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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!
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!
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.
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.
De Doelen Theatre is the beating heart of the International Filmfestival in Rotterdam. Here you'll find the box office with all tickets for all participating theatres. Open daily from 9 am till 9 pm. (metro stop Stadhuis or Central Station)
Pathé Schouwburgplein is a centrally located cinema and is one of the biggest cinemas in the Netherlands. As a highlight it contains the movie theatre with the largest screen in the Netherlands! This cinema is located at Schouwburgplein in the Rotterdam, opposite to De Doelen Theatre (metro stop Stadhuis)
Cinerama is a magnificent and classic cinema with 7 movie theatres, It has more than 1000 seats. Cinerama is located in the centre of Rotterdam at Westblaak (metro stop Beurs).
The Old Luxor Theatre is Rotterdam's oldest theatre (dated 1917). Enjoy the special atmosphere during the International Film Festival. The theatre is located in Rotterdam’s city centre at Kruiskade close to De Doelen Theatre. (metro stop Stadhuis or Central Station).
Theater Rotterdam is one of the main stages for performing arts. This theatre is located at Schouwburgplein in the city center, opposite to De Doelen Theatre. (metro stop Stadhuis or Central Station).
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