Memories of My Body

and many more.


The IFFR Live programme is the biggest film festival screening in the world, streaming six IFFR Live shows from Rotterdam simultaneously to more than 45 cinemas in every corner of Europe and beyond. All audiences can join in the discussion at IFFR using #livecinema.

Get your tickets

Get your IFFR tickets on the International Film Festival Rotterdam website. On opening night on January 23, there will be a film, beginning at 9pm, and a party. Tickets cost 16 euros. There is also the closing night film and party, at 29 euros. You can also purchase the closing night party tickets separately without a film ticket.