Rotterdam Film Festival Completes Lineup
13 films from first- and second-time directors will compete for Rotterdam's three Tiger Awards
The 2015 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has finalized this year's lineup, with a baker's dozen's worth of titles competing for the Dutch festival's coveted Hivos Tiger Awards.
While Rotterdam's non-competition lineup will be among the most mainstream in years, with Tim Burton's Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, screening in the festival's Limelight section and J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year with Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain closing the fest, Rotterdam's main competition remains an eclectic affair for art-house purists.
All 13 competition films are by first- or second-time feature filmmakers, and the selection spans the globe, from the Wales-set Bridgend, an exploration of suicide by Danish director Jeppe Ronde; to Vanishing Point, the sophomore drama from Thai director Jakrawal Nilthamrong (Unreal Forest); to La Mujer De Los Perros, from Argentine first-timers Laura Citarella and Veronica Llinas, which follows a woman who lives with a pack of dogs in the slums of Buenos Aires.
All 13 films will compete for the three Tiger Awards, which each come with a $17,800 (€15,000) cash bursary.
The five-person jury, made up of actress Johanna ter Steege, Dutch-born director Rolf de Heer, Japanese producer Shozo Ichiyama, Jose Maria Prado Garcia, the director of Spain's Filmoteca Espanoola, and Serbian filmmaker Maja Milos, winner of a Tiger Award in 2012 for Clip, will pick this year's Tiger Award winners.
The 2015 IFFR kicks off Jan. 21. The winners will be announced at a ceremony Jan. 30.
Here is the complete Tiger Awards lineup:
Above And Below by Nicolas Steiner (Switzerland/Germany) International Premiere
Another Trip To The Moon by Ismail Basbeth (Indonesia) World Premiere
Bridgend by Jeppe Ronde (Denmark) World Premiere
Gluckauf by Remy van Heugten (The Netherlands) World Premiere
Haruko's Paranormal Laboratory by Lisa Takeba (Japan) World Premiere
Impressions Of A Drowned Man by Kyros Papavassiliou (Cyprus) World Premiere
La Mujer De Los Perros by Laura Citarella and Veronica Llinas (Argentina) World Premiere
Norfolk by Martin Radich (United Kingdom) World Premiere
La Obra Del Siglo by Carlos Quintela (Cuba/Argentina/ Germany) World Premiere
Parabellum by Lukas Valenta Rinner (Argentina, Austria, Uruguay) World Premiere
Tired Moonlight by Britni West (USA) International Premiere
Vanishing Point by Jakrawal Nilthamrong (Thailand) World Premiere
Videophilia (And Other Viral Syndromes) by Juan Daniel Fernandez Molero (Peru) World Premiere