Verbeek and Loznitsa up for Rotterdam shorts prize
The Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films, part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), will feature 23 titles – including the world premiere of new works from David Verbeek and Sergei Loznitsa.
Among the competing films are world premieres by Mika Taanila (Finland), Sergei Loznitsa (Russia), Nicolas Provost (Belgium) and Guido van der Werve, David Verbeek and Erik van Lieshout (The Netherlands).
The jury consists of Joost Rekveld (visual artist, The Netherlands), Phil Collins (filmmaker,photographer and producer, United Kingdom) and Solange Farkas (curator and director of Associação Cultural Videobrasil, Brazil).
Each of the three Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films comes with €3,000 prize and a video camera. The winners will be announced on 28 January in festival location WORM, Rotterdam.
- See below for full list of films
IFFR will also host Spectrum Shorts, which comprises 186 short and medium-length films including new works from Makino Takashi (Japan), Nathaniel Dorsky (USA), Shambhavi Kaul (India), Serdar Yilmaz (Turkey), Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen (Malaysia), Sandro Aguilar (Portugal), Michael Robinson (USA), Marina Abramovic (USA), Hito Steyrl (Germany) , Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (France), Johan Grimonprez (Belgium), John Smith (UK), Michael Almereyda (USA), Ben Rivers (UK), Rosto AD (Netherlands) and John Skoog (Sweden).
The full line-up will be released on Jan 17. Spectrum Shorts is brought together by IFFR’s short films editorial committee, consisting of Juliette Jansen, Erwin van ‘t Hart, Theus Zwakhals, Maaike Gouwenberg, Peter Taylor and headed by IFFR Programmer Peter van Hoof.
Set to be held from 24-28 January, the shorts programme will also include a tribute to Finnish filmmaker and visual artist Mika Taanila, the ‘Mind the Gap’ program of audiovisual live performances and two programmes of recent short films from the Middle East.
Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2013
Though I Know the River Is Dry, Omar Robert Hamilton, United Kingdom/Palestine, 2013, 20’, world premiere
Atropa, Peter-Conrad Beyer, Germany, 2013, 24’, world premiere
Immortelle, David Verbeek, Taiwan/Netherlands, 2013, 17’, world premiere
Letter, Sergei Loznitsa, Russia, 2013, 20‘, world premiere
Kuuden päivän juoksu (Six Day Run), Mika Taanila, Finland, 2013, 15’, world premiere
Tokyo Giants, Nicolas Provost, Belgium, 2013, 23’, world premiere
Fikon (Figs), Tony Cederteg, Sweden, 2013, 5’, world premiere
Nummer veertien, home (Number Fourteen, Home), Guido van der Werve, Netherlands, 2012, 54’, world premiere
Da Vinci, Yuri Ancarani, Italy, 2012, 25‘, international premiere
Dentro (Inside), Emiliano Rocha Minter, Mexico, 2012, 15‘, international premiere
Eris, Claire Hooper, United Kingdom, 2012, 36’, international premiere
The Tiger’s Mind, Beatrice Gibson, United Kingdom, 2012, 20’, international premiere
Greystone, Kerry Tribe, USA, 2012, 29’, European premiere
Agit (The Lament), Aydin Ketenag, Turkey, 2012, 30’, European premiere
Insight, Sebastian Dias Morales, Netherlands/Argentina, 2012, 12’, European premiere
By Pain and Rhyme and Arabesques of Foraging, David Gatten, USA, 8’, European premiere
Continuity, Omer Fast, Germany, 2012, 41’, European premiere
Mae (The Mother), Pimpaka Towira, Thailand, 2012, 15’, European premiere
Die Arbeiterinnen verlassen die Fabrik (Workers Leaving the Factory (Again), Katharina Gruzei, Austria, 2012, 11‘
Unsupported Transit, Zachary Formwalt, Netherlands, 2011, 15‘
Secretion, Willie Doherty, Ireland, 2012, 20’
Museum of Imagination, Amit Dutta, India, 2012, 20’
Janus, Erik van Lieshout, Netherlands, 2012, 51’