Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2021 selection

22 December 2020

Still: The Women’s Revenge


Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2021 selection

22 December 2020

A selection of 22 short and mid-length films have been announced for the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition. A professional jury will choose three winners to receive an Ammodo Tiger Short Award that will be presented during IFFR 2021 in February.

We’ve just announced the 22 short and mid-length films selected for the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition. The competition is dedicated to films between 1 and 63 minutes long and is part of IFFR’s new programme section Short & Mid-length Film. The jury will determine which three titles will receive the Ammodo Tiger Short Award, which are equal prizes and worth €5,000. This edition’s selection includes 10 world premieres, 8 international premieres and 2 European premieres. 

Over half of the filmmakers are making their IFFR debut in the competition, next to some familiar names. Su Hui-yu, whose work we dedicated a retrospective to in 2017 while Super Taboo showed in competition, now presents The Women’s Revenge. World premiere earthearthearth is by Daïchi Saïto, director of Engram of Returning, which won a Tiger Short Award in 2016. Christelle Lheureux was part of the competition with La maladie blanche in 2012, and now presents 80 000 ans. Simon Liu, director of E-Ticket selected in 2019, shows Happy Valley. Ane Hjort Guttu returns with world premiere Manifesto, after showing Untitled (The City at Night) in 2015.  

Filmmakers Eva Giolo, Félix Blume, Marwa Arsanios, Morgan Quaintance, Riar Rizaldi and Suneil Sanzgiri have all directed or worked on films previously featured in IFFR’s shorts programme, and now show work in the competition for the first time. 

Ammodo Tiger Short Competition Jury

Three art and film professionals make up the jury: Anna Abrahams, audiovisual curator, programmer at Eye Filmmuseum and teacher at Royal Academy of Art in The Hague who has made films for the independent production company Rongwrong; Amira Gad, French curator and writer based in Rotterdam, currently Head of Programmes at LAS (Light Art Space) in Berlin; and filmmaker Vincent Meessen, whose short documentary One.Two.Three screened in the Tiger Short Competition in 2016 and later film Ultramarine (2019) won a Tiger Short Award.

Still: 80 000 ans

Still: earthearthearth

Still: Er is een geest van mij

Still: Erde essen

Still: The Eternal Springtime

Still: Flowers blooming in our throats

Still: For the Sake of Calmness

Still: Happy Valley

Still: The Hole’s Journey

Still: Lemongrass Girl

Still: Letter From Your Far-Off Country

Still: Luces del desierto

Still: Maat Means Land by Fox Maxy

Still: Manifesto

Still: Plant (879 pages, 33 days)

Still: Sunsets, everyday by Basir Mahmood

Still: Surviving You, Always

Still: Tellurian Drama

Still: Terranova by Alejandro Pérez Serrano and Alejandro Alonso Estrella

Still: Tracing Utopia

Still: Who Is Afraid of Ideology? Part 3 Micro Resistances

Still: The Women’s Revenge

Ammodo Tiger Short Competition selection 


See IFFR 2021’s February film lineup here



Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

IFFR's competition for short and mid-length films.

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