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48th International Film Festival Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands, January 23 to February 3, 2019

Call for Entries

(Feature films, narrative or documentary, short films)


Telefilm Canada is currently accepting entries of feature-length films and collecting screeners on behalf of the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

**The Festival waives its entry fees for Canadian feature films submitted via Telefilm Canada (eTelefilm)**

**Short films must be submitted directly to the Festival**

Information and registration process


Founded in 1972, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the world, and focuses mostly on emerging talent and independent cinema. During 12 days, hundreds of filmmakers present their work to a large audience of over 310 000 participants and 2 200 professionals. The festival showcases some 250 feature films and 200 short films out of 50 countries.

The festival has several competitive sections and offer numerous cash awards. The main Competition offers an award of €40 000 to be shared between the film’s director and producer, and another award of €10,000 is presented to an exceptional artistic achievement.  The Bright Future Award consists of €10,000, to be spent on the development of a next film project. The VPRO Big Screen Award comprises a theatrical release in The Netherlands and is worth €30,000.

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection in the International Film Festival of Rotterdam as part of its Success Index and provides assistance through the International Festival Participation Program.