Tiger Competition 2020

At the heart of IFFR’s Bright Future section lies the Tiger Competition, the festival’s flagship platform for filmmakers who push the boundaries of cinema.

In 2020, ten films in world premiere vied for the Tiger Award and the Special Jury Award. A five-headed international jury picked The Cloud in Her Room by Zheng Lu Xinyuan and Beasts Clawing at Straws by Kim Yonghoon as the respective winners.

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    Zheng Lu Xinyuan (The Cloud in Her Room, winner Tiger Competition) © Marwan Magroun

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    Kim Yonghoon (Beasts Clawing at Straws, Special Jury Award Tiger Competition) © Marwan Magroun

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    Janis Rafa (Kala azar, winner KNF Award) © Marwan Magroun

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    Arun Karthick (Nasir, winner NETPAC Award) © Joke Schut

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    Luis López Carrasco (El año del descubrimiento) © Ruben Hamelink

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    Maria Clara Escobar (Desterro) © Marwan Magroun

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    Vincent Boy Kars (Drama Girl) © Joke Schut

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    Jorge Thielen Armand (Fortaleza) © Tomas Mutsaers

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    Alejandro Telemaco Tarraf (Piedra Sola) © Marwan Magroun

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    Jazmín López (Si yo fuera el invierno mismo) © Marwan Magroun

Tiger Competition Press Conferences

In two press conferences, all selected filmmakers were interviewed by festival director Bero Beyer and programmer Müge Demir. Watch below.

Tiger Competition press conference (part 1)

Bero Beyer and programmer Müge Demir interview Vincent Boy Kars (Drama Girl), Jorge Thielen Armand (La Fortaleza), Maria Clara Escobar (Desterro), Luis López Carrasco (El año del descubrimiento) and Janis Rafa (Kala azar).

Tiger Competition press conference (part 2)

Bero Beyer and programmer Müge Demir interview Kim Yonghoon (Beasts Clawing at Straws), Arun Karthick (Nasir), Alejandro Telemaco Tarraf (Piedra sola), Zheng Lu Xinyuan (The Cloud in Her Room) and Jazmin López (Si yo fuera el invierno mismo).

IFFR Tiger Competition 2020