45th edition 27 January - 7 February 2016

Film Entry for IFFR 2016

The entry for film submissions to IFFR 2016 is now open!


All submission materials (online entry form, entry fee and preview copy) should be delivered at the IFFR office by the following deadlines:

Short films (up to 60 min.) completed before 1 July 2015: 1 September 2015
Short films (up to 60 min.) completed after 1 July 2015: 1 October 2015
Feature-length films (60+ min.): 15 October 2015

Incomplete submissions will not be taken into consideration. Kindly note that entry fees paid after the deadline has passed cannot be refunded and we cannot guarantee the inclusion of late entries in the viewing process.
Have you finished your film and would you like to submit it to IFFR 2016? Please complete all of the following steps.

Step 1: Regulations
Carefully read our Rules and Regulations.

Step 2: FAQs
Review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about submitting a film.

Step 3: Fill out online entry form
Only films which have registered via our entry form will be taken into consideration. Fill out our online entry form via your MyIFFR account. Not yet have a MyIFFR account? You can register for a MyIFFR account here.

After completing the entry form you will receive a confirmation email.

Step 4: Entry fee
After completing the final step of our online entry form you will be redirected to our payments site where you can pay the entry fee.

For short films (films under 60 minutes) the entry fee is 25 Euros (excl VAT)
For feature films (films 60 minutes and longer) the entry fee is 45 Euros (excl VAT)

After payment you will receive a confirmation email with the invoice attached for your records.

Step 5: Submit a preview of your film
Complete your submission by uploading a preview copy to Vimeo* and adding the link to the online entry form. The file at the Vimeo link should be downloadable and the password should be valid until January 2016. In case you are not able to upload your preview copy to Vimeo, please upload a .MOV file through filmfestivalrotterdam.wetransfer.com.
Shipping address

By regular (air)mail:

International Film Festival Rotterdam
attn: Programme Department
PO Box 21696
3001 AR Rotterdam
The Netherlands

By express courier:
International Film Festival Rotterdam
attn: Programme Department
Karel Doormanstraat 278-B
3012 GP Rotterdam
The Netherlands
+31 10 890 90 90

Please mention 'without commercial value, for cultural purposes only' and mark 'No value', or not more than '10 US$'
For short films only (films under 60 minutes) it is possible to upload your film. For more information please check out the IFFR upload manual.

After processing your preview file you will receive an acknowledgment of receipt.