Rotterdam International Film Festival

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands


  • The festival takes place since 1972.


Amnesty International - DOEN Award

Amnesty International - DOEN Award - Special Mention

Arte France Cinéma Award

Audience Award

Big Screen Award

Bright Future Award

Critics Award

Dioraphte Award

Eurimages Award


FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention

Golden Cactus
  • The award has been inaugurated in memory of filmmaker 'Theo van Gogh', who was murdered in November 2004.

Hubert Bals Fund Lions Film Award

KNF Award

KNF Award - Special Mention

Lions Club Award

Lions Film Award

MovieZone Award
  • MovieZone is a project of the Dutch Institute of Film education (NIF).

MovieZone Award - Special Mention

Movies That Matter Award

Netpac Award

Netpac Award - Special Mention

New Arrivals Award

Prince Claus Fund Film Grant

Prix Rotterdam (EFA European Short Film)

Prix UIP Rotterdam (European Short Film)
  • The winning film is automatically nominated for the European Short Film Award at the next European Film Awards.

Return of the Tiger Award

Rotterdam Award
  • Shortly before the 1986 edition, IFFR asked around 80 film professionals to choose their favorites in five categories for the Rotterdam Awards. The festival's motivation was to direct early attention to filmmakers who didn't find the recognition they deserved.

Tiger Award

Tiger Award - Special Mention

Tiger Award for Short Film

Tiger Award for Short Film - Special Mention

WorldView New Genres Fund Development Award

Wouter Barendrecht Award

Historical Timeline

  • The festival had more than 300,000 admissions, 460 titles presented at 1,060 screenings, 1,999 guests. All of this was covered by 487 journalist, 211 of which were foreign press.

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