Today Rotterdam looks back on a successful Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The final report and accompanying aftermovie takes you back to May 2021, when all spotlights were on the Dutch city and Rotterdam was the center of creativity.
The projectteam of Rotterdam consisting of the municipality of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam Partners and Rotterdam Ahoy had the goal of organizing a Rotterdam Eurovision Song Contest, which contributes to the international positioning of the city. The projectteam wanted to involve residents and work together on a diverse, inclusive, connecting and hospitable city. It is with great enthusiasm that Rotterdam looks back on a wonderful Eurovision that, despite the particularly challenging circumstances due to Corona, succeeded in achieving these and other objectives.
Beautiful images of Rotterdam went all over the world. No less than 183 million people watched the broadcast on TV. And another recordbreaking 50 million people watched via YouTube. Host city Rotterdam has pulled out all the stops to put Rotterdam on the map and organize an unforgettable Eurovision Song Contest 2021 together with NPO/AVROTROS/NOS and the EBU in the venue Rotterdam Ahoy. Research shows that high ratings were given by press, delegations and visitors, but also by locals. Rotterdam looks back and ahead with great satisfaction to the next world class event.
Download the Host City Summary Report: Eurovision Song Contest 2021 below.
The concept behind the aftermovie is a stage that moves through Rotterdam like a parade. Singer Anne-Fay and her dancers shows you a selection of events organized by the city, in the run-up to the Eurovision Song Contest. Her song 'So Many Days' fits seamlessly with the situation in 2021. Host City Rotterdam has managed to create 100 days of Covid-proof public events despite the restrictive measures. "We can't erase, but we can amaze, in so many days."
Credits aftermovie at the bottom of this page
Client: Rotterdam Host City
Production Company: VideoAgency & Koala Koncepts
Concept: VideoAgency, Koala Koncepts & Music Boutique
Director: Rien Bexkens
Executive Producer: André Freyssen
Producer: Jeffrey de Roode & Manon Tsang
Art Director: Irfan Er
Styling & Assistent Art Director: Sinan Seyhan
1st AD: Felix Kops
Director of Photography: Nanko Goeting & Robijn Voshol
Editor & Colorist: Robin Verspeek
Graphics: Naomi King
Drone operator: Daniël de Ruiter
1st AC: Jason Hornung
Make Up: Bente van Noorde & CC Mariah
Data: Sam de Vette
Technical producer: Laurens de Bruijn
1st AD: Davide van de Polder
PA & Covid manager: Joëlle Luiken
PA & Styling assistent: Dyana Dommershuijsen
PA: Laura de Vries
PA & Social Media: Naomi Martels
Traffic coordinator: Roy Jacobs
Photographer: Luuk van Benten
Social Media: Kees Willems
Sound Design: Ting Fung Cheung
Music: 'So Many Days’ by Anne-Fay
Produced by Jeremia Jones, Morgan Avenue, Mr Jet Fly & EAN Music
Written by Anne-Fay Kops & Felix Kops
Mixed by Freek Philippi
Mastered by eMastering.
Licensed by The Orchard Music (Onyx & Ivory Records), Muserk Rights Management, Downtown Music Benelux, CTM Publishing.
Figuration: Fela Vyent, Ziggy Vyent, Greg Vyent, Tim Lindeman, Junior Higgs, Roxannne Reijme, Sharon Schouten
Thanks to: Ahoy, Arttenders, AVS team, Dakendagen, EBU, Flowerdales, City of Rotterdam, Hip Hop in je smoel, Mothership, NPO/AVROTROS/NOS, Poetry International, Pro-traffic, Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam Partners, Studio VollaersZwart, Tymon de Laat, Vlot Logistics, Willem de Kooning Academie