The InternationalFilm Festival Rotterdam has selected fourteen films for the Tiger AwardsCompetition of its 34th edition.
The Competitionline-up includes four world premieres, four international premieres and fourEuropean premieres. Two titles were supported by the IFFR's Hubert Bals Fundand one title was previously selected as CineMart Project.
The jury memberschoosing the winning films will be American photographer Nan Goldin, Australianproducer Jan Chapman, Lia van Leer, director of the Jerusalem Film Festival,Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi and director Lisandro Alonso from Argentina.The Tiger Awards are awarded to young, promising filmmakers.
The three winnerswill be announced during IFFR 2005's Awards Ceremony, to be held on FridayFebruary 4. Each of the three equal VPRO Tiger Awards comes with Euros 10,000and guaranteed Dutch television screening by IFFR's main sponsor, Dutch publicnetwork VPRO.
Last year, theprizes were awarded to The Missing by Lee Kang-sheng, Summer In TheGolden Valley by Sredjan Vuletic and Unterwegs by Jan Krueger.
The 34th edition ofthe International Film Festival Rotterdam will open next January 26. It will bethe first festival to be headed by new director Sandra den Hamer.
IFFR 2005 TigerAwards Competition:
(in alphabetical order bydirector's name)
Dunor My Friend(O Amigo Dunor) by JoseEduardo Alcazar (Brazil/Paraguay, 2005), world premiere.
The Sky Turns (ElCielo Gira) by MercedesAlvarez (Spain, 2004), international premiere.
Bride Of Silence(Hat Mua Roi Bao Lauy) byDoan Minh Phuong & Doan Thanh Nghia (Vietnam/Germany, 2005), worldpremiere.
Alone (Allein) by Thomas Durchschlag (Germany, 2004),international premiere.
Waves (Onde) by Francesco Fei (Italy, 2005), worldpremiere.
Kept AndDreamless (Las Mantenidas Sin Suenos) by Vera Fogwill and Martin Desalvo (Argentina, 2005), world premiere.
Changing Destiny(Nemmeno Il Destino) byDaniele Gaglianone (Italy, 2004), international premiere.
Sanctuary by Ho Yu-hang (Malaysia, 2004), Europeanpremiere.
Paradise Girls by Fow Pyng Hu (The Netherlands, 2004),European premiere.
4 by Ilya Khrzhanovsky (Russia, 2004).
Goddess (Boginya:Kak Ya Polyubila) by RenataLitvinova (Russia, 2004), international premiere.
Hawaii, Oslo by Erik Poppe (Norway, 2004), Europeanpremiere.
The Soup, OneMorning (Ara Asa Soup Wa) byTakahashi Izumi (Japan, 2003), European premiere.
Spying Cam(Frakchi) by WhangCheol-Mean (South Korea, 2004), European premiere.