Festival

Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

The power of short. Sixteen 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 2022

Nduka Mntambo

Rieke Vos

Tim Leyendekker

Nduka Mntambo

Nduka MNTAMBO is an image-maker, working in the interstices of urban spatial practices, experimental filmmaking, and pedagogy. He holds a PhD in Film, and has recently been appointed as the Head of Masters Programme at the Netherlands Film Academy (Amsterdam University of the Arts). He presented a large scale exhibition titled Asymmetries at The Point of Order Project Space in Johannesburg, and in 2019 the work travelled to Michaelis Galleries in Cape Town. The iteration of the work was presented as an Installation Performance Lecture at the Art Research Africa Conference. Asymmetries won the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Best Visual Art in 2020. The video component of the Asymmetries installation was selected for the 20th Edition of the Videoex Internationales Experimental Film and Video Festival in Zurich, 2018. Mntambo's works explore how artistic research – in and through cinematic praxis – can re-invigorate the epistemic lenses, by which we understand urban life in cities of the global south.

Rieke Vos

Rieke VOS (NL) is a curator and writer based in Amsterdam who works in a cross-disciplinary field of art, popular culture, architecture, and urban life. She is senior curator at Het HEM, the home for contemporary culture in Zaandam that opened in 2019, where she curated the first three ‘chapter’ exhibitions (in conversation with Edson Sabajo & Guilleaume Schmidt, Nicolás Jaar and Maarten Spruyt respectively) and is currently working on Chapter 5IVE. In 2021 she initiated and curated ALL INN, a joint graduation show including works by 175 newly graduated artists from all nine academies in the Netherlands, and a solo exhibition with new work by Patricia Kaersenhout. Vos was a participant of De Appel Curatorial Programme 2010-2011, and holds a Master's in Art History from the University of Amsterdam.

Tim Leyendekker

Tim LEYENDEKKER is an artist and filmmaker based in Rotterdam and Strasbourg. He received an MFA from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. His films contain palpable traces of their creation process, engaging the viewer to critically relate to the construction of the work itself. Leyendekker's work has been shown both at film festivals and in art institutions with presentations at International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Power Plant (Toronto), MoMA (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and Berwick Media Arts Festival, among others. His first feature film Feast (2021) was nominated for a Tiger Award at IFFR 2021 and received several awards, including the Loridan-Ivens CNAP award at Cinéma du Reel (Paris). Leyendekker also works as a producer for other artists and as an independent film programmer, including a monthly programme at WORM (Rotterdam).

Check the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition selection 2022

Winners per edition

2022 
Becoming Male in the Middle Ages by Pedro Neves Marques (Portugal)
Nazarbazi by Maryam Tafakory (Iran)
Nosferasta: First Bite by Bayley Sweitzer and Adam Khalil (USA)

2021
Maat Means Land by Fox Maxy (USA)
Sunsets, everyday by Basir Mahmood (Italy)
Terranova by Alejandro Pérez Serrano and Alejandro Alonso Estrella (Cuba)

2020
Apparition by Ismaïl Bahri (France)
Communicating Vessels by Maïder Fortuné and Annie MacDonell (Canada)
Sun Dog by Dorian Jespers (Belgium, Russia)

2019
Wong Ping's Fables 1 by Wong Ping (Hong Kong)
Ultramarine by Vincent Meessen (Belgium/France/Canada)
Freedom of Movement by Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani (Germany/Italy)

2018
Mountain Plain Mountain by Araki Yu and Daniel Jacoby (Spain)
Rose Gold by Sara Cwynar (USA)
With History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names 4 by Korakrit Arunanondchai (USA)

2017
Rubber Coated Steel
 by Lawrence Abu Hamdan (Lebanon/Germany)
El cuento de Antonia by Jorge Cadena (Colombia/Switzerland)
Sakhisona by Prantik Basu (India)

2016
Dream English Kid 1964-1999 AD by Mark Leckey (United Kingdom)
Faux départ by Yto Barrada (Morocco)
Engram of Returning by Daïchi Saïto (Canada)

2015
Things by Ben Rivers (United Kingdom)
La fièvre by Safia Benhaim (France)
Greetings to the Ancestors by Ben Russell (USA/South Africa/United Kingdom)

2014
La isla by Dominga Sotomayor and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (Chile/Poland/Denmark)
Giant by Salla Tykkä (Finland, Romania
The Chimera of M. by Sebastian Buerkner (United Kingdom)

2013
Janus by Erik van Lieshout (Netherlands)
The Tiger's Mind by Beatrice Gibson (United Kingdom)
Unsupported Transit by Zachary Formwalt (Netherlands)

2012
Generator by Makino Takashi (Japan)
Big in Vietnam by Mati Diop (France)
Springtime by Jeroen Eisinga (Netherlands)

2011
Stardust by Nicolas Provost (Belgium)
Pastourelle by Nathaniel Dorsky (USA)
Jan Villa by Natasha Mendonca (USA/India)

2010
Atlantiques by Mati Diop (Senegal/France)
Wei Wen (Condolences) by Ying Liang (China)
Wednesday Morning 2 A.M. by Lewis Klahr (USA)

2009
Bernadette by Duncan Campbell (UK)
Despair by Galina Myznikova & Sergey Provorov (Russia)
A Necessary Music by Beatrice Gibson (UK)

2008
Ah, Liberty! by Ben Rivers (UK)
As I Lay Dying by Ho Yuhang (Malaysia) 
Observando el cielo by Jeanne Liotta (USA)

2007
Video Game by Vipin Vijay (India, 2006)
Hinterland by Geoffrey Boulangé (France, 2007)
The Flag by Köken Ergun (Turkey, 2007) 

2006
Beginnings by Roy Villevoye (Netherlands, 2006) 
Rabbit by Run Wrake (United Kingdom, 2005) 
Who I Am and What I Want by David Shrigley & Chris Shepherd (United Kingdom, 2005)

2005
Interlude by Joost van Veen (Netherlands)
Nuuk by Thomas Köner (Germany)
Veere by David Lammers (Netherlands) 
Special mention: 
Fare bene Mìkles by Christian Angeli (Italy)