Director of essay-like films, Frank Scheffer created the film Tiger Eyes especially for the IFFR's anniversary edition. It is a mosaic based on a number of portraits of international filmmakers (largely selected by the IFFR's directors) who are representative of the past four decades of the festival.
With: Jim Jarmusch, already present at the festival in 1980 with his debut film Permanent Vacation; Wim Wenders, long-time festival attendant and fan; Abbas Kiarostami, international award-winning director; Michael Haneke, Filmmaker in Focus in 1993 and Golden Palm winner with Das weisse Band; Abderrahmane Sissako, Filmmaker in Focus in 2007 and maker of the game-changing Bamako; Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Golden Palm winner with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and HBF celebrity.

Filmmaker
Frank Scheffer
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Netherlands
Year
2011
Medium
HDcam
Length
53’
Language
English, German, French, Farsi
Producer
Pieter van Huystee
Production Company
Pieter van Huystee Film & TV
Sales
Pieter van Huystee Film & TV
Writer
Harry Hosman, Frank Scheffer
Cinematography
Melle van Essen