IFFR welcomes audiences and filmmakers back to cinemas for a programme of 51st edition competition titles
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will present a weekend of competition screenings in Rotterdam from 14 to 16 October in Cinerama and LantarenVenster. The IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger programme will consist of IFFR 2022 titles from the Tiger, Big Screen and Ammodo Tiger Short competitions that could not screen to audiences at the start of the year.
Festival Director, Vanja Kaludjercic: “When Covid-19 restrictions forced us to shift online just before the start of the festival, we made the tough decision to not make the competition titles available yet to audiences, but to wait to present these titles as they were meant to be seen: on the big screen. We’re happy to honour our commitment to those filmmakers who trusted us with their work, and are very much looking forward to celebrating cinema with audiences in full capacity screening rooms for the first time since 2020 – rediscovering the true essence of IFFR.”
The event rounds off the festival’s 51st edition, full details of which are now available in the IFFR 2022 Annual Report. The festival dates from 26 January to 6 February 2022 took place against the backdrop of renewed Covid-19 restrictions in the Netherlands, offering a streamlined lineup of titles online to audiences that did not include competition titles, with the exceptional on-site world-premiere of Along the Way when restrictions lifted. A more extensive collection of festival selections and competitions was made available online to press and industry. Competition winners were announced on 2 February.