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Rotterdam Announces First Competition Selections For 2013 Festival

The International Film Festival Rotterdam announced the first seven films selected for its Hivos Tiger Awards Competition. The complete line up of the fifteen first or second feature length films will be presented by January 8. The festival runs January 23-February 3, 2013.

“The films in last year’s Hivos Tiger Awards competition, like Clip, De jueves a domingo, Egg and Stone or Neighbouring Sounds have collected great interest and prizes at festivals and theatres throughout the world. It looks as if we will be able to present an equally strong selection in our upcoming Hivos Tiger Awards Competition," Rutger Wolfson, Director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam said. "These films are powerful and convincing. I expect these will become the breakthrough works for the young filmmakers."

The first seven films selected for the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition 2013 are:

Noche (Night) / Leonardo Brzezicki / Argentina, 2013
World premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film, first feature film

Penumbra / Eduardo Villanueva / Mexico, 2013
World premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film, second feature film

It Felt Like Love / Eliza Hitmann / USA, 2013
International premiere, first feature film

Larzanandeye charbi (Fat Shaker) / Mohammad Shirvani / Iran, 2012
European premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film, second feature film

Halley / Sebastián Hofmann / Mexico, 2012
European premiere, Hubert Bals Fund-supported film, first feature film

Soldate Jeannette (Soldier Jane) / Daniel Hoesl / Austria, 2012
European premiere, first feature film

36 / Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit / Thailand, 2012
European premiere, first feature film, Busan New Currents Award co-winner

 
 

 
 

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