Erasmus University and IFFR
Erasmus University is Official Partner for the sixth year

Erasmus University for the sixth year Official Partner IFFR

From 24 January till 4 February the city of Rotterdam will be dedicated to International Film Festival Rotterdam. For the sixth time, Erasmus University will be the Official Partner of the IFFR. Together with Studium Generale the university will bring science to the festival and the festival to the Erasmus students. The program contains movies, the Erasmus FilmQuiz, a special IFFR edition of talk show Studio Erasmus and the Erasmus Tiger College.

The collaboration between the Erasmus University and IFFR started six years ago. Traditionally, Erasmus University and IFFR are strong brands of the city of Rotterdam. Both organizations are strongly interested in the world and other cultures, take strong international positions and are widely concerned with civil society.

The collaboration started with the IFFR 2013. The main goal is to connect science with movies by exchanging knowledge. Because of the collaboration the university can present her scientific knowledge to a wide public. In this way, IFFR can involve EUR-students more actively in the festival.

Many activities
As a warming up for IFFR, a movie was already shown in December at campus Woudestein. On 17 January the movie Moonlight will be shown. Festival director Bero Beijers will give a short explanation prior to the movie. Bero Beijers will also appear earlier that night in the new SG program ‘Talking Heads’, where he tells us more about his work behind the scenes.

On Monday 29 January the Erasmus FilmQuiz will take place in the lobby of Theatre Rotterdam. Teams will compete for free tickets to the closing party of IFFR. On Tuesday 30 January there will be a special IFFR-edition of talkshow Studio Erasmus. The science behind Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Wolverine will be discussed. Next to that, researchers Etienne F. Augé (EUR) and Barry Fitzgerald (TU Delft) will tell us more about the how and why of superheroes and Pieter van den Heede will talk about the way movies and games can influence the way we look at history.

During the Erasmus Tiger College, one of the best scientists of Erasmus University Rotterdam will discuss one of the greatest movies of the International Film Festival. Historian Jiska Engelbert will give an introductory college prior to the movie ‘Une Saison En France’.

The Studium Generale’s program will be closed with the Southern-African movie ‘Wizard’. The movie is exclusively for students and employees of Erasmus University and can be seen at a strongly reduced rate. 

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