International Film Festival Rotterdam

20 Feb


The International Film Festival Rotterdam in a nutshell

The IFFR Rotterdam is one of Europe's leading film festivals, comparable to film festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Locarno and Venice. The Rotterdam film festival is famous for of its unique variety of international movies and for being very visitor-friendly. The Rotterdam film festival shows mainly alternative, innovative and non-commercial movies made in Asia or third world countries, but also Hollywood blockbusters can be viewed here!

Eleven days of films till you faint...

During this 11 days lasting film festival, hundreds of film makers and other artists present their work to a huge audience in various movie theatres located within Rotterdam city centre. Up to 3,000 press and film industry representatives visit the IFFR Rotterdam to report and catch the buzz on its premieres or to participate in CineMart, the largest co-production market for film projects. It's hard to imagine in today's modern world to watch a movie without commercial breaks, but during the film festival in Rotterdam, movies are shown without trailers or any other commercials!

Tiger Awards Competition

Several awards for upcoming cinematographs who show their work are presented at the IFFR festival in Rotterdam. The main award is the Tiger Award for the 3 best short films (€ 15.000 each!). One of the most famous winners of the Tiger Award is Christopher Noland, the director of Memento, Insomnia and the Batman movies.

Free parties at the Rotterdam Film Festival

During the IFFR there are many after-parties in Rotterdam, which attract loads of cultural lovers and directors from all over the Netherlands and abroad. Every night from 11 pm, The Rotterdamse Schouwburg Theatre is converted into a party lounge with DJ's. Free admission! Opening and closing party tickets can be purchased online.

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Blair Roemmich

" So you pay 1650 for 3 nights! Stupid hidden fees. You pay extra for a fire pit for late night fun with the family but doesn't include the wet wood you but at the store for $14. If it did light it would last for 1 hour. What beach? It's connected to the most smelly lagoon I've ever smelt. I wouldn't step in it. Definitely outdated and needs to be updated especially for that price. On both sides of the resort are homeless parks that can be uncomfortable at times. Oh and last the $38 for daily parking, if you don't intend to be in the room by 7 don't plan on finding a spot remotely close to your room. The walk to the room isn't too bad, just keep in mind the homeless parks you are next too. But the breakfasts were great, if you don't mind paying $50-$60 for 2 people!"

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Lucas Butler

" Very nice hotel with lots of amenities, multiple pools, bars, and restaurants. Rooms are well keep, and have ample space for several adults. Beach access, and water sports rental equipment right off the beach side pool area. Only complaint is no elevator in our building. Not a huge deal as staff will bring your bags to your room. But having to carry our double stroller up and down the stairs was a bit cumbersome. Overall I would highly recommend staying at the Hilton resort."

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Nicole Weatherly

" The service was wonderful and speedy. The room, however, had mold on the ceiling, and the air conditioning was more like a fan, so it never really got cold inside. The carpet was also wet, probably from the humidity, but still was rather gross feeling on bare feet. The balcony was nice and had a beautiful view of the ocean! Over all, it was a nice stay with minor complaints."

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Monika F.

" Very disappointed in this hotel - way overpriced for what you get, and the fees & prices are ridiculous ($38 a night for parking, seriously?) Our room was just OK - nothing worth the money you pay. Felt more like a motel room and needed serious updating - the beds were not comfortable, the bathroom smelled like sewer, the tub would not drain. It had a nice patio and the pool area is nice, so that was a plus. However, like another reviewer mentioned, this is not a "real" beach, just a strip of sand on the San Diego Bay. Definitely not as nice as an ocean beach and and definitely not what we were expecting. This was probably the worst disappointment of it all. The restaurant was OK, but again way overpriced - even charged for the refill on apple juice for the kids. I would not pay half what we paid for this hotel and wish I wasn't fooled by the pictures. We'll come back to San Diego but definitely NOT to this hotel."

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" Schönes Hotel aber Gegend mit geschlafen naja und bisschen laut"

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