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by Indiewire
February 2, 2008 12:49 AM
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iW NEWS | "Wonderful," "Flower" and "Peace" Take Top Rotterdam Awards

Thai film "Wonderful" by Aditya Assarat, Malaysian film "Flower in the Pocket" and Danish film "Go with Peace Jamal" (Ma Salama Jamil) won the VPRO Tiger Awards at the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam at the event's awards ceremony Friday night. Each prize comes with a prize of 15,000 euros and guaranteed broadcast by Dutch public television network VPRO. The festival's KPN Audience Award will be announced Saturday. In other nods, the first Dioraphte Award went to "Mutum" by Sandra Kogut. The winner was selected from the twenty-two Hubert Bals Fund supported films in this year's official IFFR selection. "What on Earth Have I Done Wrong" by Niu Doze Chen-zer, meanwhile took the award from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC), while "The Sky, the Earth and the Rain" by Chilean director Jose Luis Torres Leiva took the FIPRESCI award. "Ah, Liberty!" by Ben Rivers (UK), "As I Lay Dying" by Ho Yuhang (Malaysia) and "Obervando el Cielo" by Jeanne Liotta (US) won the Tiger Awards competition for short film. [Brian Brooks]

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