In August 2015 BERO BEYER was appointed as general and artistic director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Before Bero Beyer worked as an independent producer based in the Netherlands. Through his company Augustus Film (created in 2000) he has produced a number of award-winning films, like RANA’S WEDDING, which premiered in the Semaine de la Critique (Cannes 2002) and the first Palestinian Oscar-nominated feature film PARADISE NOW (2005). In 2008 Bero co-produced the Un Certain Regard selection and Palestinian Oscar submission SALT OF THIS SEA by director Annemarie Jacir, which was sold internationally by Pyramide. From From January 2013 until July 2015 Bero has served a three-year term as Film Consultant for the Dutch Film Fund, with priority field of Arthouse Films and International Co-productions. As such he advised on the script and project development and production of feature films by established directors applying for selective funding from the Netherlands Film Fund’s Screen NL scheme and Minority Co-production programs.
International Film Festival Rotterdam focuses on independent and remarkable cinema.
Priding itself on being a supportive platform where both audiences and industry are invited to look ahead. Combining within its organization a festival, a fund (Hubert Bals Fund) and a co-production market (CineMart), IFFR offers a launching pad and supportive platform for innovative and talented filmmakers.
In our Official Selection:
Vincent Fitz-Jim | Fiction | 15:00
Bridging the void between childhood and maturity, 15-year-old Tommy loses himself in his search for male sex. A gay dating app seems to offer the solution.
Rick Bazuin | Fiction | 10:00
A young soccer player Danny notices after the death of his mother that his father Wim made some mistakes with paying the bills. there are a lot of unopened envelops and often he forget his classes. Danny's going to investigate what's wrong.