After twelve exciting days, the 42nd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam concluded this weekend. Awards were handed out for the festival's centerpiece Hivos Tiger Awards Competition in a ceremony held Friday, February 1 at the famed de Doelen concert hall in downtown Rotterdam.
The five member jury included: Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who participated via Skype because he was not allowed to leave his country; Spaniard José Luis Cienfuegos, the artistic director of the Sevilla European Film Festival; Dutch film director Kees Hin; Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa; and banned Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamedarya.
|Directors: Mohammad Shirvani, Mira Fornayová, Daniel Hoesl|
2013 Hivos Tiger Award €15,000 Prize
- Fat Shaker
directed by Mohammad Shirvani (Second Feature Film)
The fascinating story of a fat father who tries to con money from women
- My Dog Killer
Slovakia Czech Republic
directed by Mira Fornayová (Second Feature Film)
An unflinching study of a trouble teen in small-town Slovakia
- Soldier Jane
directed by Daniel Hoesl (Debut Feature Film)
A provocative portrait of two women from vastly different backgrounds
UPC Audience Award
directed by Diederik Ebbinge (Debut Feature Film)
The tragicomical story of a widower who leads a lonely life.
Saudi Arabia Germany
directed by Haifaa Al Mansour (Debut Feature Film)
The tale of a young Saudi Arabian girl who dreams of having a green bicycle.