Below, you will find information on Press and industry screenings at IFFR, as well as other services like press conferences, the Press Office, the press desk, interview requests, press releases etc.
Please do take a minute to first read the following information on the dates and structure of the screenings of nternational Film Festival Rotterdam 2013. It may help to plan and take full advantage of your attendance period as a representative of the press.
- Opening Night Wednesday 23 January 2013: Opening Night screenings
are by invitation only.
- The regular public screening programme takes place from Thursday 24 January to Saturday 2 February 2013. On the last festival day (Sunday 3 February) only prebooked screenings take place; these screenings are not open to accredited press.
- The Press & Industry screenings programme runs from Thursday 24 January to Thursday 31 January 2013. See more information below.
- IFFR's short and medium-length film section ( Spectrum: Shorts
) takes place from Thursday 24 January to Monday 28 January 2013.
- The Awards Night of the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films
takes place on 28 January 2013.
- IFFR's Awards Night (Hivos Tiger Awards, NETPAC Award, FIPRESCI Award, KNF Award) takes place Friday 1 February 2013.
- The UPC Audience Award
and the Dioraphte Award
for Best Hubert Bals Fund-supported festival film are announced prior to the screening of the Closing Night Film
on Saturday 2 February 2013.
- The 30rd CineMart
takes place during IFFR 2013 from Sunday 27 January 27 to Wednesday 30 January 2013.
Collecting your IFFR press badge / Administration Fee
1. Upon arrival, first collect your IFFR Press badge at the Accreditation Desk in the IFFR Professionals Centre 'de Doelen' (Willem Burger Foyer, 3rd floor). Please note that IFFR charges an accreditation fee of €50 for press accreditation, payable in cash or by credit card. Your IFFR press badge is available from Wednesday 23 January 9:00 hrs. After paying your accreditation fee, you will receive your Press badge and a free copy of the IFFR 2013 Catalogue.
2. After collecting your Press badge, please come to the Press Desk, also located at the Willem Burger Foyer of the IFFR Professional Centre at 'de Doelen' to receive additional press information.
Please read on for an overview of the services available to IFFR 2013 accredited press representatives:
- Press & Industry Screenings
Accredited guests and journalists are welcome to attend the extensive programme of IFFR Press and Industry screenings
. As public screenings tend to be very busy and are often fully booked, we strongly advise you to schedule your personal programme around the Press & Industry Screenings.
If you are a IFFR Guest or Press Badge holder, you do not need tickets to the Press & Industry Screenings. Simply present your IFFR Guest or Press Badge at the entrance of the Press & Industry Screening auditoriums for scanning purposes.
Paper versions of the entire programme of the Press & Industry Screenings will be available for press representatives during the festival. Pick up a copy at the IFFR Press and CineMart Desks. Any changes in schedule timeslots and titles will be published in the IFFR Daily Tiger and on the IFFR website. You can always get the latest updated version in paper at the IFFR Press and CineMart desks.
- Press Conferences
IFFR has no regular schedule of press conferences but prefers to offer one-on-one interviews. If IFFR organizes Press Conferences and Photo Calls, information is available at the Press Desk. An invitation will be distributed through email and your festival pigeon-hole at the Press Desk. IFFR Press badge holders are welcome to attend the Press Conferences. If organized, Photo Calls usually take place prior to the Press Conference. During the Press Conference, you are kindly requested to switch off your mobile phone and to not use flash.
- Press Office
The Press Office of IFFR can be contacted all year for information on the IFFR organization, the IFFR programme, CineMart, the Hubert Bals Fund and all other IFFR events. During the festival, the Press Office is located at IFFR Professional Centre 'de Doelen' (3rd floor, right behind the Press Desk). IFFR Press Officers will be present for comments, information and upon request for arranging interviews with the IFFR staff members.
- Press Desk
The IFFR Press Desk is located at the 3rd floor (Willem Burger Foyer) of the IFFR Professional Centre at 'de Doelen' (entrance Willem Burger Zaal). The members of the Press Desk team will assist finding your way through the festival. Upon arrival in Rotterdam and collecting your IFFR Press badge, please also come to the Press Desk for further information. The opening hours are Wednesday 23 January – Wednesday 30 January 2013 from 9:00 till 20:00 hrs, and Thursday 31 January – Saturday 2 February 2013 from 9:00 till 18:00 hrs. Any member of the IFFR Press Desk team is ready to answer your questions and arrange for your interview requests. As each of them is specialized in a group of festival titles and associated attending talent, please do not hesitate to ask for more information.
- Interview Requests and Interpreters
IFFR Press badge holders are invited to contact the Press Desk for arranging their interview requests with attending talent. If possible, interviews take place on a one-on-one basis; there is a possibility - in agreement with the filmmaker - of a photo call and an interview room. We ask for your understanding if the attendance period of talent does not allow for all interview requests to take place. For interview schedules with directors from films acquired for distribution within the Netherlands, the IFFR Press Desk collaborates with the distributors' representatives. In case an interpreter is needed during the interview session, the IFFR Press Desk will arrange for this.
- Press dossiers
Upon request, the IFFR Press Desk will provide additional information about feature films and documentaries within the IFFR 2013 programme.
- Film stills
From Thursday 17 January 2013 until June 2013, movie stills of IFFR 2013 titles (if available, in high resolution print quality, 300 dpi at 10 x 15 cm) are available
for free download. Prior to 17 January 2013, please send an email with your request for stills to email@example.com.
During the festival, the IFFR Press Desk can send movie stills to you or your editor by email upon request. Still prints or transparencies are not available.
- Trailer / film clips
For the purpose of television broadcast and online use, IFFR provides free use of clips and/or trailers from a selected number of IFFR 2013 titles on DVD and, in some cases, on Betacam SP tapes present at the Press Office. Please call the Press Desk beforehand to ask if a trailer or clip is available. The DVDs and tapes are available for copying at own cost. The originals have to be returned to the Press Office the same day and as soon as possible. IFFR does not provide copying or editing services. For copying purposes we can provide addresses and contact information of nearby Rotterdam-based companies.
- Camera and sound crew / Audiovisual registration
Media using camera or sound crews are asked to contact the Press Office well before the festival period. Non-accredited media with camera and sound crews wishing to report on the festival have to contact the Press Desk or Press Office to notify their presence.
Please note that registering audio(visual) material of any IFFR film screening is strictly forbidden.
To register IFFR 2013 events such as Award Ceremonies, please contact the Press Desk or Press Office. For further information or assistance, please contact the IFFR Press Desk or Press Office.
The mailboxes for accredited journalists are located at the Press Desk, on the third floor of 'de Doelen'. Each IFFR 2013 Press Badge holder has a personal mailbox. You are kindly asked to collect your mail regularly.
- Press releases
The IFFR Press Office sends out email press releases with news about the IFFR, CineMart and Hubert Bals Fund activities throughout the year. All press releases are available online
on IFFR website. During the festival period, prints of press releases will be available at the Press Desk.
- Video library
IFFR Press Badge holders are welcome to use the IFFR Video Library
to view festival titles on video. As the Video Library is open to all our Press and Industry guests, we ask for your patience should no viewing seats be available, especially during the four-day CineMart event (27 Jan – 30 Jan 2013).
- Service Center
IFFR Press Badge holders are welcome to the Service Centre on the third floor of 'de Doelen' to use online computers and, at your own expense, fax and photo copying facilities. In the Willem Burger Foyer, online computers are placed to check your email.