About WFFR


Object of WFFR Foundation
Promoting the public interest, awareness and education in the field of nature and nature reservation in the broadest sense of the word, as well as providing a platform for professional and amateur filmmakers for the screening of their films in the field of nature in the broadest sense of the word by holding a film festival, preferably in the region of Rotterdam, that is dedicated to the above mentioned goals, and everything related or beneficial to the above mentioned goals.

Outlines of the policy plan and report of the activities carried out
WFFR Foundation organizes the Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) that will take place for the third time from 26-29 October 2016. WFFR is a multi-day film festival focused on the screening of wildlife films and documentaries. The festival will take place in the heart of Rotterdam, in Cinerama movie theatre. WFFR aims to realize a refreshing and inspiring film festival that raises awareness with the (beauty of the) nature in the Netherlands and abroad, and the importance of preserving it. WFFR is a private initiative set up by volunteers, and born from passion for animals, nature and movies. The festival is organised by a foundation with a (partly executive) board. The foundation itself is non-profit and works as creatively as possible with its (media) partners to realize the festival.The main program of the festival consists of a competition that is open to amateur and professional nature filmmakers from the Netherlands and abroad. A selection committee selects the films that will be screened at the festival. As an encouragement for talented filmmakers to enter into the competition, awards can be won in various categories. The expert jury will present these awards to the winning filmmakers in a festive manner. In addition, the WFFR includes educational activities for children as well as other activities (such as themed evenings).

The activities of WFFR Foundation in 2016 and 2017 are focused on the organization of the festival in 2017.
This consists, among other things, of raising funds, selecting films for the festival and making up the festival program.

Financial statement
WFFR Foundation will draw up and publish the annual account at 1 July 2017.

Board of directors
Raymond Lagerwaard (director)
Ingrid Reimert (secretary)
Martin Lodewijk (treasurer)

Payment policy
WFFR Foundation has no employees and its directors do not receive salaries. They all work on a voluntary basis. Only if resources permit, the board members and the members of the project team (in total 6 persons) can obtain a small reimbursement of the expenses made.

General information
Statutory name: Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam Foundation (WFFR Foundation)
Legal Entities & Partnerships Identification Number)/Tax number (RSIN): 853968329
Public Benefit Organisation (PBO – ANBI): WFFR Foundation is a PBO (in Dutch: ANBI). This means that a donation is deductible. For background information about a donation to ANBI organisations click here (in Dutch). Donations can be made here.

Contact information
Telephone number Cinerama: +31 (0)10 4115300
E-mail address: info@wffr.nl
Website: www.wffr.nl
Postal address: Brandingdijk 112, 3059 RB Rotterdam