CineMart 2011: First Art For Wisit Sasanatieng's Indie Boxing Drama SURIYA

Though many responded to Tears of the Black Tiger director Wisit Sasanatieng's recent announcement that he was quitting studio filmmaking with fear that he was quitting altogether that couldn't be further from the truth. He just wants to get back... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Speechless IFFR fights back

Ah well... lose some, win some! This week we reported that because of all the BAFTa and Oscar shenanigans, "The King's Speech" was no longer allowed to close the International Film Festival Rotterdam at the end of next week. Something... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Five Minutes Of Edmund Yeo's EXHALATION

Edmund Yeo is a busy man.The Malaysian born, Japan based film maker has a pair of short films on the festival circuit right now, both of which are continuing to build his reputation as one of the finest filmmaking talents... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

IFFR 2011 gets strategically repositioned (screwed) out of its closing film

Now here is some completely baffling news, and if there is anyone out there who can explain the "WHY" to me I'd be very grateful. The much lauded historical drama "The King's Speech" was supposed to have closed the International... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IFFR 2011 Full Schedule Online! Come and see folks...

Title says all: you can now check the complete screening schedule for this year's International Film Festival Rotterdam, about to start next Wednesday. And here is the direct link: The direct link. Lots of nice surprises and a welcome return... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Complete Tiger Awards Competition Announced For Rotterdam 2011

The complete lineup of films selected to compete for the International Film Festival Rotterdam's Tiger Awards has just been announced and it looks to be an interesting slate of films from around the globe. Here's the complete announcement:Rotterdam announces full... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Stills From Noboru Iguchi's KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR

What madness lies in store for viewers of Noboru Iguchi's spin on the classic Karate-Robo Zaborgar? Well, fans of the director of Robo Geisha and The Machine Girl are already well familiar with his obsessive love for outlandish robots and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Noboru Iguchi's KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR To Premiere In Rotterdam

Cult film fans take note: Machine Girl director Noboru Iguchi's Karate-Robo Zaborgar will have its world premiere at the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam.A revival of the classic television series of the same name, Karate Robo Zaborgar is Iguchi's first... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The IFFR turns 40 and goes XL!

Yesterday, festival director Rutger Wolfson presented what's been confirmed for the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) starting at the end of January. The 2011 edition promises to be a special one as it's an anniversary: the IFFR turns 40.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Forget the Oscars, these are the TIGERS!

This evening at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the three Tiger Award winners were announced. The winners were:  "Agua Fría de Mar"(dir: Paz Fábrega, Costa Rica)"Alamar" (dir: Pedro González-Rubio, Mexico)  "Mundane History"(dir: Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand)  The Tiger can only be... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IFFR 2010 reveals full line-up!

  As the title says, today the IFFR-website (yes, if you opened the article this sentence is clickable...) has put up the entire schedule for the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam which starts next week.   Loads of interesting titles... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Apocalypse Strikes Argentina In EL SOL

Soon to premiere in Rotterdam is Ayar Blasco's El Sol, a work of animation so deliberately deliberately coarse that it immediately brings Korean effort Aachi and Ssipak to mind. Which is pretty much what you'd expect from a young writer-director-producer... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Do you want your name in the credits of a film? Or two? Or three? Here's how...

The International Film Festival Rotterdam is known for trying to support both arthouse cinema and new talent. Heck, even their biggest prize (the Tiger Award) can only be won by first-time or second-time directors! In that spirit, the festival also tries... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The IFFR shows the whole world for free that LOVE CONQUERS ALL !

Yes. It's an award-winning film which can now be watched, for free, over the Internet.    Each January brings us a new International Film Festival Rotterdam, and 2010 will not be an exception. The festival is best known for its... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

So... where IS Africa? Read all about it!

From January the 27th till February the 7th, my hometown of Rotterdam will be hosting its International Film Festival (the 39th in fact). And although the full line-up won't be published until January the news about the contents are dribbling in... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Park Chan-Ok's "PAJU" will open the IFFR 2010

From January 27th till February the 7th, the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam will be held. And even though the final line-up won't be released until the second week of January, details are slowly but surely emerging.   Such as... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IFFR 2009: Awards! Awards!

Good grief, I've never hit the International Film Festival Rotterdam as hard as I did this year. Peter and I have seen so many movies and talked to so many people that, as you may have noticed, we have had... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IFFR 2009 has the first audience screening of Joko Anwar's THE FORBIDDEN DOOR outside of Indonesia

The website of the International Film Festival Rotterdam might not publish its complete programme till Thursday the 16th, but it is already leaking titles by the bucketload. And there are many nice ones amongst those, genre and non-genre, like: "Bronson",... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IFFR 2009: Isabella Rossellini likes 'em Large

Size Matters in the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam. One of its programming segments totally focuses on the difference that screen size can bring to the movie-watching experience. To exemplify this difference three extremely large screens are being prepared on... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IFFR 2009: Rotterdam gets a Ghost House.

As promised here is some more info on the "Hungry Ghost" segment of coming year's International Film Festival Rotterdam. And although there are some nice titles playing in this segment, the coolest event might actually not be a film. As... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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