Bero Beyer, who won a 2005 European Film Award for Best Screenplay for Palestine’s foreign Oscar nominee “Paradise Now,” will replace Rutger Wolfson, who’s stepping down after eight years at the festival.
Beyer will be attending Cannes in his current capacity as Film Consultant for the Netherlands Film Fund. “As the future of film production and the cinematic experience continues to evolve, it is vital that we continue to celebrate and support quality, artistic cinema and the creative talents behind it. A commitment to this support lies at the very heart of IFFR, providing much more than a platform for these films to be discovered by both the audience and the film industry,” Beyer said.
IFFR Managing Director Janneke Staarink will work with Beyer to bolster IFFR’s role in presenting indie films to broader audiences. Most recently Beyer produced 2014 TIFF premiere “Atlantic,” directed by Jan-Willem van Ewijk.
The 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam runs January 27 to February 6, 2016.