P&O Ferries recommends: the International Film Festival Rotterdam


We know that January isn’t usually a month when people want to leave the house, let alone cross the channel over to Europe. You might want to make an exception for the International Film Festival Rotterdam, however.

As befits a city known for its cultural ambitions, the International Film Festival Rotterdam is hosting a huge range of leftfield, emotive productions from all over the world. From 25th January until 5th February, seven venues in the city centre will host the festival, and P&O Ferries can take you there.

The main focus of the festival will again lie on the Tiger Awards Competition, which recognizes innovative films made by first-time directors who are likely to become household names in the future. The full line-up will only be announced in January, but the contenders that have been revealed so far promise a fantastic range of talent.

There is ‘Return to Burma’, a feature film by Midi Z which was mainly shot (secretly) in Myanmar, one of the most repressed countries in the world. The film deals with a man who comes back to the country of his birth after years of absence and deals with the changes – or lack thereof – which have occurred in that time.

There is also a Tiger Award Competition for short films, as well as a Best Young People’s Film and Best Asian Film award, among many more accolades.

You can take a look at the festival’s current line up and check out trailers and clips on the official website.

To get to Rotterdam for the International Film Festival, you can get a P&O Ferry from Hull over to the Netherlands. Two people leaving on 25th January and returning on the 5th February pay only £238, including a car and bunk.

One Response to “P&O Ferries recommends: the International Film Festival Rotterdam”

  1. what contempy p and o have for their customers. i have been on hold at 10p per minute now. and every minute or so a wheedling voice says please hold on we will be with you in a moment. crap. they still havent answetred

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