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Rotterdam Fest Unveils First Competition Titles for ’07 Event

Rotterdam Fest Unveils First Competition Titles for '07 Event

Three films have been announced for the competition at the 2007 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), running January 24 – February 4 2007 Competing for the VPRO Tiger Award so far are “How Is Your Fish Today?” the first feature by London-based Xiaolu Guo from China, Tan Chui Mui‘s “Love Conquers All” from Malaysia, winner of the New Currents Award at this year’s Pusan Film Festival (which was funded in part by the event’s Hubert Bals Fund), and Koen Mortier‘s “Ex-drummer” from Belgium, a first feature that will have its world premiere at the festival. Participating as jurors so far are Lou Ye (“Summer Palace“) and Piers Handling, director of the Toronto International Film Festival. Thematic programs for the festival include a look at the “changing position of film festivals” in the Happy Endings sidebar, as well as a section for “the role of light and projection in film and media art” in Speed of Light and a showcase of the work of Knut Amsdam as the festival’s Artist in Focus. [Eugene Hernandez]

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