Lions Film Award

Lions Club Rotterdam: L'Esprit du Temps annually organizes the Lions Film Night at IFFR since 2005. The proceeds from this private member event are donated to IFFR's own Hubert Bals Fund. With the donation of the Lions Club Rotterdam, the Fund is able to continue the support of extraordinary film talent in developing countries.

Also during the Lions Movie Night the annual Lions Film Award is presented to a promising film project which previously received post production support from the Hubert Bals Fund.
The Lions Movie Night at IFFR 2017 took place on Thursday 26 January in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg.

Winners per edition

2017
The Bridge
 
by Hala Loftly and White Widow by Oliver Hermanus

2016
Alba by Ana Cristina Barragán

2015
La Obra del Siglo by Carlos M. Quintela

2014
Love Steaks by Jakob Lass

2013
Penumbra by Eduardo Villanueva

2012
La playa D.C. by Juan Andrés Arango

2011
Son of Babylon by Mohamed Al Daradji

2010
Atletu by Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew 

2009
Française by Souad El-Bouhati

2008
Estômago by Marcos Jorge

2007
It's Winter by Rafi Pitts

2006
Eden by Michael Hofmann

2005
Mirage by Svetozar Ristovski