The power of short. Twenty-two films from the Short & Mid-length selection compete for one of three equal awards.
Short films can be found at many places during IFFR: as part of video installations, preceding feature films at Pathé premieres and, naturally, in combined programmes. Films between 1 and 63 minutes long, from all over the world. There are fiction films, experimental work and documentaries. Short films prove that filmmakers play with a whole range of cinematic forms and ideas.
The short films have their own competition at IFFR. What differentiates it from the Tiger Competition for feature-length films is the fact that it's not just for young and upcoming talents; all filmmakers have a chance at winning. About 20 to 25 short films (twenty-three in 2017) compete for three equal Ammodo Tiger Short Awards, each worth €5,000.
Jury Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2021
Anna Abrahams has devoted herself in her work to audiovisual works at the interface of film and visual art. She is curator of the VR series Xtended, Eye on Art and theme programmes at Eye Filmmuseum and teaches at the photography department of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Abrahams made films for the independent production company foundation Rongwrong and is now working on a VR experience 'Engelen van Amsterdam'. For this she coordinated the distribution of Dutch experimental film as director of De Filmbank.
Amira Gad is a curator and writer based in Rotterdam, currently working as Head of Programmes at LAS (Light Art Space), a new private foundation in Berlin. Prior to her appointment, she was curator at the Serpentine Galleries in London from 2014 to 2019, and Managing Curator at (Formerly known as) Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam where she worked from 2014 to 2019.