International Film Festival Rotterdam

24 Jan - 04 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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Alisha Franklin

" My husband is a Hilton Honors Diamond member, and got a free night stay. We decided to stay here and have a little staycation. They upgraded our room, so we got a bay front suite with a fire pit. The room was amazing. It was very clean. They have tennis courts, 1 basketball court, a spa, a HUGE pool, and boat and jet ski rentals on the bay. Parking is a little pricey, but it is a resort. I'd definitely recommend it."

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Carlos Gurrola

" Very nice experience that I would expect from the Hilton hotels. Dinner was great at the hotel restaurant. Kevin, our waiter was friendly and handled our dining needs well. Of course the hotel gift shop was a necessary stop. One of those "just do it" things because of the one of a kind boutique shops. There is a $40 parking fee and a resort fee of $35 each night. No surprises as it was advised when I made the reservation through Hilton reservations and again at the desk upon check-in. The room was great also. So, I think it was a good value. Recommend you try it."

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Keith Skinner

" Rating has to do with the staff, from the front desk to the wait staff at the restaurant, but mainly the outstanding concierge service! My wife and I stayed at the resort for a week, and Kerry and Gordie made it an awesome experience! They helped us plan the entire week, gave great recommendations, and even helped us get "special treatment" at a couple places, because they had a relationship with those establishments. They took plenty of time to understand what our desires were for the visit, and helped us exceed expectations- they are fantastic! I would highly recommend not renting a car, and using Uber for all your transportation needs."

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" The SPA is phenomenal and would definitely go back. Dennis The concierge was very helpful and pleasant. The massages and facials was a great experience and will do it again at this location. Ricardo, our waiter at the restaurant, was very friendly and a delight. The entire experience was worth spending the entire day and would recommend it to anyone looking to have a relaxing day away from it all."

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Nel tana

" I want to take this opportunity to share with you my weekend at the San Diego Hilton on mission bay. I planned to propose to my girlfriend, I had a vision on what I wanted to do. I called the concierge of the hotel, to share my thoughts. WOW, Gordon aka (Gordie) hit the ball out of the park!!! His attention to details was flawless. Working with Gordie and his hospitality made us feel like royalty. I want to thank you so much for going out of your way Gordie and making the weekend so beautiful for us. I also want to thank the spa representatives, this is one of the services which Gordon reserved for us. We had a couple’s massage, my fiancé mentioned Erin gave her the best massage she ever received and I agreed with her. Sara was awesome and both masseuse represented spa with integrity, if you are there this is a must do. The views of the hotel and the restaurant on the premise were outstanding, we cannot wait to go back very soon. Thank you to ALL for a perfect weekend."

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