IFFR shares condolences with family of Jip Jurg

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the 32-year-old man from Rotterdam named Jip Jurg, who was found dead in his home on Sunday 28 January. The festival shares its sincerest condolences with his family and close ones.

The police are currently investigating the death of Jip Jurg. According to the police press release, Jurg attended an IFFR event in Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg during the night of Friday 26 to Saturday 27 January and was involved in an altercation outside of the venue. The police are calling on festival goers and other bystanders for more information regarding the incident.

Managing director Janneke Staarink says: “Our thoughts are with Jip Jurg’s family in these difficult moments. IFFR is assisting the Rotterdam police however possible and stays in close contact with their spokesperson.”

For more information, please contact Roland Ekkers, spokesperson of the

Rotterdam police.

Telephone: 088-9641070

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International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) – one of the largest cultural events in the Netherlands, and one of the biggest audience-oriented film festivals in the world – offers a high quality line-up of fiction and documentary feature films, short films, exhibitions, performances, masterclasses and talkshows. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through numerous industry initiatives including co-production market CineMart, through the BoostNL and Propellor initiatives, its Hubert Bals Fund and Rotterdam Lab. IFFR takes place from Wednesday 23 January to Sunday 3 February 2019. More information can be found at IFFR.com.