Magazine article Screen International

Rotterdam: Meet and Greet

Magazine article Screen International

Rotterdam: Meet and Greet

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"Meet And Greet" is IFFR's new initiative to allow the public and industry visitors to encounter filmmakers in an informal setting.

The idea falls somewhere between a social event and a mini press conference.

Ludmila Cvikova, a programmer at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) for many years and a former head of international programming at the Doha Film Institute, is overseeing the afternoon sessions, which take place at the bar in the corner of the Doelen, close to the box office, at around 4pm every day.

"The idea is to give a special attention to filmmakers who are bringing films as premieres to Rotterdam," Cvikova explains.

Each afternoon, Cvikova interviews up to four directors on stage. The interviews are scheduled to be after the press and industry screenings - but before the public screenings - of these directors' films. For journalists and industry delegates, it is an opportunity to ask questions about films they have seen. …

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