Take Me Somewhere Nice IFFR

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‘Take Me Somewhere Nice’

The 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam (23 Jan – 3 Feb) has revealed the eight films that will compete in its 2018 Hivos Tiger Competition.

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The award includes a cash prize of €40,000, to be divided between filmmaker and producer. There is also a special jury award worth €10,000.

This year’s selection includes new feature films by directors including Johannes Nyholm, Ena Sendijarević, Ulaa Salim and Shengze Zhu. There are seven world premieres and one international premiere.

This year’s jury will comprise of Chilean filmmaker and artist Alfredo Jaar; Daniela Michel, festival director of Morelia Film Festival; Katriel Schory, former director of the Israel Film Fund; Pimpaka Towira, Thai filmmaker/producer and programme director of Singapore Film Festival; and Italian filmmaker Susanna Nicchiarelli.

The festival has also announced the line-up for its Big Screen Competition, with the winner awarded €30,000 and a guaranteed theatrical release in the Netherlands as well as broadcast on Dutch public TV network NPO.

As previously announced, Sacha Polak’s Dirty God will open the festival.

Tiger Competition

  • Sons Of Denmark, Ulaa Salim, 2019, Denmark, world premiere
  • No coração do mundo, Gabriel Martins Alves/Maurílio Martins, 2019, Brazil, world premiere
  • Take Me Somewhere Nice, Ena Sendijarević, 2019, Netherlands/Bosnia and Herzegovina, world premiere
  • Present.Perfect., Shengze Zhu, 2019, USA/Hong Kong, world premiere
  • Sheena667, Grigory Dobrygin, 2019, Russia, world premiere
  • Nona. If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn Them, Camila José Donoso, 2019, Chile/Brazil/France/South Korea, world premiere
  • Koko-di Koko-da, Johannes Nyholm, 2018, Sweden/Denmark, international premiere
  • Els dies que vindran, Carlos Marqués-Marcet, 2019, Spain, world premiere

Big Screen Competition

  • Bangla, Phaim Bhuiyan, 2019, Italy, world premiere
  • The Best of Dorien B., Anke Blondé, 2019, Belgium, world premiere
  • God of the Piano, Itay Tal, 2019, Israel, world premiere
  • Hail Satan?, Penny Lane, 2018, USA, international premierei
  • Joel, Carlos Sorín, 2018, Argentina, European premiere
  • Queen of Hearts, May el-Toukhy, 2019, Denmark, European premiere
  • Transnistra, Anna Eborn, 2018, Sweden, world premiere
  • X&Y, Anna Odell, 2018, Sweden/Denmark, international premiere