“More stubbornness, outspokenness and ambition please,” says Iffr’s Bero Beyer as he looks forward to next chapter

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“More stubbornness, outspokenness and ambition please,” says Iffr’s Bero Beyer as he looks forward to next chapter
The artistic director reflects on this year’s festival.

Bero Beyer, the outgoing artistic director of International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr), says new talent should not try to compete with Disney if they are to be successful in the film industry. “You’re not going to beat Disney at their own game. So don’t even try.”

To foster this mindset, the theme of the final year of his five-year stint at the helm of the Rotterdam Film Festival was ‘New Talent.’ In March, Beyer will take over as CEO of the Netherlands Film Fund.

“What I hope to be
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