IFFR Sessions

IFFR Sessions is a series of discursive ‘sessions’ in which selected participants will take part in workshops designed for discussion and learning.

Taking place daily over the first weekend of IFFR 2020 (23–27 January), and hosted by Witte de With, IFFR Sessions promise to offer a platform for discussion, time and space for reflection and a laboratory for critical engagement. Each morning, IFFR will invite a professional (artist/filmmaker, curator or writer) to lead a three-hour session involving a presentation and screening, specially put together and solely for the group, followed by a discussion.

For the upcoming festival, IFFR Sessions will be held around the theme Collectivity. Celebrating the spirit of collective discussion and action, the sessions will explore alternatives to the cult of personality and explore the possibility of collaboration outside of hierarchical relations. The theme will resonate with aspects of IFFR’s programme in 2020.

The sessions will be moderated by curator and writer Rachael Rakes, Programmer at Large for Film at Lincoln Center, where she co-curates the annual festival Art of the Real, and Editor at Large for Verso Books. Until recently she was Head Curator and Manager of the Curatorial Programme at De Appel, Amsterdam.

Read more on the five professionals invited to lead the individual sessions, selected by IFFR programmers and Rachael Rakes.