The Hivos Tiger Awards Competition is the flagship of the festival. And although that has not changed, the organisation of the main competition - in which talented debutants and relative newcomers get a chance to shine on the world stage - has undergone a makeover. The number of nominees has been reduced to eight debut (feature) films.
Each Tiger contender will have its own premiere day to shine, from the first day of the festival to the closing Thursday. After the premieres there will be Tiger Talks, which are freely accessible to everyone, in which film specialist Ludmila Cvikova will interview the directors.