Fifteen films have been selected for the Tiger Awards Competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), which takes place from 25 January to 5 February.
The complete line-up, comprising first or second feature films competing for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of €15,000 each, includes eight world premieres. Five competing films have received support from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.
The films are:
De jueves a domingo/Thursday Till Sunday, Dominga Sotomayor, Chile/Netherlands, 2012, 96’, World premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film
Babamin sesi/Voice of My Father, Orhan Eskikoy & Zeynel Dogan, Turkey, Germany, 2011, 87’, World premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film
O som ao redor/Neighbouring Sounds, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazil, 2012, 100’, World premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film
Zhit/Living, Vasily Sigarev, Russia, 2012, 119’, World premiere
Jidan he shitou/Egg and Stone, Huang Ji, China, 2012, 97’, World premiere
Klip/Clip, Maja Milos, Serbia, 2012, 100’, World premiere
Sin maysar fon tok ma proi proi /In April the Following Year, There Was a Fire, Wichanon Somumjarn, Thailand, 2012, 76’, World premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film
Svartur a leik/Black’s Game, Óskar Thor Axelsson, Iceland, 2012, 100’, World premiere
z daleka widok jest piekny/It Looks Pretty from a Distance, Anka Sasnal & Wilhelm Sasnal, Poland, USA, 2011, 77’, International premiere
Ro-men-seu Jo/Romance Joe, Lee Kwang-Kuk, South Korea, 2011, 115’, International premiere
Mulgogi/A Fish, Park Hong-Min, South Korea, 2011, 105’, International premiere
Gui lai de ren/Return to Burma, Midi Z, Taiwan, Myanmar, 2011, 84’, European premiere
Sudoeste/Southwest, Eduardo Nunes, Brazil, 2011, 128’, European premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film
L, Babis Makridis, Greece, 2012, 86’, European premiere
Tokyo Playboy Club, Okuda Yosuke, Japan, 2011, 97’, European premiere
The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2012 comprises 21 films, ranging in length from five to fifty-six minutes. Nine short films in competition will see their world premieres in Rotterdam.
For more information visit www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com.