10th edition CIFF – 10-14 April 2024


More Than Film 2018

Submerge yourself in film and more during the festival week with any (or all!) of these activities:

CIFFR Film Quiz 2018

Test your knowledge with the one and only CIFFR fun film trivia quiz presented by DJ Maarten Schakel on Monday 9 April.
Register your team (max. 5 people) at 19:30. We start right on time at 20:00. Fee is ANG 10 per team.


CIFFR Education Program 2018

Every year, thousands of students fill the theater for the special education program for elementary and high school students. Lesson plans (available in Dutch) are available for participating schools with background information and assignments.

Groups 6 – 8 (Funderend Onderwijs)
This year’s film is the exciting Norwegian film Operatie Noordpool (Operasjon Arktis) by Grethe Bøe-Waal. Accidentally, three sibling children are left alone in a winter storm on the island of Spitsbergen. No-one on the main land, an ocean apart, knows where they are. It’s a dramatic fight for survival.

Secondary Education (Voortgezet Onderwijs)
Wizard by Kagiso Lediga is a hilarious, contemporary, and flashy fairy tale. The film follows two teenage friends who grew up in the township Atteridgeville in South Africa, where they tried to earn money growing and selling marijuana in order to escape poverty. A coming-of-age story that, in between the jokes and bizarre events, shows harsh life in the townships. (Tswana/English subtitles).

Films previously screened in the education program include Landfill Harmonic (2017), De Boskampi’s(2016),  The Idol (2016), Girlhood (2015), Pelo malo (2014), and Nairobi Half Life (2013).

THU 12 & FRI 13 APR • 08:00 AND 11:00 • THE CINEMAS (Registered schools only)

Award Show & Surprise Film

Join us to applaud the Yellow Robin and Caribbean Shorts Award winners of 2018, followed by that one extra film you will not find anywhere in the program: the Surprise Film!

SAT 14 APR • 19:00 • CINEMAS 1 (tickets available starting Saturday 7 April)

It’s Family Time on Sunday Morning

Winner of multiple awards and nominations, including Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature and winner of the Cesar Award for Best Animated Film, the Swiss-French stop motion animation My Life as a Courgette(Ma vie de Courgette) by Claude Barras is screened in the Sunday morning Family Time program. After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love. CIFFR screens the Dutch spoken version. 

SUN 15 APR • 10:30 • CINEMAS 6

Kids Only 2018 – Creating Chemigrams

Kids paint photographs or chemigrams, using developer and photographic paper. This creative workshop is presented by Omar of Instituto Buena Bista and Crystal of Titteltattle and recommended for age 10-15. Workshop fee is ANG 20 (incl. materials) and tickets are for sale at The Cinemas starting Saturday 7 April.


Check back regularly for updates to the program.Visit the photo gallery for an impression of earlier editions.