Call for Entry

52nd International Film Festival Rotterdam – Call for Entry 2023

Dear Asian filmmakers the International Film Festival Rotterdam is accepting feature films (until October 4, 2022) and short films (until September 20, 2022).

About the festival:
International Film Festival Rotterdam aims to offer a quality selection of worldwide independent, innovative cinema and visual arts. Devoted to actively supporting independent filmmaking from around the globe, IFFR is the essential hub for discovering film talent and for catching the early buzz on many world and international premieres.

Competitive Programmes:
-Tiger Competition
For directors of a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd feature-length film, that are presented in World premiere at IFFR or, in consultation with the festival, in International or European premiere after no more than one festival event or territorial release between September 2022 and January 2023.

-Big Screen Competition
For films having their World premiere at IFFR. Exceptions may be made, at IFFR’s discretion, for films with an International or European premiere after no more than one festival event or territorial release in the five months leading up to the festival.

-Ammodo Tiger Short Competition
For directors with a short film less than 60 minutes. The film should have its world, international or European premiere in Rotterdam.

Eligibility:
– The festival is open to feature films, creative documentaries, experimental films, short and mid-length films and innovative visual productions for digital media.
– All submissions should be completed after 1 January of the calendar year prior to the festival. For IFFR 2023, this means the film should be completed after 1 January 2022.
– Films previously submitted to IFFR and not selected, will not be reconsidered for the 2023 Festival.
– Films that have already screened in The Netherlands are excluded from submission to the festival.
– Student films, with the exception of post-graduate works, are excluded from submission to the festival.
– IFFR considers work-in-progress submissions, provided that the film can be finished in time for the festival. IFFR is not obliged to take into consideration new versions of the same submission.
– In case of digital festival screening prior to IFFR 2023, the film must have been screened with geo-block. If the film has been screened without geo-block and was available worldwide, a maximum of 1500 views in total is allowed in order for the film to be eligible for the IFFR. Also the film may have been available online only for a maximum of 20 days.

– Entry Fees:
* Feature Films – €55 (ex. VAT)
* Short Films and Mid-length films (up to 60 minutes) – €30 (ex. VAT)
* VR/Immersive Works – €30 (ex. VAT)

Submission Deadlines:
* Feature Films – October 4, 2022
* Short and Mid-length Films (completed before 1 July) – August 23, 2022
* Short and Mid-length Films (completed after 1 July) – September 20, 2022
* VR/Immersive Works – September 20, 2022

Notification Date: 4 weeks after submission you should be contacted by the festival.

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here: https://iffr.com/en/film-entry (This is also the submission link)

We remind readers that the 52nd International Film Festival Rotterdam will take place from January 2 – February 5, 2023.

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call For Entries”.

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