12 Days of Film - The 45th International Film Festival in Rotterdam

Film-geeks, movie lovers, hipsters and all you cool kids unite! Today, Wednesday 27th of January, the 45th edition of the International Film Festival kicks off. Till February 7th you can eat your heart out in Rotterdam.

Published by Wouter on 27/01/2016

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is one of the biggest cultural events in the Netherlands and one of the biggest audience-oriented film festivals in the world. For twelve days the latest feature films, documentaries, short films, exhibitions, performances, talkshows and debates make Rotterdam an exciting, global capital city of film.

IFFR is known around the world for its individual, innovative programming, with particular attention to talented new filmmakers. Quality films from all over the world are presented in Rotterdam to a large, international audience.

Seventeen people attended the opening night of the first Film International Rotterdam on 28 June 1972, last year over 340.000 tickets were sold. Even if you don’t like movies that much, there’s always some party or other IFFR-related gig going on and you can literally feel the buzz across all the bars and restaurants in the city.

Image courtesy of Bas Czerwinski

Image courtesy of Nichon Glerum

The heart of the festival is the Schouwburgplein area, with one of the biggest cinemas in the country which boasts the largest screen in the Netherlands. Other venues are scattered around town, but all within walking or biking distance. If you don’t fancy a bikeride in the lovely Dutch winter weather, there’s always a tram or subway-stop around the corner.

Image courtesy of Bas Czerwinski

Visit the IFFR location website for specific directions. https://iffr.com/en/locaties

Get your tickets here: https://iffr.com

Check out the program: https://iffr.com/en/blog/iffr-programme-magazine-2015

And here an impression of last year's edition:

See you around!

- Wouter -

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